2003 Speedway Grand Prix

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2003 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
DatesMay 17 - October 4
Events9
Cities9
Countries7
Riders22 permanents
2 wild card(s)
Heats225 + 3 canceled (in 9 events)
Winners
ChampionFlag of Denmark.svg  DEN Nicki Pedersen
Runner-upFlag of Australia (converted).svg  AUS Jason Crump
3rd placeFlag of Sweden.svg  SWE Tony Rickardsson

The 2003 Speedway Grand Prix was the 58th edition of the official World Championship [1] [2] [3] and the ninth season in the Speedway Grand Prix era used to determine the Speedway World Champion.

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Event format

The system first used in 1998 continued to be adopted with 24 riders, divided into two classes. The eight best would be directly qualified for the "Main Event", while the sixteen others would be knocked out if they finished out of the top two in 4-man heats on two occasions - while they would go through if they finished inside the top two on two occasions. This resulted in 10 heats, where eight proceeded to the Main Event, where exactly the same system was applied to give eight riders to a semi-final.

The semi-finals were then two heats of four, where the top two qualified for a final - there was no consolation final. The 4 finalists scored 25, 20, 18 and 16 points, with 5th and 6th place getting 13, 7th and 8th 11, and after that 8, 8, 7, 7, etc. Places after 8th place were awarded according to the time a rider was knocked out and, secondly, according to position in the last heat he rode in.

Qualification for Grand Prix

The 2003 season had 22 permanent riders and two wild cards at each event. The permanent riders are highlighted in the results table below.

2003 event schedule and winners

Calendar

DateGrand PrixWinner
May 17 Flag of Europe.svg Europe Tony Rickardsson Flag of Sweden.svg results
May 31 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Ryan Sullivan Flag of Australia (converted).svg results
June 14 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cardiff, Great Britain Nicki Pedersen Flag of Denmark.svg results
June 28 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Jason Crump Flag of Australia (converted).svg results
July 12 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Leigh Adams Flag of Australia (converted).svg results
August 30 Flag of the Kalmar Union.svg Scandinavia Ryan Sullivan Flag of Australia (converted).svg results
September 6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic Jason Crump Flag of Australia (converted).svg results
September 20 Flag of Poland.svg Poland Tomasz Gollob Flag of Poland.svg results
October 4 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Greg Hancock Flag of the United States.svg results

Final 2003 standings

Pos.Rider NamePts
1 Nicki Pedersen Flag of Denmark.svg 152(20,8,25,16,20,7,18,18,20)
2 Jason Crump Flag of Australia (converted).svg 144(11,5,20,25,11,16,25,20,11)
3 Tony Rickardsson Flag of Sweden.svg 127(25,13,18,20,13,6,20,6,6)
4 Leigh Adams Flag of Australia (converted).svg 126(11,18,13,11,25,18,11,11,8)
5 Greg Hancock Flag of the United States.svg 121(8,16,16,18,11,13,6,8,25)
6 Tomasz Gollob Flag of Poland.svg 111(16,8,3,13,16,11,8,25,11)
7 Scott Nicholls Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 102(6,2,13,11,18,20,6,13,13)
8 Rune Holta Flag of Poland.svg 98(13,11,11,13,8,5,16,8,13)
9 Ryan Sullivan Flag of Australia (converted).svg 94(6,25,7,8,8,25,5,3,7)
10 Andreas Jonsson Flag of Sweden.svg 76(-,2,11,7,7,13,13,7,16)
11 Piotr Protasiewicz Flag of Poland.svg 63(13,6,8,6,2,3,4,16,5)
12 Lukáš Dryml Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 58(18,20,8,7,5,-,-,-,-)
13 Mikael Max Flag of Sweden.svg 52(7,13,5,1,3,8,7,5,3)
14 Bjarne Pedersen Flag of Denmark.svg 51(2,7,4,5,-,3,8,4,18)
15 Tomasz Bajerski Flag of Poland.svg 51(4,11,7,6,13,5,2,1,2)
16 Lee Richardson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 45(7,1,4,-,-,8,7,11,7)
17 Hans Andersen Flag of Denmark.svg 41(3,4,-,-,-,11,11,6,6)
18 Mark Loram Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 32(5,-,-,-,7,4,4,7,5)
19 Todd Wiltshire Flag of Australia (converted).svg 30(2,5,5,2,1,6,3,3,3)
20 Jason Lyons Flag of Australia (converted).svg 29(1,6,2,8,3,2,1,2,4)
21 Peter Karlsson Flag of Sweden.svg 28(1,3,6,4,6,-,2,4,2)
22 Bohumil Brhel Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 26(5,3,1,5,-,1,5,5,1)
23 Ronni Pedersen Flag of Denmark.svg 23(-,4,6,3,-,1,-,1,8)
24 Krzysztof Cegielski Flag of Poland.svg 15(8,7,-,-,-,-,-,-,-)
25 Jarosław Hampel Flag of Poland.svg 13(-,-,-,-,-,-,-,13,-)
26 Tomáš Topinka Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 13(-,-,-,-,-,-,,13-,-)
27 David Howe Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 8(-,-,2,-,6,-,-,-,-)
28 Peter Ljung Flag of Sweden.svg 7(-,-,-,-,-,7,-,-,-)
29 Roman Povazhny Flag of Russia.svg 6(-,-,-,2,4,-,-,-,-)
30 Matej Žagar Flag of Slovenia.svg 5(-,-,-,-,5,-,-,-,-)
31 Lars Gunnestad Flag of Norway.svg 4(-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,4)
32 David Ruud Flag of Sweden.svg 4(-,-,-,-,-,4,-,-,-)
33 Charlie Gjedde Flag of Denmark.svg 4(-,-,-,4,-,-,-,-,-)
34 Sebastian Ułamek Flag of Poland.svg 4(4,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-)
35 Izak Šantej Flag of Slovenia.svg 4(-,-,-,-,,4-,-,-,-)
36 Aleš Dryml, Jr. Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 3(-,-,-,-,-,-,3,-,-)
37 Rafał Kurmański Flag of Poland.svg 3(3,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-)
38 Simon Stead Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 3(-,-,3,-,-,-,-,-,-)
39 Robert Dados Flag of Poland.svg 3(-,-,-,3,-,-,-,-,-)
40 Joonas Kylmäkorpi Flag of Finland.svg 3(-,-,-,-,-,2,-,-,1)
41 Rafał Szombierski Flag of Poland.svg 2(-,-,-,-,-,-,-,2,-)
42 Sándor Tihanyi Flag of Hungary.svg 2(-,-,-,-,2,-,-,-,-)
43 Jesper B. Jensen Flag of Denmark.svg 1(-,-,-,1,-,-,-,-,-)
44 Magnus Zetterström Flag of Sweden.svg 1(-,1,-,-,-,-,-,-,-)
45 Josef Franc Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 1(-,-,-,-,-,-,1,-,-)
46 Chris Harris Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1(-,-,1,-,-,-,-,-,-)
47 Denis Štojs Flag of Slovenia.svg 1(-,-,-,-,1,-,-,-,-)

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