2004 Speedway Grand Prix

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2004 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
Dates1 May – October 2
Events9
Cities9
Countries7
Riders22 permanents
2 wild card(s)
Heats225 (in 9 events)
Winners
ChampionFlag of Australia (converted).svg  AUS Jason Crump
Runner-upFlag of Sweden.svg  SWE Tony Rickardsson
3rd placeFlag of the United States.svg  USA Greg Hancock

The 2004 Speedway Grand Prix was the 59th edition of the official World Championship [1] [2] and the tenth season in the Speedway Grand Prix era used to determine the Speedway World Champion.

Contents

After finishing second in 2001, 2002 and 2003, Jason Crump broke through to become Australia's first Individual World Champion since Jack Young had won his second straight World title in 1952.

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 2004 season had 22 permanent riders and two wild cards at each event. The permanent riders are highlighted in the results table below.

Event Schedule and Winners

Calendar

DateGrand PrixWinner
1 May Sweden Leigh Adams results
15 May Czech Republic Jason Crump results
29 May Europe Bjarne Pedersen results
June 12 Cardiff, Great Britain Greg Hancock results
June 26 Copenhagen, Denmark Jason Crump results
August 21 Scandinavia Hans Andersen results
September 4 Slovenia Tony Rickardsson results
September 18 Poland Tomasz Gollob results
October 2 Norway Tony Rickardsson results

Final standings

Qualifies for next season's Grand Prix series
Full-time Grand Prix rider
Wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
Pos.RiderPoints SWE
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CZE
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EUR
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GBR
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DEN
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SCA
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SVN
Flag of Slovenia.svg
POL
Flag of Poland.svg
NOR
Flag of Norway.svg
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Australia (converted).svg (2) Jason Crump 15820258162520132011
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Sweden.svg (3) Tony Rickardsson 1551818188718251825
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of the United States.svg (5) Greg Hancock 1371311825181620620
4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (4) Leigh Adams 131251311201111111316
5 Flag of Denmark.svg (1) Nicki Pedersen 11313813131613131113
6 Flag of Poland.svg (6) Tomasz Gollob 113161371161162518
7 Flag of Sweden.svg (10) Andreas Jonsson 975771320816813
8 Flag of Poland.svg (22) Jarosław Hampel 8132020666137
9 Flag of Denmark.svg (17) Hans Andersen 8046337251886
10 Flag of Denmark.svg (15) Bjarne Pedersen 7884256881153
11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (16) Lee Richardson 76111151857775
12 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (7) Scott Nicholls 66541111135116
13 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (9) Ryan Sullivan 6571611544468
14 Flag of Norway.svg (8) Rune Holta 6068154181611
15 Flag of Poland.svg (12) Piotr Protasiewicz 552116755577
16 Flag of Sweden.svg (14) Mikael Max 49636285748
17 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (11) Mark Loram 38846722342
18 Flag of Denmark.svg (21) Jesper B. Jensen 371152164125
19 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (18) Bohumil Brhel 32775423211
20 Flag of Finland.svg (19) Kai Laukkanen 25113136334
21 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (13) Lukáš Dryml 2236221341
22 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (20) Aleš Dryml Jr. 22131331253
23 Flag of Poland.svg Grzegorz Walasek 1313
24 Flag of Denmark.svg Niels-Kristian Iversen 1313
25 Flag of Denmark.svg Kenneth Bjerre 1313
26 Flag of Slovenia.svg Matej Žagar 88
27 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Norris 88
28 Flag of Sweden.svg Peter Karlsson 77
29 Flag of Poland.svg Rafał Dobrucki 55
30 Flag of Norway.svg Arnt Förland 44
31 Flag of Sweden.svg Fredrik Lindgren 44
32 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Louis 44
33 Flag of Poland.svg Wiesław Jaguś 44
34 Flag of Poland.svg Krzysztof Kasprzak 33
35 Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Chrzanowski 22
36 Flag of Sweden.svg Peter Ljung 22
37 Flag of Germany.svg Robert Barth 22
38 Flag of Norway.svg Rune Sola 22
39 Flag of Sweden.svg Antonio Lindbäck 22
40 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Antonín Šváb Jr. 22
41 Flag of Slovenia.svg Izak Šantej 11
42 Flag of Finland.svg Joonas Kylmäkorpi 11
43 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Simon Stead 11
Pos. RiderPoints SWE
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CZE
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EUR
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GBR
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DEN
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SCA
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SVN
Flag of Slovenia.svg
POL
Flag of Poland.svg
NOR
Flag of Norway.svg

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