2006 Speedway Grand Prix

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2006 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
Dates April 22 - September 23
Events 10
Cities 10
Countries 8
Riders 15 permanents
1 wild card(s)
2 track reserves
Heats 230 (in 10 events)
Winners
ChampionFlag of Australia.svg  AUS Jason Crump
Runner-upFlag of the United States.svg  USA Greg Hancock
3rd placeFlag of Denmark.svg  DNK Nicki Pedersen

The 2006 Speedway Grand Prix season is the 12th season in the Speedway Grand Prix era and is used to determine the Speedway World Champion.

The World Championship of Speedway is an international competition between the highest-ranked motorcycle speedway riders of the world, run under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM).

Contents

Event format

The format remained the same as 2005 with 16 riders taking part in each Grand Prix and over the course of 20 heats each rider will race against every other rider once. The top 8 scorers advance to a semi-final and from each semi-final the 1st and 2nd placed riders will advance to the GP final. All riders apart from the qualifiers for the final carry forward the points earned in the first 20 heats over the course of the season. The riders placing in the final receive points as follows:

Qualification for Grand Prix

For the 2006 season, there were 15 permanent riders, to be joined at each Grand Prix by one wild card. The top 8 riders from the 2005 championship qualified as of right. They were, in 2005 championship order:

They were joined by 7 riders named by the organisers of the series, who are: (in alphabetical order)

Calendar

RoundDateCity and venueWinnerRunner-up3rd placed4th placedResults
1April 22 Flag of Slovenia.svg Krško , Slovenia
Matije Gubca Stadium
Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Australia.svg Jason Crump Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Rickardsson results
2May 6 Flag of Poland.svg Wrocław , Poland
Olympic Stadium
Flag of Australia.svg Jason Crump Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Slovenia.svg Matej Žagar Flag of Poland.svg Jarosław Hampel results
3May 20 Flag of Sweden.svg Eskilstuna , Sweden
Smedstadium
Flag of Australia.svg Jason Crump Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen results
4June 3 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cardiff , Great Britain
Millennium Stadium
Flag of Australia.svg Jason Crump Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Jonsson Flag of Poland.svg Jarosław Hampel Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock results
5June 24 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen , Denmark
Parken Stadium
Flag of Denmark.svg Hans N. Andersen Flag of Australia.svg Jason Crump Flag of Denmark.svg Bjarne Pedersen Flag of Sweden.svg Antonio Lindbäck results
6July 29 Flag of Italy.svg Lonigo , Italy
Santa Marina Stadium
Flag of Australia.svg Jason Crump Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Scott Nicholls Flag of Denmark.svg Hans N. Andersen Flag of Australia.svg Leigh Adams results
7August 12 Flag of Sweden.svg Målilla , Sweden
G&B Stadium
Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Jonsson Flag of Denmark.svg Hans N. Andersen Flag of Australia.svg Leigh Adams Flag of Australia.svg Jason Crump results
8August 26 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague , Czech Republic
Marketa Stadium
Flag of Denmark.svg Hans N. Andersen Flag of Slovenia.svg Matej Žagar Flag of Sweden.svg Antonio Lindbäck Flag of Poland.svg Jarosław Hampel results
9September 9 Flag of Latvia.svg Daugavpils , Latvia
Spidveja Centrs
Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Sweden.svg Antonio Lindbäck Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Jonsson results
10September 23 Flag of Poland.svg Bydgoszcz , Poland
Polonia Stadium
Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of Poland.svg Wiesław Jaguś results

results: SloveniaEuropeSwedenGreat BritainDanmarkItalyScandinaviaCzech RepublicLatviaPoland

Final standings

Qualifies for next season's Grand Prix series
Full-time Grand Prix rider
Wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
Pos.RiderPoints SVN
Flag of Slovenia.svg
EUR
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SWE
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GBR
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DEN
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ITA
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SCA
Flag of Sweden.svg
CZE
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
LAT
Flag of Latvia.svg
POL
Flag of Poland.svg
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Australia.svg (2) Jason Crump 1882025252520251614117
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of the United States.svg (5) Greg Hancock 14452020161391242520
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Denmark.svg (4) Nicki Pedersen 1342514164691161825
4 Flag of Sweden.svg (8) Andreas Jonsson 119851020792571612
5 Flag of Australia.svg (3) Leigh Adams 1061071161216181286
6 Flag of Denmark.svg (16) (19) Hans Andersen 1012518202549
7 Flag of Slovenia.svg (13) Matej Žagar 9791849410420118
8 Flag of Poland.svg (7) Tomasz Gollob 941891873746418
9 Flag of Poland.svg (11) Jarosław Hampel 9141681824101676
10 Flag of Sweden.svg (10) Antonio Lindbäck 899268164318203
11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (9) Scott Nicholls 839958820897
12 Flag of Denmark.svg (6) Bjarne Pedersen 825671218108277
13 Flag of Denmark.svg (15) Niels Kristian Iversen 512645856843
14 Flag of Sweden.svg (1) Tony Rickardsson 411664105
15 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (12) Lee Richardson 398405944302
16 Flag of Poland.svg (14) Piotr Protasiewicz 311333134544
17 Flag of Poland.svg (16) Wiesław Jaguś 1616
18 Flag of Australia.svg (20) Ryan Sullivan 1019
19 Flag of Sweden.svg (16) (17) Fredrik Lindgren 77ns
20 Flag of Poland.svg (16) Krzysztof Kasprzak 66
21 Flag of Latvia.svg (16) Kasts Poudzuks 44
22 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (17) Luboš Tomíček, Jr. 44
23 Flag of Slovenia.svg (16) Matej Ferjan 33
24 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (16) Simon Stead 33
25 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (16) Adrian Rymel 22
26 Flag of Denmark.svg (17) Charlie Gjedde 11
27 Flag of Denmark.svg (18) Kenneth Bjerre 11
28 Flag of Italy.svg (16) Mattia Carpanese 00
29 Flag of Poland.svg (17) Janusz Kołodziej 00ns
30 Flag of Sweden.svg (17) (18) Jonas Davidsson 00ns
31 Flag of Italy.svg (17) Daniele Tessari 00
32 Flag of Russia.svg (17) Grigory Laguta 00
33 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (18) Zdeněk Simota 00
34 Flag of Latvia.svg (18) Andrejs Koroļevs 00
Rider(s) not classified
Flag of Slovenia.svg (17) Izak Šantej -ns---------
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (17) Edward Kennett ----ns------
Flag of Slovenia.svg (18) Jernej Kolenko -ns---------
Flag of Poland.svg (18) Tomasz Gapiński --ns--------
Flag of Sweden.svg (18) Eric Andersson ---ns-------
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (18) Ben Wilson ----ns------
Flag of Italy.svg (18) Simone Terenzani ------ns----
Flag of Poland.svg (18) Karol Ząbik ----------ns
Pos. RiderPoints SVN
Flag of Slovenia.svg
EUR
Flag of Poland.svg
SWE
Flag of Sweden.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
DEN
Flag of Denmark.svg
ITA
Flag of Italy.svg
SCA
Flag of Sweden.svg
CZE
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
LAT
Flag of Latvia.svg
POL
Flag of Poland.svg
Jason Crump - World Champion 2006 Jason Crump.JPG
Jason Crump - World Champion 2006

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