2007 Speedway Grand Prix

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2007 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
Dates28 April - 13 October
Events11
Cities11
Countries9
Riders15 permanents
1 wild card(s)
2 track reserves
Heats253 + 1 Run-off (in 11 events)
Winners
ChampionFlag of Denmark.svg  DEN Nicki Pedersen
Runner-upFlag of Australia (converted).svg  AUS Leigh Adams
3rd placeFlag of Australia (converted).svg  AUS Jason Crump

The 2007 Speedway Grand Prix season was the 13th season in the Speedway Grand Prix era and was used to determine the Speedway World Champion. It was the first under the promotion of IMG, who had purchased series organisers Benfield Sports International (BSI).

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Event format

The format for 2007 was a revision of that used in 2006, with 16 riders taking part in each Grand Prix and over the course of 20 heats each rider racing against every other rider once. The top 8 scorers advanced to a semi-final and from each semi-final the 1st and 2nd placed riders advanced to the Grand Prix final.

All rides counted towards Grand Prix points totals, including the semi-final and final, which counted as double (6-4-2-0) and therefore the maximum points for a single Grand Prix was 24 (5x heat wins, semi final win and final win). This scoring revision was introduced as a result of comments made during 2006 that the four finalists received too many points compared to the losing semi-finalists who received little benefit compared to the 9th placed non-qualifier. [1] This format also meant that the winner of each Grand Prix may not be the rider who scores most Grand Prix points from each race.

Cities

Cities of 2007 Grand Prix:

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Qualification for Grand Prix

For the 2007 season, there were 15 permanent riders joined at each Grand Prix by one wild card. The top eight riders from the 2006 championship qualified as of right, although as Hans Andersen had already qualified the 9th placed rider was also included. These eight qualifiers were, in championship order:-

They were joined by three riders who qualified via the Grand Prix Qualifying final. These riders were, in order by qualifying position:-

The final four riders were nominated by series promoters, Benfield Sports International, following the completion of the 2006 Grand Prix season.

Calendar

RoundDateCity and venueWinnerRunner-up3rd placed4th placedResults
128 April Flag of Italy.svg Lonigo , Italy
Stadio Speedway Santa Marina
Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Poland.svg Wiesław Jaguś Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump results
212 May Flag of Poland.svg Wrocław , Poland
Olympic Stadium
Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Denmark.svg Hans N. Andersen Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Harris Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump results
326 May Flag of Sweden.svg Eskilstuna , Sweden
Smedstadion
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leigh Adams Flag of Denmark.svg Hans N. Andersen Flag of Sweden.svg Fredrik Lindgren Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen results
49 June Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen , Denmark
Parken Stadium
Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Jonsson Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leigh Adams Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob results
530 June Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cardiff , Great Britain
Millennium Stadium
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Harris Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leigh Adams results
628 July Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague , Czech Republic
Marketa Stadium
Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Poland.svg Jarosław Hampel Flag of Poland.svg Rune Holta Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Scott Nicholls results
711 August Flag of Sweden.svg Målilla , Sweden
G&B Stadium
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leigh Adams Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump Flag of Denmark.svg Hans N. Andersen results
825 August Flag of Latvia.svg Daugavpils , Latvia
Spidveja Centrs
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leigh Adams Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Scott Nicholls results
98 September Flag of Poland.svg Bydgoszcz , Poland
Polonia Stadium
Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of Poland.svg Krzysztof Kasprzak Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Jonsson results
1022 September Flag of Slovenia.svg Krško , Slovenia
Matije Gubca Stadium
Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Scott Nicholls Flag of Poland.svg Rune Holta Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump results
1113 October Flag of Germany.svg Gelsenkirchen , Germany
Veltins-Arena
Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Jonsson Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leigh Adams 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 ITA
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EUR
Flag of Poland.svg
SWE
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DEN
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GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
CZE
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
SCA
Flag of Sweden.svg
LAT
Flag of Latvia.svg
POL
Flag of Poland.svg
SVN
Flag of Slovenia.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Denmark.svg (3) Nicki Pedersen 196242311161224161919239
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Australia (converted).svg (5) Leigh Adams 1531210211814819229911
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Australia (converted).svg (1) Jason Crump 1241213491511151071315
4 Flag of Poland.svg (8) Tomasz Gollob 10810391131191421107
5 Flag of Denmark.svg (6) Hans Andersen 1079132012138125339
6 Flag of the United States.svg (2) Greg Hancock 106191597176535416
7 Flag of Poland.svg (14) Rune Holta 91 (+3)269551657101610
8 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (11) Scott Nicholls 91 (+2)46479128134168
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (15) Chris Harris 91 (+1)7159520567584
10 Flag of Sweden.svg (4) Andreas Jonsson 907551657811620
11 Flag of Poland.svg (13) Wiesław Jaguś 8114663091211596
12 Flag of Denmark.svg (12) Bjarne Pedersen 77583576788911
13 Flag of Poland.svg (9) Jarosław Hampel 678657816116
14 Flag of Slovenia.svg (7) Matej Žagar 5457715832466
15 Flag of Sweden.svg (10) Antonio Lindbäck 313039703051
16 Flag of Sweden.svg (16) Fredrik Lindgren 21147
17 Flag of Poland.svg (16) Krzysztof Kasprzak 1717
18 Flag of Sweden.svg (19) Peter Karlsson 1358
19 Flag of Denmark.svg (16) Kenneth Bjerre 1010
20 Flag of Russia.svg (16) Grigory Laguta 88
21 Flag of Poland.svg (16) Sebastian Ułamek 66
22 Flag of Croatia.svg (16) Jurica Pavlič 55
23 Flag of Sweden.svg (17) Jonas Davidsson 55ns
24 Flag of Finland.svg (20) Kai Laukkanen 5230
25 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (16) David Howe 44
26 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (16) Luboš Tomíček, Jr. 44
27 Flag of Germany.svg (16) Christian Hefenbrock 44
28 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (17) Josef Franc 33
29 Flag of Italy.svg (16) Mattia Carpanese 22
30 Flag of Denmark.svg (18) Morten Risager 22
31 Flag of Latvia.svg (18) Maksims Bogdanovs 22
32 Flag of Poland.svg (17) Tomasz Gapiński 11
33 Flag of Latvia.svg (17) Kasts Poudzuks 11
34 Flag of Italy.svg (17) Daniele Tessari 00
35 Flag of Denmark.svg (17) Jesper B. Jensen 00
36 Flag of Italy.svg (18) Christian Miotello 00
37 Flag of Sweden.svg (18) Eric Andersson 00
38 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (18) Matěj Kůs 0-----0-----
Rider(s) not classified
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (17) Edward Kennett -----ns------
Flag of Poland.svg (17) Krzysztof Buczkowski ---------ns--
Flag of Slovenia.svg (17) Jernej Kolenko ----------ns-
Flag of Germany.svg (17) Martin Smolinski -----------ns
Flag of Poland.svg (18) Tomasz Jędrzejak --ns---------
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (18) Daniel King -----ns------
Flag of Sweden.svg (18) Sebastian Aldén -------ns----
Flag of Poland.svg (18) Adrian Miedziński ---------ns--
Flag of Slovenia.svg (18) Izak Šantej ----------ns-
Flag of Germany.svg (18) Tobias Kroner -----------ns
Pos. RiderPoints ITA
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EUR
Flag of Poland.svg
SWE
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DEN
Flag of Denmark.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
CZE
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
SCA
Flag of Sweden.svg
LAT
Flag of Latvia.svg
POL
Flag of Poland.svg
SVN
Flag of Slovenia.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg

See also

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