|2007 Speedway Grand Prix|
|Dates||28 April - 13 October|
|Riders||15 permanents |
1 wild card(s)
2 track reserves
|Heats||253 + 1 Run-off (in 11 events)|
|Champion||DEN Nicki Pedersen|
|Runner-up||AUS Leigh Adams|
|3rd place||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).
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.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.
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.
|Round||Date||City and venue||Winner||Runner-up||3rd placed||4th placed||Results|
|1||28 April|| Lonigo , Italy |
Stadio Speedway Santa Marina
|Nicki Pedersen||Greg Hancock||Wiesław Jaguś||Jason Crump||results|
|2||12 May|| Wrocław , Poland |
|Nicki Pedersen||Hans N. Andersen||Chris Harris||Jason Crump||results|
|3||26 May|| Eskilstuna , Sweden |
|Leigh Adams||Hans N. Andersen||Fredrik Lindgren||Nicki Pedersen||results|
|4||9 June|| Copenhagen , Denmark |
|Andreas Jonsson||Nicki Pedersen||Leigh Adams||Tomasz Gollob||results|
|5||30 June|| Cardiff , Great Britain |
|Chris Harris||Greg Hancock||Jason Crump||Leigh Adams||results|
|6||28 July|| Prague , Czech Republic |
|Nicki Pedersen||Jarosław Hampel||Rune Holta||Scott Nicholls||results|
|7||11 August|| Målilla , Sweden |
|Leigh Adams||Tomasz Gollob||Jason Crump||Hans N. Andersen||results|
|8||25 August|| Daugavpils , Latvia |
|Leigh Adams||Nicki Pedersen||Tomasz Gollob||Scott Nicholls||results|
|9||8 September|| Bydgoszcz , Poland |
|Tomasz Gollob||Krzysztof Kasprzak||Nicki Pedersen||Andreas Jonsson||results|
|10||22 September|| Krško , Slovenia |
Matije Gubca Stadium
|Nicki Pedersen||Scott Nicholls||Rune Holta||Jason Crump||results|
|11||13 October|| Gelsenkirchen , Germany |
|Andreas Jonsson||Greg Hancock||Jason Crump||Leigh Adams||results|
|Qualifies for next season's Grand Prix series|
|Full-time Grand Prix rider|
|Wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve|
|Pos.||Rider||Points|| ITA || EUR || SWE || DEN || GBR || CZE || SCA || LAT || POL || SVN || GER |
|(3) Nicki Pedersen||196||24||23||11||16||12||24||16||19||19||23||9|
|(5) Leigh Adams||153||12||10||21||18||14||8||19||22||9||9||11|
|(1) Jason Crump||124||12||13||4||9||15||11||15||10||7||13||15|
|4||(8) Tomasz Gollob||108||10||3||9||11||3||1||19||14||21||10||7|
|5||(6) Hans Andersen||107||9||13||20||12||13||8||12||5||3||3||9|
|6||(2) Greg Hancock||106||19||15||9||7||17||6||5||3||5||4||16|
|7||(14) Rune Holta||91 (+3)||2||6||9||5||5||16||5||7||10||16||10|
|8||(11) Scott Nicholls||91 (+2)||4||6||4||7||9||12||8||13||4||16||8|
|9||(15) Chris Harris||91 (+1)||7||15||9||5||20||5||6||7||5||8||4|
|10||(4) Andreas Jonsson||90||7||5||5||16||5||7||–||8||11||6||20|
|11||(13) Wiesław Jaguś||81||14||6||6||3||0||9||12||11||5||9||6|
|12||(12) Bjarne Pedersen||77||5||8||3||5||7||6||7||8||8||9||11|
|13||(9) Jarosław Hampel||67||8||6||5||7||8||16||–||–||11||6||–|
|14||(7) Matej Žagar||54||5||7||7||1||5||8||3||2||4||6||6|
|15||(10) Antonio Lindbäck||31||3||0||3||9||7||0||3||0||5||1||–|
|16||(16) Fredrik Lindgren||21||–||–||14||–||–||–||7||–||–||–||–|
|17||(16) Krzysztof Kasprzak||17||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||17||–||–|
|18||(19) Peter Karlsson||13||–||–||–||–||–||–||5||–||–||–||8|
|19||(16) Kenneth Bjerre||10||–||–||–||10||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|20||(16) Grigory Laguta||8||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||8||–||–||–|
|21||(16) Sebastian Ułamek||6||–||6||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|22||(16) Jurica Pavlič||5||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||5||–|
|23||(17) Jonas Davidsson||5||–||–||5||–||–||–||ns||–||–||–||–|
|24||(20) Kai Laukkanen||5||–||–||–||–||–||–||2||3||–||–||0|
|25||(16) David Howe||4||–||–||–||–||4||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|26||(16) Luboš Tomíček, Jr.||4||–||–||–||–||–||4||–||–||–||–||–|
|27||(16) Christian Hefenbrock||4||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||4|
|28||(17) Josef Franc||3||–||–||–||–||–||3||–||–||–||–||–|
|29||(16) Mattia Carpanese||2||2||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|30||(18) Morten Risager||2||–||–||–||2||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|31||(18) Maksims Bogdanovs||2||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||2||–||–||–|
|32||(17) Tomasz Gapiński||1||–||1||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|33||(17) Kasts Poudzuks||1||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||1||–||–||–|
|34||(17) Daniele Tessari||0||0||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|35||(17) Jesper B. Jensen||0||–||–||0||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|36||(18) Christian Miotello||0||0||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|37||(18) Eric Andersson||0||–||–||0||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|38||(18) Matěj Kůs||0||-||-||-||-||-||0||-||-||-||-||-|
|Rider(s) not classified|
|(17) Edward Kennett||-||-||-||-||-||ns||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|(17) Krzysztof Buczkowski||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||ns||-||-|
|(17) Jernej Kolenko||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||ns||-|
|(17) Martin Smolinski||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||ns|
|(18) Tomasz Jędrzejak||-||-||ns||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|(18) Daniel King||-||-||-||-||-||ns||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|(18) Sebastian Aldén||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||ns||-||-||-||-|
|(18) Adrian Miedziński||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||ns||-||-|
|(18) Izak Šantej||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||ns||-|
|(18) Tobias Kroner||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||ns|
|Pos.||Rider||Points|| ITA || EUR || SWE || DEN || GBR || CZE || SCA || LAT || POL || SVN || GER |
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