|Born||16 May 1978|
|Current club information|
|British league|| Peterborough Panthers |
|1994, 2018–||Peterborough Panthers|
|1995–1998, 2001–2003, 2009–2010||Ipswich Witches|
|2004–2007, 2009, 2012–2013||Coventry Bees|
|2014–2016||Belle Vue Aces|
|2017–2018||Rye House Rockets|
|2007-08, 2014, 2016||Rzeszów|
|2017||Arge Speedway Wanda Kraków|
|Speedway Grand Prix statistics|
|1998, 1999||British Under-21 Champion|
|2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012||British Champion|
|2005||Golden Helmet of Pardubice (CZE)|
|1998, 2005, 2007||Elite League Champion|
|1998, 2006, 2007, 2008||Elite League KO Cup Winner|
|1998, 2007||Craven Shield Winner|
Scott Karl Nicholls (born 16 May 1978)is a British speedway rider, who has won the British Championship seven times, and was a full participant in the Speedway Grand Prix series between 2002 and 2008.
Born in Ipswich,Nicholls began his speedway career in grasstrack racing becoming National Schoolboy champion in 1993. His first international appearance came in 1996 when he was selected to ride for Great Britain in the Speedway World Cup final. He then became British Under-21 Champion in 1998 and again in 1999.
His first experience of the Speedway Grand Prix series came with a wild card ride in Britain, with similar rides following in 2000 and 2001. He qualified as a full-time Grand Prix rider in 2002 and capped that season with a second place in the season ending event in Australia. That year he also won the first of his six British Championships. His sixth British Championship win occurred in 2011.
Nicholls was the most successful ever Coventry Bees captain, skippering them to five trophies in three seasons between 2004 and 2007, including two Elite League championships.He rode for Eastbourne Eagles in 2008. Despite quitting the British Elite League to reduce his racing schedule in 2009, Nicholls returned to the Coventry Bees in May 2009 as temporary cover for the injured Olly Allen.
Nicholls led his home club, the Ipswich Witches for the 2010 Elite League season, as well as riding for Vargarna in the Swedish league and Miskolc, a Hungarian team in the Polish league. With Ipswich dropping down a division, Nicholls signed for Swindon Robins for 2011.After an unsuccessful spell with the Robins, Nicholls returned to parent club Coventry Bees for the 2012 season, in which he won the Olympique individual meeting at Monmore Green Stadium, staying with the Bees in 2013. From 2013 he made himself unavailable for the Great Britain team, but reversed his decision in 2016. He signed to ride for Belle Vue Aces in 2014 and extended his contract in 2015. After spending 2017 with Rye House Rockets, he started the 2018 SGB Premiership season with them, and rode for Peterborough Panthers in the SGB Championship, but after the Rockets folded mid-season, he was signed by Leicester Lions, with whom he stayed for 2019 after they dropped down to the SGB Championship.
|1999||27th||3||19th||A single wild card ride in Coventry|
|2001||33rd||4||17th||Wild card ride in Cardiff|
|2002||13th||72||2nd||First podium in Australia (2nd place)|
|2003||7th||102||2nd||Second in Sweden|
|2004||12th||66||6th||Missed Czech GP through injury|
|2006||11th||83||2nd||Missed Czech GP through injury, 2nd in Italy|
|2007||8th||91||2nd||Finished 2nd in Slovenia, qualified for 2008 GPs after a race-off|
|Final Championship standings:||8th||91+2||Riding No (11)|
|Grand Prix||Pos.||Pts.||Heats||Draw No|
|6 /11||4||12||(0,3,2,3,2) +2 +0||9|
|7 /11||7||8||(1,1,1,3,1) +1||6|
|8 /11||4||13||(1,3,2,3,2) +2 +0||9|
|10 /11||2||16||(2,1,2,3,2) +2 +2||2|
|Final Championship standings:||9||77||Riding No (8)|
|Grand Prix||Pos.||Pts.||Heats||Draw No|
|5 /11||4||12||(1,3,2,2,2) +2 +0(T)||3|
|9 /11||4||10||(3,3,1,1,0) +2 +0||5|
|permanent speedway rider|
|wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve|
|rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)|
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