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13/11/2009

2010 WILD CARDS

The FIM Speedway Grand Prix commission and BSI Speedway, rights holders of the FIM Speedway World Championships, has today announced the full rider line up for the 2010 FIM Speedway Grand Prix series (SGP), including the four riders that have been awarded a permanent wild card place. The four riders, who will join the top eight from the 2009 SGP series and the three qualified riders are:

RIDER NAME NATIONALITY
Fredrik Lindgren Sweden
Hans Andersen Denmark
Chris Harris Great Britain
Tai Woffinden Great Britain

Commenting on the selection, Paul Bellamy, managing director, BSI Speedway said:

"It has been a very difficult choice this year to select the four permanent wild cards for the Series and some can feel fortunate they have been selected while undoubtedly others will feel disappointed they have not made the cut.

"Fredrik Lindgren and Hans Andersen fluctuated in and out of the top eight all season and both made the podium on more than one occasion this year and were unfortunate to miss out on an automatic qualification spot. Chris Harris has proven in the past he can win Grands Prix and just missed out on clinching an automatic qualification spot at the Grand Prix qualifier back in September. His compatriot, Tai Woffinden, who at just 19 years old has continued to impress this season has been widely touted as one of the emerging talents of a new generation of riders coming through and we are confident he will continue to develop into one the best British riders we have seen in the series for many years."

Roy Otto, President of CCP, FIM Track Racing commission, commented:

"There is undoubtedly a 'changing of the guard' in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series with younger riders developing and challenging for the world championship. This year we saw the emergence of Russian star Emil Sayfutdinov who set the sport alight with his competitive attitude and has given the next generation of riders the belief that they too can repeat his level of performance and be capable of winning Grands Prix. The 2010 line up is a very exciting one and on behalf of the FIM, the SGP Commission and the CCP Track Racing commission, we look forward to welcoming all of the riders in 2010."

The full rider line-up for 2010 is:

QUALIFIED RIDERS
RIDING No. NAME NATIONALITY FMN
1 Jason Crump Australia MA
2 Tomasz Gollob Poland PZM
3 Emil Sayfutdinov Russia MFR
4 Greg Hancock USA AMA
5 Andreas Jonsson Sweden SVEMO
6 Nicki Pedersen Denmark DMU
7 Rune Holta Poland PZM
8 Kenneth Bjerre Denmark DMU
9 Fredrik Lindgren Sweden SVEMO
10 Hans Andersen Denmark DMU
11 Magnus Zetterstrom Sweden SVEMO
12 Chris Holder Australia MA
13 Jaroslaw Hampel Poland PZM
14 Chris Harris Great Britain ACU
15 Tai Woffinden Great Britain ACU
16 EVENT WILD CARD
17 TRACK RESERVE
18 TRACK RESERVE

QUALIFIED SUBSTITUTES
RIDING No. NAME NATIONALITY FMN
19 Piotr Protasiewicz Poland PZM
20 Davey Watt Australia MA
21 Martin Smolinski Germany DMSB
22 Adrian Miedzinski Poland PZM
23 Grzegorz Walasek Poland PZM
24 Lukas Dryml Czech Republic ACCR

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