2008 Speedway Grand Prix of Denmark

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Denmark 2008 Speedway Grand Prix of Denmark
FIM Dansk Metal Danish Speedway Grand Prix
Information
Date 14 June 2008
City Denmark Copenhagen
Event 4 of 11 (104)
Referee Poland Wojciech Grodzki
Jury President Germany Wolfgang Glas
Stadium details
Stadium Parken Stadium
Capacity 32,500
Length 275 m
Track Temporary
SGP Results
Attendance 29,000[1]
Winner Poland Tomasz Gollob
Runner-up Denmark Nicki Pedersen
3rd place Australia Jason Crump

The 2008 Speedway Grand Prix of Denmark will be the fourth race of the 2008 Speedway Grand Prix season. It took place on June 14 in the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark.[2]

Copenhagen is also the second of four rounds of the 2008 Super Prix. The meeting winner will be given the blue helmet in the Super Prix Final at Gelsenkirchen in October with a chance of winning a share of an extra $200,000 prize fund.[3]

Riders[edit]

The Speedway Grand Prix Commission nominated Kenneth Bjerre as a wild card, and Nicolai Klindt and Patrick Hougaard both as track reserves.[4] The draw was made on June 2 at the FIM Headquarters in Mies, Switzerland.[5]

Result[edit]

Tomasz Gollob was the winner at Parken and became the first rider to win two Grand Prix rounds in 2008.[1] He won the final from Nicki Pedersen, Jason Crump and Hans N. Andersen. The result kept Nicki Pedersen at the top of the World Championship standings, eleven points ahead of nearest rival Gollob. Danish wild card entry Kenneth Bjerre reached the semi finals and finished in fifth position.[1]

Heat details[edit]

Placing Draw Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21 22 23
1 12 Poland (4) Tomasz Gollob 19 2 2 3 1 2 10 4 3 3
2 13 Denmark (1) Nicki Pedersen 20 3 3 3 2 3 14 1 2 2
3 8 Australia (3) Jason Crump 18 1 3 3 3 3 13 2 3 1
4 6 Denmark (5) Hans N. Andersen 11 3 1 2 3 0 9 5 2 0
5 7 Denmark (16) Kenneth Bjerre 11 2 3 0 3 3 11 3 0
6 2 United States (6) Greg Hancock 10 2 3 1 1 2 9 6 1
7 4 Sweden (10) Andreas Jonsson 9 3 1 2 2 0 8 8 1
8 11 Australia (2) Leigh Adams 8 3 2 0 0 3 8 7 0
9 1 Denmark (11) Bjarne Pedersen 7 1 2 3 0 1 7 9
10 10 Poland (7) Rune Holta 7 1 2 1 3 0 7 10
11 5 United Kingdom (8) Scott Nicholls 7 0 1 2 2 2 7 11
12 14 Denmark (12) Niels Kristian Iversen 6 1 0 2 2 1 6 12
13 16 United Kingdom (9) Chris Harris 3 2 0 1 0 0 3 13
14 15 Poland (14) Krzysztof Kasprzak 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 14
15 3 Sweden (15) Fredrik Lindgren 3 0 1 X 1 1 3 15
16 9 Czech Republic (13) Lukáš Dryml 1 0 0 M/- 0 1 1 16
17 17 Denmark (17) Nicolai Klindt 1 1 1 17
18 18 Denmark (18) Patrick Hougaard - - 18
Placing Draw Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21 22 23

e: retired or mechanical failure • m: exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t: exclusion for touching the tapes • x: other exclusion • f: fell
ns: non-starter • nc: non-classify
Semi-finals: Heat 21: Riders placed 1st, 4th, 6th & 7th in the intermediate classification (after 20 heats)
Heat 22: Riders placed 2nd, 3rd, 5th & 8th in the intermediate classification (after 20 heats)
Big Final (heat 23): The first and second placed riders in each of the Semi-Finals

gate A – inside gate B gate C gate D – outside

Heat after heat[edit]

  1. Jonsson, Hancock, B.Pedersen, Lindgren
  2. Andersen, Bjerre, Crump, Nicholls
  3. Adams, Gollob, Holta, Dryml
  4. N.Pedersen, Harris, Iversen, Kasprzak
  5. N.Pedersen, B.Pedersen, Nicholls, Dryml
  6. Hancock, Holta, Andersen, Iversen
  7. Bjerre, Adams, Lindgren, Kasprzak
  8. Crump, Gollob, Jonsson, Harris
  9. B.Pedersen, Andersen, Harris, Adams
  10. Gollob, Nicholls, Hancock, Kasprzak
  11. Crump, Iversen, Klindt, Dryml (M/-), Lindgren (X/F2)
    Drryml collides with Lindgren in spectacular crash. Lindgren excluded for restart. Dryml's bike fails to start before end of time limit, he is excluded. replaced by Nicolai Klindt.
  12. N.Pedersen, Jonsson, Holta, Bjerre
  13. Bjerre, Iversen, Gollob, B.Pedersen
  14. Crump, N.Pedersen, Hancock, Adams
  15. Holta, Nicholls, Lindgren, Harris
  16. Andersen, Jonsson, Kasprzak, Dryml
  17. Crump, Kasprzak, B.Pedersen, Holta
  18. Bjerre, Hancock, Dryml, Harris
  19. N.Pedersen, Gollob, Lindgren, Andersen
  20. Adams, Nicholls, Iversen, Jonsson
    Semi-Finals:
  21. Gollob, N.Pedersen, Hancock, Adams
  22. Crump, Andersen, Jonsson, Bjerre
    Final:
  23. Gollob (6), N.Pedersen (4), Crump (2), Andersen (0)

The intermediate classification[edit]

Qualifies for next season's Grand Prix series
Full-time Grand Prix rider
Wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
Pos. Rider Points SVN
Slovenia
EUR
Poland
SWE
Sweden
DEN
Denmark
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
SCA
Sweden
LAT
Latvia
POL
Poland
ITA
Italy
FIN
Poland
1 Denmark (1) Nicki Pedersen 69 17 16 16 20              
2 Poland (4) Tomasz Gollob 58 19 12 8 19              
3 Australia (3) Jason Crump 48 10 8 12 18              
4 United States (6) Greg Hancock 44 8 20 6 10              
5 Australia (2) Leigh Adams 42 5 20 9 8              
6 Denmark (5) Hans N. Andersen 39 14 6 8 11              
7 Sweden (15) Fredrik Lindgren 39 7 7 22 3              
8 Sweden (10) Andreas Jonsson 38 12 9 8 9              
9 Poland (7) Rune Holta 33 5 4 17 7              
10 Denmark (12) Niels Kristian Iversen 26 8 10 2 6              
11 United Kingdom (8) Scott Nicholls 23 7 2 7 7              
12 United Kingdom (9) Chris Harris 20 6 6 5 3              
13 Poland (14) Krzysztof Kasprzak 17 6 3 5 3              
14 Poland (16) Jarosław Hampel 16 16              
15 Czech Republic (13) Lukáš Dryml 15 9 2 3 1              
16 Denmark (11) Bjarne Pedersen 11 4 7              
17 Denmark (16) Kenneth Bjerre 11 11              
18 Czech Republic (19) Luboš Tomíček, Jr. 8 3 5              
19 Slovenia (16) Matej Žagar 7 7              
20 Sweden (16) Jonas Davidsson 7 7              
21 Sweden (18) Billy Forsberg 2 2              
22 Denmark (17) Nicolai Klindt 1 1              
23 Sweden (17) Sebastian Aldén 0 0              
Rider(s) not classified
Slovenia (17) Izak Šantej ns              
Poland (17) Damian Baliński ns              
Slovenia (18) Denis Štojs ns              
Poland (18) Krzysztof Buczkowski ns              
Denmark (18) Patrick Hougaard ns              
Pos. Rider Points SVN
Slovenia
EUR
Poland
SWE
Sweden
DEN
Denmark
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
SCA
Sweden
LAT
Latvia
POL
Poland
ITA
Italy
FIN
Poland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Parken Glory for Gollob". SpeedwayWorld.tv. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  2. ^ "SGP Permanent Wild Cards and 2008 Calendar Announced". SpeedwayWorld.Tv. 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  3. ^ "SuperPrix". SpeedwayWorld.Tv. 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  4. ^ "Dzika karta dla Bjerre". SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-05-26. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  5. ^ "Press Release Copenhagen SGP Draw" (pdf). pzm.pl. 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 

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