2008 Speedway Grand Prix of Germany

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Germany 2008 Speedway Grand Prix of Germany
FIM Final Speedway Grand Prix
Information
Date 18 October 2008
City Germany Gelsenkirchen
Poland Bydgoszcz
Event 11 of 11 (111)
Referee United Kingdom Anthony Steele
Jury President Denmark Jørgen L. Jensen
Stadium details
Stadium Veltins-Arena
Polonia Stadium
Capacity 20,000
Length 348 m
Track temporary (Gelsenkirchen)
speedway track (Bydgoszcz)
SGP Results
Best Time Australia Leigh Adams
60.44 secs (in Heat 1)
Winner Poland Tomasz Gollob
Runner-up Denmark Hans N. Andersen
3rd place United States Greg Hancock

The 2008 Speedway Grand Prix of Germany was the eleventh and closing race of the 2008 Speedway Grand Prix season. It was scheduled to take place on October 11, 2008, in the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. However, the meeting was cancelled because the track (temporary) was deemed unsafe by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) jury due to adverse weather conditions. The event was re-staged at the Polonia Stadium, Bydgoszcz, Poland, on the 18 October and was renamed the 2008 FIM Final Speedway Grand Prix.[1][2] The Grand Prix was won by Polish rider Tomasz Gollob, who also won the 2008 Super Prix.[3]

Riders[edit]

The Speedway Grand Prix Commission nominated Martin Smolinski as a wild card, and Tobias Kroner and Max Dilger both as track reserves.[4] Kevin Wölbert later replaced the injured Max Dilger.[5] The draw was made on September 29 at the FIM Headquarters in Mies, Switzerland.[6] The SGP Commission re-nominated Maciej Janowski and Grzegorz Zengota both as track reserves.[7] Track reserve Janowski later replaced the injured Niels Kristian Iversen.[8]

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 4 Poland (4) Tomasz Gollob 21 E4 3 3 3 3 12 2 3 3
2 5 Denmark (5) Hans N. Andersen 17 2 2 2 3 1 10 6 3 2
3 13 United States (6) Greg Hancock 15 2 3 0 3 3 11 5 2 1
4 2 Australia (2) Leigh Adams 15 3 3 3 2 2 13 1 2 0
5 7 Denmark (1) Nicki Pedersen 13 3 3 1 2 3 12 4 1
6 14 Sweden (10) Andreas Jonsson 12 3 1 3 3 2 12 3 X
7 1 Sweden (15) Fredrik Lindgren 9 2 1 2 1 2 8 8 1
8 10 Czech Republic (13) Lukáš Dryml 8 2 0 2 1 3 8 7 0
9 9 Australia (3) Jason Crump 7 3 0 2 1 1 7 9
10 3 Poland (7) Rune Holta 7 1 2 T/- 2 2 7 10
11 6 United Kingdom (8) Scott Nicholls 7 1 2 1 2 1 7 11
12 8 Poland (14) Krzysztof Kasprzak 5 0 2 1 1 1 5 12
13 11 United Kingdom (9) Chris Harris 4 1 0 3 0 0 4 13
14 15 Denmark (11) Bjarne Pedersen 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 14
15 17 Poland (17) Maciej Janowski 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 15
16 12 Germany (16) Martin Smolinski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
17 18 Poland (18) Grzegorz Zengota 0 0 0 17
16 Denmark (12) Niels Kristian Iversen - -
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. (60,44) Adams, Lindgren, Holta, Gollob (E4)
  2. (61,22) N.Pedersen, Andersen, Nicholls, Kasprzak
  3. (61,66) Crump, Dryml, Harris, Smolinski
  4. (61,69) Jonsson, Hancock, B.Pedersen, Janowski
  5. (61,91) Hancock, Andersen, Lindgren, Crump
  6. (62,22) Adams, Nicholls, Jonsson, Dryml
  7. (62,25) N.Pedersen, Holta, B.Pedersen, Harris
  8. (62,82) Gollob, Kasprzak, Janowski, Smolinski
  9. (63,91) Harris, Lindgren, Nicholls, Janowski
  10. (62,68) Adams, Andersen, B.Pedersen, Smolinski
  11. (62,78) Jonsson, Crump, Kasprzak, Zengota, Holta (T)
  12. (63,62) Gollob, Dryml, N.Pedersen, Hancock
  13. (62,88) Jonsson, N.Pedersen, Lindgren, Smolinski
  14. (63,12) Hancock, Adams, Kasprzak, Harris
  15. (63,75) Andersen, Holta, Dryml, Janowski
  16. (63,48) Gollob, Nicholls, Crump, B.Pedersen
  17. (64,44) Dryml, Lindgren, Kasprzak, B.Pedersen
  18. (63,79) N.Pedersen, Adams, Crump, Janowski
  19. (63,88) Hancock, Holta, Nicholls, Smolinski
  20. (64,37) Gollob, Jonsson, Andersen, Harris
    Semi-Finals:
  21. (64,27) Andersen, Adams, N.Pedersen, Dryml
  22. (64,25) Gollob, Hancock, Lindgren, Jonsson (X)
    The Final:
  23. (64,00) Gollob, Andersen, Hancock, Adams
    SuperPrix Final:
  24. (63,98) Gollob, Crump, Holta, N.Pedersen (T)

Super Prix[edit]

Main article: Speedway Super Prix

For the Super Prix Final the $200,000 prize fund will be awarded as follows:

  1. $120,000
  2. $40,000
  3. $25,000
  4. $15,000

If a Super Prix event is won by a rider who has already qualified for the Super Prix Final, then the World Championship Final Classification following the completion of Heat 23 in Germany will determine who is awarded this place or places.

At the Super Prix Final in Germany, if a rider has won more than one Super Prix he will take the starting gate colour of his first Super Prix win. e.g. If he has won in Sweden (red) and Denmark (blue), the rider will have the red starting gate.

If qualified riders are unable to participate in the Super Prix Final due to injury or other circumstances, they will be replaced using the World Championship Final Classification.

A Wild Card or Reserve rider could qualify to the Super Prix Final in Germany.

It is the placing in the Final of a Super Prix which determines who qualifies, not points.[9]

Gate Rider Note
A Poland POL Rune Holta Swedish SGP Winner
B Poland POL Tomasz Gollob Danish SGP Winner (Final SGP Winner also)
C Australia AUS Jason Crump British SGP Winner
D Denmark DEN Nicki Pedersen Final SGP Winner
Top rider in World Championship Final Classification

The Final 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
Gold Denmark (1) Nicki Pedersen 174 17 16 16 20 11 22 14 18 21 6 13
Silver Australia (3) Jason Crump 152 10 8 12 18 22 17 12 19 9 18 7
Bronze Poland (4) Tomasz Gollob 148 19 12 8 19 4 12 8 16 20 9 21
4 United States (6) Greg Hancock 144 8 20 6 10 20 13 12 13 18 9 15
5 Denmark (5) Hans N. Andersen 139 14 6 8 11 9 16 20 7 10 21 17
6 Australia (2) Leigh Adams 125 5 20 9 8 7 10 21 9 9 12 15
7 Sweden (10) Andreas Jonsson 100 12 9 8 9 8 9 6 10 8 9 12
8 Poland (7) Rune Holta 80 5 4 17 7 6 9 5 4 6 10 7
9 United Kingdom (8) Scott Nicholls 77 7 2 7 7 12 6 4 7 10 8 7
10 Sweden (15) Fredrik Lindgren 73 7 7 22 3 2 4 7 7 0 5 9
11 Denmark (11) Bjarne Pedersen 69 4 7 14 7 6 7 4 17 3
12 Denmark (12) Niels Kristian Iversen 59 8 10 2 6 6 7 9 1 4 6 ns
13 United Kingdom (9) Chris Harris 58 6 6 5 3 10 7 3 9 5 ns 4
14 Poland (14) Krzysztof Kasprzak 57 6 3 5 3 4 1 9 7 6 8 5
15 Czech Republic (13) Lukáš Dryml 47 9 2 3 1 1 4 5 7 3 4 8
16 Poland (16) Jarosław Hampel 16 16
17 Denmark (16) Kenneth Bjerre 11 11
18 Poland (16) Wiesław Jaguś 9 9
19 Czech Republic (16) (19) Luboš Tomíček, Jr. 8 3 5 0
20 Slovenia (16) Matej Žagar 7 7
21 Sweden (16) (17) Jonas Davidsson 7 7 ns
22 United Kingdom (16) Edward Kennett 4 4
23 Sweden (16) Peter Ljung 3 3
24 Latvia (16) Grigory Laguta 2 2
25 Italy (17) Mattia Carpanese 2 2
26 Sweden (18) Billy Forsberg 2 2
27 Denmark (17) Nicolai Klindt 1 1
28 Poland (17) (18) Krzysztof Buczkowski 1 ns 1
29 Poland (17) (18) Maciej Janowski 1 ns 1
30 Italy (16) Guglielmo Franchetti 0 0
31 Germany (16) Martin Smolinski 0 0
32 Sweden (17) Sebastian Aldén 0 0
33 Latvia (17) Maksims Bogdanovs 0 0
34 Italy (18) Alessandro Milanese 0 0
35 Poland (18) Grzegorz Zengota 0 0
Rider(s) not classified
Slovenia (17) Izak Šantej ns
Poland (17) Damian Baliński ns
United Kingdom (17) Tai Woffinden ns
Czech Republic (17) Adrian Rymel ns
Slovenia (18) Denis Štojs ns
Denmark (18) Patrick Hougaard ns
United Kingdom (18) Simon Stead ns
Czech Republic (18) Filip Šitera ns
Sweden (18) Thomas H. Jonasson ns
Latvia (18) Kasts Poudzuks 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. ^ "BSI/FIM Statement". Benfield Sports International. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  2. ^ "2008 FIM FINAL SGP TICKETS NOW ON SALE!". Benfield Sports International. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  3. ^ "I spółdzielnia za słaba na Golloba - relacja z 2008 FIM Final Speedway Grand Prix w Bydgoszczy" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-10-19. Archived from the original on 20 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Smolinski pojedzie w Gelsenkirchen" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-09-17. Archived from the original on 20 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 
  5. ^ "Zmiana rezerwowego" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-09-19. Archived from the original on 22 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  6. ^ "Press Release Gelsenkirchen SGP". pzm.pl. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  7. ^ "Janowski i Zengota w Final Grand Prix" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-10-14. Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  8. ^ "Janowski zastąpi Iversena" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-10-17. Archived from the original on 20 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  9. ^ SpeedwayWorld.tv - 2008-05-24

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