2008 Speedway Grand Prix of Latvia

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Latvia 2008 Speedway Grand Prix of Latvia
FIM Latvijas Mobilais Telefons Speedway Grand Prix
Information
Date 30 August 2008
City Latvia Daugavpils
Event 8 of 11 (108)
Referee Sweden Krister Gardell
Jury President Finland Ilkka Teromaa
Stadium details
Stadium Latvijas Spidveja Centrs
Capacity 10,500
Length 373 m
Track speedway track
SGP Results
Best Time United States Greg Hancock
68.65 secs (in Heat 1)
Winner Australia Jason Crump
Runner-up Denmark Nicki Pedersen
3rd place Poland Tomasz Gollob

The 2008 Speedway Grand Prix of Latvia was the eighth race of the 2008 Speedway Grand Prix season. It was held on August 30, 2008, in the Latvijas Spidveja Centrs in Daugavpils, Latvia. The Grand Prix was won by Jason Crump from Australia, it was his second GP win of the season.[1][2]

Riders[edit]

The Speedway Grand Prix Commission nominated Grigory Laguta as a wild card, and Mr. John and Maksims Bogdanovs both as track reserves.[3] The draw was made on August 19 at the FIM Headquarters in Mies, Switzerland.[4]

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 Australia (3) Jason Crump 19 3 2 3 F3x 3 11 3 2 3
2 4 Denmark (1) Nicki Pedersen 18 2 3 3 3 0 11 2 3 2
3 5 Poland (4) Tomasz Gollob 16 2 2 1 3 3 11 4 3 1
4 2 United States (6) Greg Hancock 13 3 3 0 3 2 11 1 2 0
5 16 Sweden (10) Andreas Jonsson 10 3 1 3 2 M/- 9 5 1
6 7 Australia (2) Leigh Adams 9 3 1 2 2 1 9 6 0
7 1 United Kingdom (9) Chris Harris 9 1 1 2 1 3 8 7 1
8 9 Denmark (11) Bjarne Pedersen 7 0 0 2 2 3 7 8 0
9 13 United Kingdom (8) Scott Nicholls 7 2 3 0 Fx 2 7 9
10 14 Denmark (5) Hans N. Andersen 7 1 2 0 3 1 7 10
11 3 Poland (14) Krzysztof Kasprzak 7 0 2 3 1 1 7 11
12 15 Sweden (15) Fredrik Lindgren 7 0 3 2 1 1 7 12
13 11 Czech Republic (13) Lukáš Dryml 7 2 F3 1 2 2 7 13
14 10 Poland (7) Rune Holta 4 1 0 1 0 2 4 14
15 6 Russia (16) Grigory Laguta 2 1 1 0 F4 0 2 15
16 8 Denmark (12) Niels Kristian Iversen 1 0 0 1 F2x 0 1 16
17 17 Latvia (17) Maksims Bogdanovs 0 0 0 17
18 18 Latvia (18) Kasts Poudzuks - - 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. (68.65) Hancock, N.Pedersen, Harris, Kasprzak
  2. (69.09) Adams, Gollob, Laguta, Iversen
  3. (69.29) Crump, Dryml, Holta, B.Pedersen
  4. (69.47) Jonsson, Nicholls, Andersen, Lindgren
  5. (69.54) Nicholls, Gollob, Harris, B.Pedersen
  6. (69.39) Hancock, Andersen, Laguta, Holta
  7. (70.44) Lindgren, Kasprzak, Adams, Dryml (F3)
  8. (69.77) N.Pedersen, Crump, Jonsson, Iversen
  9. (70.35) Jonsson, Harris, Dryml, Laguta
  10. (69.40) Crump, Lindgren, Gollob, Hancock
  11. (70.03) Kasprzak, B.Pedersen, Iversen, Andersen
  12. (70.30) N.Pedersen, Adams, Holta, Nicholls
  13. (69.31) Andersen, Adams, Harris, Crump (F3x)
  14. (70.07) Hancock, Dryml, Iversen (F2x), Nicholls (Fx)
  15. (70.50) Gollob, Jonsson, Kasprzak, Holta
  16. (71.00) N.Pedersen, B.Pedersen, Lindgren, Laguta (F4)
  17. (71.32) Harris, Holta, Lindgren, Iversen
  18. (71.05) B.Pedersen, Hancock, Adams, Bogdanow, Jonsson (M/-)
  19. (70.35) Crump, Nicholls, Kasprzak, Laguta
  20. (70.71) Gollob, Dryml, Andersen, N.Pedersen
    Semi-Finals:
  21. (71.55) Gollob, Hancock, Harris, Adams
  22. (70.74) N.Pedersen, Crump, Jonsson, B.Pedersen
    Final:
  23. (70.36) Crump (6 points), N.Pedersen (4), Gollob (2), Hancock (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 134 17 16 16 20 11 22 14 18      
2 Australia (3) Jason Crump 118 10 8 12 18 22 17 12 19      
3 United States (6) Greg Hancock 102 8 20 6 10 20 13 12 13      
4 Poland (4) Tomasz Gollob 98 19 12 8 19 4 12 8 16      
5 Denmark (5) Hans N. Andersen 91 14 6 8 11 9 16 20 7      
6 Australia (2) Leigh Adams 89 5 20 9 8 7 10 21 9      
7 Sweden (10) Andreas Jonsson 71 12 9 8 9 8 9 6 10      
8 Sweden (15) Fredrik Lindgren 59 7 7 22 3 2 4 7 7      
9 Poland (7) Rune Holta 57 5 4 17 7 6 9 5 4      
10 United Kingdom (8) Scott Nicholls 52 7 2 7 7 12 6 4 7      
11 United Kingdom (9) Chris Harris 49 6 6 5 3 10 7 3 9      
12 Denmark (12) Niels Kristian Iversen 49 8 10 2 6 6 7 9 1      
13 Denmark (11) Bjarne Pedersen 45 4 7 14 7 6 7      
14 Poland (14) Krzysztof Kasprzak 38 6 3 5 3 4 1 9 7      
15 Czech Republic (13) Lukáš Dryml 32 9 2 3 1 1 4 5 7      
14 Poland (16) Jarosław Hampel 16 16      
17 Denmark (16) Kenneth Bjerre 11 11      
18 Czech Republic (16) (19) Luboš Tomíček, Jr. 8 3 5 0      
19 Slovenia (16) Matej Žagar 7 7      
20 Sweden (16) (17) Jonas Davidsson 7 7 ns      
21 United Kingdom (16) Edward Kennett 4 4      
22 Sweden (16) Peter Ljung 3 3      
23 Russia (16) Grigory Laguta 2 2      
24 Sweden (18) Billy Forsberg 2 2      
25 Denmark (17) Nicolai Klindt 1 1      
26 Sweden (17) Sebastian Aldén 0 0      
27 Latvia (17) Maksims Bogdanovs 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      
Poland (18) Krzysztof Buczkowski 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. ^ "Results GP Latvia" (xls). pzm.pl. 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  2. ^ "Crump wygrywa w Daugavpils, Gollob na podium". SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-08-30. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  3. ^ "Laguta z dziką kartą na Daugavpils". SportoweFakty.pl. 2008-08-12. Archived from the original on 15 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  4. ^ "Press Release Draw Daugavpils SGP" (PDF). pzm.pl. 2008-08-19. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 

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