2010 Speedway Grand Prix of Croatia

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Croatia 2010 Speedway Grand Prix of Croatia
2010 FIM Croatian Speedway Grand Prix
Information
Date 29 August 2010
City Croatia Donji Kraljevec (Goričan)
Event 8 of 11 (130)
Referee Poland Wojciech Grodzki
Jury President Sweden Christer Bergstrøm
Stadium details
Stadium Stadium Milenium
Capacity 8,000
Length 305 m
SGP Results
Attendance 6,000
Best Time United Kingdom Chris Harris
59.54 secs (in Heat 12)
Winner United States Greg Hancock
Runner-up United Kingdom Chris Harris
3rd place Australia Jason Crump

The 2010 FIM Valvoline Croatian Speedway Grand Prix was the eighth race of the 2010 Speedway Grand Prix season. It took place on August 29 at the Stadium Milenium in Donji Kraljevec, Croatia.[1]

It was scheduled to take place on August 28. However, the meeting was delay because the track was deemed unsuitable by the FIM Jury due to adverse weather conditions. The event will be re-staged on the next day at 12pm.[2] It was second Grand Prix meeting which was re-staged at Sunday, after 1997 Speedway Grand Prix of Germany.

The first-ever Croatian Grand Prix was won by Greg Hancock from the United States, who beat British Chris Harris, World Champion Jason Crump and Fredrik Lindgren of Sweden in the Final.[3] It was his eleventh Grand Prix winning. Hancock also won first-ever British (1995), Czech Republic (1997), Australian (2002) and Latvian (2006) Grands Prix. Croatian Grand Prix was 130th-ever Grand Prix meeting in history. Today winner, Greg Hancock is only rider who started in all 130 events. It was first final in the 2010 season without any Pole.

Riders[edit]

The Speedway Grand Prix Commission nominated Jurica Pavlic as Wild Card, and Matija Duh and József Tabaka both as Track Reserves.[4] Injured Emil Sayfutdinov will be replaced by second Qualified Substitutes rider Davey Watt.[5] The Draw was made on August 27 at 13:00 CEST by the Deputy-Mayor of Međimurje County.[6]

(3) Russia Emil Sayfutdinov → (20) Australia Davey Watt

It was SGP debiut for Matija Duh of Slovenia. Duh replaced Holder in Heat 19 and finished 4th scoring 0 points.

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 7 United States (4) Greg Hancock 22 2 3 2 3 3 13 2 3 3
2 10 United Kingdom (14) Chris Harris 21 3 2 3 3 3 14 1 3 2
3 14 Australia (1) Jason Crump 17 3 3 2 2 3 13 3 2 1
4 1 Sweden (9) Fredrik Lindgren 11 3 3 2 1 0 9 4 2 0
5 3 Poland (2) Tomasz Gollob 10 1 0 3 2 3 9 5 1
6 6 Poland (13) Jarosław Hampel 8 0 0 3 3 1 7 6 1
7 13 Australia (12) Chris Holder 7 2 1 1 3 M/- 7 7 0
8 5 Poland (7) Rune Holta 6 3 0 3 0 0 6 8 F4
9 16 Denmark (8) Kenneth Bjerre 6 0 3 0 1 2 6 9
10 4 United Kingdom (15) Tai Woffinden 6 0 2 0 2 2 6 10
11 15 Australia (3) Davey Watt 6 1 1 2 0 2 6 11
12 12 Sweden (5) Andreas Jonsson 6 2 1 1 X 2 6 12
13 9 Sweden (11) Magnus Zetterström 6 1 2 1 1 1 6 13
14 11 Croatia (16) Jurica Pavlic 5 0 2 1 1 1 5 14
15 8 Denmark (6) Nicki Pedersen 4 1 0 0 2 1 4 15
16 2 Denmark (10) Hans N. Andersen 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 16
17 17 Slovenia (17) Matija Duh 0 0 0 17
18 18 Hungary (18) József Tabaka - - 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. Lindgren, Andersen, Gollob, Woffinden
  2. Holta, Hancock, Pedersen, Hampel
  3. Harris, Jonsson, Zetterstroem, Pavlic
  4. Crump, Holder, Watt, Bjerre
  5. Lindgren, Zetterstroem, Holder, Holta
  6. Crump, Harris, Andersen, Hampel
  7. Hancock, Pavlic, Watt, Gollob
  8. Bjerre, Woffinden, Jonsson, Pedersen
  9. Hampel, Lindgren, Pavlic, Bjerre
  10. Holta, Watt, Jonsson, Andersen
  11. Gollob, Crump, Zetterstroem, Pedersen
  12. Harris, Hancock, Holder, Woffinden
  13. Hancock, Crump, Lindgren, Jonsson (X)
  14. Holder, Pedersen, Pavlic, Andersen
  15. Harris, Gollob, Bjerre, Holta
  16. Hampel, Woffinden, Zetterstroem, Watt
  17. Harris, Watt, Pedersen, Lindgren
  18. Hancock, Bjerre, Zetterstroem, Andersen
  19. Gollob, Jonsson, Hampel, Duh (Holder - M)
  20. Crump, Woffinden, Pavlic, Holta
    Semi-Finals:
  21. Harris, Lindgren, Hampel, Holder
  22. Hancock, Crump, Gollob, Holta (F4)
    The Final:
  23. Hancock, Harris, Crump, Lindgren

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 EUR
Poland
SWE
Sweden
CZE
Czech Republic
DEN
Denmark
POL
Poland
GBR
United Kingdom
SCA
Sweden
CRO
Croatia
NOR
Denmark
ITA
Italy
PL2
Poland
1 Poland (2) Tomasz Gollob 117 6 16 17 15 24 12 17 10      
2 Poland (13) Jarosław Hampel 110 18 6 16 20 15 17 10 8      
3 Australia (1) Jason Crump 107 19 7 7 10 15 17 15 17      
4 Poland (7) Rune Holta 82 10 6 7 6 19 8 20 6      
5 Denmark (8) Kenneth Bjerre 81 10 20 12 13 4 7 9 6      
6 United States (4) Greg Hancock 75 4 14 7 3 6 7 12 22      
7 Australia (12) Chris Holder 73 8 11 7 9 6 19 6 7      
8 United Kingdom (14) Chris Harris 72 8 6 4 13 5 6 9 21      
9 Sweden (9) Fredrik Lindgren 65 8 4 7 8 6 10 11 11      
10 Denmark (10) Hans N. Andersen 64 8 7 9 13 9 10 5 3      
11 Sweden (5) Andreas Jonsson 61 5 12 13 13 3 2 7 6      
12 Denmark (6) Nicki Pedersen 55 9 8 14 5 8 7 0 4      
13 Sweden (11) Magnus Zetterström 52 4 9 11 7 6 6 3 6      
14 United Kingdom (15) Tai Woffinden 37 1 4 5 5 7 6 3 6      
15 Russia (3) Emil Sayfutdinov 33 14 8 5 6      
16 Poland (16) Janusz Kołodziej 12 12      
17 Australia (20) Davey Watt 12 6 6      
18 Sweden (16) Thomas H. Jonasson 8 8      
19 Sweden (16) Antonio Lindbäck 6 6      
20 Poland (16) Adrian Miedziński 6 6      
21 Croatia (16) Jurica Pavlic 5 5      
22 Poland (19) Piotr Protasiewicz 5 0 5      
23 United Kingdom (16) Scott Nicholls 4 4      
24 Czech Republic (16) Matěj Kůs 3 3      
25 Denmark (16) Leon Madsen 3 3      
26 Sweden (18) Ludvig Lindgren 2 2      
27 Denmark (17) Nicolai Klindt 1 1      
28 Sweden (17) Linus Sundström 1 1      
29 Czech Republic (17) Luboš Tomíček, Jr. 0 0      
30 Poland (17) Artur Mroczka 0 0      
31 Slovenia (17) Matija Duh 0 0      
32 Czech Republic (18) Zdeněk Simota 0 0      
Rider(s) not classified
Poland (17) Damian Baliński ns      
Sweden (17) Simon Gustafsson ns      
United Kingdom (17) Ben Barker ns      
Poland (18) Maciej Janowski ns ns      
Sweden (18) Dennis Andersson ns      
Denmark (18) Patrick Hougaard ns      
United Kingdom (18) Daniel King ns      
Hungary (18) József Tabaka ns      
Pos. Rider Points EUR
Poland
SWE
Sweden
CZE
Czech Republic
DEN
Denmark
POL
Poland
GBR
United Kingdom
SCA
Sweden
CRO
Croatia
NOR
Denmark
ITA
Italy
PL2
Poland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Supplementary Regulations". FIM-live.com. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Grand Prix Chorwacji w niedzielę o godzinie 12:00" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2010-08-28. Archived from the original on 31 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Greg Hancock zwyciężył w Grand Prix Chorwacji, Polacy odpadli w półfinałach" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2010-08-29. Archived from the original on 31 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  4. ^ "Pavlic "na dziko" w GP Chorwacji" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  5. ^ "Watt called up". speedwaygp.com. 2010-08-18. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  6. ^ "R8 Gorican". speedwaygp.com. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2010-08-28.