2011 Speedway Grand Prix

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2011 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
Dates April 30 — October 8
Events 11 in 11 cities in 7 countries
Riders 15 permanents,
1 wild card(s),
2 track reserves
Heats 239 (in 11 events)
Champion Gold  USA Greg Hancock
Runner-up Silver  SWE Andreas Jonsson
3rd place Bronze  POL Jarosław Hampel

The 2011 Speedway Grand Prix season was the 17th season of the Speedway Grand Prix era, and decided the 66th FIM Speedway World Championship. It was the eleventh series under the promotion of Benfield Sports International, an IMG company.[1][2] The series began on 30 April in Leszno and finished on 8 October in Gorzów.

41-year old American Greg Hancock won his second Speedway World Championship, 14 years after his first gold medal in 1997. The Swedish rider Andreas Jonsson won his first World Championship medal after finishing first in three events. Polish Jarosław Hampel won the bronze medal and made it his second medal in the Speedway Grand Prix era.

Qualification[edit]

For the 2011 season there was 15 permanent riders, joined at each Grand Prix by one wild card and two track reserves.

2010 Grand Prix[edit]

The top eight riders from the 2010 championship qualified as of right:

Grand Prix Challenge[edit]

The top eight riders from the 2010 championship were joined by three riders who qualified via the Grand Prix Challenge.

Nominations[edit]

The final four riders were nominated by series promoters, Benfield Sports International, following the completion of the 2010 season.

Qualified Substitutes[edit]

Calendar[edit]

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 April 30 Poland Leszno , Poland
Smoczyk Stadium
Denmark Nicki Pedersen Poland Tomasz Gollob Russia Emil Sayfutdinov Poland Jarosław Hampel results
2 May 14 Sweden Gothenburg , Sweden
Ullevi
Australia Chris Holder United States Greg Hancock Sweden Antonio Lindbäck Poland Janusz Kołodziej results
3 May 28 Czech Republic Prague , Czech Republic
Markéta Stadium
United States Greg Hancock Poland Jarosław Hampel Poland Tomasz Gollob Australia Jason Crump results
4 June 11 Denmark Copenhagen , Denmark
Parken Stadium
Poland Tomasz Gollob Australia Jason Crump Australia Chris Holder United States Greg Hancock results
5 June 25 United Kingdom Cardiff , Great Britain
Millennium Stadium
United States Greg Hancock Denmark Nicki Pedersen Australia Chris Holder Russia Emil Sayfutdinov results
6 July 30 Italy Terenzano , Italy
Pista Olimpia
Sweden Andreas Jonsson United States Greg Hancock Sweden Antonio Lindbäck Denmark Kenneth Bjerre results
7 August 13 Sweden Målilla , Sweden
G&B Stadium
Poland Jarosław Hampel Sweden Andreas Jonsson Denmark Kenneth Bjerre Russia Emil Sayfutdinov results
8 August 27 Poland Toruń , Poland
MotoArena Toruń
Sweden Andreas Jonsson Poland Jarosław Hampel Australia Darcy Ward Sweden Antonio Lindbäck results
9 September 10 Denmark Vojens , Denmark
Speedway Center
United States Greg Hancock Australia Jason Crump Sweden Fredrik Lindgren Australia Chris Holder results
10 September 24 Croatia Goričan , Croatia
Stadium Milenium
Sweden Andreas Jonsson United Kingdom Chris Harris Denmark Fredrik Lindgren United States Greg Hancock results
11 October 8 Poland Gorzów Wlkp. , Poland
Jancarz Stadium
United States Greg Hancock Denmark Nicki Pedersen Russia Emil Sayfutdinov Poland Tomasz Gollob results

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
GBR
United Kingdom
ITA
Italy
SCA
Sweden
POL
Poland
NOR
Denmark
CRO
Croatia
PL2
Poland
Gold United States (5) Greg Hancock 165 14 10 23 13 20 15 9 13 22 15 11
Silver Sweden (9) Andreas Jonsson 125 5 6 8 7 10 17 19 20 8 18 7
Bronze Poland (2) Jarosław Hampel 123 12 5 19 12 5 12 17 18 8 9 6
4 Australia (3) Jason Crump 110 5 6 13 18 8 6 16 7 17 8 6
5 Poland (1) Tomasz Gollob 106 18 6 17 20 7 5 3 12 5 5 8
6 Russia (12) Emil Sayfutdinov 106 14 8 6 7 13 11 13 7 9 10 8
7 Denmark (7) Kenneth Bjerre 101 10 2 9 6 11 12 16 6 13 12 4
8 Australia (8) Chris Holder 101 9 10 9 14 15 6 7 7 11 7 6
9 Sweden (11) Fredrik Lindgren 90 11 6 9 9 5 7 8 5 13 12 5
10 Denmark (10) Nicki Pedersen 89 17 4 9 7 16 3 3 6 10 4 10
11 United Kingdom (6) Chris Harris 74 7 4 3 7 6 6 10 0 5 19 7
12 Sweden (14) Antonio Lindbäck 72 1 9 6 5 3 17 7 12 6 3 3
13 Poland (4) Rune Holta 53 9 1 7 6 1 5 4 8 3 9 0
14 Poland (15) Janusz Kołodziej 50 8 9 1 3 7 10 1 2 4 5
15 Russia (13) Artem Laguta 28 0 1 2 7 1 1 9 4 3
16 Australia (16) Darcy Ward 22 15 7
17 Sweden (19) Magnus Zetterström 19 9 3 7
18 Sweden (16) Thomas H. Jonasson 17 8 9
19 Slovenia (16) Matej Žagar 14 9 5
20 United Kingdom (16) Scott Nicholls 5 5
21 Poland (16) Damian Baliński 4 4
22 Czech Republic (16) Matěj Kůs 3 3
23 Denmark (16) Bjarne Pedersen 3 3
24 Denmark (16) Mikkel B. Jensen 2 2
25 United Kingdom (17) Tai Woffinden 2 2
26 Sweden (17) Simon Gustafsson 1 1 ns
27 Sweden (18) Dennis Andersson 0 0
Rider(s) not classified
Poland (17) Patryk Dudek ns
Poland (18) Maciej Janowski ns
Czech Republic (17) Lukáš Dryml ns
Czech Republic (18) Zdeněk Simota ns
Denmark (17) Michael Jepsen Jensen ns
Denmark (18) Kenneth Arendt Larsen ns
United Kingdom (18) Ben Barker ns
Italy (17) Mattia Carpanese ns
Italy (18) Guglielmo Franchetti ns
Sweden (18) Linus Sundström ns
Poland (17) Piotr Pawlicki, Jr. ns
Poland (18) Emil Pulczyński ns
Denmark (17) Michael Jepsen Jensen ns
Denmark (18) Mikkel Michelsen ns
Croatia (17) Dino Kovačić ns
Slovenia (18) Matija Duh ns
Poland (17) Bartosz Zmarzlik ns
Poland (18) Kamil Pulczyński ns
Pos. Rider Points EUR
Poland
SWE
Sweden
CZE
Czech Republic
DEN
Denmark
GBR
United Kingdom
ITA
Italy
SCA
Sweden
POL
Poland
NOR
Denmark
CRO
Croatia
PL2
Poland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wild cards revealed". speedwaygp.com. 2010-10-19. Archived from the original on 22 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  2. ^ "SGP/SWC Dates 2011". speedwaygp.com. 2010-10-22. Archived from the original on 24 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 

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