2011 Speedway Grand Prix of Croatia

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Croatia 2011 Speedway Grand Prix of Croatia
FIM Nice Croatian Speedway Grand Prix
Information
Date 24 September 2011
City Croatia Donji Kraljevec (Goričan)
Event 10 of 11 (143)
Referee United Kingdom Craig Ackroyd
Jury President Finland Ikka Teromaa
Stadium details
Stadium Stadium Milenium
Length 305 m
SGP Results
Attendance 6,000
Best Time Denmark Kenneth Bjerre
59,84 secs (in Heat 8)
Winner Sweden Andreas Jonsson
Runner-up United Kingdom Chris Harris
3rd place Sweden Fredrik Lindgren

The 2011 FIM Nice Croatian Speedway World Championship Grand Prix was the tenth race of the 2011 Speedway Grand Prix season. It was take place on September 24 at the Stadium Milenium in Donji Kraljevec, Croatia.[1][2]

Riders[edit]

The Speedway Grand Prix Commission nominated Matej Žagar as Wild Card, and Dino Kovačić and Matija Duh both as Track Reserves.[3] The Draw was made on September 23.[4]

Results[edit]

Grand Prix was won by Andreas Jonsson who beat Chris Harris, Fredrik Lindgren and Greg Hancock in the final.[5][6]

After the event, championship leader Greg Hancock has more than 24 points over second Andreas Jonsson and becoming 2011 World Champion. Hancock is the oldest World Champion in history, beating Ivan Mauger. Between first and last champion title was 14 years; former the longest periond was 11 years (Mauger 1968-1979).[7]

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 1 Sweden (9) Andreas Jonsson 18 3 1 F 3 2 9 6 3 3
2 13 United Kingdom (6) Chris Harris 19 3 3 3 2 2 13 1 2 2
3 14 Sweden (11) Fredrik Lindgren 12 2 1 3 2 0 8 8 2 1
4 11 United States (5) Greg Hancock 15 3 2 3 3 1 12 2 3 0
5 8 Denmark (7) Kenneth Bjerre 12 2 3 2 1 3 11 3 1
6 6 Russia (12) Emil Sayfutdinov 10 3 3 1 3 0 10 4 0
7 5 Poland (2) Jarosław Hampel 9 1 0 3 3 2 9 5 0
8 4 Poland (4) Rune Holta 9 0 2 1 2 3 8 7 1
9 16 Australia (3) Jason Crump 8 1 0 2 2 3 8 9
10 9 Australia (8) Chris Holder 7 1 2 1 1 2 7 10
11 15 Poland (1) Tomasz Gollob 5 0 3 1 0 1 5 11
12 7 Slovenia (16) Matej Žagar 5 0 1 2 1 1 5 12
13 12 Poland (15) Janusz Kołodziej 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 13
14 10 Russia (13) Artem Laguta 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 14
15 2 Denmark (10) Nicki Pedersen 4 2 Fx 2 0 0 4 15
16 3 Sweden (14) Antonio Lindbäck 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 16
17 17 Croatia (17) Dino Kovačić - - 17
18 18 Croatia (18) Matija Duh - - 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. (60,92) Jonsson, Pedersen, Lindbäck, Holta
  2. (60,17) Sayfutdinov, Bjerre, Hampel, Žagar
  3. (60,39) Hancock, Laguta, Holder, Kołodziej
  4. (60,32) Harris, Lindgren, Crump, Gollob
  5. (60,98) Harris, Holder, Jonsson, Hampel
  6. (60,84) Sayfutdinov, Laguta, Lindgren, Pedersen (Fx)
  7. (60,81) Gollob, Hancock, Žagar, Lindbäck
  8. (59,84) Bjerre, Holta, Kołodziej, Crump
  9. (60,65) Hancock, Crump, Sayfutdinov, Jonsson (F)
  10. (60,03) Hampel, Pedersen, Gollob, Kołodzej
  11. (60,34) Lindgren, Bjerre, Holder, Lindbäck
  12. (60,98) Harris, Žagar, Holta, Laguta
  13. (61,26) Jonsson, Lindgren, Žagar, Kołodziej
  14. (61,15) Hancock, Harris, Bjerre, Pedersen
  15. (60,25) Hampel, Crump, Lindbäck, Laguta
  16. (60,98) Sayfutdinov, Holta, Holder, Gollob
  17. (61,78) Bjerre, Jonsson, Gollob, Laguta
  18. (61,81) Crump, Holder, Žagar, Pedersen
  19. (62,02) Kołodziej, Harris, Lindbäck, Sayfutdinov
  20. (61,42) Holta, Hampel, Hancock, Lindgren
    Semi-finals:
  21. (61,09) Jonsson, Harris, Holta, Sayfutdinov
  22. (61,68) Hancock, Lindgren, Bjerre, Hampel
    the Final:
  23. (61,65) Jonsson (6 points), Harris (4), Lindgren (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 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 154 14 10 23 13 20 15 9 13 22 15  
2 Sweden (9) Andreas Jonsson 118 5 6 8 7 10 17 19 20 8 18  
3 Poland (2) Jarosław Hampel 117 12 5 19 12 5 12 17 18 8 9  
4 Australia (3) Jason Crump 104 5 6 13 18 8 6 16 7 17 8  
5 Poland (1) Tomasz Gollob 98 18 6 17 20 7 5 3 12 5 5  
6 Russia (12) Emil Sayfutdinov 98 14 8 6 7 13 11 13 7 9 10  
7 Denmark (7) Kenneth Bjerre 97 10 2 9 6 11 12 16 6 13 12  
8 Australia (8) Chris Holder 95 9 10 9 14 15 6 7 7 11 7  
9 Sweden (11) Fredrik Lindgren 85 11 6 9 9 5 7 8 5 13 12  
10 Denmark (10) Nicki Pedersen 79 17 4 9 7 16 3 3 6 10 4  
11 Sweden (14) Antonio Lindbäck 69 1 9 6 5 3 17 7 12 6 3  
12 United Kingdom (6) Chris Harris 67 7 4 3 7 6 6 10 0 5 19  
13 Poland (4) Rune Holta 53 9 1 7 6 1 5 4 8 3 9  
14 Poland (15) Janusz Kołodziej 45 8 9 1 3 7 10 1 2 4  
15 Russia (13) Artem Laguta 25 0 1 2 7 1 1 9 4  
16 Sweden (19) Magnus Zetterström 19 9 3 7  
17 Sweden (16) Thomas H. Jonasson 17 8 9  
18 Australia (16) Darcy Ward 15 15  
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  
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. ^ "SGP/SWC Dates 2011". speedwaygp.com. 2010-10-22. Archived from the original on 25 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Supplementary Regulations". FIM-live.com. Retrieved 9 Aug 2011. 
  3. ^ "Zagar z dziką kartą w Gorican!" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 15 Sep 2011. Retrieved 24 Feb 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lista startowa Grand Prix Chorwacji" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 23 Sep 2011. Retrieved 24 Feb 2013. 
  5. ^ "Jonsson najlepszy w Gorican, Hancock mistrzem świata!" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 24 Sep 2011. Retrieved 23 Feb 2013. 
  6. ^ Świat Żużla, No 4 (88) 2011, page 56 ISSN 1429-3285
  7. ^ "Hancock pobił Maugera" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 26 Sep 2011. Retrieved 23 Feb 2013.