2011 Speedway Grand Prix of Europe

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Poland 2011 Speedway Grand Prix of Europe
FIM Fogo European Speedway Grand Prix
Information
Date 30 April 2011
City Poland Leszno
Event 1 of 11 (134)
Referee United Kingdom Craig Ackroyd
Jury President Sweden Christer Bergstrom
Stadium details
Stadium Alfred Smoczyk Stadium
Length 330 m
SGP Results
Attendance 15,000
Best Time Russia Emil Sayfutdinov
60,91 secs (in Heat 3)
Winner Denmark Nicki Pedersen
Runner-up Poland Tomasz Gollob
3rd place Russia Emil Sayfutdinov

The 2011 FIM Fogo European Speedway Grand Prix was the first race of the 2011 Speedway Grand Prix season. It take place on April 30 at the Alfred Smoczyk Stadium in Leszno, Poland.[1][2]

It was fourth SGP event held in Leszno. Grand Prix was won by Dane Nicki Pedersen who beat defending World Champion Pole Tomasz Gollob, Russian Emil Sayfutdinov and Vice-Champion Jarosław Hampel from Poland. Gollob, scoring 18 points, becoming Championship leader.[3][4][5]

Riders[edit]

The Speedway Grand Prix Commission nominated Damian Baliński as Wild Card, and Patryk Dudek and Maciej Janowski both as Track Reserves.[6] The Draw was made on April 29 by Tomasz Malepszy, President (=Mayor) of Leszno.[7] Hampel, Kołodziej and Baliński are ridding for Unia Leszno in the 2011 Speedway Ekstraliga.

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 6 Denmark (10) Nicki Pedersen 17 1 2 3 2 1 9 8 2 3
2 2 Poland (1) Tomasz Gollob 18 3 Fx 3 2 3 11 2 3 2
3 10 Russia (12) Emil Sayfutdinov 14 3 3 2 1 1 10 4 2 1
4 11 Poland (2) Jarosław Hampel 12 1 1 1 3 3 9 6 3 0
5 9 United States (5) Greg Hancock 14 2 3 3 3 2 13 1 1
6 3 Sweden (11) Fredrik Lindgren 11 1 3 2 2 3 11 3 Fx
7 12 Denmark (7) Kenneth Bjerre 10 Fx 3 1 3 2 9 5 1
8 8 Poland (4) Rune Holta 9 2 2 1 1 3 9 7 0
9 1 Australia (8) Chris Holder 9 2 1 2 2 2 9 9
10 5 Poland (15) Janusz Kołodziej 8 3 0 2 3 Fx 8 10
11 4 United Kingdom (6) Chris Harris 7 0 1 3 1 2 7 11
12 13 Australia (3) Jason Crump 5 3 2 0 0 0 5 12
13 7 Sweden (9) Andreas Jonsson 5 0 2 1 1 1 5 13
14 14 Poland (16) Damian Baliński 4 2 1 0 Fx 1 4 14
15 15 Sweden (14) Antonio Lindbäck 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 15
16 16 Russia (13) Artem Laguta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
17 17 Poland (17) Patryk Dudek - - 17
18 18 Poland (18) Maciej Janowski - - 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. (61,65) Gollob, Holder, Lindgren, Harris
  2. (61,50 or 61,60) Kołodziej, Holta, Pedersen, Jonsson
  3. (60,91) Sayfutdinov, Hancock, Hampel, Bjerre (Fx)
  4. (61,45) Crump, Baliński, Lindbäck, Laguta
  5. (61,03) Hancock, Crump, Holder, Kołodziej
  6. (61,44) Sayfutdinov, Pedersen, Baliński, Gollob (Fx)
  7. (61,09) Lindgren, Jonsson, Hampel, Lindbäck
  8. (61,91) Bjerre, Holta, Harris, Laguta
  9. (61,65) Pedersen, Holder, Hampel, Laguta
  10. (61,85) Gollob, Kołodziej, Bjerre, Lindbäck
  11. (61,88) Hancock, Lindgren, Holta, Baliński
  12. (62,49) Harris, Sayfutdinov, Jonsson, Crump
  13. (62,51) Bjerre, Holder, Jonsson, Baliński (Fx)
  14. (61,87) Hampel, Gollob, Holta, Crump
  15. (62,42) Kołodziej, Lindgren, Sayfutdinov, Laguta
  16. (62,43) Hancock, Pedersen, Harris, Lindbäck
  17. (62,55) Holta, Holder, Sayfutdinov, Lindbäck
  18. (62,23) Gollob, Hancock, Jonsson, Laguta
  19. (63,16) Lindgren, Bjerre, Pedersen, Crump
  20. (63,27) Hampel, Harris, Baliński, Kołodziej (Fx)
    Semi-Finals:
  21. (62,78) Hampel, Sayfutdinov, Hancock, Holta
  22. (62,58) Gollob, Pedersen, Bjerre, Lindgren (Fx)
    the Final:
  23. (63,07) Pedersen, Gollob, Sayfutdinov, Hampel

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
1 Poland (1) Tomasz Gollob 18 18                    
2 Denmark (10) Nicki Pedersen 17 17                    
3 United States (5) Greg Hancock 14 14                    
4 Russia (12) Emil Sayfutdinov 14 14                    
5 Poland (2) Jarosław Hampel 12 12                    
6 Sweden (11) Fredrik Lindgren 11 11                    
7 Denmark (7) Kenneth Bjerre 10 10                    
8 Poland (4) Rune Holta 9 9                    
9 Australia (8) Chris Holder 9 9                    
10 Poland (15) Janusz Kołodziej 8 8                    
11 United Kingdom (6) Chris Harris 7 7                    
12 Australia (3) Jason Crump 5 5                    
13 Sweden (9) Andreas Jonsson 5 5                    
14 Poland (16) Damian Baliński 4 4                    
15 Sweden (14) Antonio Lindbäck 1 1                    
16 Russia (13) Artem Laguta 0 0                    
Rider(s) not classified
Poland (17) Patryk Dudek ns                    
Poland (18) Maciej Janowski 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 10 Mar 2011. 
  3. ^ "Leszno SGP Result". PZM.pl. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Nicki Pedersen zwyciężył w Grand Prix Europy" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 30 Apr 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Świat Żużla, No 4 (88) 2011, page 54 ISSN 1429-3285
  6. ^ "Baliński z dziką kartą w Lesznie!" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 10 Apr 2011. Retrieved 10 Apr 2011. 
  7. ^ "RD1 draw". speedwaygp.com. Retrieved 13 May 2011.