2012 Speedway Grand Prix

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2012 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
Dates March 31 — October 6
Events 12 in 12 cities in 8 countries
Riders 15 permanents,
1 wild card(s),
2 track reserves
Heats 276 (in 12 events)
Champion Gold  AUS Chris Holder
Runner-up Silver  DEN Nicki Pedersen
3rd place Bronze  USA Greg Hancock

The 2012 Speedway Grand Prix season was the 18th season of the Speedway Grand Prix era, and decided the 67th FIM Speedway World Championship. It was the twelfth series under the promotion of Benfield Sports International, an IMG company. The series began on 31 March in Auckland and finish on 6 October in Torun.[1]

The Australian rider Chris Holder became World Champion, making him the youngest gold medalist since the start of the Speedway Grand Prix series in 1995. Nicki Pedersen returned to the World Championship podium finishing second, while the American veteran Greg Hancock won the bronze medal.

Qualification[edit]

For the 2012 season there will be 15 permanent riders, joined at each Grand Prix by one wild card and two track reserves.

2011 Grand Prix[edit]

The top eight riders from the 2011 championship qualified as of right:

Grand Prix Challenge[edit]

The top eight riders from the 2011 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 2011 season.

Qualified Substitutes[edit]

Calendar[edit]

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 March 31 New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand
Western Springs Stadium
United States Greg Hancock Poland Jarosław Hampel Denmark Nicki Pedersen Australia Jason Crump results
2 April 28 Poland Leszno , Poland
Smoczyk Stadium
Australia Chris Holder Poland Tomasz Gollob Poland Jarosław Hampel Sweden Andreas Jonsson results
3 May 12 Czech Republic Prague , Czech Republic
Markéta Stadium
Denmark Nicki Pedersen Australia Jason Crump Poland Tomasz Gollob United States Greg Hancock results
4 May 26 Sweden Gothenburg , Sweden
Ullevi
Sweden Fredrik Lindgren United States Greg Hancock Australia Chris Holder Sweden Thomas H. Jonasson results
5 June 9 Denmark Copenhagen , Denmark
Parken Stadium
Australia Jason Crump Sweden Fredrik Lindgren United States Greg Hancock United Kingdom Chris Harris results
6 June 23 Poland Gorzów Wlkp. , Poland
Jancarz Stadium
Slovakia Martin Vaculík Australia Chris Holder Poland Bartosz Zmarzlik Poland Tomasz Gollob results
7 July 28 Croatia Donji Kraljevec , Croatia
Stadium Milenium
Denmark Nicki Pedersen Sweden Andreas Jonsson Poland Tomasz Gollob Croatia Jurica Pavlic results
8 August 11 Italy Terenzano , Italy
Pista Olimpia
Sweden Antonio Lindbäck Russia Emil Sayfutdinov United States Greg Hancock Slovakia Martin Vaculík results
9 August 25 United Kingdom Cardiff , Great Britain
Millennium Stadium
Australia Chris Holder Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Sweden Antonio Lindbäck Sweden Fredrik Lindgren results
10 September 8 Sweden Målilla , Sweden
G&B Stadium
Poland Tomasz Gollob Australia Chris Holder Sweden Antonio Lindbäck Denmark Nicki Pedersen results
11 September 22 Denmark Vojens , Denmark
Speedway Center
Denmark Michael Jepsen Jensen Denmark Nicki Pedersen Russia Emil Sayfutdinov Australia Jason Crump results
12 October 6 Poland Toruń , Poland
MotoArena Toruń
Sweden Antonio Lindbäck Poland Tomasz Gollob United States Greg Hancock Australia Chris Holder 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 NZL
New Zealand
EUR
Poland
CZE
Czech Republic
SWE
Sweden
DEN
Denmark
POL
Poland
CRO
Croatia
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
SCA
Sweden
NOR
Denmark
PL2
Poland
Gold Australia (8) Chris Holder 160 4 19 12 17 9 17 6 10 23 17 11 15
Silver Denmark (10) Nicki Pedersen 152 13 10 19 14 9 7 19 10 11 11 20 9
Bronze United States (1) Greg Hancock 148 22 9 12 15 17 12 10 14 7 8 9 13
4 Poland (5) Tomasz Gollob 142 15 16 12 6 3 12 13 6 10 21 7 21
5 Russia (6) Emil Sayfutdinov 133 8 7 10 12 11 10 7 19 12 11 15 11
6 Australia (4) Jason Crump 126 12 12 20 11 18 5 9 10 6 8 10 5
7 Sweden (12) Antonio Lindbäck 122 13 4 9 5 3 6 6 16 12 18 11 19
8 Sweden (9) Fredrik Lindgren 119 8 8 6 15 15 11 9 5 12 11 11 8
9 Sweden (2) Andreas Jonsson 88 4 13 3 10 8 9 15 8 6 1 7 4
10 Denmark (15) Hans N. Andersen 69 6 5 6 3 4 7 8 4 10 5 6 5
11 Slovakia (19) Martin Vaculík 67 20 8 14 7 6 12
12 United Kingdom (11) Chris Harris 65 5 3 6 3 10 1 10 8 6 5 2 6
13 Denmark (13) Bjarne Pedersen 59 7 2 6 4 10 4 5 3 2 6 7 3
14 Poland (3) Jarosław Hampel 58 18 15 6 7 0 6 3 3
15 Sweden (14) Peter Ljung 57 4 6 5 6 8 7 0 8 0 5 6 2
16 Denmark (7) Kenneth Bjerre 41 4 8 3 5 5 3 7 6
17 Denmark (16) Michael Jepsen Jensen 22 7 15
18 Poland (20) Krzysztof Kasprzak 17 13 4
19 Sweden (16) Thomas H. Jonasson 16 11 5
20 Poland (16) Bartosz Zmarzlik 13 13
21 Croatia (16) Jurica Pavlic 12 12
22 Czech Republic (16) Josef Franc 9 9
23 Poland (16) Maciej Janowski 8 8
24 United Kingdom (16) Scott Nicholls 7 7
25 Poland (16)(18) Przemysław Pawlicki 7 7 ns
26 Denmark (17)(18) Mikkel B. Jensen 4 4 ns
27 Italy (16) Nicolas Covatti 3 3
28 Denmark (17) Peter Kildemand 2 2
29 United Kingdom (16) Jason Bunyan 1 1
30 Czech Republic (17) Václav Milík, Jr. 0 0
31 Croatia (17) Dino Kovacic 0 0
32 Sweden (17) Kim Nilsson 0 0
33 Sweden (17)(18) Linus Sundström 0 ns 0
Rider(s) not classified
New Zealand (17) Grant Tregoning ns
New Zealand (18) Sean Mason ns
Poland (17) Tobiasz Musielak ns
Poland (18) Piotr Pawlicki, Jr. ns
Czech Republic (18) Matěj Kůs ns
Sweden (18) Simon Gustafsson ns
Croatia (18) Samo Kukovica ns
Italy (17) Michele Paco Castagna ns
Italy (18) Nicolas Vicentin ns
United Kingdom (17) Ben Barker ns
United Kingdom (18) Josh Auty ns
Denmark (18) Nicklas Porsing ns
Poland (17) Emil Pulczynski ns
Poland (18) Kamil Pulczynski ns
Pos. Rider Points NZL
New Zealand
EUR
Poland
CZE
Czech Republic
SWE
Sweden
DEN
Denmark
POL
Poland
CRO
Croatia
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
SCA
Sweden
NOR
Denmark
PL2
Poland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SGP CALENDAR AND LINE-UP 2012". speedwayworld.tv. 2011-10-12. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 

External links[edit]