2012 Speedway Grand Prix of New Zealand

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New Zealand 2012 Speedway Grand Prix of New Zealand
2012 FIM Buckley Systems New Zealand SGP
Information
Date 31 March 2012
City New Zealand Auckland
Event 1 of 12 (145)
Referee Sweden Krister Gardell
Jury President United Kingdom Anthony Steele
Stadium details
Stadium Western Springs Stadium
Capacity 15,000
Length 413 m
Track speedway
SGP Results
Attendance 20,000
Best Time Poland Tomasz Gollob
65.07 secs (in Heat 1)
Winner United States Greg Hancock
Runner-up Poland Jarosław Hampel
3rd place Denmark Nicki Pedersen

The 2012 FIM Buckley Systems New Zealand Speedway Grand Prix was the first race of the 2012 Speedway Grand Prix season. It took place on 31 March at the Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.[1][2][3]

The Grand Prix was won by defending world champion Greg Hancock, who beat Jarosław Hampel, Nicki Pedersen and Janson Crump in the final.[4][5][6]

New Zealand SGP was first Grand Prix event in New Zealand, and second outside Europe, after 2002 Speedway Grand Prix of Australia.

Riders[edit]

The Speedway Grand Prix Commission nominated Jason Bunyan as Wild Card, and Grant Tregoning and Andrew Aldridge both as Track Reserves.[7] Sean Mason was renominated as a Reserve #18. The Draw was made on 30 March.[8]

(18) New Zealand Andrew Aldridge → (18) New Zealand Sean Mason

Results[edit]

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 15 United States (1) Greg Hancock 22 3 2 3 3 3 14 2 2 3
2 11 Poland (3) Jarosław Hampel 18 1 1 3 3 3 11 4 3 2
3 6 Denmark (10) Nicki Pedersen 13 1 3 2 2 1 9 6 2 1
4 13 Australia (4) Jason Crump 12 2 3 0 2 2 9 5 3 0
5 3 Poland (5) Tomasz Gollob 15 3 3 3 2 3 14 1 1
6 10 Sweden (12) Antonio Lindbäck 13 3 2 2 3 2 12 3 1
7 4 Russia (6) Emil Sayfutdinov 8 1 2 3 X 2 8 7 0
8 9 Sweden (9) Fredrik Lindgren 8 2 1 2 1 2 8 8 0
9 7 Denmark (13) Bjarne Pedersen 7 2 0 1 3 1 7 9
10 2 Denmark (15) Hans N. Andersen 6 0 1 1 1 3 6 10
11 14 United Kingdom (11) Chris Harris 5 1 0 1 2 1 5 11
12 16 Australia (8) Chris Holder 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 12
13 5 Sweden (2) Andreas Jonsson 4 3 0 0 1 R 4 13
14 1 Denmark (7) Kenneth Bjerre 4 2 2 R R 0 4 14
15 12 Sweden (14) Peter Ljung 4 0 1 2 1 0 4 15
16 8 United Kingdom (16) Jason Bunyan1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 16
17 17 New Zealand (17) Grant Tregoning - - 17
18 18 New Zealand (18) Sean Mason - - 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
1. British Jason Bunyan started with New Zealand license (MNZ).

Heat after heat[edit]

  1. (65.07) Gollob, Bjerre, Sayfutdinov, Andersen
  2. (65.72) Jonsson, B. Pedersen, N. Pedersen, Bunyan
  3. (65.34) Lindbäck, Lindgren, Hampel, Ljung
  4. (65.37) Hancock, Crump, Harris, Holder
  5. (65.84) Crump, Bjerre, Lindgren, Jonsson
  6. (66.07) N. Pedersen, Lindbäck, Andersen, Harris
  7. (65.63) Gollob, Hancock, Hampel, B. Pedersen
  8. (66.12) Holder, Sayfutdinov, Ljung, Bunyan
  9. (65.32) Hampel, N. Pedersen, Holder, Bjerre (R)
  10. (65.69) Hancock, Ljung, Andersen, Jonsson
  11. (66.15) Gollob, Lindgren, Harris, Bunyan
  12. (66.19) Sayfutdinov, Lindbäck, B. Pedersen, Crump
  13. (66.69) B. Pedersen, Harris, Ljung, Bjerre (R)
  14. (66.25) Hampel, Crump, Andersen, Bunyan
  15. (66.94) Lindbäck, Gollob, Jonsson, Holder
  16. (65.93) Hancock, N. Pedersen, Lindgren, Sayfutdinov (X)
  17. (67.18) Hancock, Lindbäck, Bunyan, Bjerre
  18. (67.00) Andersen, Lindgren, B. Pedersen, Holder
  19. (66.59) Gollob, Crump, N. Pedersen, Ljung
  20. (66.59) Hampel, Sayfutdinov, Harris, Jonsson (R)
    Semifinals:
  21. (66.25) Hampel, N. Pedersen, Gollob, Sayfutdinov
  22. (66.25) Crump, Hancock, Lindbaeck, Lindgren
    The Final:
  23. (66.06) Hancock, Hampel, N. Pedersen, Crump

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 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
1 United States (1) Greg Hancock 22 22                      
2 Poland (3) Jarosław Hampel 18 18                      
3 Poland (5) Tomasz Gollob 15 15                      
4 Denmark (10) Nicki Pedersen 13 13                      
5 Sweden (12) Antonio Lindbäck 13 13                      
6 Australia (4) Jason Crump 12 12                      
7 Russia (6) Emil Sayfutdinov 8 8                      
8 Sweden (9) Fredrik Lindgren 8 8                      
9 Denmark (13) Bjarne Pedersen 7 7                      
10 Denmark (15) Hans N. Andersen 6 6                      
11 United Kingdom (11) Chris Harris 5 5                      
12 Sweden (2) Andreas Jonsson 4 4                      
13 Denmark (7) Kenneth Bjerre 4 4                      
14 Australia (8) Chris Holder 4 4                      
15 Sweden (14) Peter Ljung 4 4                      
16 United Kingdom (16) Jason Bunyan 1 1                      
Rider(s) not classified
New Zealand (17) Grant Tregoning ns                      
New Zealand (18) Sean Mason 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIM Track Racing Commission 2012 Calendars (Mar 16)". fim-live.com. 16 Mar 2012. Retrieved 16 Mar 2012. 
  2. ^ "FIM Buckley Systems New Zealand Speedway Grand Prix". speedwaygp.com. Retrieved 16 Mar 2012. 
  3. ^ Świat Żużla, No 1 (89) 2012, pages 22-23 ISSN 1429-3285
  4. ^ "GP N Zelandia Result". pzm.pl. 2 Apr 2012. Retrieved 5 Apr 2012. 
  5. ^ "Greg Hancock najlepszy w Nowej Zelandii!" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 31 Mar 2012. Retrieved 5 Apr 2012. 
  6. ^ Świat Żużla, No 4 (92) 2012, page 59 ISSN 1429-3285
  7. ^ "Bunyan z dziką kartą w Auckland!" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 22 Jan 2012. Retrieved 16 Mar 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lista startowa Grand Prix Nowej Zelandii" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 30 Mar 2012. Retrieved 30 Mar 2012. 

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