2012 Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain

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United Kingdom 2012 Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain
2012 FIM Fogo British SGP
SGP FIM 2012.jpg
Information
Date 25 August 2012
City United Kingdom Wales Cardiff
Event 9 of 12 (153)
Referee Sweden Krister Gardel
Jury President Finland Ilkka Teromaa
Stadium details
Stadium Millennium Stadium
Capacity 62,500
Length 277 m
Track temporary (rugby, football/soccer)
SGP Results
Attendance 38,000
Best Time Denmark Nicki Pedersen
54,3 secs (in Heat 2)
Winner Australia Chris Holder
Runner-up Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak
3rd place Sweden Antonio Lindbäck

The 2012 Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain, also known as the 2012 FIM Fogo British Speedway Grand Prix for sponsorship reasons, was the ninth race of the 2012 Speedway Grand Prix season. It took place on August 25 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.[1][2][3]

The Grand Prix was won by Chris Holder who beat Krzysztof Kasprzak, Antonio Lindbäck and Fredrik Lindgren in the final.[4][5] 1950 and 1953 World Champion Freddie Williams, Wales' only Speedway World Champion, presented the winners trophy to Holder.

Riders[edit]

The Speedway Grand Prix Commission nominated Scott Nicholls as Wild Card, and Ben Barker and Craig Cook both as Track Reserves.[6] Injured Craig Cook (carpus broken) was repleced by Josh Auty.[7] Injured Jarosław Hampel and Kenneth Bjerre was replaced by first and second Qualified Substitutes, Martin Vaculík and Krzysztof Kasprzak.[8] The draw was made on August 24.[9]

(3) Poland Jarosław Hampel → (19) Slovakia Martin Vaculík
(7) Denmark Kenneth Bjerre → (20) Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak
(18) United Kingdom Craig Cook → (18) United Kingdom Josh Auty

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 8 Australia (8) Chris Holder 23 2 3 3 3 3 14 1 3 3
2 3 Poland (20) Krzysztof Kasprzak 13 0 3 0 2 2 7 8 2 2
3 2 Sweden (12) Antonio Lindbäck 12 3 0 2 2 1 8 7 2 1
4 16 Sweden (9) Fredrik Lindgren 12 0 1 2 3 3 9 5 3 0
5 4 Russia (6) Emil Sayfutdinov 12 1 2 2 3 3 11 3 1
6 6 Denmark (10) Nicki Pedersen 11 3 1 3 1 3 11 2 0
7 14 Denmark (15) Hans N. Andersen 10 3 3 2 2 R 10 4 0
8 7 Poland (5) Tomasz Gollob 10 0 1 3 3 2 9 6 1
9 11 Slovakia (19) Martin Vaculík 7 3 2 0 0 2 7 9
10 1 United States (1) Greg Hancock 7 2 3 1 1 R 7 10
11 13 United Kingdom (16) Scott Nicholls 7 2 2 1 1 1 7 11
12 5 Sweden (2) Andreas Jonsson 6 1 1 3 0 1 6 12
13 15 United Kingdom (11) Chris Harris 6 1 0 1 2 2 6 13
14 10 Australia (4) Jason Crump 6 2 2 X 1 1 6 14
15 9 Denmark (13) Bjarne Pedersen 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 15
16 12 Sweden (14) Peter Ljung 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
17 17 United Kingdom (17) Ben Barker - - 17
18 18 United Kingdom (18) Josh Auty - - 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. (55,2) Lindbäck, Hancock, Sayfutdinov, Kasprzak
  2. (54,3) N.Pedersen, Holder, Jonsson, Gollob
  3. (54,6) Vaculík, Crump, B.Pedersen, Ljung
  4. (55,3) Andersen, Nicholls, Harris, Lindgren
  5. (54,9) Hancock, Nicholls, Jonsson, B.Pedersen
  6. (55,2) Andersen, Crump, N.Pedersen, Lindbäck
  7. (55,6) Kasprzak, Vaculík, Gollob, Harris
  8. (55,9) Holder, Sayfutdinov, Lindgren, Ljung
  9. (56,2) N.Pedersen, Lindgren, Hancock, Vaculík
  10. (56,1) Jonsson, Lindbäck, Harris, Ljung
  11. (56,2) Holder, Andersen, B.Pedersen, Kasprzak
  12. (56,3) Gollob, Sayfutdinov, Nicholls, Crump (X)
  13. (55,6) Gollob, Andersen, Hancock, Ljung
  14. (55,3) Holder, Lindbäck, Nicholls, Vaculík
  15. (55,7) Lindgren, Kasprzak, Crump, Jonsson
  16. (55,8) Sayfutdinov, Harris, N.Pedersen, B.Pedersen
  17. (55,5) Holder, Harris, Crump, Hancock (R)
  18. (55,9) Lindgren, Gollob, Lindbäck, B.Pedersen
  19. (56,3) N.Pedersen, Kasprzak, Nicholls, Ljung
  20. (56,2) Sayfutdinov, Vaculík, Jonsson, Andersen (R)
    Semifinals
  21. (55,5) Holder, Lindbäck, Gollob, Andersen
  22. (55,9) Lindgren, Kasprzak, Sayfutdinov, N.Pedersen
    the Final
  23. (55,7) Holder, Kasprzak, Lindbäck, Lindgren

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 118 22 9 12 15 17 12 10 14 7      
2 Australia (8) Chris Holder 117 4 19 12 17 9 17 6 10 23      
3 Denmark (10) Nicki Pedersen 112 13 10 19 14 9 7 19 10 11      
4 Australia (4) Jason Crump 103 12 12 20 11 18 5 9 10 6      
5 Russia (6) Emil Sayfutdinov 96 8 7 10 12 11 10 7 19 12      
6 Poland (5) Tomasz Gollob 93 15 16 12 6 3 12 13 6 10      
7 Sweden (9) Fredrik Lindgren 89 8 8 6 15 15 11 9 5 12      
8 Sweden (2) Andreas Jonsson 76 4 13 3 10 8 9 15 8 6      
9 Sweden (12) Antonio Lindbäck 74 13 4 9 5 3 6 6 16 12      
10 Denmark (15) Hans N. Andersen 53 6 5 6 3 4 7 8 4 10      
11 United Kingdom (11) Chris Harris 52 5 3 6 3 10 1 10 8 6      
12 Slovakia (19) Martin Vaculík 49 20 8 14 7      
13 Poland (3) Jarosław Hampel 46 18 15 6 7 ns      
14 Sweden (14) Peter Ljung 44 4 6 5 6 8 7 0 8 0      
15 Denmark (13) Bjarne Pedersen 43 7 2 6 4 10 4 5 3 2      
16 Denmark (7) Kenneth Bjerre 41 4 8 3 5 5 3 7 6      
17 Poland (16) Bartosz Zmarzlik 13 13      
18 Poland (20) Krzysztof Kasprzak 13 13      
19 Croatia (16) Jurica Pavlic 12 12      
20 Sweden (16) Thomas H. Jonasson 11 11      
21 Czech Republic (16) Josef Franc 9 9      
22 Poland (16)(18) Przemysław Pawlicki 7 7 ns      
23 Denmark (16) Michael Jepsen Jensen 7 7      
24 United Kingdom (16) Scott Nicholls 7 7      
25 Denmark (18) Mikkel B. Jensen 4 4      
26 Italy (16) Nicolas Covatti 3 3      
27 Denmark (17) Peter Kildemand 2 2      
28 United Kingdom (16) Jason Bunyan 1 1      
29 Czech Republic (17) Václav Milík, Jr. 0 0      
30 Croatia (17) Dino Kovacic 0 0      
Rider(s) not classified
New Zealand (17) Grant Tregoning ns      
New Zealand (18) Sean Mason ns      
Poland (17) Tobiasz Musielak ns      
Czech Republic (18) Matěj Kůs ns      
Sweden (17) Linus Sundström ns      
Sweden (18) Simon Gustafsson ns      
Poland (18) Przemysław Pawlicki ns      
Slovenia (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      
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)" (PDF). fim-live.com. 16 Mar 2012. Retrieved 16 Mar 2012. 
  2. ^ "FIM British Speedway GP". speedwaygp.com. Retrieved 16 Mar 2012. 
  3. ^ Świat Żużla, No 1 (89) 2012, pages 38-39 ISSN 1429-3285
  4. ^ "Holder najlepszy w Grand Prix Wielkiej Brytanii, drugie miejsce Kasprzaka" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 25 Aug 2012. Retrieved 25 Feb 2013. 
  5. ^ Świat Żużla, No 4 (92) 2012, page 61 ISSN 1429-3285
  6. ^ "Barker i Cook rezerwowymi w Cardiff" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 10 Aug 2012. Retrieved 25 Feb 2013. 
  7. ^ "Auty w miejsce Cooka w GP Cardiff" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 20 Aug 2012. Retrieved 25 Feb 2013. 
  8. ^ "Kasprzak pojedzie w Cardiff!" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 24 Aug 2012. Retrieved 25 Feb 2013. 
  9. ^ "Lista startowa Grand Prix Wielkiej Brytanii" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 24 Aug 2012. Retrieved 25 Feb 2013. 

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