2012 Speedway Grand Prix of Italy

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Italy 2012 Speedway Grand Prix of Italy
2012 FIM Fogo Italian SGP
Information
Date 11 August 2012
City Italy Terenzano
Event 8 of 12 (152)
Referee United Kingdom Craig Ackroyd
Jury President Germany Wolfgang Glas
Stadium details
Stadium Pista Olimpia
Capacity 4,000
Length 400 m
Track speedway
SGP Results
Attendance 3,000
Best Time Sweden Antonio Lindbäck
71,37 secs (in Heat 1)
Winner Sweden Antonio Lindbäck
Runner-up Russia Emil Sayfutdinov
3rd place United States Greg Hancock

The 2012 FIM Fogo Italian Speedway Grand Prix was the eighth race of the 2012 Speedway Grand Prix season. It took place on August 11 at the Pista Olimpia stadium in Terenzano, Italy.[1][2][3]

The Grand Prix was won by Antonio Lindbäck who beat Emil Sayfutdinov, Greg Hancock and Martin Vaculík.[4][5] It was first SGP win for Lindbäck in his 52nd start. He and Fredrik Lindgren are the most "waiting for win" riders.[6]

Riders[edit]

The Speedway Grand Prix Commission nominated Nicolas Covatti as Wild Card, and Michele Paco Castagna and Nicolas Vicentin both as Track Reserves.[7] Injured Jarosław Hampel was replaced by first Qualified Substitutes, Martin Vaculík for third time.[8] The draw was made on August 10.[9]

(3) Poland Jarosław Hampel → (19) Slovakia Martin Vaculík

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 3 Sweden (12) Antonio Lindbäck 16 3 1 0 3 1 8 7 2 3
2 6 Russia (6) Emil Sayfutdinov 19 3 3 2 2 2 12 1 3 2
3 8 United States (1) Greg Hancock 14 2 2 3 0 3 10 3 2 1
4 12 Slovakia (19) Martin Vaculík 14 0 3 2 3 3 11 2 3 X
5 5 Australia (4) Jason Crump 10 0 2 3 2 3 10 4 0
6 11 Australia (8) Chris Holder 10 3 0 3 1 2 9 5 1
7 7 Denmark (10) Nicki Pedersen 10 1 3 1 1 3 9 6 1
8 1 Sweden (2) Andreas Jonsson 8 2 3 1 0 2 8 8 F
9 10 Sweden (14) Peter Ljung 8 2 2 3 1 0 8 9
10 13 United Kingdom (11) Chris Harris 8 2 1 2 3 X 8 10
11 15 Denmark (7) Kenneth Bjerre 6 3 2 R 0 1 6 11
12 14 Poland (5) Tomasz Gollob 6 1 R 2 2 1 6 12
13 2 Sweden (9) Fredrik Lindgren 5 0 1 1 2 1 5 13
14 4 Denmark (15) Hans N. Andersen 4 1 0 0 3 0 4 14
15 16 Italy (16) Nicolas Covatti 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 15
16 9 Denmark (13) Bjarne Pedersen 3 1 0 1 1 0 3 16
17 17 Italy (17) Michele Paco Castagna - - 17
18 18 Italy (18) Nicolas Vicentin - - 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. (71,37) Lindbäck, Jonsson, Andersen, Lindgren
  2. (71,67) Sayfutdinov, Hancock, N. Pedersen, Crump
  3. (71,40) Holder, Ljung, B. Pedersen, Vaculík
  4. (71,59) Bjerre, Harris, Gollob, Covatti
  5. (72,43) Jonsson, Crump, Harris, B. Pedersen
  6. (72,81) Sayfutdinov, Ljung, Lindgren, Gollob (R)
  7. (72,69) N. Pedersen, Bjerre, Lindbäck, Holder
  8. (72,62) Vaculík, Hancock, Covatti, Andersen
  9. (73,28) Holder, Sayfutdinov, Jonsson, Covatti
  10. (73,06) Crump, Vaculík, Lindgren, Bjerre (R)
  11. (73,88) Hancock, Gollob, B. Pedersen, Lindbäck
  12. (76,09) Ljung, Harris, N. Pedersen, Andersen
  13. (74,38) Vaculík, Gollob, N. Pedersen, Jonsson
  14. (74,41) Harris, Lindgren, Holder, Hancock
  15. (74,15) Lindbäck, Crump, Ljung, Covatti
  16. (76,00) Andersen, Sayfutdinov, B. Pedersen, Bjerre
  17. (74,47) Hancock, Jonsson, Bjerre, Ljung
  18. (74,34) N. Pedersen, Covatti, Lindgren, B. Pedersen
  19. (73,25) Vaculík, Sayfutdinov, Lindbäck, Harris (X)
  20. (73,59) Crump, Holder, Gollob, Andersen
    Semifinals
  21. (73,07) Sayfutdinov, Lindbäck, N. Pedersen, Crump
  22. (73,88) Vaculík, Hancock, Holder, Jonsson (F)
    the Final
  23. (73,36) Lindbäck, Sayfutdinov, Hancock, Vaculík (X)

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 111 22 9 12 15 17 12 10 14        
2 Denmark (10) Nicki Pedersen 101 13 10 19 14 9 7 19 10        
3 Australia (4) Jason Crump 97 12 12 20 11 18 5 9 10        
4 Australia (8) Chris Holder 94 4 19 12 17 9 17 6 10        
5 Russia (6) Emil Sayfutdinov 84 8 7 10 12 11 10 7 19        
6 Poland (5) Tomasz Gollob 83 15 16 12 6 3 12 13 6        
7 Sweden (9) Fredrik Lindgren 77 8 8 6 15 15 11 9 5        
8 Sweden (2) Andreas Jonsson 70 4 13 3 10 8 9 15 8        
9 Sweden (12) Antonio Lindbäck 62 13 4 9 5 3 6 6 16        
10 Poland (3) Jarosław Hampel 46 18 15 6 7 ns        
11 United Kingdom (11) Chris Harris 46 5 3 6 3 10 1 10 8        
12 Sweden (14) Peter Ljung 44 4 6 5 6 8 7 0 8        
13 Denmark (15) Hans N. Andersen 43 6 5 6 3 4 7 8 4        
14 Slovakia (19) Martin Vaculík 42 20 8 14        
15 Denmark (7) Kenneth Bjerre 41 4 8 3 5 5 3 7 6        
16 Denmark (13) Bjarne Pedersen 41 7 2 6 4 10 4 5 3        
17 Poland (16) Bartosz Zmarzlik 13 13        
18 Croatia (16) Jurica Pavlic 12 12        
19 Sweden (16) Thomas H. Jonasson 11 11        
20 Czech Republic (16) Josef Franc 9 9        
21 Poland (16)(18) Przemysław Pawlicki 7 7 ns        
22 Denmark (16) Michael Jepsen Jensen 7 7        
23 Denmark (18) Mikkel B. Jensen 4 4        
24 Italy (16) Nicolas Covatti 3 3        
25 Denmark (17) Peter Kildemand 2 2        
26 United Kingdom (16) Jason Bunyan 1 1        
27 Czech Republic (17) Václav Milík, Jr. 0 0        
28 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        
Poland (17)(18) Piotr Pawlicki, Jr. ns ns        
Czech Republic (18) Matěj Kůs ns        
Sweden (17) Linus Sundström ns        
Sweden (18) Simon Gustafsson ns        
Slovenia (18) Samo Kukovica ns        
Italy (17) Michele Paco Castagna ns        
Italy (18) Nicolas Vicentin 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 Italian Speedway GP". speedwaygp.com. Retrieved 16 Mar 2012. 
  3. ^ Świat Żużla, No 1 (89) 2012, pages 36-37 ISSN 1429-3285
  4. ^ "Pierwsze zwycięstwo Lindbaecka - relacja z Grand Prix Włoch" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 11 Aug 2012. Retrieved 25 Feb 2013. 
  5. ^ Świat Żużla, No 4 (92) 2012, page 60 ISSN 1429-3285
  6. ^ "Lindbaeck czekał tak jak Lindgren" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 12 Aug 2012. Retrieved 25 Feb 2013. 
  7. ^ "Argentyńczyk wystąpi w Grand Prix Włoch" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 31 Jul 2012. Retrieved 25 Feb 2013. 
  8. ^ "Vaculik pojedzie w GP Włoch" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 2 Aug 2012. Retrieved 25 Feb 2013. 
  9. ^ "GP Włoch: Pojedynek Crumpa, Hancocka i Pedersena już w drugim biegu!" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 10 Aug 2012. Retrieved 25 Feb 2013. 

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