2011 Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain

The 2011 Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain, also known as the 2011 FIM Doodson British Speedway Grand Prix for sponsorship reasons, was the fifth race of the 2011 Speedway Grand Prix season. It took place on 25 June at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Great Britain.[1][2]

United Kingdom 2011 Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain
FIM Doodson British Speedway Grand Prix
2011-fim-doodson-british-speedway-grand-prix poster.jpg
Information
Date25 June 2011
CityUnited Kingdom Wales Cardiff
Event5 of 11 (138)
RefereePoland Wojciech Grodzki
Jury PresidentItaly Armando Castagna
Stadium details
StadiumMillennium Stadium
Length277 m (303 yd)
SGP Results
Attendance43,640
Best TimeAustralia Chris Holder
55,3 secs (in Heat 22)
1st place, gold medalist(s) WinnerUnited States Greg Hancock
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-upDenmark Nicki Pedersen
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd placeAustralia Nicki Pedersen

RidersEdit

The Speedway Grand Prix Commission nominated Scott Nicholls as Wild Card, and Tai Woffinden and Ben Barker both as Track Reserves. Because Artem Laguta did not have a valid visa, he could not enter into the United Kingdom. He was replaced by first Qualified Substitutes, Magnus Zetterström of Sweden.[3] Another Russian rider, Emil Sayfutdinov, has Polish citizenship also. The Draw was made on 24 June by the Jury President, Armando Castagna.[4][5]

(13)   Artem Laguta → (19)   Magnus Zetterström

ResultsEdit

The Grand Prix was won by Greg Hancock who beat Nicki Pedersen, Chris Holder and Emil Sayfutdinov in the final. Hancock becoming World Championship leader.[6][7][8]

Heat detailsEdit

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   (5) Greg Hancock 20 2 3 1 3 3 12 1 2 3
2 11   (10) Nicki Pedersen 16 3 2 3 2 T/- 10 5 2 2
3 14   (8) Chris Holder 15 0 1 3 3 3 10 3 3 1
4 10   (12) Emil Sayfutdinov 13 0 2 3 3 2 10 4 3 Fx
5 6   (7) Kenneth Bjerre 11 1 3 2 3 2 11 2 T
6 16   (9) Andreas Jonsson 10 2 2 1 1 3 9 6 1
7 3   (19) Magnus Zetterström 9 2 3 0 2 1 8 8 1
8 4   (3) Jason Crump 8 3 0 2 2 1 8 7 0
9 9   (15) Janusz Kołodziej 7 2 3 2 0 0 7 9
10 7   (1) Tomasz Gollob 7 3 0 1 1 2 7 10
11 2   (6) Chris Harris 6 1 0 3 1 1 6 11
12 12   (2) Jarosław Hampel 5 1 1 R 0 3 5 12
13 1   (16) Scott Nicholls 5 0 2 0 2 1 5 13
14 15   (11) Fredrik Lindgren 5 1 1 2 1 X 5 14
15 13   (14) Antonio Lindbäck 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 15
16 17   (17) Tai Woffinden 2 2 2 16
17 5   (4) Rune Holta 1 0 1 Fx 0 0 1 17
18 18   (18) Ben Barker - - 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 heatEdit

  1. (56,2) Crump, Zetterström, Harris, Nicholls
  2. (56,0) Gollob, Hancock, Bjerre, Holta
  3. (56,1) Pedersen, Kołodziej, Hampel, Sayfutdinov
  4. (56,7) Lindbäck, Jonsson, Lindgren, Holder
  5. (56,3) Kołodziej, Nicholls, Holta, Lindbäck
  6. (56,0) Bjerre, Sayfutdinov, Holder, Harris
  7. (56,9) Zetterström, Pedersen, Lindgren, Gollob
  8. (56,6) Hancock, Jonsson, Hampel, Crump
  9. (56,2) Pedersen, Bjerre, Jonsson, Nicholls
  10. (57,0) Harris, Lindgren, Holta (Fx), Hampel (X)
  11. (56,1) Holder, Kołodziej, Hancock, Zetterström
  12. (56,7) Sayfutdinov, Crump, Gollob, Lindbäck
  13. (55,6) Holder, Nicholls, Gollob, Hampel
  14. (56,3) Hancock, Pedersen, Harris, Lindbäck
  15. (56,3) Sayfutdinov, Zetterström, Jonsson, Holta
  16. (56,7) Bjerre, Crump, Lindgren, Kołodziej
  17. (56,0) Hancock, Sayfutdinov, Nicholls, Lindgren (X)
  18. (56,8) Jonsson, Gollob, Harris, Kołodziej
  19. (56,0) Hampel, Bjerre, Zetterström, Lindbäck
  20. (56,4) Holder, Woffinden, Crump, Holta (Pedersen - R)
    Semi-Finals:
  21. (55,6) Sayfutdinov, Hancock, Jonsson, Crump
  22. (55,3) Holder, Pedersen, Zetterström, Bjerre (R)
    the Final:
  23. (55,8) Hancock, Pedersen, Holder, Sayfutdinov (Fx)

The intermediate classificationEdit

Qualifies for next season's Grand Prix series
Full-time Grand Prix rider
Wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
Pos. Rider Points EUR
 
SWE
 
CZE
 
DEN
 
GBR
 
ITA
 
SCA
 
POL
 
NOR
 
CRO
 
PL2
 
1   (5) Greg Hancock 80 14 10 23 13 20            
2   (1) Tomasz Gollob 68 18 6 17 20 7            
3   (8) Chris Holder 57 9 10 9 14 15            
4   (2) Jarosław Hampel 53 12 5 19 12 5            
5   (10) Nicki Pedersen 53 17 4 9 7 16            
6   (3) Jason Crump 50 5 6 13 18 8            
7   (12) Emil Sayfutdinov 48 14 8 6 7 13            
8   (11) Fredrik Lindgren 40 11 6 9 9 5            
9   (7) Kenneth Bjerre 38 10 2 9 6 11            
10   (9) Andreas Jonsson 36 5 6 8 7 10            
11   (15) Janusz Kołodziej 28 8 9 1 3 7            
12   (6) Chris Harris 27 7 4 3 7 6            
13   (4) Rune Holta 24 9 1 7 6 1            
13   (14) Antonio Lindbäck 24 1 9 6 5 3            
15   (13) Artem Laguta 10 0 1 2 7            
16   (19) Magnus Zetterström 9 9            
17   (16) Thomas H. Jonasson 8 8            
18   (16) Scott Nicholls 5 5            
19   (16) Damian Baliński 4 4            
20   (16) Matěj Kůs 3 3            
21   (16) Mikkel B. Jensen 2 2            
22   (17) Tai Woffinden 2 2            
23   (17) Simon Gustafsson 1 1            
24   (18) Dennis Andersson 0 0            
Rider(s) not classified
  (17) Patryk Dudek ns            
  (18) Maciej Janowski ns            
  (17) Lukáš Dryml ns            
  (18) Zdeněk Simota ns            
  (17) Michael Jepsen Jensen ns            
  (18) Kenneth Arendt Larsen ns            
  (18) Ben Barker ns            
Pos. Rider Points EUR
 
SWE
 
CZE
 
DEN
 
GBR
 
ITA
 
SCA
 
POL
 
NOR
 
CRO
 
PL2
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SGP/SWC Dates 2011". speedwaygp.com. 22 Oct 2010. Archived from the original on 25 October 2010. Retrieved 26 Oct 2010.
  2. ^ "Supplementary Regulations" (PDF). FIM-live.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Magnus Zetterstroem: Marzę o zwycięstwie w Cardiff" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 22 Jun 2011. Retrieved 28 Jul 2011.
  4. ^ "Draw". speedwaygp.com. 24 Jun 2011. Retrieved 28 Jul 2011.
  5. ^ "Lista startowa Grand Prix Wielkiej Brytanii" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 24 Jun 2011. Retrieved 28 Jul 2011.
  6. ^ "Cardiff SGP Result" (PDF). PZM.pl. 27 Jun 2011. Retrieved 28 Jul 2011.
  7. ^ "Greg Hancock zwyciężył w Cardiff, nieudany występ Polaków" (in Polish). SportoweFakty.pl. 25 Jun 2011. Retrieved 28 Jul 2011.
  8. ^ Świat Żużla, No 4 (88) 2011, page 55 ISSN 1429-3285

See alsoEdit