2008 Speedway Grand Prix of Germany

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Flag of Germany.svg 2008 Speedway Grand Prix of Germany
FIM Final Speedway Grand Prix
Information
Date18 October 2008
City Flag of Germany.svg Gelsenkirchen
Flag of Poland.svg Bydgoszcz
Event11 of 11 (111)
Referee Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Anthony Steele
Jury President Flag of Denmark.svg Jørgen L. Jensen
Stadium details
Stadium Veltins-Arena
Polonia Stadium
Capacity20,000
Length348 m (381 yd)
Tracktemporary (Gelsenkirchen)
speedway track (Bydgoszcz)
SGP Results
Best Time Flag of Australia (converted).svg Leigh Adams
60.44 secs (in Heat 1)
Gold medal icon.svg Winner Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob
Silver medal icon.svg Runner-up Flag of Denmark.svg Hans N. Andersen
Bronze medal icon.svg 3rd place Flag of the United States.svg Hans N. Andersen

The 2008 Speedway Grand Prix of Germany was the eleventh and closing race of the 2008 Speedway Grand Prix season. It was scheduled to take place on 11 October 2008, in the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. However, the meeting was cancelled because the track (temporary) was deemed unsafe by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) jury due to adverse weather conditions. The event was re-staged at the Polonia Stadium, Bydgoszcz, Poland, on the 18 October and was renamed the 2008 FIM Final Speedway Grand Prix. [1] [2] The Grand Prix was won by Polish rider Tomasz Gollob, who also won the 2008 Super Prix. [3]

Contents

Riders

The Speedway Grand Prix Commission nominated Martin Smolinski as a wild card, and Tobias Kroner and Max Dilger both as track reserves. [4] Kevin Wölbert later replaced the injured Max Dilger. [5] The draw was made on September 29 at the FIM Headquarters in Mies, Switzerland. [6] The SGP Commission re-nominated Maciej Janowski and Grzegorz Zengota both as track reserves. [7] Track reserve Janowski later replaced the injured Niels Kristian Iversen. [8]

Heat details

PlacingDrawRiderTotal1234567891011121314151617181920PtsPos212223
14 Flag of Poland.svg (4) Tomasz Gollob 21E4333312233
25 Flag of Denmark.svg (5) Hans N. Andersen 172223110632
313 Flag of the United States.svg (6) Greg Hancock 152303311521
42 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (2) Leigh Adams 153332213120
57 Flag of Denmark.svg (1) Nicki Pedersen 13331231241
614 Flag of Sweden.svg (10) Andreas Jonsson 1231332123X
71 Flag of Sweden.svg (15) Fredrik Lindgren 921212881
810 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (13) Lukáš Dryml 820213870
99 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (3) Jason Crump 73021179
103 Flag of Poland.svg (7) Rune Holta 712T/-22710
116 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (8) Scott Nicholls 712121711
128 Flag of Poland.svg (14) Krzysztof Kasprzak 502111512
1311 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (9) Chris Harris 410300413
1415 Flag of Denmark.svg (11) Bjarne Pedersen 311100314
1517 Flag of Poland.svg (17) Maciej Janowski 101000115
1612 Flag of Germany.svg (16) Martin Smolinski 000000016
1718 Flag of Poland.svg (18) Grzegorz Zengota 00017
16 Flag of Denmark.svg (12) Niels Kristian Iversen --
PlacingDrawRiderTotal1234567891011121314151617181920PtsPos212223

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 – insidegate Bgate Cgate D – outside

Heat after heat

  1. (60,44) Adams, Lindgren, Holta, Gollob (E4)
  2. (61,22) N.Pedersen, Andersen, Nicholls, Kasprzak
  3. (61,66) Crump, Dryml, Harris, Smolinski
  4. (61,69) Jonsson, Hancock, B.Pedersen, Janowski
  5. (61,91) Hancock, Andersen, Lindgren, Crump
  6. (62,22) Adams, Nicholls, Jonsson, Dryml
  7. (62,25) N.Pedersen, Holta, B.Pedersen, Harris
  8. (62,82) Gollob, Kasprzak, Janowski, Smolinski
  9. (63,91) Harris, Lindgren, Nicholls, Janowski
  10. (62,68) Adams, Andersen, B.Pedersen, Smolinski
  11. (62,78) Jonsson, Crump, Kasprzak, Zengota, Holta (T)
  12. (63,62) Gollob, Dryml, N.Pedersen, Hancock
  13. (62,88) Jonsson, N.Pedersen, Lindgren, Smolinski
  14. (63,12) Hancock, Adams, Kasprzak, Harris
  15. (63,75) Andersen, Holta, Dryml, Janowski
  16. (63,48) Gollob, Nicholls, Crump, B.Pedersen
  17. (64,44) Dryml, Lindgren, Kasprzak, B.Pedersen
  18. (63,79) N.Pedersen, Adams, Crump, Janowski
  19. (63,88) Hancock, Holta, Nicholls, Smolinski
  20. (64,37) Gollob, Jonsson, Andersen, Harris
    Semi-Finals:
  21. (64,27) Andersen, Adams, N.Pedersen, Dryml
  22. (64,25) Gollob, Hancock, Lindgren, Jonsson (X)
    The Final:
  23. (64,00) Gollob, Andersen, Hancock, Adams
    SuperPrix Final:
  24. (63,98) Gollob, Crump, Holta, N.Pedersen (T)

Super Prix

For the Super Prix Final the $200,000 prize fund will be awarded as follows:

  1. $120,000
  2. $40,000
  3. $25,000
  4. $15,000

If a Super Prix event is won by a rider who has already qualified for the Super Prix Final, then the World Championship Final Classification following the completion of Heat 23 in Germany will determine who is awarded this place or places.

At the Super Prix Final in Germany, if a rider has won more than one Super Prix he will take the starting gate colour of his first Super Prix win. e.g. If he has won in Sweden (red) and Denmark (blue), the rider will have the red starting gate.

If qualified riders are unable to participate in the Super Prix Final due to injury or other circumstances, they will be replaced using the World Championship Final Classification.

A Wild Card or Reserve rider could qualify to the Super Prix Final in Germany.

It is the placing in the Final of a Super Prix which determines who qualifies, not points. [9]

GateRiderNote
A Flag of Poland.svg POL Rune Holta Swedish SGP Winner
B Flag of Poland.svg POL Tomasz Gollob Danish SGP Winner (Final SGP Winner also)
C Flag of Australia (converted).svg AUS Jason Crump British SGP Winner
D Flag of Denmark.svg DEN Nicki Pedersen Final SGP Winner
Top rider in World Championship Final Classification

The Final Classification

Qualifies for next season's Grand Prix series
Full-time Grand Prix rider
Wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
Pos.RiderPoints SVN
Flag of Slovenia.svg
EUR
Flag of Poland.svg
SWE
Flag of Sweden.svg
DEN
Flag of Denmark.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
CZE
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
SCA
Flag of Sweden.svg
LAT
Flag of Latvia.svg
POL
Flag of Poland.svg
ITA
Flag of Italy.svg
FIN
Flag of Poland.svg
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Denmark.svg (1) Nicki Pedersen 174171616201122141821613
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Australia (converted).svg (3) Jason Crump 1521081218221712199187
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Poland.svg (4) Tomasz Gollob 148191281941281620921
4 Flag of the United States.svg (6) Greg Hancock 1448206102013121318915
5 Flag of Denmark.svg (5) Hans N. Andersen 139146811916207102117
6 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (2) Leigh Adams 1255209871021991215
7 Flag of Sweden.svg (10) Andreas Jonsson 10012989896108912
8 Flag of Poland.svg (7) Rune Holta 805417769546107
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (8) Scott Nicholls 777277126471087
10 Flag of Sweden.svg (15) Fredrik Lindgren 73772232477059
11 Flag of Denmark.svg (11) Bjarne Pedersen 6947147674173
12 Flag of Denmark.svg (12) Niels Kristian Iversen 5981026679146ns
13 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (9) Chris Harris 586653107395ns4
14 Flag of Poland.svg (14) Krzysztof Kasprzak 5763534197685
15 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (13) Lukáš Dryml 4792311457348
16 Flag of Poland.svg (16) Jarosław Hampel 1616
17 Flag of Denmark.svg (16) Kenneth Bjerre 1111
18 Flag of Poland.svg (16) Wiesław Jaguś 99
19 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (16) (19) Luboš Tomíček, Jr. 8350
20 Flag of Slovenia.svg (16) Matej Žagar 77
21 Flag of Sweden.svg (16) (17) Jonas Davidsson 77ns
22 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (16) Edward Kennett 44
23 Flag of Sweden.svg (16) Peter Ljung 33
24 Flag of Latvia.svg (16) Grigory Laguta 22
25 Flag of Italy.svg (17) Mattia Carpanese 22
26 Flag of Sweden.svg (18) Billy Forsberg 22
27 Flag of Denmark.svg (17) Nicolai Klindt 11
28 Flag of Poland.svg (17) (18) Krzysztof Buczkowski 1ns1
29 Flag of Poland.svg (17) (18) Maciej Janowski 1ns1
30 Flag of Italy.svg (16) Guglielmo Franchetti 00
31 Flag of Germany.svg (16) Martin Smolinski 00
32 Flag of Sweden.svg (17) Sebastian Aldén 00
33 Flag of Latvia.svg (17) Maksims Bogdanovs 00
34 Flag of Italy.svg (18) Alessandro Milanese 00
35 Flag of Poland.svg (18) Grzegorz Zengota 00
Rider(s) not classified
Flag of Slovenia.svg (17) Izak Šantej ns
Flag of Poland.svg (17) Damian Baliński ns
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (17) Tai Woffinden ns
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (17) Adrian Rymel ns
Flag of Slovenia.svg (18) Denis Štojs ns
Flag of Denmark.svg (18) Patrick Hougaard ns
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (18) Simon Stead ns
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (18) Filip Šitera ns
Flag of Sweden.svg (18) Thomas H. Jonasson ns
Flag of Latvia.svg (18) Kasts Poudzuks ns
Pos. RiderPoints SVN
Flag of Slovenia.svg
EUR
Flag of Poland.svg
SWE
Flag of Sweden.svg
DEN
Flag of Denmark.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
CZE
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
SCA
Flag of Sweden.svg
LAT
Flag of Latvia.svg
POL
Flag of Poland.svg
ITA
Flag of Italy.svg
FIN
Flag of Poland.svg

See also

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