2012 Speedway Grand Prix

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2012 Speedway Grand Prix
Season details
DatesMarch 31 — October 6
Events12
Cities12
Countries8
Riders15 permanents
1 wild card(s)
2 track reserves
Heats276 (in 12 events)
Winners
ChampionFlag of Australia (converted).svg  AUS Chris Holder
Runner-upFlag of Denmark.svg  DEN Nicki Pedersen
3rd placeFlag of the United States.svg  USA Greg Hancock

The 2012 Speedway Grand Prix season was the 67th edition of the official World Championship [1] [2] and the 18th season of the Speedway Grand Prix era, deciding the FIM Speedway World Championship. It was the twelfth series under the promotion of Benfield Sports International, an IMG company. The series began on 31 March in Auckland and finish on 6 October in Torun. [3]

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The Australian rider Chris Holder became World Champion, making him the youngest gold medalist since the start of the Speedway Grand Prix series in 1995. Nicki Pedersen returned to the World Championship podium finishing second, while the American veteran Greg Hancock won the bronze medal.

Qualification

For the 2012 season there will be 15 permanent riders, joined at each Grand Prix by one wild card and two track reserves.

2011 Grand Prix

The top eight riders from the 2011 championship qualified as of right:

Grand Prix Challenge

The top eight riders from the 2011 championship were joined by three riders who qualified via the Grand Prix Challenge.

Nominations

The final four riders were nominated by series promoters, Benfield Sports International, following the completion of the 2011 season.

Qualified Substitutes

Calendar

RoundDateCity and venueWinnerRunner-up3rd placed4th placedResults
1March 31 Flag of New Zealand.svg Auckland , New Zealand
Western Springs Stadium
Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Poland.svg Jarosław Hampel Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump results
2April 28 Flag of Poland.svg Leszno , Poland
Smoczyk Stadium
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chris Holder Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of Poland.svg Jarosław Hampel Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Jonsson results
3May 12 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague , Czech Republic
Markéta Stadium
Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock results
4May 26 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg , Sweden
Ullevi
Flag of Sweden.svg Fredrik Lindgren Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chris Holder Flag of Sweden.svg Thomas H. Jonasson results
5June 9 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen , Denmark
Parken Stadium
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump Flag of Sweden.svg Fredrik Lindgren Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Harris results
6June 23 Flag of Poland.svg Gorzów Wlkp. , Poland
Jancarz Stadium
Flag of Slovakia.svg Martin Vaculík Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chris Holder Flag of Poland.svg Bartosz Zmarzlik Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob results
7July 28 Flag of Croatia.svg Donji Kraljevec , Croatia
Stadium Milenium
Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Jonsson Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of Croatia.svg Jurica Pavlic results
8August 11 Flag of Italy.svg Terenzano , Italy
Pista Olimpia
Flag of Sweden.svg Antonio Lindbäck Flag of Russia.svg Emil Sayfutdinov Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Slovakia.svg Martin Vaculík results
9August 25 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cardiff , Great Britain
Millennium Stadium
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chris Holder Flag of Poland.svg Krzysztof Kasprzak Flag of Sweden.svg Antonio Lindbäck Flag of Sweden.svg Fredrik Lindgren results
10September 8 Flag of Sweden.svg Målilla , Sweden
G&B Stadium
Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chris Holder Flag of Sweden.svg Antonio Lindbäck Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen results
11September 22 Flag of Denmark.svg Vojens , Denmark
Speedway Center
Flag of Denmark.svg Michael Jepsen Jensen Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Russia.svg Emil Sayfutdinov Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Crump results
12October 6 Flag of Poland.svg Toruń , Poland
MotoArena Toruń
Flag of Sweden.svg Antonio Lindbäck Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob Flag of the United States.svg Greg Hancock Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chris Holder results

Classification

Qualifies for next season's Grand Prix series
Full-time Grand Prix rider
Wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
Pos.RiderPoints NZL
Flag of New Zealand.svg
EUR
Flag of Poland.svg
CZE
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
SWE
Flag of Sweden.svg
DEN
Flag of Denmark.svg
POL
Flag of Poland.svg
CRO
Flag of Croatia.svg
ITA
Flag of Italy.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
SCA
Flag of Sweden.svg
NOR
Flag of Denmark.svg
PL2
Flag of Poland.svg
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Australia (converted).svg (8) Chris Holder 160419121791761023171115
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Denmark.svg (10) Nicki Pedersen 152131019149719101111209
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of the United States.svg (1) Greg Hancock 14822912151712101478913
4 Flag of Poland.svg (5) Tomasz Gollob 14215161263121361021721
5 Flag of Russia.svg (6) Emil Sayfutdinov 133871012111071912111511
6 Flag of Australia (converted).svg (4) Jason Crump 1261212201118591068105
7 Flag of Sweden.svg (12) Antonio Lindbäck 122134953661612181119
8 Flag of Sweden.svg (9) Fredrik Lindgren 119886151511951211118
9 Flag of Sweden.svg (2) Andreas Jonsson 88413310891586174
10 Flag of Denmark.svg (15) Hans N. Andersen 696563478410565
11 Flag of Slovakia.svg (19) Martin Vaculík 67208147612
12 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (11) Chris Harris 6553631011086526
13 Flag of Denmark.svg (13) Bjarne Pedersen 597264104532673
14 Flag of Poland.svg (3) Jarosław Hampel 581815670633
15 Flag of Sweden.svg (14) Peter Ljung 57465687080562
16 Flag of Denmark.svg (7) Kenneth Bjerre 4148355376
17 Flag of Denmark.svg (16) Michael Jepsen Jensen 22715
18 Flag of Poland.svg (20) Krzysztof Kasprzak 17134
19 Flag of Sweden.svg (16) Thomas H. Jonasson 16115
20 Flag of Poland.svg (16) Bartosz Zmarzlik 1313
21 Flag of Croatia.svg (16) Jurica Pavlic 1212
22 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (16) Josef Franc 99
23 Flag of Poland.svg (16) Maciej Janowski 88
24 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (16) Scott Nicholls 77
25 Flag of Poland.svg (16)(18) Przemysław Pawlicki 77ns
26 Flag of Denmark.svg (17)(18) Mikkel B. Jensen 44ns
27 Flag of Italy.svg (16) Nicolas Covatti 33
28 Flag of Denmark.svg (17) Peter Kildemand 22
29 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (16) Jason Bunyan 11
30 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (17) Václav Milík, Jr. 00
31 Flag of Croatia.svg (17) Dino Kovacic 00
32 Flag of Sweden.svg (17) Kim Nilsson 00
33 Flag of Sweden.svg (17)(18) Linus Sundström 0ns0
Rider(s) not classified
Flag of New Zealand.svg (17) Grant Tregoning ns
Flag of New Zealand.svg (18) Sean Mason ns
Flag of Poland.svg (17) Tobiasz Musielak ns
Flag of Poland.svg (18) Piotr Pawlicki, Jr. ns
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (18) Matěj Kůs ns
Flag of Sweden.svg (18) Simon Gustafsson ns
Flag of Croatia.svg (18) Samo Kukovica ns
Flag of Italy.svg (17) Michele Paco Castagna ns
Flag of Italy.svg (18) Nicolas Vicentin ns
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (17) Ben Barker ns
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (18) Josh Auty ns
Flag of Denmark.svg (18) Nicklas Porsing ns
Flag of Poland.svg (17) Emil Pulczynski ns
Flag of Poland.svg (18) Kamil Pulczynski ns
Pos. RiderPoints NZL
Flag of New Zealand.svg
EUR
Flag of Poland.svg
CZE
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
SWE
Flag of Sweden.svg
DEN
Flag of Denmark.svg
POL
Flag of Poland.svg
CRO
Flag of Croatia.svg
ITA
Flag of Italy.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
SCA
Flag of Sweden.svg
NOR
Flag of Denmark.svg
PL2
Flag of Poland.svg

See also

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