GP CHALLENGE SEMI FINAL 1
 
ANDRE HAYWARD stormed to victory in this meeting, dropping points in his final race but recovering to win a run-off and book his place in the GP Challenge Final.  In the run-off he beat VACLAV RUZUCHA but the young Czech had more than done enough to guarantee his place at the final hurdle to qualify for next season's GPs.  The rostrum here was completed by ENZO INNACONE after the highly fancied Italian had ridden consistently to total 12 points.  The final qualifier for the next stage was Sweden's GOTE NORDVALL who required a run-off to confirm his place after scoring 11 points.
 
The rider to miss out in the final run-off was Pat Watkiss with the young Aussie now left to hope that his performance here might help the selection committee to look favourably on him when selecting the wild card for the GP Challenge.  These 5 looked the best quintet on show here by a bit of a distance and were not surprise qualifiers.  Of those missing out Leon Westfall and Reznik Baluch had started well backed by the bookies and performed well but didn't do enough.  Erling Troelsen was another name people were talking about but a fall in his second ride left him too much to do.  Richie Sampson was the other rider expected to challenge more than he did but he just didn't get going until a last heat win and finished well down the order in this traditionally cut and thrust round of GP qualification.
 
  1. Andre Hayward............. 3  3  3  3  1  13   ---   QUALIFIED
  2. Vaclav Ruzucha............ 3  3  2  2  3  13   ---   QUALIFIED
  3. Enzo Innacone............. 2  2  3  2  3  12   ---   QUALIFIED
  4. Gote Nordvall............. 2  3  2  2  2  11   ---   QUALIFIED
  5. Pat Watkiss............... 1  3  1  3  3  11
  6. Robbie Cormack............ 1  2  3  1  2   9
  7. Reznik Baluch............. 3  2  2  0  1   8
  8. Erling Troelsen........... 2  F  2  3  0   7
  9. Vaclav Cervenka........... 2  1  0  3  1   7
 10. Leon Westfall............. 3  0  1  1  2   7
 11. Richie Sampson............ 0  1  0  1  3   5
 12. Martin Payne.............. 0  0  3  1  0   4
 13. Jakub Burak............... 1  0  1  0  2   4
 14. Jamie Vaughan............. 1  1  1  0  1   4
 15. Boris Kravchuk............ 0  1  0  2  0   3
 16. Oliver Holmstrom.......... 0  2  0  Fx 0   2
 
 No. Results
  1: Andre Hayward, Enzo Innacone, Jakub Burak, Oliver Holmstrom 
  2: Leon Westfall, Vaclav Cervenka, Robbie Cormack, Martin Payne 
  3: Vaclav Ruzucha, Gote Nordvall, Pat Watkiss, Richie Sampson 
  4: Reznik Baluch, Erling Troelsen, Jamie Vaughan, Boris Kravchuk 
  5: Andre Hayward, Robbie Cormack, Richie Sampson, Erling Troelsen (F) 
  6: Pat Watkiss, Reznik Baluch, Vaclav Cervenka, Jakub Burak 
  7: Vaclav Ruzucha, Enzo Innacone, Boris Kravchuk, Martin Payne 
  8: Gote Nordvall, Oliver Holmstrom, Jamie Vaughan, Leon Westfall 
  9: Andre Hayward, Vaclav Ruzucha, Jamie Vaughan, Vaclav Cervenka 
 10: Robbie Cormack, Gote Nordvall, Jakub Burak, Boris Kravchuk 
 11: Enzo Innacone, Reznik Baluch, Leon Westfall, Richie Sampson 
 12: Martin Payne, Erling Troelsen, Pat Watkiss, Oliver Holmstrom 
 13: Andre Hayward, Gote Nordvall, Martin Payne, Reznik Baluch 
 14: Erling Troelsen, Vaclav Ruzucha, Leon Westfall, Jakub Burak 
 15: Pat Watkiss, Enzo Innacone, Robbie Cormack, Jamie Vaughan 
 16: Vaclav Cervenka, Boris Kravchuk, Richie Sampson, Oliver Holmstrom (Fx) 
 17: Pat Watkiss, Leon Westfall, Andre Hayward, Boris Kravchuk 
 18: Richie Sampson, Jakub Burak, Jamie Vaughan, Martin Payne 
 19: Enzo Innacone, Gote Nordvall, Vaclav Cervenka, Erling Troelsen 
 20: Vaclav Ruzucha, Robbie Cormack, Reznik Baluch, Oliver Holmstrom 
 21: Andre Hayward, Vaclav Ruzucha 
 22: Gote Nordvall, Pat Watkiss