Greg Hancock Is World Speedway Champion Again!

Cycle News Staff | October 23, 2016

Greg Hancock Is World Speedway Champion Again!: American great Greg Hancock is determined to continue making history, insisting “I’ve never put a time frame on this game” after lifting FIM Speedway World Championship number four in Melbourne, October 22.

Greg Hancock Is World Speedway Champion Again!

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46-year-old Greg Hancock wrapped up his fourth World Speedway title in Australia. Photography by John Hipkiss

The 46-year-old signed off another chapter in his storied career when he won heat four of the QBE Insurance Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix at Etihad Stadium to clinch the sport’s biggest prize, with Great Britain star Tai Woffinden seeing off Bartosz Zmarzlik in the final to pip the Pole to World Championship silver.

Hancock is now one of the top six riders of all time in terms of world title wins, pulling level on four with New Zealand icon Barry Briggs and Danish team manager Hans Nielsen.

“I’ll keep fighting and I am trying to find that little bit extra every year to be a little bit quicker,” Hancock said. “I can’t beat these guys on sheer aggression. I have to be a little smarter and a little quicker.”

2016 FIM Speedway World Championship

Melbourne, Australia

RESULTS: October 22, 2016

QBE INSURANCE AUSTRALIAN SGP SCORES: 1 Chris Holder 17, 2 Tai Woffinden 15, 3 Bartosz Zmarzlik 15, 4 Antonio Lindback 14, 5 Niels-Kristian Iversen 12, 6 Matej Zagar 11, 7 Michael Jepsen Jensen 10, 8 Piotr Pawlicki 8, 9 Andreas Jonsson 6, 10 Fredrik Lindgren 6, 11 Greg Hancock 5, 12 Maciej Janowski 5, 13 Peter Kildemand 4, 14 Chris Harris 4, 15 Jack Holder 2, 16 Sam Masters 2, 17 Brady Kurtz 2, 18 Max Fricke 0.

FINAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: 1 Greg Hancock 139, 2 Tai Woffinden 130, 3 Bartosz Zmarzlik 128, 4 Chris Holder 126, 5 Jason Doyle 123, 6 Piotr Pawlicki 99, 7 Antonio Lindback 93, 8 Niels-Kristian Iversen 91, 9 Matej Zagar 90, 10 Maciej Janowski 90, 11 Fredrik Lindgren 88, 12 Peter Kildemand 68, 13 Nicki Pedersen 62, 14 Andreas Jonsson 52, 15 Chris Harris 40, 16 Michael Jepsen Jensen 31, 17 Patryk Dudek 8, 18 Martin Smolinski 8, 19 Pawel Przedpelski 8, 20 Danny King 7, 21 Krzysztof Kasprzak 7, 22 Anders Thomsen 5, 23 Kim Nilsson 5, 24 Peter Ljung 4, 25 Vaclav Milik 3, 26 Sam Masters 2, 27 Tobias Kroner 2, 28 Brady Kurtz 2, 29 Jack Holder 2, 30 Denis Stojs 1, 31 Jacob Thorssell 1, 32 Nick Skorja 1, 33 Daniel Kaczmarek 1, 34 Kacper Woryna 1.

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