Fredrik Lindgren (speedway rider)

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Fredrik Lindgren
Fredrik lindgren.jpg
Born (1985-09-15) 15 September 1985 (age 35)
Örebro, Sweden
NicknameFreddie
Nationality Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Website www.teamlindgren.com
Current club information
Polish league Włókniarz Częstochowa
Swedish league Smederna
Career history
2000-2003, 2015 Indianerna (SWE)
2002 Vikingarna Speedway (SWE)
2003-2017 Wolverhampton Wolves
2003-2017 Piraterna (SWE)
2004 Team Dalakraft (SWE)
2004Grudziadz (POL)
2004-2005 Masarna (SWE)
2006- Dackarna Målilla (SWE)
2006-2010 ZKŻ Zielona Góra (POL)
2007- Pardubice (CZE)
2018-2019 Smederna (SWE)
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
SGP Number66
Starts125
Podiums20 (4-6-10)
Finalist26 time
Winner4 times
Individual honours
2010, 2016, 2017 Elite League Riders Champion
2006Nordic Champion
2003, 2004Swedish Under-21 Champion
2004Nordic Under 21 Champion
2012 Swedish Grand Prix Champion
2017 Warsaw Grand Prix Champion
2018 Czech Republic Grand Prix Champion
2019 Scandinavian Grand Prix Champion
Team honours
2015 World Cup Winner
2009, 2016 Elite League Champion
2003Swedish Allsvenskan Champion
2002Swedish Division 1 Champion
2007, 2017, 2018, 2019 Swedish Elitserien Champion
2009Polish Ekstraliga Champion

Jan Fredrik Tobias (Freddie) Lindgren (born 15 September 1985) [1] is a Swedish motorcycle speedway rider who rides in the UK for the Wolverhampton Wolves in the Elite League. As of the 2008 season, Freddie was awarded with the captaincy role, previously held by fellow Swede Peter Karlsson.

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He has represented Sweden in the World Cup, finishing second in 2005. [2]

Career

Born in Örebro, Sweden. Lindgren's father Tommy was a speedway rider before him, and his younger brother Ludvig also rides.

Lindgren first appeared for Wolves in the 2003 season as the team struggled with injuries. At the age of just 17, Freddie made his debut for the team and impressed enough to be brought back the following season when again injuries hit the club.

In 2005 he moved over full-time and averaged 7.44 in his debut full season and in 2006 he improved to average 8.12. In 2007 as Freddie started to show up more on the World scene, he averaged 8.35 again for Wolves and in 2008 as a full-time Grand Prix rider he averaged 8.52 for Wolves.

2012 Fredrik Lindgren on track.jpg
2012

In 2009 Lindgren topped the averages in the UK with a 10.43 average and only dropped 7 points at home all season. Wolverhampton went on to win the Elite League title. 2010 saw him again back at Wolverhampton where his brother Ludvig also gained a place. Again he finished as the highest averaging rider in the Elite League and helped Wolves reach the title play offs.

In 2016 Lindgren won the Elite League with Wolves and also won the Elite League Riders' Championship at the end of the season. [3] [4]

In 2007 he was awarded a permanent wild card place for the 2008 Speedway Grand Prix Series. Due to his top 10 finish in the 2008 SGP, Lindgren was awarded a second successive permanent wild card place for the 2009 Speedway Grand Prix. In 2010 he finished 11th on 87 points but qualified for the 2011 Series after beating Janusz Kolodiej and Magnus Zetterstrom in a run-off in the GP Challenge Final. [5]

Speedway Grand Prix results

YearPositionPointsBest finishNotes
2004 31st418thas a wildcard
2005 --
2006 19th77thas a wildcard
2007 16th213rdas a wildcard
2008 10th732nd
2009 9th952nd
2010 11th874th
2011 9th903rd
2012 8th119WinnerWon home event in Gothenburg (Sweden)
2013 11th834th
2014 10th903rd


Speedway Grand Prix results

2004 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 24)
Race no.Grand PrixPos.Pts.HeatsDraw No
1 /9 Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish SGP 184(0,2,1)24
2006 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 16) (17)
Race no.Grand PrixPos.Pts.HeatsDraw No
3 /10 Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish SGP 97(1,2,1,2,1)1
7 /10 Flag of Sweden.svg Scandinavian SGP 17--17
2007 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 16)
Race no.Grand PrixPos.Pts.HeatsDraw No
3 /11 Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish SGP 314(2,2,2,3,1) +2 +114
7 /11 Flag of Sweden.svg Scandinavian SGP 87(1,0,3,1,2) +X4
2008 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 15)
Race no.Grand PrixPos.Pts.HeatsDraw No
1 /11 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenian SGP 77(1,0,1,2,3)15
2 /11 Flag of Europe.svg European SGP 97(1,1,1,2,2)15
3 /11 Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish SGP 222(3,3,3,3,3) +3 +415
4 /11 Flag of Denmark.svg Danish SGP 153(0,1,0,1,1)3
5 /11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British SGP 152(1,0,0,0,1)6
6 /11 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Rep. SGP 144(1,1,1,1,0)11
7 /11 Flag of Sweden.svg Scandinavian SGP 97(1,2,2,2,0)3
8 /11 Flag of Latvia.svg Latvian SGP 117(0,3,2,1,1)13
9 /11 Flag of Poland.svg Polish SGP 160(0,0,0,0,0)5
10 /11 Flag of Italy.svg Italian SGP 135(0,1,2,2,0)6
11 /11 Flag of Germany.svg German SGP 88(2,1,2,1,2) +01
2009 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 10)
Race no.Grand PrixPos.Pts.HeatsDraw No
1 /11 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Rep. SGP 219(3,2,3,2,3) +2 +48
2 /11 Flag of Poland.svg Polish SGP
3 /11 Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish SGP
4 /11 Flag of Denmark.svg Danish SGP
5 /11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British SGP
6 /11 Flag of Latvia.svg Latvian SGP
7 /11 Flag of Europe.svg European SGP
8 /11 Flag of Denmark.svg Danish SGP
9 /11 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenian SGP
10 /11 Flag of Italy.svg Italian SGP
11 /11 Flag of Poland.svg Polish SGP
 permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
 rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

SGP Podium

  1. Flag of Sweden.svg Eskilstuna (26 May 2007) - 3rd place

See also

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  5. "SGP Permanent wild cards announced". SpeedwayWorld. 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2007-10-24.[ permanent dead link ]
2011 Speedway Grand Prix riders
1 Flag of Poland.svg Gollob 2 Flag of Poland.svg Hampel 3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Crump 4 Flag of Poland.svg Holta 5 Flag of the United States.svg Hancock
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harris 7 Flag of Denmark.svg Bjerre 8 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Holder 9 Flag of Sweden.svg Jonsson 10 Flag of Denmark.svg Pedersen
11 Flag of Sweden.svg Lindgren 12 Flag of Russia.svg Sayfutdinov 13 Flag of Russia.svg Laguta 14 Flag of Sweden.svg Lindbäck 15 Flag of Poland.svg Kołodziej