Peter Karlsson (speedway rider)

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Peter Karlsson
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Born (1969-12-18) 18 December 1969 (age 51)
Gullspång, Sweden
NicknamePK
NationalityFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Current club information
British league Wolverhampton Wolves
Polish league Ostrow
Swedish league Örnarna, Lejonen
Career history
UK
1990, 1992-1997, 1999, 2002-2005,
2006-2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016
Wolverhampton Wolves
2000, 2005 Peterborough Panthers
2001 King's Lynn Stars
2001, 2010 Belle Vue Aces
2012-2014 Lakeside Hammers
Poland
1991 Polonia Bydgoszcz
1996-1997, 2001 Polonia Piła
1998, 2002 RKM Rybnik
1999-2000 Apator Toruń
2003 Unia Tarnów
2004 TŻ Lublin
2005-2007 KM Ostrów Wielkopolski
2008 Stal Gorzów Wlkp.
Sweden
1985- Örnarna
Individual honours
1989, 1991 Swedish Champion
1989Nordic Under-21 Champion
Team honours
2000, 2003, 2004 Speedway World Cup
1996 Premier League
2002, 2009, 2016 Elite League
1996 Premier League KO Cup winner
1992, 1997Premiership Winner
1992Gold Cup Winner
1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2003, 2007 Swedish Elitserien Champion
1992, 1996Swedish Pairs Champion

Peter Gunnar Karlsson (born 18 December 1969) [1] is a Swedish former international motorcycle speedway rider who rode in the UK for the Wolverhampton Wolves in the Elite League. [2]

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His two younger brothers, Mikael Max and Magnus Karlsson are both motorcycle speedway riders.[ citation needed ] All three brothers represented Sweden in the 2007 Speedway World Cup, with Magnus riding at reserve.

He won the Swedish Pairs Championship twice with brother Mikael, in 1992 and 1996 and was the Swedish Individual Champion in 1989 and 1991.

He is a legend at parent club Wolverhampton where he helped them win the 2009 Elite League title despite suffering with a broken collarbone two weeks prior to the play off final. Due to the average points limit, PK had to move on in 2010 and joined Belle Vue Aces on loan.

In 2016 PK wasn't originally in Wolverhampton's plans but after Mikel Beck pulled out of the team leaving the door open for PK to join back. He accepted and joined for the remainder of the season. He would later play a huge role as the 2016 team beat Belle Vue over 2 legs in the Elite League final.

After the Belle Vue meeting he announced his retirement from British Speedway.

Career Achievements

World Final Appearances

Speedway Grand Prix results

YearPositionPointsBest FinishNotes
1996 6th622nd2nd in German Grand Prix
1997 12th376th
1998 17th273rd3rd in Swedish Grand Prix
1999 13th456th
2000 15th359th
2001 15th395thMissed British Grand Prix through injury
2002 23rd219thRode in four Grand Prix out of ten
2003 21st2813thMissed Swedish Grand Prix through injury
2004 28th7One meeting as Swedish Grand Prix Wildcard

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References

  1. Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN   0-9552376-1-0
  2. Montague, Trevor (2004). The A-Z of Sport. Little, Brown. p. 522. ISBN   0-316-72645-1.