Peter Ljung (speedway rider)

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Peter Ljung
PeterLjung.jpg
Born (1982-10-30) 30 October 1982 (age 38)
Åseda, Sweden
NationalityFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Website www.ljungracing.com
Current club information
Polish league Unia Tarnow
Swedish league Griparna ,Västervik
Career history
Sweden:
1999 Team Svelux
2002 Vetlanda
2007-2009, 2015 Elit Vetlanda Speedway
2013Vastervik
Denmark:
2004,2006 Holsted Speedway
Poland:
2004 Start Gniezno
2012Grudziadz
2013 Betard Sparta
UK:
2003-2004 Eastbourne Eagles
2004, 2005 Swindon Robins
2010-2011 Lakeside Hammers
2014 Leicester Lions
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
Starts18
Podiums0 (0-0-0)
Finalist0 time
Team honours
1999, 2002Swedish Second Division
2003 Speedway World Cup
2015 Elitserien League Champion

Anders Peter Ljung (born 30 October 1982) is a Swedish motorcycle speedway rider. He is a former Speedway Grand Prix participant. He was part of the winning Swedish team in the 2003 Speedway World Team Cup.

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Career

Born in Åseda, Sweden, Ljung first had success in his native Sweden, winning the second division championship in 1999 with Team Svelux, going on to win it again in 2002 with Vetlanda. [1] In 2002 he finished as runner up in the Swedish Under-21 final. [1]

He made his debut in British speedway in 2003 with Eastbourne Eagles. [1] The same year he was part of the victorious Swedish World Cup team. [1] He returned to the Eagles in 2004 and also went on to ride for Swindon Robins later in the season. [1] He returned to the Robins team midway through the 2005 season for a short spell. [1] [2]

He spent several years away from British speedway, returning in 2010 with Lakeside Hammers, and was named in the team for 2011. [1] After getting a Speedway Grand Prix place in 2012, he decided that he could not commit to a season in Britain. [3]

He raced in the 2012 Grand Prix series, finishing in 15th place. [1] [4] He previously got wild cards in 2003 and 2004.

In 2014 he returned to British speedway riding for Leicester Lions in their debut Elite League season. [5] [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "Rider Index", speedwaygb.co. Retrieved 23 March 2014
  2. "Ljung's Swin and Tonic", Daily Mirror , 20 July 2005. Retrieved 23 March 2014
  3. "Speedway: Lakeside Hammers lose Peter Ljung for 2012 term", BBC, 23 November 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2014
  4. "Peter Ljung", speedwaygp.com. Retrieved 23 March 2014
  5. "Speedway: Peter Ljung in deal to join Leicester Lions Archived 2014-03-23 at the Wayback Machine ", Leicester Mercury , 21 December 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2014
  6. "Elite League Speedway: Leicester pounce for Peter Ljung", Sky Sports, 19 December 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2014