Bengt Åberg

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Bengt Åberg
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Åberg on his Husky at the 1969 Westlake GP in California. Aberg won the race.
Nationality Sweden Swedish
Born 26 June 1944 (1944-06-26) (age 70)
Motocross career
Active years 1966 - 1979
Teams Husqvarna, Bultaco, Yamaha
Championships 500cc - 1969, 1970
Wins 11

Bengt Åberg (born 26 June 1944) is a former Swedish motocross racer.

Biography[edit]

He was one of the top riders in the Motocross Grand Prix World Championships during the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 1968 he was part of the Swedish team that won the Trophée des Nations. He was the F.I.M. 500cc Motocross World Champion in 1969 and 1970 while riding for the Husqvarna factory racing team.[1] Åberg was a member of three victorious Swedish teams at the Motocross des Nations in 1970, 1971 and 1974. In 1975 and 1976, he rode for the Bultaco factory in the 500cc class. He was also involved in production of new bikes, specifically the Yamaha XT500.[2]

In 1995 he won the Swedish championships in ice speedway.

Bengt has three children: Marie, Göran and Veronica

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bengt Åberg career profile
  2. ^ Hallman, Torsten (2008-06-02). "The Yamaha Years". MX Works Bike. Retrieved 2008-08-17.