|Date of birth||10 January 1971|
|Place of birth||Mtarfa, Malta|
|Current club information|
King's Lynn Stars
Arena Essex Hammers
KM Ostrów Wielkopolski
National League Riders Champ
Danish Grand Prix Winner
Swedish Grand Prix Winner
1997, 1999, 2001
Elite League KO Cup
Mark Roysten Gregory Loram (born 10 January 1971 in Mtarfa, Malta) is a former British motorcycle speedway rider who started his career with the Hackney Kestrels in 1987. He is a former World Speedway Champion. In March 2007 Loram broke his thigh and dislocated his arm whilst riding in the opening fixture of the British Elite League season for the Ipswich Witches. This ended his involvement in the sport for 2007, and placed his participation in doubt for 2008.
In 1999 Mark became the first rider in Speedway Grand Prix history to win a GP whilst being entered as a wild card, a feat only repeated three times since (as at the end of the 2012 season). He became World Champion in 2000 despite not winning any of the 6 Grand Prix meetings held in 2000, the only rider to ever do so. However he was the only rider to reach the semi-finals in all six meetings which gave him enough points to secure his first and only world title. Mark has also been British Champion three times, in 1997, 1999 and 2001. Loram was unable to ride in 2008 and 2009 due to injury.
On 17 December 2009, Mark officially announced his retirement from world speedway.
World Final Appearances
Speedway Grand Prix results
|1997||5th||81||1st||Won in Vojens|
|1999||5th||71||1st||Won in Sweden|
|2000||1st||102||2nd||Only rider to make every semi-final|
|2003||18th||32||11th||Missed 3 GPs through injury|
|2004||17th||38||9th||Retired from SGP after the '04 season|
- Bamford, Robert (January 2004). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2004. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-2915-9.
- Fenn, C.(2003). Hackney Speedway, Friday at Eight. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2737-7
- Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5