Peter Karlsson (speedway rider)

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Peter Karlsson
Personal information
Nationality  Sweden
Date of birth (1969-12-18) 18 December 1969 (age 44)
Place of birth    Gullspång, Sweden
Nickname PK
Current club information
British league Wolverhampton Wolves
Polish league Ostrow
Swedish league Örnarna, Ikaros Smederna
Career history
Wolverhampton Wolves

Peterborough Panthers
King's Lynn Stars
Belle Vue Aces
Lakeside Hammers
Polonia Bydgoszcz
Polonia Piła
RKM Rybnik
Apator Toruń
Unia Tarnów
TŻ Lublin
KM Ostrów Wielkopolski
Stal Gorzów Wlkp.

1990, 1992-1997, 1999, 2002-2005
2006-2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
2000, 2005
2001, 2010

1996-1997, 2001
1998, 2002
Individual honours
Swedish Champion
Nordic Under-21 Champion
1989, 1991
Team honours
Speedway World Cup
Premier League
Elite League
Premier League KO Cup winner
Premiership Winner
Gold Cup Winner
Swedish Elitserien Champion
Swedish Pairs Champion
2000, 2003, 2004
2002, 2009
1992, 1997
1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2003
1992, 1996

Peter Gunnar Karlsson (born 18 December 1969 in Gullspång, Sweden)[1] is an international motorcycle speedway rider who rides in the UK for the Lakeside Hammers in the Elite League.

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.

Career Achievements[edit]

World Final Appearances[edit]

Speedway Grand Prix results[edit]

Year Position Points Best Finish Notes
1996 6th 62 2nd 2nd in German Grand Prix
1997 12th 37 6th
1998 17th 27 3rd 3rd in Swedish Grand Prix
1999 13th 45 6th
2000 15th 35 9th
2001 15th 39 5th Missed British Grand Prix through injury
2002 23rd 21 9th Rode in four Grand Prix out of ten
2003 21st 28 13th Missed Swedish Grand Prix through injury
2004 28th 7 One meeting as Swedish Grand Prix Wildcard

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0