Peter Ljung (speedway rider)

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Peter Ljung
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Personal information
Nationality  Sweden
Date of birth (1982-10-30) 30 October 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth    Åseda, Sweden
Website www.ljungracing.com
Current club information
British league Leicester Lions
Polish league Betard Sparta
Swedish league Vastervik
Career history
Sweden:
Team Svelux
Vetlanda
Elit Vetlanda Speedway
Vastervik


Denmark:
Holsted Speedway

Poland:
Start Gniezno
Grudziadz
Betard Sparta

UK:
Eastbourne Eagles
Swindon Robins
Lakeside Hammers
Leicester Lions


1999
2002
2007-2009
2013



2004,2006


2004
2012
2013


2003-2004
2004, 2005
2010-2011
2014

Individual honours
Team honours
Swedish Second Division
Speedway World Cup
1999, 2002
2003

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.

Career[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "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", 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

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