Andreas Jonsson

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Andreas Jonsson
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Born (1980-09-03) 3 September 1980 (age 36)
Häverödal, Sweden
Nationality  Sweden
Website www.ajracing.se
Current club information
British league Lakeside Hammers
Polish league Falubaz Zielona Góra
Swedish league Rospiggarna
Career history
1996-2004, 2011- Rospiggarna (SWE)
1998-1999, 2001-2005 Coventry Bees
1999-2000 Gorzów Wielkopolski (POL)
2001 KS Toruń (POL)
2002-2003 Częstochowa (POL)
2004-2010 Polonia Bydgoszcz (POL)
2005-2007 Luxo Stars (SWE)
2006-2008, 2015- Lakeside Hammers
2008-2013 Dackarna Målilla (SWE)
2011- Falubaz Zielona Góra (POL)
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
2009 Number 100
Starts 141[1]
Podiums 18 (9-6-3)
Finalist 24 time
Winner 9 times
Individual honours
2006, 2007, 2009, Swedish Champion
2000 World Under-21 Champion
1998, 2000 Swedish Under-21 Champion
1997, 1998, 1999 Scandinavian Under-21 Champion
2006 Scandinavian Grand Prix Winner
2007 Danish Grand Prix Winner
2007 German Grand Prix Winner
2009, 2014 Nordic Grand Prix Winner
2010 Polish Grand Prix Champion
2011 Torun Grand Prix Champion
2011 Croatian Grand Prix Champion
2011 Italian Grand Prix Champion
2007 Golden Helmet of Pardubice (CZE)
Team honours
2003, 2004, 2015 World Cup Winner
1999, 2001 Swedish Pairs Winner
2003, 2001 Polish Ekstraliga Champion
1997, 2001, 2002 Swedish Elitserien Champion
2005 European Club Champion

Andreas Karl Rune Jonsson (born 3 September 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden)[2] is an international motorcycle speedway rider who was a member of the Sweden speedway team that won the World Cup in 2003, 2004 and 2015.[3]

Career summary[edit]

Jonsson won Under-21 titles at World, Scandinavian and Swedish levels[4] and won the $100,000 first prize on offer at the 100th Speedway Grand Prix, billed as the 'Richest Minute in Motorsport'.[5]

Andreas Jonsson has also won the Swedish Championship on seven occasions, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016.

Speedway Grand Prix results[edit]

Year Position Points Best Finish Notes
2001 24th 7 11th One ride as a wild card in Sweden
2002 14th 70 4th
2003 10th 76 4th
2004 7th 97 2nd
2005 8th 80 2nd
2006 4th 119 Winner Won home event in Malilla (Sweden)
2007 10th 90 Winner Won events in Copenhagen (Denmark) and Gelsenkirchen (Germany)
2008 7th 100 4th
2009 5th 116 Winner Won event in Vojens (Denmark)
2010 9th 95 Winner Won event in Bydgoszcz (Poland)
2011 2nd 125 Winner Won events in Terenzano (Italy), Torun (Poland) and Gorican (Croatia)
2012 9th 88 2nd
2013 13th 64 7th
2014 6th 103 Winner Won event in Vojens (Denmark)
2015 10th 88 3rd
  permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
  rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Świat Żużla, No 2 (78) 2009, page 13, ISSN 1429-3285
  2. ^ Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0
  3. ^ Bamford, Robert (2007-03-01). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3. 
  4. ^ Oakes, P (2005). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN 0-948882-30-1. 
  5. ^ "Jonsson wins top prize". SpeedwayWorld.tv. 2007-10-14. Retrieved 2007-10-26. 

External links[edit]

2011 Speedway Grand Prix riders
1 Poland Gollob 2 Poland Hampel 3 Australia Crump 4 Poland Holta 5 United States Hancock
6 United Kingdom Harris 7 Denmark Bjerre 8 Australia Holder 9 Sweden Jonsson 10 Denmark Pedersen
11 Sweden Lindgren 12 Russia Sayfutdinov 13 Russia Laguta 14 Sweden Lindbäck 15 Poland Kołodziej