Bengt Jansson

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For the accordionist with the same name, see Bengan Janson.
Bengt Jansson
Born (1943-01-09) January 9, 1943 (age 74)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nickname Benga, Banger
Nationality  Sweden
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history

1960-1969
1970-1972
1973-1978
1979-1982
1983-1989

1964
1966
1967-1968, 1970-1973
1975-1977
1978

Sweden
Getingarna
Kaparna
Smederna
Skepparna
Rospiggarna
Great Britain
West Ham Hammers
Edinburgh Monarchs
Hackney Hawks
Reading Racers

Birmingham Brummies
Individual honours
1972 Nordic Champion
1971 London Riders' Champion
Team honours
1967, 1970 World Team Cup Winner
1971 British League KO Cup Winner
1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 Swedish Team Champion
1966, 1967 Swedish Pairs Champion
1971, 1973 London Cup
1977 Spring Gold Cup

Bengt Gustaf Jansson (born 9 January 1943 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former Swedish international speedway rider.[1]

"Banger" was runner up in the 1967 World Final to fellow countryman Ove Fundin after losing a race-off and finished third in 1971, again after a run-off.[2]

He rode in Britain for West Ham Hammers, Edinburgh Monarchs, Hackney Hawks, Reading Racers, and finally the Birmingham Brummies. It was as a Hackney rider he won the 1971 London Riders' Championship.[3]

World final appearances[edit]

Individual World Championship[edit]

World Pairs Championship[edit]

World Team Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, Peter; Mauger, Ivan (1976). Who's Who of World Speedway. Studio Publications (Ipswich) Ltd. ISBN 0-904584-04-6. 
  2. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5
  3. ^ Fenn, C.(2003). Hackney Speedway, Friday at Eight. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2737-7

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