Bill Nilsson in 1958 on a Crescent
17 December 1932|
|Died||25 August 2013(aged 80)|
|Years active||1950s - 1960s|
|Championships||500cc - 1957, 1960|
Bill Nilsson (17 December 1932 – 25 August 2013) was a Swedish motocross racer. He won the first ever F.I.M. 500cc Motocross World Championship in 1957 riding an AJS motorcycle. In 1955, 1958 and 1961, he was a member of the Swedish teams that won the Motocross des Nations. He repeated as world champion in 1960 riding a Husqvarna. Nilsson was also a two-time winner of the Novemberkåsan enduro event.
- "GODSPEED! BILL NILSSON (1932-2013) | News | Motocross Action Magazine". Motocrossactionmag.com. Retrieved 2013-08-28.
- Bill Nilsson career profile
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