Hans N. Andersen

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Hans Andersen
Hans Andersen - speedway rider.JPG
Born (1980-11-03) 3 November 1980 (age 36)
Odense, Denmark
Nationality Denmark Denmark
Website Official website
Current club information
British league Poole Pirates
Polish league Łódź
Swedish league Lejonen
Danish league Munkebo Scorpions
Career history
1998 Korpana (SWE)
1999 Team Svelux (SWE)
1999 Gniezno (POL)
2000 Opole (POL)
2001 Gorzów Wlkp. (POL)
2001-2002, 2009, 2016 Poole Pirates
2002- Luxo Stars (SWE)
2003 Lublin (POL)
2003, 2006-2008, 2011 Peterborough Panthers
2004-2005 Ipswich Witches
2005-2007 Wrocław (POL)
2008 Toruń (POL)
2008, 2014– Coventry Bees
2009 Gdańsk (POL)
2010 Belle Vue Aces
2015 Dackarna (SWE)
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
2009 Number 5
Starts 53[1]
Podiums 13 (4-6-3)
Finalist 16 time
Winner 4 times
Individual honours
2007 Danish Champion
2004 Scandinavian Grand Prix Winner
2006 Danish Grand Prix Winner
2006 Czech Grand Prix Winner
2008 Golden Helmet of Pardubice (CZE)
Team honours
2006, 2008 World Cup Winner
2006 Elite League Champion
2001, 2002, 2008 Craven Shield Winner
2008, 2009 British Elite League Pairs Champion
1997, 2000, 2005 Danish League Champion
2002 Italian League Champion
1999 Swedish Allsvenskan Champion

Hans Nørgaard Andersen (born 3 November 1980, in Odense, Denmark)[2] is a motorcycle speedway rider who captained the Denmark speedway team that won the Speedway World Cup in 2006 and 2008.

Career summary[edit]

Despite being originally left out of the 2006 Speedway Grand Prix series, he replaced the retired Tony Rickardsson, eventually winning two Grand Prix meetings and finishing sixth in the final standings. He also became only the third rider to win a GP as a wild card.[3]

In 2007, Andersen became Danish National Champion for the first time. Andersen left his British club, Peterborough Panthers, mid-season in July 2008 after it emerged that the club had not paid him wages amounting to several thousand pounds.[4] Shortly afterwards he signed for Coventry Bees and teamed up with Chris Harris to win the Elite League Pairs Championship.[5] Andersen rode for the Poole Pirates in 2009, and moved on to join the Belle Vue Aces for the 2010 season. He returned to the Peterborough Panthers team towards the end of the 2011 season, replacing Nicki Pedersen. Andersen led Swindon Robins to Elite League glory in 2012, and on 28 January he eventually was able to ride for the Wiltshire side again in 2013 following a winter-long battle with parent club Peterborough.

In 2016, he signed for Poole Pirates

Speedway Grand Prix results[edit]

Year Position Points Best Finish Notes
2002 40th 1 23rd 1 ride only as a wild card
2003 17th 41 8th (twice)
2004 9th 80 Winner Won Scandinavian GP
2005 12th 64 4th
2006 6th 101 Winner (twice) Won as a wild card then replaced retired rider winning further round
2007 5th 107 Second
2008 5th 140 Winner Won in Italy, runner up at Czech, Scandinavian and German GP. Third in Slovenia.
  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 11, ISSN 1429-3285
  2. ^ Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0
  3. ^ Bamford, R.(2007). Speedway Yearbook 2007. ISBN 978-0-7524-4250-1
  4. ^ "Panthers hero Hans is sent to Coventry". Evening Telegraph. 31 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  5. ^ "Bees duo team up for glory". Coventry Telegraph. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 

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