Lars Gunnestad

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Lars Gunnestad and Rinat Mardanshin. Polish league. 1992
Lars Gunnestad
Born (1971-02-18) 18 February 1971 (age 47)
Drammen, Norway
NationalityNorway Norway
Current club information
Career statusRetired
Career history
Great Britain
1991Sheffield Tigers
1993–1998, 2000–2002Poole Pirates
1991–1992Morawski Zielona Góra
1993Polonia Bydgoszcz
2000–2001RKM Rybnik
2003KM Ostrów Wielkopolski
1991, 1999NMK Drammen
Individual honours
1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993,
1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003
Norwegian Champion
Team honours
1990, 1991Elitserien Champion
1994British League Champion
2002Craven Shield Winner

Lars Gunnestad (born 18 February 1971 in Drammen, Norway)[1] is a former Norwegian international motorcycle speedway rider. He won the Individual Speedway Norwegian Championship a record ten times.

His son, Lars Daniel, is speedway rider also.[2] Lars Daniel finished fifth in the 2009 Norwegian Championship.[3]

Career summary[edit]

Gunnestad first came to prominence in 1988 when he won his first Norwegian title at the age of 17. His first British club was Sheffield in 1991, who competed in the British League Division Two. Gunnestad missed the British speedway season in 1992, but returned in 1993 when he was signed by British League team the Poole Pirates with whom he would spend this rest of his British career. Gunnestad became a popular rider at Poole and eventually received a testimonial meeting there in 2001.[4] He appeared in five Speedway Grand Prix meetings as a wild card.

Speedway Grand Prix results[edit]

  permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
  rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

World Longtrack Championship[edit]

  • 1994 Semi-final
  • 1995 Semi-final
  • 1996 - Germany Herxheim (18th) 3pts

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0
  2. ^ "Norwegia powalczy o DPŚ" (in Polish). 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2009-11-04.
  3. ^ "Rune Sola mistrzem Norwegii" (in Polish). 2009-08-30. Retrieved 2009-11-04.
  4. ^ Robert Bamford, Glynn Shailes (2004). 50 Poole Pirates Greats. Tempus Publishing. pp. 54–55. ISBN 0-7524-3257-5.

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