Olle Nygren

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Olle Nygren
Olle Nygren.jpg
Born (1929-11-11) 11 November 1929 (age 90)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Sweden
Current club information
Career statusRetired
Career history
1948-1953, 1960,
1962-1963, 1967-1979
Vargarna (SWE)
1954-1959Monarkerna (SWE)
1951Harringay Racers
1953New Cross Rangers
1953Bristol Bulldogs
1954, 1965-1968Wimbledon Dons
1960Southampton Saints
1962Swindon Robins
1962-1964Norwich Stars
1969-1971West Ham Hammers
1972-1974Ipswich Witches
1974Coventry Bees
1975King's Lynn Stars
Individual honours
1954, 1960Nordic Champion
1949Swedish Champion
Team honours
1960World Team Cup
1968British League KO Cup winner
1968London Cup Winner
1949, 1951, 1953,
1955, 1956, 1960
Allsvenskan Champion
1963National Trophy

Harald-Olof Ingemar (Olle) Nygren (born 11 November 1929 in Stockholm, Sweden)[1] is a former international speedway rider who reached the finals of the Speedway World Championship five times.[2] Nygren was Swedish Champion in 1949 and became Nordic Champion in 1960. After retirement, Nygren set up a successful speedway training school.

World Final appearances[edit]

Individual World Championship[edit]

World Team Cup[edit]

World Longtrack Championship[edit]

  • 1957 - Semi-final
  • 1958 - Germany Muhldorf (14th)
  • 1959 - Finland Helsinki (Third)
  • 1960 - Germany Plattling (9th)
  • 1961 - Norway Oslo (Second)
  • 1978 - Qualifying Round
  • 1979 - Qualifying Round

Formula One[edit]

In 1962, Nygren took part in a minor Formula One race, the Kanonloppet, at the Karlskoga Circuit at Karlskoga in his home country of Sweden. He drove a Lotus 18 loaned to him by American driver Jay Chamberlain. Nygren qualified tenth of the ten starters, and had to retire after just six laps with a gearbox failure.[4]

Non-Championship Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
1962 Ecurie Excelsior Lotus 18 Climax Straight-4 CAP BRX LOM LAV GLV PAU AIN INT NAP MAL CLP RMS SOL KAN
Ret
MED DAN OUL MEX RAN NAT

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, Peter; Mauger, Ivan OBE, MBE (1976). Who's Who of World Speedway. Ipswich: Studio Publications Ltd. ISBN 0-904584-04-6.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Belton, Brian (2003). Hammerin' Round. Stroud: Tempus Publishing ISBN 0-7524-2438-6
  3. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5
  4. ^ Thompson, John (1974). The Formula One Record Book. London: Leslie Frewin Publishing. ISBN 0-85632-097-8. pp.106-107

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