Olle Nygren

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Olle Nygren
Olle Nygren.jpg
Born (1929-11-11) 11 November 1929 (age 87)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality  Sweden
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
1948-1953, 1962-1963, 1967-1979 Vargarna (SWE)
1954-1959 Monarkerna (SWE)
1951 Harringay Racers
1953 Bristol Bulldogs
1960 Southampton Saints
1962 Swindon Robins
1962-1964 Norwich Stars
1965-1968 Wimbledon Dons
1969-1971 West Ham Hammers
1972-1974 Ipswich Witches
1974 Coventry Bees
1975 King's Lynn Stars
Individual honours
1960 Nordic Champion
1949 Swedish Champion
Team honours
1960 World Team Cup
1968 British League KO Cup winner
1968 London Cup Winner

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. 
  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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