Peter Nahlin

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Peter Nahlin
Born (1968-05-01) May 1, 1968 (age 49)
Eskilstuna, Sweden
Nationality  Sweden
Career history
Sweden
1984-1985 Getingarna
1986-1996, 2001-2004 Smederna
1997-2000 Vargarna
2005 Bajen Speedway
Great Britain
1988-1991 Swindon Robins
1992-1993 Eastbourne Eagles
1994 Cradley Heath Heathens
Poland
1991 Apator Toruń
1992 Polonia Piła
1994 ZKŻ Zielona Góra
1997 Bydgoszcz
Individual honours
1988 World Under-21 Champion
1997 Nordic Champion
Team honours
1985 Swedish Elite League Champion
1997 Polish League Champion

Peter Nahlin (born May 1, 1968 in Eskilstuna, Sweden) is a former Motorcycle speedway rider who became the 1988 World Under-21 Champion.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Nahlin first rode for Swedish team Getingarna in 1984 and 1985, winning the Swedish Elite League Championship in 1985. He then rode for Smederna from 1986 until 1996 before moving again to Vargarna in 1997. Nahlin would stay with Vargarna until 2000 but would move back to Smederna in 2001. He stayed at Smederna until 2004 when he moved once more to Bajen Speedway for what would be his final season before retiring in 2005.

United Kingdom[edit]

Peter Nahlin rode in England for the Swindon Robins from 1988 until 1991 before signing with the Eastbourne Eagles in 1992, staying with the southern English team for two seasons before moving to the Cradley Heath Heathens for 1994, his last year riding in the British Leagues.

Poland[edit]

Nahlin started riding for Apator Toruń in Poland in 1991, finishing in 3rd in the Polish Team Championship that year. He then rode for Polonia Piła in 1992. He didn't ride in Poland in 1993 but returned in 1994 to ride one season for ZKŻ Zielona Góra. After not riding again in Poland in 1995 and 1996 he had one last season in Poland with Polonia Bydgoszcz in 1997, winning the Polish Team Championship.

International[edit]

Nahlin was a frequent member of the Swedish World Team Cup sides in the early 1990s as well as representing Sweden in Test Matches against various nations, including touring Australia in January 1991 to help Sweden win a 5 match series against the Aussies 3-2.

In 2005 he rode one heat as track reserve in the 2005 Swedish Grand Prix. Nahlin is currently one of the expert commentators on SVT's speedway broadcasts.

Peter Nahlin finished second with his Swedish team mates at the 1991 World Team Cup Final in Vojens, Denmark, and backed that up by finishing second again in the 1992 Final at Kumla (both times riding alongside Tony Rickardsson, Henrik Gustafsson, Per Jonsson and Jimmy Nilsen). Sweden finished in third place in the 1993 Final in Coventry, England.

Speedway Grand Prix results[edit]

Year Position Points Best Finish Notes
2005 30th 0 - Rode only in Swedish GP

Career[edit]

Individual U-21 World Championship

  • 1987 - Res - 8pts
  • 1988 - Winner - 14pts

Speedway World Team Cup

  • 1991 - 2nd - 30 (0)
  • 1992 - 2nd - 33 (2)

Swedish Speedway Championship

  • 1988 - 3rd
  • 1991 - 2nd

Polish Team Championship

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