Sören Sjösten

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Sören Sjösten
Soren Sjosten portrait.jpg
Born 12 December 1938
Krylbo, Sweden
Died 1999
Nationality  Sweden
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
1958-1959 Folkare MK (SWE)
1960-1968 Vargarna (SWE)
1962-1964, 1967-1975 Belle Vue Aces
1969-1970, 1979 Masarna (SWE)
1971-1978 Bysarna (SWE)
1976 Birmingham Brummies
1977 Wolverhampton Wolves
1978 Bristol Bulldogs
Individual honours
1959 Swedish Junior Champion
Team honours
1962, 1964, 1970 World Team Cup Winner
1974 World Pairs Champion
1960, 1961, 1971, 1972, 1975 Swedish League Champion
1964, 1968, 1977 Swedish Pairs Champion
1970, 1971, 1972 British League Champion
1972, 1973, 1975 British League KO Cup Winner
1975 Northern Trophy

Sören Willy Ernfrid Sjösten (born 12 December 1938,[1] Krylbo, Sweden, died 1999)[2] was a motorcycle speedway rider. He won the world pairs championship in 1974 with Anders Michanek and became world team champion three times representing Sweden, in 1962, 1964 and 1970. Sjösten also appeared in six individual World Championship Finals with two bronze medals as best result. Both third places was received after losing race-off heats for silver medal, the first time to Barry Briggs and the second time to Ivan Mauger[3]

Sjösten rode for Masarna, Vargarna and Bysarna in the Swedish leagues and for Belle Vue Aces, Wolverhampton Wolves and Bristol Bulldogs in the British League. An excellent starter, he was renowned for having a 'wild' style of riding with the rear of the bike sliding further out on the bends than is usual and was often considered rough on his opponents.[4]

He retired after his brother Christer was killed in a meeting in Brisbane, Australia[5] in 1979.

Soren Sjosten

World final appearances[edit]

Individual World Championship[edit]

World Pairs Championship[edit]

World Team Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, Peter; Mauger, Ivan OBE, MBE (1976). Who's Who of World Speedway. Studio Publications (Ipswich) Ltd. ISBN 0-904584-04-6. 
  2. ^ "Sören Sjösten" (in Swedish). Katrineholms-Kuriren. 1999-04-16. 
  3. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5
  4. ^ "Kolstybben - Sören Sjösten". 2007-05-19. 
  5. ^ "Motorsport Memorial". 

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