Theo Pijper

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Theo Pijper
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Born (1980-02-11) 11 February 1980 (age 38)
Dokkum, Netherlands
Nationality Netherlands
Websitewww.theopijper.com
Current club information
British leagueBerwick Bandits
Career history
2002-2007, 2012-Edinburgh Monarchs
2007Wolverhampton Wolves
2007Berwick Bandits
2008Swindon Robins
2008Mildenhall Fen Tigers
2011, 2014Glasgow Tigers
2018Redcar Bears
Individual honours
2004, 2007European Grasstrack Championship
Team honours
2003, 2011Premier League Champion
2008Elite Shield
2013Premier League Fours

Theo Pijper (born 11 February 1980)[1] is a Dutch motorcycle speedway rider.

Career[edit]

Born in Dokkum, Netherlands, Pijper first rode a motorbike at the age of five.[1] He was a successful long track rider before starting his speedway career.[1] He made his debut in British speedway in 2002 with Edinburgh Monarchs, staying with the team until 2007 in a spell that included a Premier League title in 2003.[1] In 2004 he won the European Grasstrack Championship at Eenrum.[1] In 2007 he moved up to the Elite League with Wolverhampton Wolves, but after losing his place in the team returned to the Monarchs for a short spell, later moving to Berwick Bandits.[1] He lost his team place once again, but later that season won the European Grasstrack Championship for a second time.[1] He joined Elite League team Swindon Robins in 2008, but lost his place in June, going on to a spell with Mildenhall Fen Tigers in the Premier League.[1] He returned to British speedway in 2011 with Glasgow Tigers, with whom he won the Premier League in both 2011 and 2012, and also signed with Elite League Birmingham Brummies as their number eight.[1][2][3] In 2012 he returned to the Edinburgh Monarchs team, and was part of the 2013 Premier League Four-Team Championship winning team.[4][5] In 2018 he signed to ride for the Redcar Bears [6]

World Longtrack[edit]

Grand Prix Years[edit]

  • 1998 - 1 app (25th) 3pts
  • 1999 - 2 app (14th) 23pts
  • 2000 - 5 app (14th) 30pts
  • 2001 - 4 app (6th) 45pts
  • 2002 - 5 app (5th) 72pts
  • 2003 - 6 app (6th) 64pts
  • 2004 - 5 app (5th) 63pts
  • 2005 - 3 app (7th) 40pts
  • 2006 - 3 app (4th) 48pts
  • 2007 - 3 app (7th) 36pts
  • 2008 - 4 app (5th) 55pts
  • 2009 - 5 app (6th) 75pts
  • 2010 - 6 app (Second) 120pts
  • 2001 - 6 app (4th) 96pts
  • 2012 - 6 app (4th) 124pts
  • 2013 - 6 app (14th) 52pts
  • 2014 - 2 app (11th) 31pts
  • 2015 - 4 app (4th) 61pts
  • 2016 - 5 app (4th) 83pts
  • 2017 - 5 app (6th) 63pts
  • 2018

Grand-Prix Podiums[edit]

European Grasstrack Championship[edit]

Website Reference[edit]

http://grasstrackgb.co.uk/

Other References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Rider Index", speedwaygb.co. Retrieved 21 September 2013
  2. ^ Pearson, Nigel (2011) "Theo Pijper backed to succeed on Brimingham[sic bow]", Birmingham Mail, 20 March 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2013
  3. ^ "Brummies add Dutchman Theo Pijper to squad for 2011", BBC, 9 March 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2013
  4. ^ Kinvig, David (2013) "Speedway: Theo Pijper is ready for the new season", The Scotsman, 20 February 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013
  5. ^ Kinvig, David (2013) "Battered Pijper must count the true cost of speedway", The Scotsman, 24 June 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013
  6. ^ http://redcarbears.co/2017/12/22/bears-delighted-to-announce-three-more-riders/