Hans Nielsen (speedway rider)


Hans Nielsen (speedway rider)

Hans Hollen Nielsen (born 26 December 1959 in Brørup, Denmark) - a prominent speedway rider active from the 1970s to the late 1990s; a former World Champion.

Nielsen was one of the most successful riders the sport has ever seen. Altogether he participated in winning 22 World Championships for Denmark. This included the individual World Championship in 1986, 1987, 1989 and the first ever championship ran in the Grand Prix format in 1995.

World Final Appearances

* 1980 - Flag|SWE Gothenburg - 11th - 7pts
* 1981 - Flag|GBR Wembley - 9th - 6pts
* 1982 - Flag|USA Los Angeles - 7th - 8pts
* 1983 - Flag|GER Norden - 7th - 9pts
* 1984 - Flag|SWE Gothenburg - 2nd - 13pts + 3pts
* 1985 - Flag|GBR Bradford - 2nd - 13pts + 2pts
* 1986 - Flag|POL Chorzów - Winner - 14pts
* 1987 - Flag|NED Amsterdam - Winner - 27pts
* 1988 - Flag|DEN Vojens - 2nd - 14pts + 2pts
* 1989 - Flag|GER Munich - Winner - 15pts
* 1990 - Flag|GBR Bradford - 4th - 11pts
* 1991 - Flag|SWE Gothenburg - 3rd - 11pts + 3pts
* 1993 - Flag|GER Pocking - 2nd - 11pts + 3pts
* 1994 - Flag|DEN Vojens - 2nd - 12pts + 2pts

peedway Grand Prix results

References

*Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). "A History of the World Speedway Championship". Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5


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