During the national team training at Glimminge Motor Stadium, the coach Calle Aspegren presented Sweden’s Junior World Cup 125 team; Rasmus Håkansson, Tim Edberg, Viking Lindström and Filip Olsson.
In memory of Håkan Carla Carlqvist
Together with Uddevallas own multi world champion Håkan Andersson, Uddevalla GP and BMK Uddevalla wish to honor motocross legend Håkan Carla Carlqvist.
Håkan Andersson drove and traveled with Carla for several years, and during the World Cup circus as Andersson calls it, they became good friends and got to know each other well. Andersson was already established driver when Carla was young and competed in the World Cup, they traveled a lot together in Europe.
Andersson remembers Carla as a friendly and sympathetic person, though he was tough on himself, which Andersson believes lead him to his success.
Carla had great humor and appreciated a good laugh, which he showed in Namur, Belgium. Carla had decided beforehand that if he led enough, he would stop and have a beer, as he also did. Watch the movie >>
Motocross is big in Europe, Andersson himself had Belgium as a base during 10 years. A few years ago, he returned to visit his good World Cup friend Joel Robert. It turned out that the address was wrong and Håkan ended up in the middle of the center where a working police caught sight of him. The police immediately left his place and insisted on giving Andersson police transport to the correct address – after he had invited Håkan for a beer.
The Swedish rider was a two-time World Champion, first in 1979 on a Husqvarna 250, then in 1983 while riding the 500 Class for Yamaha. In 1983, Carla was awarden with the medal of Svenska Dagbladet.
“We had such a great time together. Last time we met we were invited as honor guests to the celebration of the World Cup 50th anniversary in Namur.” says Andersson.
Our condolence to Carla’s family and close friends.
Photo from MxInAction
Uddevalla GP’s Micke Andersson is present at SM in Uppsala this weekend where he is following Sweden’s talents as well as releasing the names of Uddevalla GP’s speakers 2017.
Two new names in the World Cup, Per Busk and Jörgen Huvell.
“It’s exciting with challenges, I have known Per for a long time, you can always count on him as a professional speaker.
Jörgen Huvell is a more unknown name, I heard Jörgen at a SM competition last year and became pleasantly surprised. “
“You have to dare to bet and try new grips, personally I think this will be great, says Micke Andersson.
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A new year and new season – the long wait is just over. On February 25th, the 2017 Motocross World Championship started in Doha, Qatar. 175 days later, the 16th race will be held on Glimminge Motor Stadium in Uddevalla.
This year’s World Cup season consists of 19 races with a total of 38 scoring finals, and a total of 950 points to overtake in each class before the new World Champion will be announced on September 17th in French Villars-sous-Écot. (www.mxgp.com)
20th anniversary | On August 20, BMK Uddevalla will run a World Cup race for the 20th time on Glimminge Motor Stadium in Uddevalla. Besides the two main classes MX2 and MXGP, EM classes 125cc and 150cc Honda will also be competing the same weekend.
We are looking forward to a very exciting season as there are two Swedes racing in the MX2 class – Alvin Östlund for Team Yamaha Kemea and Anton Gole CEC Husqvarna Sweden. In addition to these two, we may follow several Swedish drivers who will race in the European Championship 125cc class, Honda 150cc, MX2 class and the female participants MxGirls Cup.
We have great expectations for this season, and strongly believe that this could become Sweden’s biggest international success in a very long time, says Gunnar, press officer, UddevallaGP.
Follow the results on www.mxgp.com
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