Fabled Swedish Horice Speedsters

Fabled Swedish Horice Speedsters

Special thanks to Czech Road Racing statistician Jan Vavra for putting together another fascinating stats based article, which revolves around 20th/21st Century Swedish racers circulating around the Czech Republic’s most acclaimed real roads circuit, Horice.

Jan’s recently compiled piece, reads as follows:

The first Swedish riders participating in non-yesteryear races at Horice towards the end of the 1960s, were Morgan Radberg and Bengt Grondahl.

To the present times unofficially 21 riders in total from Sweden have participated at Horice (not on classics machinery).

Five times overall, the sound of ´Du gamla, Du fria´ national anthem arose at Horice for winning a race.

Roland Nilsson as a newcomer to Horice in 1973, captured wins times two (250cc/350cc race victories). In that year Bjorn Carlsson had one win in the 125-cc race.

Roland Nilsson demonstrated similar style during his second Horice visit in 1975, collecting again the 250cc and 350cc race crowns.

Added podium finishers from Sweden in the 1970’s we’re Per Edward Carlsson, Rustan Corneliusson and Per Yngve Zachrisson.

Rising IRRC star Markus Karlsson set in 2021, quickest lap time (2.21.170) of all time by a Swedish competitor at Horice and only one year later he significantly improved this personal best! His new lap time value (2.16.967) means 18th fastest lap in history.

IRRC regular or wild card Swedish participants which have also competed at Horice are Patrik Andersson, Rasmus Lindstrom, Morgan Rejnas and Pontus Roestlinger.

Johan Nilsson was the first Swedish racer astride modern era four-stroke Supersport bikes, at 300 Curves of Gustav Havel.

Twenty, nineteen years before this in 1990, 1991, Dick Hedegard ensured Sweden representation within the 250cc category.

Anders Richnau, known from his starts at Armoy, the Ulster GP in 2018 and 2019 Scarborough Gold Cup, has additionally sampled Horice just like fellow Lightweight specialists Anders Larsson (Ulster GP starter in 2013-250cc class participant in 2010), Tommy Bergstedt and George Carlsson.

There are some added racers from Sweden who have tackled Classic machinery races at Horice like Borje Andersson or Helge Hallin with steeds including a beautiful Matchless G50.

Horice participants 2010-2023

(Personal best lap time located near racers name)

Markus Karlsson – 2.16.967

Pontus Roestlinger – 2.21.677

Patrik Andersson – 2.26.170

Morgan Rejnas – 2.26.933

Rasmus Lindstrom – 2.29.181 (only practice) / 2.34.444

Anders Larsson – 2.40.844

Johan Nilsson – 2.41.871

Anders Richnau – 2.43.014

Tommy Bergstedt – 2.43.040

George Carlsson – 2.52.733

Horice participants before 2010 (unofficially)

(personal bests are not known – year of participation near racer’s name)

Morgan Radberg – 1968

Bengt Grondahl – 1969

Sven Gunnarsson – 1972

Bjorn Carlsson – 1972, 1973

Rustan Corneliusson – 1973, 1974

Roland Nilsson – 1973, 1975

Per Edward Carlsson – 1974, 1975

Ingemar Larsson – 1976

Per Yngve Zachrisson – 1976, 1978, 1979

Bengt Elgh – 1979

Dick Hedegard – 1990, 1991

Words by Jan Vavra

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