Historic Overview Thomas Pettersson


Overall Rank1817
Date of birth15-May-1947 - Alingsas (Västergötland)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking


Tomas "Tommy" Pettersson (born 29 December 1952) is a Swedish former motorcycle speedway rider.

Born in Norrköping, Pettersson learnt to ride a speedway bike in England, at Olle Nygren's training school in Boston. He made his competitive debut in 1971 for his home town team Vargarna, and won the Swedish Junior Championship the following year. He rode for Sweden in test matches against the Soviet Union in 1973 and England in 1974, and was due to tour England with Sweden in 1975 but a broken leg from a racing crash ruled him out. In 1976 he signed for Birmingham Brummies but a dispute between Birmingham and Vargarna meant that he only appeared in three challenge matches for Birmingham. He returned to Britain in 1977, first with Bristol Bulldogs and then a longer spell with Leicester Lions.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Tour de Romandie - stages 1971 (1)


Thomas Pettersson - Scores by Season

1. 1970 Ferretti 861 54
2. 1971 Ferretti 867 49
3. 1972 Ferretti 550 92
4. 1973 Scic 119 231
5. 1974 Individual 5 534
Overall: 2402 1817