Jan Simensen
 
Biography...

Full name: Jan Simensen
Birthplace: Lammhult, Sweden
Birthdate:  26th July 1944

 


Statistics...

Career Record with Cradley

Statistics taken from the Cradley Speedway Database
includes ALL matches

Year Mat Rid Poi  Bon Total Aver
1970 23 105 166 25 191 7.27

 

 

 


Profile...

Jan Simensen was a mid-season signing for Cradley in 1970, in an attempt to strengthen the
struggling team. The Swede was recommended by his fellow countryman and club-mate Bernt
Persson. He had a reasonable impact, initially at reserve, and improved with each passing month.
The season in general was a relatively disappointing one for the club, partly overshadowed by
serious injuries and incidents. Jan’s acquisition was a success though as he achieved a 7.00+ average
and proved a capable signing. The Heathens were keen to hang on to him for the following season
too but unfortunately the move was vetoed by the Rider Control Committee and he was refused a
work permit. Instead, he later joined Coventry, where he spent the remainder of 1971 and ’72
before also completing a Midlands club treble with Wolves in 1973. On the individual front, he
qualified as reserve for the 1972 World Final at Wembley, earning two rides after an injury to Barry
Briggs. Coincidentally, his first appearance on the night resulted in second place behind Persson in
heat 5.

 


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