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Swedish Racer Linus Sundström Starts 2012 with a Win in Coventry, England

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2012 marks the third season that Linus Sundström has donned the K&N colors.
2012 marks the third season that Linus Sundström has donned the K&N colors.
Swedish speedway racer Linus Sundström signed on with the Peterborough Panthers, the Sky Sports Elite League of racing in 2009, becoming, at age 18, the youngest rider to ever don the Peterborough colors. Sundström continues to impress his team(s) and pretty much everyone else by kicking off the 2012 season with a hugely impressive victory in Coventry, a borough in the county of West Midland England. It was an incredibly tough and competitive Elite League first event featuring five Grand Prix riders, including 2011 World Speedway Champion, Greg Hancock and three-time World Champion Nicki Pedersen.
Sundström impressed everyone with a colossal season opening victory in Coventry, England.
Sundström impressed everyone with a colossal season opening victory in Coventry, England.


"In my first meeting at Coventry I enjoyed one of the best nights of my career so far, and to win the meeting in front of 6000 people made it even more special," remarked Sundström. "It was a perfect way to start the season and I hope I can keep the momentum going!"

Sundström started out racing 80cc speedway bikes at age nine, then stepped up to the 500cc bikes when he was 16. But his love of two wheels really began when his dad bought him a motocross bike when he was just five years old. One day when the motocross track was in no condition for riding, they headed over to the speedway track instead, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Heading into the 2012 season Sundström's goals include earning a place into the coveted 2013 World Championship series, finishing in the top-four in the Swedish finals, and collecting as many points as possible for the clubs and sponsors he represents.
CaHeading into the 2012 season Sundström's goals include earning a place into the coveted 2013 World Championship series, finishing in the top-four in the Swedish finals, and collecting as many points as possible for the clubs and sponsors he represents.


He was been riding as a professional since his breakout year in 2009. "That's when I first went to the UK to race in the Premier League with the Rye House Rockets," says Sundström. "Today I represent five different clubs in four countries, which include Piraterna and Masarna in Sweden, Grindsted in Denmark, Lodz in Poland and the Peterborough Panthers in Sky Sports Elite League in the UK."

Avesta, Sweden, roughly 150 kilometers north of Stockholm is where Sundström was born and still resides. "When I'm in the UK I stay with a great family in a small village called Puckeridge, just outside Hertford," explains Sundström. "They help me out with all my racing when I'm there and they mean a lot to me. This coming season I will compete in between 90 to 100 events and my season runs between March and October."

2012 marks Sundström's third season of wearing the K&N colors along with his other palette of clubs and sponsors. "Don Marshall first helped me out during the winter of 2009," says Sundström. "I'm proud to be a part of such a big and professional company as K&N and it means a lot to me. But it means even more to my engines, since they remain cleaner inside; they perform better and with longer intervals between servicing."

"My goals for this coming season are to fight for a place in the 2013 World Championship series and to finish in the top four in the Swedish final. I also want to continue to be an important team member and score as many points as possible and help my clubs to earn medals and success."

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