Håkan Carlqvist

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Carlqvist in 1978

Håkan Carlqvist (15 January 1954 – 7 July 2017) was a Swedish professional motocross racer. He was born near Stockholm, Sweden.[1]

Carlqvist won the F.I.M. 250cc Motocross World Championship in 1979 as a member of the Husqvarna factory racing team.[2] In 1980, he switched to Yamaha to contest the 500cc motocross world championship. He finished 3rd in 1981 and 1982. In 1983, he battled against Honda teammates André Malherbe and Graham Noyce to claim the 500cc world championship, on a Yamaha.[3] In 1984, an injury stopped Carlqvist from contesting the title again. He raced for Yamaha until end of 1986.

Carlqvist died in Stockholm on 7 July 2017 of a heart attack at the age of 63.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Håkan Carlqvist 50 år". HD.se, 13 January 2004. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  2. "The History of the Swedes". mxgp.com. Retrieved 2016-02-28.
  3. Håkan Carlqvist career profile
  4. "Motorprofilen Håkan Carlqvist Dod". Aftobbladet. Retrieved 7 July 2017.