Hakan Andersson History.
Born June 29th 1945 in Uddevalla Sweden.
In 1959 at age 14, I started practice on a 98cc Rex. In end of 1962 I did my first race on a 250cc HVA Lindstrom.
In 1963 and 1964 I was racing in the junior class and in 1964 I won almost all the races I entered.
In 1965 was my first year in the expert class on a 250cc HVA and I was 8th in Swedish Championship.
In 1966 I was third in the Swedish Championship and I did my GP debut in Sweden. I was 3th in the first moto and got flat tire in the second.
In 1967 I was third in the Swedish Championship and in the 250 World Championship I was 6th.
In 1968 I was 6th in the 250 World Championship. I did just 5 of 14 GP races. I broke my right leg very bad in Holland GP and spent 14 days in the hospital before I could come back to Sweden. I was second 2nd in points behind Joel Robert after 4 races and I won my first GP race in Holice Chechoslovakia. I won both motos after a hard fight with Joel Robert.
In 1969 I was out for the whole GP season because my broken leg and the Husqvarna factory sent me over to the Trans Am in the US to slowly build me up again after the long period of not racing.
In 1970 I had still problems from my accident in 1968 and I was 13th in the 250 World Championship.
In 1971 I was second after Joel Robert in the 250 World Championship and was Swedish Champion. Sweden was second after Belgien in the Trophee des Nation in Czechoslovakia.
1972 was my first year on Yamaha and I was second after Joel Robert in the 250 World Championship and was Swedish Champion. I won 2 GP’s in Sweden and Switserland. I was also 6th in the Inter Am series in the US.
In 1973 I was 250 World Champion on Yamaha. This was the year that Yamaha introduced the Monoshock system and I won 11 of 22 motos. It was the first World Championship title ever for Yamaha in moto-cross. Team Sweden was second after Belgien in Moto-cross des Nations in Switserland. I was 6th in the Trans am series in the US.
In 1974 I was 5th in the 250 World Championship after a serious back injury in the beginning of the season and I won the Swedish Championship. I was member of the Swedish Team who won the Moto-cross des Nations in Sweden and the Swedish Team was third in the Trophee des Nations in France.
In 1975 I was second after Harry Everts in the 250 World Championship and second in the Swedish Championship. Yamaha stopped racing in Moto-cross, trials and road-racing because of the oil crisis at the end of 1975.
In 1976 I changed to Montesa and I was 11th in the 250 World Championship and 4th in the Swedish Championship.
In 1977 I changed to the 500cc class on Montesa and I was 5th in the 500 World Championship and won the Swedish Championship. I won individually the Moto-cross des Nations in France finishing 1-3 in the motos. The Swedish team was second after Belgien in Trophee des nations in Holland.
In 1978 I changed to Husqvarna 500cc and I was 12th in World Championship and Swedish Champion. I was second individually and the Sweden Team was second after Belgien in the Trophee des Nations in Belgien.
1979 was my last year in the GP’s and I finished 15th. I was Swedish Champion and Team Sweden was 2nd in the Trophee des Nations in Sweden.
In the 1980 I just did a couple of races in Sweden.