Greg Hancock Wins Grand Prix Of Sweden Speedway

Kit Palmer | August 15, 2016

Three-time World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock won the Swedish SGP at the G&B Arena, August 14, ending a 21-year winless drought at the venue. Hancock calls Sweden his home during the European Speedway season, and his wife, Jennie, is also from Sweden, so it was an emotional win for the 46-year-old American.

Hancock Wins In Sweden

Greg Hancock
Greg Hancock (center) enjoys his first win at his second home of Sweden. Photography by John Hipkiss

“That had been a long time coming,” Hancock said of the victory. “Every year I come here, I want to win and I’ve never managed to have a great meeting in this place. But today I did and it makes it all worth the wait.

“Everyone knows I have a big tie to this country,” he added. “Having a Swedish wife and our kids is one thing. But there are a lot of sponsors and mechanics who have worked for me here.”

Jason Doyle finished second in the Final, with Piotr Palicki taking third. Chris Holder was fourth.

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Kit Palmer | Editor Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes ever since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.