A local newspaper in Sweden, Nerikes Allehandla, has written today that the country’s top rider, Fredrik Lindgren has signed for Örebro, club Vikingarna.
Lindgren rode for the club as a junior, but today they are neither in the top Elitserien or the league below, Allsvenskan, but lower down in Division 1.
Lindgren left Eskilstuna Smederna at the end of last year to concentrate on riding in just the Ekstraliga and, hopefully, bettering his bronze in the SGP series from 2018.
He joins a long list of riders doing the same - Emil Sayfutdinov, Leon Madsen, Matej Zagar and also Tai Woffinden and Artem Laguta - leaving Swedish speedway without many other world’s top riders for 2020 season.
But Lindgren needs a Swedish club to race with in individual competitions, like the Swedish national championship in Målilla in July. So he’s decided to return to Vikingarna.