|Front cover of racing Programme.|
This was a day of racing for both cars and motorcycles. The bike race was part of the Swedish championship and , I believe, the first race of the season.
During qualifying, P-Å Dahl came in as number 14, 5 seconds after the fastest driver, Lars E Påhlsson from Ronneby MK on a PN-CZ. Kjell Bogren, on my bike, made it around the track but as the last driver with a time of more than 10 minutes (as fastest lap time...) which indicates some kind of trouble with the bike.
When the race started, Kjell Bogren never made it to the starting line. He had problems with the bike...
|Article from MC-nytt 1970. Borrowed from another blogger, Urban Engström.|
In the picture above, from an article about the race in MC-Nytt 1970, we can see Kjell working on gearing down the bike from the hideous 250 KM/H gearing it came with. We can also see the start number he was given, 34. The spark plug being off indicates that the problem described in the text about a faulty ignition switch is true. Imagine such a small detail hindering your race.... Another aspect of the picture is the drivers themselves standing on their knees working on their bikes. In their leathers! Imagine that today...
The winner of the race was Bo Granath from Anderstorp RC on his Husqvarna. He finished the 20 laps in 16:59. Per-Åke Dahl finished second, 24 seconds behind Granath at 17:23 minutes. Kjell Bogren never came to start, DNS, Did not start.
As I find out more about this race and can get more pictures I will update this post. I just recently learned that Kjell Bogren actually did drive the bike before "Esso" bought it from Flöter. I believe there´s more to find out about this story and I will try to!
Hang on for the next post which will be even more interesting!