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Antonio Lindbäck
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Born (1985-05-05) 5 May 1985 (age 38)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nickname Anton, Rio Rocket
Nationality Swedish
Career history
Sweden
2001–2007, 2017–2022 Masarna
2008 Vargarna
2009–2010 Piraterna
2011–2016 Indianerna
2022–2024 Valsarna
2023–2024 Rospiggarna
Poland
2005 Wrocław
2007 Częstochowa
2007, 2011 Rybnik
2009–2010 Bydgoszcz
2012–2013, 2022 Gniezno
2014 Łódź
2015 Daugavpils
2016–2019 Grudziadz
2020 Zielona Góra
2023 Poznań
Great Britain
2003–2006, 2016 Poole
2007 Belle Vue
Denmark
2010–2012, 2014 Outrup/Varde
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
SGP Number 85
Starts 102
Podiums 13 (3-2-8)
Finalist 16 time
Winner 3 times
Individual honours
2004 European Under-19 Champion
2005 Scandinavian Under-21 Champion
2012 Italian Grand Prix Champion
2012 Torun Grand Prix Champion
2015, 2017 Swedish Champion
2004, 2011 GP Challenge winner
2016 British Grand Prix Champion
2006 Swedish U21 champion
Team honours
2004, 2015 Speedway World Cup winner

Antonio Lindbäck (born 5 May 1985 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a motorcycle speedway rider from Sweden, who competed in the Speedway World Championship and was a member of the Swedish team who won the Speedway World Cup in 2004 and 2015.

Career highlights

Lindbäck made his international debut in 2004 with firstly a wild card ride in the Speedway Grand Prix series but he made a bigger impression in the Speedway World Cup riding for the Swedish team. He became the European Under-19 Champion in 2004 and Scandinavian Under-21 Champion in 2005.

In October 2004, during the Speedway Grand Prix Qualification he won the GP Challenge, which ensured that he claimed a permanent slot for the 2005 Grand Prix. He duly made his full SGP debut in 2005 finishing 10th both in that season and the subsequent 2006 championship.

Prior to the final 2007 Speedway Grand Prix round in Gelsenkirchen, it was announced that Lindbäck had decided to retire from speedway. However, he made a quick comeback competing for Vargarna in the Swedish second tier Allsvenskan and he was a major force in bringing the club to the play off final. Before the start of the 2009 season, he moved to Piraterna.

Lindbäck qualified for the 2012 Speedway Grand Prix via the Grand Prix Challenge and won his first Grand Prix in the 2012 Speedway Grand Prix of Italy in Terenzano. He was also included in the Swedish national team.

On 13 November 2020, Lindbäck announced his retirement for a second time but once again returned and in 2022 rode for Masarna and Valsarna in the Swedish leagues. He helped Valsarna win the 2022 Allsvenskan during the 2022 Swedish Speedway season.

In 2023, he was part of the Swedish team that competed at the 2023 Speedway World Cup in Poland.

Results

Speedway Grand Prix

2004 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 24)
Race no. Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw No
6 /9 Sweden Scandinavian SGP 22 2 (0,1) 24
2005 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 14)
Race no. Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw No
1 /9 European Union European SGP 4 16 (2,2,3,0,1) +2 +0) 13
2 /9 Sweden Swedish SGP 6 8 (2,1,2,0,3) +1 8
3 /9 Slovenia Slovenian SGP 12 3 (1,0,0,0,2) +3 14
4 /9 United Kingdom British SGP 7 8 (T,3,1,1,3) +1 7
5 /9 Denmark Danish SGP 3 18 (1,3,2,2,2) +3 +1 5
6 /9 Czech Republic Czech Rep. SGP 12 6 (2,0,1,2,X) 4
7 /9 Sweden Scandinavian SGP 10 7 (2,1,1,2,1 10
8 /9 Poland Polish SGP 16 0 (0,0,0,0,0) 3
9 /9 Italy Italian SGP 13 5 (1,0,1,3,-) 16
2006 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 10)
Race no. Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw No
1 /10 Slovenia Slovenian SGP 7 9 (1,2,1,2,3) +0 9
2 /10 European Union European SGP 16 2 (0,0,0,2,0) 3
3 /10 Sweden Swedish SGP 10 6 (3,0,0,1,2) 2
4 /10 United Kingdom British SGP 9 8 (0,3,1,3,1) 10
5 /10 Denmark Danish SGP 4 16 (2,2,2,2,2) +2 +0 5
6 /10 Italy Italian SGP 14 4 (t,1,1,0,2) 3
7 /10 Sweden Scandinavian SGP 15 3 (2,0,1,F,0) 14
8 /10 Czech Republic Czech Rep. SGP 3 18 (3,1,1,F,3) +3 +1 1
9 /10 Latvia Latvian SGP 2 20 (3,2,3,3,2) +3 +2 12
10 /10 Poland Polish SGP 14 3 (0,3,E,0,0) 16
2007 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 10)
Race no. Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw No
1 /11 Italy Italian SGP 14 3 (1,1,0,1,0) 12
2 /11 European Union European SGP 17 0 (0,0,0,0,0) 9
3 /11 Sweden Swedish SGP 17 3 (0,0,1,1,1 13
4 /11 Denmark Danish SGP 7 9 (3,2,0,3,1) +X 2
5 /11 United Kingdom British SGP 9 7 (3,2,1,1,0) 13
6 /11 Czech Republic Czech Rep. SGP 17 0 (0,0,0,-,-) 4
7 /11 Sweden Scandinavian SGP 14 3 (1,2,0,0,0) 9
8 /11 Latvia Latvian SGP 18 0 (X,-,-,-,-) 13
9 /11 Poland Polish SGP 10 5 (0,0,1,3,1) 7
10 /11 Slovenia Slovenian SGP 16 1 (0,0,1,0,0) 8
11 /11 Germany German SGP retired → (19) Peter Karlsson 10
2009 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 16)
Race no. Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw No
3 /11 Sweden Swedish SGP 3 17 (2,2,3,2,3) +3 +0 9
7 /11 Sweden Scandinavian SGP 6 10 (3,1,1,2,2) +1 1
2010 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 16)
Race no. Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw No
3 /11 Sweden Swedish SGP 12 6 (1,1,1,0,3) 3
2011 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 14)
Race no. Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw No
1 /11 European Union European SGP 15 1 (1,0,0,0,0) 15
2 /11 Sweden Swedish SGP 3 9 (3,3,3,F,-) 4
3 /11 Czech Republic Czech Rep. SGP 12 6 (1,1,1,2,1) 4
4 /11 Denmark Danish SGP 14 5 (3,0,0,1,1) 3
5 /11 United Kingdom British SGP 15 3 (2,2,2,2,2) +2 +0 10
6 /11 Italy Italian SGP 3 17 (3,0,0,0,0) 9
7 /11 Sweden Scandinavian SGP 11 7 (2,0,1,2,2) 11
8 /11 Poland Polish SGP 4 12 (0,3,2,3,2) +2 +0 11
9 /11 Denmark Nordic SGP 11 6 (3,1,2,0,0) 4
10 /11 Croatia Croatian SGP 16 3 (1,0,0,1,1) 3
11 /11 Poland Polish II SGP 15 3 (0,1,1,1,0) 6
2012 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 12)
Race no. Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw No
1 /12 New Zealand New Zealand SGP 6 13 (3,2,2,3,2) +1 10
2 /12 European Union European SGP 14 4 (1,0,1,2,X) 10
3 /12 Czech Republic Czech Rep. SGP 8 6 (0,3,3,0,2) +1 4
4 /12 Sweden Swedish SGP 12 5 (3,0,1,0,1) 8
5 /12 Denmark Danish SGP 16 3 (2,0,0,1,0) 15
6 /12 Poland Polish SGP 12 6 (1,3,0,1,1) 4
7 /12 Croatia Croatian SGP 14 6 (0,0,1,2,3) 3
8 /12 Italy Italian SGP 1 16 (3,1,0,3,1) +2 +6 3
9 /12 United Kingdom British SGP 3 12 (3,0,2,2,1) +2 +2 2
10 /12 Sweden Scandinavian SGP 3 18 (1,3,3,3,3) +3 +2 12
11 /12 Denmark Nordic SGP 5 11 (3,3,1,3,1) +0 3
12 /12 Poland Polish II SGP 1 19 (2,3,3,3,0) +2 +6 11
2013 Speedway Grand Prix Final Championship standings
(Riding No 6)
Race no. Grand Prix Pos. Pts. Heats Draw No
1 /12 New Zealand New Zealand SGP 13 6 (1,0,2,3,0) 16
2 /12 European Union European SGP 15 3 (0,2,0,1,0) 14
3 /12 Sweden Swedish SGP 10 8 (3,3,0,1,1) 13
4 /12 Czech Republic Czech Rep. SGP 13 5 (0,0,2,2,1) 13
5 /12 United Kingdom British SGP 16 1 (0,0,1,0,0) 7
6 /12 Poland Polish SGP 15 3 (2,0,0,1,0) 1
7 /12 Denmark Danish SGP 17 2 (0,0,1,0,1) 15
8 /12 Italy Italian SGP 10 6 (0,2,2,0,2) 13
9 /12 Latvia SGP 16 1 (1,0,0,0,T) 4
10 /12 Slovenia SGP 11 7 (0,2,3,1,1) 6
11 /12 Sweden Scandinavian SGP 13 3 (1,0,1,0,1) 3
12 /12 Poland Polish II SGP 10 6 (2,3,X,0,1) 15
  permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
  rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

SGP Podiums

  1. Denmark Copenhagen 2005 - 3rd place
  2. Czech Republic Prague 2006 - 3rd place
  3. Latvia Daugavpils 2006 - 2nd place
  4. Sweden Gothenburg 2009 - 3rd place
  5. Sweden Gothenburg 2011 - 3rd place
  6. Italy Terenzano 2011 - 3rd place
  7. Italy Terenzano 2012 - 1st place
  8. United Kingdom Cardiff 2012 - 3rd place
  9. Sweden Målilla 2012 - 3rd place
  10. Poland Toruń 2012 - 1st place
  11. Sweden Målilla 2015 - 3rd place
  12. United Kingdom Cardiff 2016 - 1st place

See also

  • List of Speedway Grand Prix riders
  • Sweden national speedway team
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