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BERNTZON BACK WITH LIONS FOR 2021

Swedish star Oliver Berntzon has completed a return to boyhood club Lejonen for the 2021 Bauhaus Elitserien season.

23 / 10 / 2020, 14:20

Swedish star Oliver Berntzon has completed a return to boyhood club Lejonen for the 2021 Bauhaus Elitserien season.

Berntzon, who became a father for the first time earlier this week, last raced for the Gislaved club in 2015, before spending two seasons with Vetlanda and the past three years with Dackarna.

He was born not far from Gislaved in Anderstorp and links up with a club that topped this year’s Bauhaus Elitserien table, only to exit the play-offs at the semi-final stage against eventual champions Masarna.

Oliver is a complete rider; much more so now than when he last raced for us.

Anders Frojd

Joint team manager Mikael Holmstrand says the Lions never lost touch with their pupil and is delighted to see a local FIM Speedway Grand Prix newcomer back in their colours.

He told the club’s official website: “We have of course kept in touch with Oliver over the years, but have great respect for the fact that he wanted to develop and challenge himself at other clubs. It’s all the more fun now to get the chance to work with Oliver and his team again.”

Sports manager Anders Frojd has been delighted with Berntzon’s progress. He added: “Oliver is a complete rider; much more so now than when he last raced for us.

“He is just as good at home as away and since we already have a very strong team at home, a rider who will take a place in our squad must be able to contribute on all types of tracks, which Oliver definitely can.

“He has developed gradually each year and is ready for the next step both in Sweden and internationally. Racing in the GP series next year will provide new, useful experiences that we will also benefit from in the team when it gets tight at the end of the matches.”

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