Kent Andersson (motorcyclist)

Kent Andersson ( born August 1, 1942 in Landvetter, Sweden, † 29 August 2006) was a Swedish motorcycle racer. He started ³ predominantly in the class up to 125 cc and up to 250 cm.


Andersson drove his first race at the age of eleven years, running 19 races he took the 250cc class on a Monark and later on Bultaco part. In 1966, he won his first Grand Prix points on a Husqvarna.

Andersson celebrated in 1969 his first major success in the class up to 250 cc Motorcycle World Championship Grand Prix of Germany at the Hockenheimring. He drove all of his most significant victories between 1966-1975, in particular his 18 Grand Prix wins, one at Yamaha. He got 52 podiums.

In 1969, Kent Andersson Vice World Champion in the 250cc class behind the Australian Kel Carruthers. In 1973 he was in front of the British Chas Mortimer and 1974 before the Swiss Bruno Kneubuehler 125cc world champion.