Carlqvist funeral details announced

The funeral of triple world champion Hakan Carlqvist will be held at a church in a forest just outside Stockholm, Sweden, on August 23 at noon. The Swedish champion died last month after a stroke and tributes have been paid to him by many of fellow racers and fans from around

The Hakan Carlqvist story

Hakan "Carla" Carlqvist is sadly no longer with us – the famous Swedish racer passed away in the early days of July 2017 at the all too young age of 63. His motocross career was so successful that he became well-known to the general public in Sweden, even with those

Carla tribute by Swedish Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Sweden has spoken out in tribute of double world motocross champion Hakan Carlqvist, who died on Friday age 63 after having a stroke. The Swedish premier Stefan Lofven spoke out about the man who he'd watched race and who was a national sporting hero in Sweden,

Noyce and Thorpe pay tribute to Carla

The two British racers who knew Hakan Carlqvist best have paid tribute to him after hearing that the hard man Swede had passed away today. Graham Noyce, world 500 champ in 1979, and Dave Thorpe who was champ in 1985, 1986 and 1989, both raced against Carla in the peak

Hakan Carlqvist: 1954-2017

Former world champion Hakan Carlqvist has died age just 63. The Swedish hard man won a 250 world title on Husqvarna in 1979 and the 500 crown on a Yamaha in 1983, and won 20 GPs. But perhaps his finest moment was in his last GP victory at Namur in