Per-Olof Serenius

FIM Track Racing Legend

Born on 9 March 1948 in Hedemora, Sweden

One of giants of Ice Speedway, Sweden’s Per-Olof Serenius is one of the few western riders to have successfully challenged the Russian domination of a sport that originated in his homeland.

‘Posa’ as he is affectionately known throughout the sport, first tasted Ice Speedway in 1976 after seeing a World Championship meeting in Berlin. Already experienced in various motorcycle disciplines, he was immediately attracted to the spectacle of racing on frozen lakes and ice tracks and swiftly acquired a suitable racing machine.

Within two years he had reached world standard and started a world championship career that was unbroken for 32 years. His racing record includes 2 World Individual Championship gold medals, three World Team gold medals, 32 World finals, 22 national championships and eight Nordic Championships - a record which will surely never be surpassed. His best year must have been 1995 when he won his first world individual title in Germany then helped the Swedes to a gold medal in the Team Championship in Norway.

A fireman by profession, he has now retired and spends his leisure time at home with his wife Ulla but still rides motor cycles for pleasure. In 2002 he completed a marathon two month ride from South Korea to St Petersburg along with fellow Swedish track race veterans Ove Fundin and Olle Nygren.

He is truly a motorcycling legend.

Marco Domeniconi

Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, 11 Route de suisse, 1295 Mies