Picko Troberg 1938-2016

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

Picko Troberg, one of the big­gest names in Swedish mo­tor racing, died last week at the age of 78 af­ter suf­fer­ing with can­cer.

Troberg was a suc­cess­ful racer in the 1960s and com­peted ex­ten­sively at home and across Europe with a For­mula Ju­nior Lola MK5A.

He switched to run­ning F3 and tour­ing car teams and man­aged the ca­reer of 1998 Bri­tish Tour­ing Car cham­pion Rickard Ry­dell. He later raced a Ford Fal­con in his­torics and was the driv­ing force be­hind re­cent his­toric fes­ti­vals at Knut­storp, Karl­skoga and An­der­storp.

UK com­men­ta­tor Ian Titch­marsh, a friend for 50 years, said: “He was a larger than life and very en­ter­tain­ing char­ac­ter who for many years could truly be re­garded as Mr Mo­tor Racing in Swe­den.”

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