The 2nd trial was near Barcelona, in a place called Terrassa and I win this trial in 1974. The first trial of the year was in Belgium. I don't remember this trial too well. I don't think my result was as good as I would have liked but the trial shortly afterwards in Spain made up for this. I cannot remember the reason for the bad result in Belgium, perhaps I had a problem with a bike.
At this time I was travelling with my friends with a normal car and a trailer on the back carrying a bikes. We have no vans at this time, we have never had a van and I take my bike all the way from Sweden to the trials in Spain on the back of a trailer. It was a long drive to go such a long way and we would stay in hotels each night. I would travel to these world rounds with Benny Sellman, Lars Sellman, Tour Evertsson, Roland Johansson, Hans Bengtsson.There were a few of us and we were always go down together at this time.
This 1974 was are very good year for me. In this year, I was 6 times on the podium and I had 4 wins. This was pretty good consistency and I ended up with a second place. It was the last trial in Switzerland in Oberdiessback, that I remember. This trial was higher up in the mountains this was a good track a good course and everything was perfect but on the night before the competition it was snowing with a lot of snow so they could only make a short track and they had to alter the course a lot, some of the sections were changed and shortened and I have a lot of pressure on me. I was riding against Malcolm Rathmell, who was on the bultaco, he had to win and I had to be in the top five or six. I don't remember exactly. Malcolm was winning and I was number 6th, I think because of this Malcolm take the European Championship although the nerves affected me on this day it did not normally.
A horrible day and Malcolm was hiding from the rain as you can see here.