It is with great sadness that the Repsol Honda Team announces the sad news of the passing of Ulf Karlson (Alvangen, Sweden, March 6, 1952) after a fatal illness.

Ulf Karlson was the first world champion with Montesa (1980) as well as achieving fifteen victories in the top category of the competition and a total of 40 podiums. Karlson also eight times Swedish champion and triumphed in three Scandinavia championships all with Montesa.

Repsol Honda Team, the official team of Montesa-Honda would like to express their deepest sympathy for the loss of Ulf Karlson and wish to offer their condolences to the family in this difficult moment.

Private: Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

Today, all the Montesa family are in mourning. We have lost a great friend, an athlete and a great world champion. We are really sorry for the loss of Ulf Karlson, who had a long-lasting professional relationship and friendship with us for many years. We send our deepest condolences to the family and all the friends in the world of trial. Rest in peace.