ARI KOPONEN – RIP

Monday April 30, 2018
BIRMINGHAM Speedway were saddened to learn of the death of former rider Ari Koponen on Monday.

The popular Finnish ace sadly passed away at the age of 58.

Ari rode for the Brummies between 1978 and 1982 and racked up over 800 points during his time in the Midlands.

Other notable achievements included being crowned Finnish Champion in 1983 and he was also proud to reach the World Under-21 Final on two occasions in 1979 and 1980.

Everyone connected with Birmingham Speedway sends sincere condolences to Ari's family and friends.

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