1971 FIM Motocross World Championship season

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1971 Motocross World Championship season
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The 1971 FIM Motocross World Championship season was the 15th F.I.M. Motocross Racing World Championship season.

Summary[edit]

Roger De Coster won his first 500cc world championship for Suzuki in a tight points battle with Maico rider Åke Jonsson. The championship wasn't decided until the final round of the season when Jonsson suffered a mechanical failure. Joël Robert, claimed his fifth 250cc title, and fourth in a row for the Suzuki factory racing team.

Grands Prix[edit]

500cc[1][edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Location Winner Team Report
1 April 18 Italy Italian Grand Prix Macerata Belgium Roger De Coster Suzuki Report
2 May 2 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Sittendorf East Germany Paul Friedrichs ČZ Report
3 May 16 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Huskvarna Belgium Roger De Coster Suzuki Report
4 May 23 Finland Finnish Grand Prix Ruskensanta East Germany Paul Friedrichs ČZ Report
5 June 13 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakian Grand Prix Stribro Belgium Roger De Coster Suzuki Report
6 June 20 Soviet Union Russian Grand Prix Kishinev Sweden Åke Jonsson Maico Report
7 June 27 East Germany East German Grand Prix Schwerin Sweden Bengt Åberg Husqvarna Report
8 July 11 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Farleigh Castle Sweden Åke Jonsson Maico Report
9 July 18 Germany West German Grand Prix Bielstein Germany Adolf Weil Maico Report
10 August 1 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Namur Belgium Roger De Coster Suzuki Report
11 August 8 Luxembourg Luxembourg Grand Prix Ettelbruck Sweden Åke Jonsson Maico Report
12 August 22 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Sint Anthonis Belgium Roger De Coster Suzuki Report

250cc[2][edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Location Winner Team Report
1 April 18 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Sabadell Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki Report
2 April 25 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Payerne Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki Report
3 May 2 Poland Polish Grand Prix Szczecin Finland Kalevi Vehkonen Husqvarna Report
4 May 9 Germany West German Grand Prix Beuern Finland Heikki Mikkola Husqvarna Report
5 May 16 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavian Grand Prix Karlovac Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki Report
6 May 23 Italy Italian Grand Prix Busca Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki Report
7 June 20 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Bergharen Belgium Sylvain Geboers Suzuki Report
8 July 4 East Germany East German Grand Prix Teutschenthal Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki Report
9 August 8 Finland Finnish Grand Prix Hyvinkää Belgium Sylvain Geboers Suzuki Report
10 August 15 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Ulricehamn Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki Report
11 August 22 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Bristol Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki Report
12 October 3 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Launsdorf Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki Report

Final Standings[edit]

500cc[1][edit]

Pos Rider Team Points
1 Belgium Roger De Coster Suzuki 97
2 Sweden Åke Jonsson Maico 93
3 Germany Adolf Weil Maico 81
4 East Germany Paul Friedrichs ČZ 70
5 Sweden Bengt Åberg Husqvarna 52
6 Sweden Christer Hammargren Husqvarna 45

250cc[3][edit]

Pos Rider Team Points
1 Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki 105
2 Sweden Håkan Andersson Husqvarna 72
3 Belgium Sylvain Geboers Suzuki 66
4 Finland Heikki Mikkola Husqvarna 63
5 Sweden Ollie Petterson Suzuki 59
6 Sweden Uno Palm Husqvarna 53
7 Czechoslovakia Miroslav Halm ČZ 46
8 Soviet Union Vladimir Kavinov ČZ 41
9 Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Falta ČZ 36
10 Finland Kalevi Vehkonen Husqvarna 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1971 500cc motocross world championship". akejonsson.com. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "1971 250cc motocross world championship". home.versatel.nl. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "1971 250cc motocross world championship final standings". home.versatel.nl. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 

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