Bervoets was one of the top motocross competitors in the 1990s. Riding for the Suzuki factory team, he finished second to perennial champion Stefan Everts three times in the F.I.M. 250cc motocross world championships from 1995 to 1997. He switched to the Yamaha factory racing team and moved to the 500cc class, finishing in second place in 2000 and third in 2001. Bervoets was a member of three winning Belgian teams at the Motocross des Nations.