1971 Trans-AMA motocross series

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The 1971 Trans-AMA motocross series was the second annual international series established by the American Motorcyclist Association as a pilot event to help establish motocross in the United States. The motocross series was an invitational based on a 500cc engine displacement formula, run on American tracks featuring the top riders from the F.I.M. world championship against the top American riders.

Suzuki factory rider Sylvain Geboers claimed the championship with three overall victories. German Maico rider, Adolf Weil scored two overall victories and claimed second place in the championship, with Swedish Husqvarna pilot Torlief Hansen taking third place. The Suzuki team mates of Joel Robert and Roger De Coster didn't join the event until the fifth race of the series, but made an impact with De Coster posting three overall victories with Robert adding one more. As a result of his being the highest placed American rider at fourteenth overall, Mark Blackwell, was crowned the American motocross national champion, clinching the title by one point over Brad Lackey.

1971 Trans-AMA final standings[1][2][edit]

Place Rider Country Team Points Wins
1 Belgium Sylvain Geboers Belgium Suzuki 3066 3
2 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico 2331 2
3 Sweden Torleif Hansen Sweden Husqvarna 2052 0
4 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki 1865 3
5 Belgium Joel Robert Belgium Suzuki 1730 1
6 Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Husqvarna 1680 2
7 Germany Willy Bauer Germany Maico 1276 0
8 Belgium Gaston Rahier Belgium ČZ 1112 0
9 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna 1110 0
10 United Kingdom Dave Bickers United Kingdom ČZ 1076 0
11 United Kingdom John Banks United Kingdom ČZ 971 0
12 United Kingdom Andy Roberton United Kingdom Husqvarna 810 0
13 Czechoslovakia Vlastimil Valek Czechoslovakia ČZ 709 0
14 United States Mark Blackwell United States Husqvarna 604 0
15 United States Brad Lackey United States ČZ 603 0
16 United States Gary Jones United States Yamaha 439 0
17 United States John DeSoto United States Suzuki 425 0
18 United Kingdom Chris Horsefield United Kingdom ČZ 416 0
19 Sweden Uno Palm Sweden Husqvarna 324 0
20 United States Peter Lamppu United States Montesa 309 0

1971 Trans-AMA Round 1[edit]

Sep. 19, 1971, Carlsbad, California

Place Rider Country Team
1 Belgium Sylvain Geboers Belgium Suzuki
2 Sweden Torleif Hansen Sweden Husqvarna
3 United Kingdom Dave Bickers United Kingdom ČZ
4 United States Brad Lackey United States ČZ
5 United Kingdom John Banks United Kingdom ČZ
6 United States Gary Jones United States Yamaha
7 Czechoslovakia Vlastimil Valek Czechoslovakia ČZ
8 United States Tore Jonsson United States Maico
9 United States John DeSoto United States Suzuki
10 United States Bryan Kenney United States Husqvarna

1971 Trans-AMA Round 2[edit]

Sep. 26, 1971, Boise, Idaho

Place Rider Country Team
1 Belgium Sylvain Geboers Belgium Suzuki
2 Belgium Gaston Rahier Belgium ČZ
3 Sweden Torleif Hansen Sweden Husqvarna
4 United Kingdom John Banks United Kingdom ČZ
5 United Kingdom Dave Bickers United Kingdom ČZ
6 Czechoslovakia Vlastimil Valek Czechoslovakia ČZ
7 United States Bill Clements United States Husqvarna
8 United States Brad Lackey United States ČZ
9 United States John DeSoto United States Suzuki
10 United States Gary Jones United States Yamaha

1971 Trans-AMA Round 3[edit]

Oct. 3, 1971, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Place Rider Country Team
1 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico
2 Belgium Sylvain Geboers Belgium Suzuki
3 Sweden Torleif Hansen Sweden Husqvarna
4 United States Mark Blackwell United States Husqvarna
5 Belgium Gaston Rahier Belgium ČZ
6 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna
7 Germany Willy Bauer Germany Maico
8 United States Bill Clements United States Husqvarna
9 United Kingdom John Banks United Kingdom ČZ
10 United States Peter Lamppu United States Montesa

1971 Trans-AMA Round 4[edit]

Oct. 10, 1971, Unadilla, New York

Place Rider Country Team
1 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico
2 Sweden Torleif Hansen Sweden Husqvarna
3 Belgium Sylvain Geboers Belgium Suzuki
4 Belgium Gaston Rahier Belgium ČZ
5 Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Husqvarna
6 United Kingdom Dave Bickers United Kingdom ČZ
7 United States Tore Jonsson United States Maico
8 Czechoslovakia Vlastimil Valek Czechoslovakia ČZ
9 United States Barry Higgins United States ČZ
10 United States Peter Lamppu United States Montesa

1971 Trans-AMA Round 5[edit]

Oct. 24, 1971, Delta, Ohio

Place Rider Country Team
1 Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Husqvarna
2 Sweden Torleif Hansen Sweden Husqvarna
3 Belgium Sylvain Geboers Belgium Suzuki
4 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
5 Sweden Uno Palm Sweden Husqvarna
6 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico
7 United Kingdom Dave Bickers United Kingdom ČZ
8 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna
9 Belgium Joel Robert Belgium Suzuki
10 Germany Willy Bauer Germany Maico

1971 Trans-AMA Round 6[edit]

Oct. 31, 1971, Orlando, Florida

Place Rider Country Team
1 Belgium Sylvain Geboers Belgium Suzuki
2 Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Husqvarna
3 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna
4 United Kingdom John Banks United Kingdom ČZ
5 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico
6 Czechoslovakia Vlastimil Valek Czechoslovakia ČZ
7 Germany Willy Bauer Germany Maico
8 United Kingdom Andy Roberton United Kingdom Husqvarna
9 Belgium Gaston Rahier Belgium ČZ
10 United States John DeSoto United States Suzuki

1971 Trans-AMA Round 7[edit]

Nov. 7, 1971, St. Peters, Missouri

Place Rider Country Team
1 Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Husqvarna
2 Belgium Joel Robert Belgium Suzuki
3 Belgium Sylvain Geboers Belgium Suzuki
4 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico
5 Sweden Torleif Hansen Sweden Husqvarna
6 Germany Willy Bauer Germany Maico
7 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna
8 Belgium Gaston Rahier Belgium ČZ
9 United Kingdom Andy Roberton United Kingdom Husqvarna
10 United Kingdom John Banks United Kingdom ČZ

1971 Trans-AMA Round 8[edit]

Nov. 14, 1971, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Place Rider Country Team
1 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
2 Belgium Joel Robert Belgium Suzuki
3 Sweden Torleif Hansen Sweden Husqvarna
4 Belgium Sylvain Geboers Belgium Suzuki
5 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico
6 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna
7 United Kingdom Chris Horsefield United Kingdom ČZ
8 Germany Willy Bauer Germany Maico
9 United States Brad Lackey United States ČZ
10 United Kingdom Andy Roberton United Kingdom Husqvarna

1971 Trans-AMA Round 9[edit]

Nov. 21, 1971, Puyallup, Washington

Place Rider Country Team
1 Belgium Joel Robert Belgium Suzuki
2 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
3 Belgium Sylvain Geboers Belgium Suzuki
4 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico
5 United Kingdom Andy Roberton United Kingdom Husqvarna
6 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna
7 Germany Willy Bauer Germany Maico
8 United States Mark Blackwell United States Husqvarna
9 United States John DeSoto United States Suzuki
10 Belgium Gaston Rahier Belgium ČZ

1971 Trans-AMA Round 10[edit]

Nov. 28, 1971, Livermore, California

Place Rider Country Team
1 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
2 United Kingdom Andy Roberton United Kingdom Husqvarna
3 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico
4 Belgium Joel Robert Belgium Suzuki
5 Belgium Sylvain Geboers Belgium Suzuki
6 Germany Willy Bauer Germany Maico
7 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna
8 Belgium Gaston Rahier Belgium ČZ
9 United Kingdom Chris Horsefield United Kingdom ČZ
10 United Kingdom Dave Bickers United Kingdom ČZ

1971 Trans-AMA Round 11[edit]

Dec. 5, 1971, Saddleback Park, California

Place Rider Country Team
1 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
2 Belgium Joel Robert Belgium Suzuki
3 Belgium Sylvain Geboers Belgium Suzuki
4 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico
5 United Kingdom Dave Bickers United Kingdom ČZ
6 United Kingdom Andy Roberton United Kingdom Husqvarna
7 United Kingdom Vic Eastwood United Kingdom AJS
8 United States Mark Blackwell United States Husqvarna
9 United States Gary Jones United States Yamaha
10 Belgium Gaston Rahier Belgium ČZ

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Popularity of Moto-Cross Reflected in Purses, Attendance". Google Books. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Europeans Dominate 1971 Trans-AMA". Google Books. Retrieved 26 February 2016.