1972 FIM Motocross World Championship

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1972 Motocross World Championship
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The 1972 FIM Motocross World Championship was the 16th F.I.M. Motocross Racing World Championship season.

Summary[edit]

Roger De Coster won his second consecutive 500cc world championship for Suzuki ahead of East German rider, Paul Friedrichs and Finnish rider Heikki Mikkola. Joël Robert, claimed his sixth 250cc title, and fifth in a row for the Suzuki factory racing team. Yamaha joined the championship fray with former Husqvarna riders Christer Hammargren and Jaak van Velthoven in the 500cc class and Håkan Andersson in the 250cc class.

Grands Prix[edit]

500cc[1][2][3][edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Location Winner Team Report
1 April 23 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Sittendorf Belgium Roger De Coster Suzuki Report
2 April 30 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Payerne Finland Heikki Mikkola Husqvarna Report
3 May 7 Italy Italian Grand Prix Pinerolo Cancelled - Report
4 May 14 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Västerås Belgium Roger De Coster Suzuki Report
5 May 24 France French Grand Prix Corseul East Germany Paul Friedrichs ČZ Report
6 June 4 Soviet Union Russian Grand Prix Poltava Belgium Roger De Coster Suzuki Report
7 June 11 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakian Grand Prix Prerov Finland Heikki Mikkola Husqvarna Report
8 July 9 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Farleigh Castle Belgium Roger De Coster Suzuki Report
9 July 16 Germany West German Grand Prix Beuern Belgium Roger De Coster Suzuki Report
10 July 23 East Germany East German Grand Prix Apolda East Germany Paul Friedrichs ČZ Report
11 August 6 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Namur Belgium Roger De Coster Suzuki Report
12 August 13 Luxembourg Luxembourg Grand Prix Ettelbruck Belgium Jaak van Velthoven Yamaha Report

250cc[4][edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Location Winner Team Report
1 April 9 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Sabadell Belgium Sylvain Geboers Suzuki Report
2 April 16 France French Grand Prix Pernes-les-Fontaines Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki Report
3 May 7 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Markelo Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki Report
4 May 14 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakian Grand Prix Holice Soviet Union Vladimir Kavinov ČZ Report
5 May 28 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavian Grand Prix Tržič Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki Report
6 June 4 Germany West German Grand Prix Bielstein Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki Report
7 June 11 Poland Polish Grand Prix Szczecin Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki Report
8 June 18 Soviet Union Russian Grand Prix Chișinău Belgium Joël Robert Suzuki Report
9 August 6 Finland Finnish Grand Prix Hyvinkää Belgium Sylvain Geboers Suzuki Report
10 August 13 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Huskvarna Sweden Håkan Andersson Yamaha Report
11 August 20 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Dodington Park Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Falta ČZ Report
12 August 27 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Wohlen Sweden Håkan Andersson Yamaha Report

Final standings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1972 500cc motocross world championship". akejonsson.com. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  2. ^ "1972 500cc motocross world championship race results". jwvanessen.com. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  3. ^ "1972 500cc motocross world championship race results". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  4. ^ "1972 250cc motocross world championship race results". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  5. ^ "1972 500cc motocross world championship final standings". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  6. ^ "1972 250cc motocross world championship final standings". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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