1975 FIM Motocross World Championship

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1975 Motocross World Championship
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The 1975 FIM Motocross World Championship was the 19th F.I.M. Motocross Racing World Championship season.

Summary[edit]

In a rematch of the previous season, Suzuki's Roger De Coster and Husqvarna's Heikki Mikkola were once again the two top competitors in the chase for the 500cc motocross world championship. De Coster claimed 12 moto victories to reclaim the title and win his fourth world championship. Mikkola came in second place with 5 moto victories while De Coster's Suzuki teammate, Gerrit Wolsink finished the season in third place.[1] Harry Everts won the 250cc title for his first world championship. His victory also marked the only motocross world championship for the Austrian Puch factory. Puch fielded a motorcycle which featured an innovative twin carburetor system.[2] Gaston Rahier dominated the inaugural 125cc world championship, winning 7 out of the first 8 Grands Prix for the Suzuki factory racing team.[3] Honda scored its first-ever overall victory in a motocross world championship Grand Prix when Marty Smith won the 125cc United States Grand Prix.

Grands Prix[edit]

500cc[4][5][edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Location Race 1 Winner Race 2 Winner Overall Winner Report
1 April 13 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Payerne Belgium Roger De Coster Finland Heikki Mikkola Belgium Roger De Coster Report
2 May 11 Italy Italian Grand Prix Casale Monferrato Sweden Christer Hammargren Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Heikki Mikkola Report
3 May 25 Finland Finnish Grand Prix Ruskeasanta Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Roger De Coster Report
4 June 8 Soviet Union Russian Grand Prix Chișinău Sweden Åke Jonsson Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Roger De Coster Report
5 June 15 France French Grand Prix Lavaur Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Roger De Coster Report
6 June 22 United States United States Grand Prix Carlsbad Belgium Roger De Coster Netherlands Gerrit Wolsink Netherlands Gerrit Wolsink Report
7 June 29 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Copetown Belgium Roger De Coster Netherlands Gerrit Wolsink Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Report
8 July 6 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Hawkstone Park Finland Heikki Mikkola Belgium Roger De Coster Netherlands Gerrit Wolsink Report
9 July 13 Germany West German Grand Prix Bielstein Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Roger De Coster Report
10 July 27 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Lichtenvoorde Netherlands Gerrit Wolsink Finland Heikki Mikkola Netherlands Gerrit Wolsink Report
11 August 3 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Namur Finland Heikki Mikkola Sweden Åke Jonsson Belgium Roger De Coster Report
12 August 10 Luxembourg Luxembourg Grand Prix Ettelbruck Belgium Roger De Coster United States Brad Lackey Belgium Roger De Coster Report

250cc[6][edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Location Winner Team Report
1 April 6 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Sabadell Belgium Harry Everts Puch Report
2 April 20 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Sittendorf Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Falta ČZ Report
3 April 27 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Retinne United States Jim Pomeroy Bultaco Report
4 May 3 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakian Grand Prix Holice Germany Willy Bauer Suzuki Report
5 May 11 Poland Polish Grand Prix Szczecin Belgium Harry Everts Puch Report
6 June 8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavian Grand Prix Tržič Soviet Union Evgueni Rybaltchenko KTM Report
7 June 15 Germany West German Grand Prix Beuern Czechoslovakia Zdeneck Velky ČZ Report
8 June 22 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Portsmouth-Charlton Belgium Harry Everts Puch Report
9 July 6 France French Grand Prix Thomer-la-Sôgne Czechoslovakia Zdeneck Velky ČZ Report
10 August 10 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Barkarby Soviet Union Evgueni Rybaltchenko KTM Report
11 August 17 Finland Finnish Grand Prix Hyvinkää Belgium Harry Everts Puch Report
12 August 31 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Wohlen Sweden Håkan Andersson Yamaha Report

125cc[3][edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Location Winner Team Report
1 April 27 France French Grand Prix Cognac Belgium Gaston Rahier Suzuki Report
2 May 4 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Tenby Belgium Gaston Rahier Suzuki Report
3 May 11 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavian Grand Prix Orehova vas Belgium Gaston Rahier Suzuki Report
4 May 25 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Upplands Väsby Belgium Gaston Rahier Suzuki Report
5 June 1 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Markelo Belgium Gaston Rahier Suzuki Report
6 June 8 Poland Polish Grand Prix Olsztyn Belgium Gilbert De Roover Zündapp Report
7 June 22 Germany West German Grand Prix Schrecksbach Belgium Gaston Rahier Suzuki Report
8 June 29 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakian Grand Prix Tábor Belgium Gaston Rahier Suzuki Report
9 July 6 United States United States Grand Prix Lexington United States Marty Smith Honda Report
10 July 13 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon Belgium Antonin Baborowsky ČZ Report
11 August 17 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Montgai Japan Akira Watanabe Suzuki Report
12 August 24 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Orp-Le-Grand Belgium Gaston Rahier Suzuki Report

Final standings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1975 500cc motocross world championship final standings". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Herbert Schmitz' 1973 Puch 380cc 6-Speed". thefasthouse.com. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b "1975 125cc motocross world championship race results". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  4. ^ "1975 500cc motocross world championship race results". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b "1975 500cc motocross world championship". akejonsson.com. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  6. ^ "1975 250cc motocross world championship race results". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  7. ^ "1975 250cc motocross world championship final standings". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  8. ^ "1975 125cc motocross world championship final standings". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 3 February 2016.

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