Eric Geboers

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Eric Geboers
Eric Geboers RM 1983.jpg
Eric Geboers RM 1983.
NationalityBelgian
Born(1962-08-05)5 August 1962
Neerpelt, Belgium
Died6 May 2018(2018-05-06) (aged 55)
Mol, Belgium
Motocross career
Years active1980 - 1990
TeamsSuzuki, Honda
Championships125cc- 1982, 1983
250cc- 1987
500cc- 1988, 1990
Wins38

Eric Geboers (5 August 1962 – 6 May 2018) was a Belgian professional motocross racer and racing driver.[1]

Biography[edit]

Nicknamed The Kid, he was the first person to win world championships in the 125cc, 250cc, and 500cc divisions.[2][3] He retired from the international competition after his victory in Namur, on 5 August 1990.

After his retirement from motocross racing, Geboers began a career in sports car endurance racing, competing in the 2001 and 2002 FIA GT Championship in events such as the 2001 FIA GT Jarama 500km and the Spa 24 Hours in 2001 and 2002. Geboers managed the Suzuki motocross team along with his brother, fielding Belgian riders Clement Desalle and Kevin Strijbos. His older brother, Sylvain Geboers, was also a professional motocross racer.

Death[edit]

On 7 May 2018 during a boating trip, Geboers went missing after diving into a lake near Mol, Belgium, to save his drowning dog.[2][3] His body was found by rescue services the following day. Geboers was 55.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eric Geboers career profile". bestsports.com. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Motocross legend Eric Geboers dead at 55 after drowning while diving in water to save his dog". thesun.co.uk. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Eric Geboers". suzuki-racing.com. Retrieved 18 November 2018.

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