Gaston Rahier

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Gaston Rahier
Gaston Rahier Circuit Montgai 1978.jpg
Rahier in 1978
Born(1947-02-01)February 1, 1947
Herve, Wallonia
DiedFebruary 8, 2005(2005-02-08) (aged 58)
Paris, France
Motocross career
Years active1967–1979
TeamsČZ, Ossa, Suzuki, Yamaha, Gilera
Championships125cc- 1975, 1976, 1977

Gaston Rahier (February 1, 1947 – February 8, 2005) was a Belgian professional motocross racer.


Born Herve, Wallonia, Rahier was three-time FIM World Champion in the 125cc division, claiming the title in 1975, 1976 and 1977.[1] He later went on to race in and win the famous Paris-Dakar rally for BMW motorcycles, in 1984 and 1985. At the end of that last year he was named, alongside long-distance runner Vincent Rousseau, as the Belgian Sportsman of the Year. Rahier is a Paris-Dakar legend, once referred to as "The little man with the giant reputation." Rahier died in Paris after a long battle with cancer.[2]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Hubert Auriol
Dakar Rally
Motorcycle Winner

Succeeded by
Cyril Neveu