Victor Arbekov

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Victor Arbekov
Nationality Russian
Born (1942-03-08)8 March 1942
Podolsk, Soviet Union
Died 18 February 2017(2017-02-18) (aged 74)
Motocross career
Years active 1960s
Teams CZ
Championships 250cc - 1965
Wins 10

Victor Arbekov (8 March 1942 – 18 February 2017) was a Russian Grand Prix motocross racer. He was the 1965 250cc motocross world champion.

Arbekov was born in Podolsk, a city in Moscow Oblast.[1]Arbekov started racing during 1959 in the 125 cc class on a home-built machine. He worked as a mechanic and his first top category race was in the 1963 Russian 250 cc Grand Prix. His nickname was Smiler.[2]

In 1964, Arbekov finished the 250cc motocross world championship in third place behind Joël Robert and Torsten Hallman. The following year, he defeated Robert to win the 1965 F.I.M. 250cc world championship, on a CZ motorcycle.[3]

He died on 18 February 2017 at the age of 74.[4]


  1. ^ История: Виктор Арбеков [History: Victor Arbekov] (in Russian). 
  2. ^ Motor Cycle 3 June 1965 pp.718-719 Russia's Moto-cross Rocket Accessed 2 May 2015
  3. ^ Victor Arbekov career profile
  4. ^ Victor Arbekov – Passes Away