8 March 1942|
Podolsk, Soviet Union
|Died||18 February 2017(aged 74)|
|Championships||250cc - 1965|
Arbekov was born in Podolsk, a city in Moscow Oblast.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.
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.
He died on 18 February 2017 at the age of 74.
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