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1976 FIM Motocross World Championship

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1976 FIM Motocross World Championship

The 1976 FIM Motocross World Championship was the 20th F.I.M. Motocross Racing World Championship season.

Summary

Suzuki's Roger De Coster claimed his fifth 500cc world championship finishing ahead of his teammate Gerrit Wolsink and Maico's Adolf Weil. Wolsink had seven moto victories against the nine victories by De Coster meaning that the championship wasn't decided until the final race in Luxembourg. Husqvarna's Heikki Mikkola returned to the 250cc class and won a tight points battle to finish the season one point ahead of KTM's Guennady Moisseev. Gaston Rahier once again dominated the 125cc class to win his second consecutive world championship for Suzuki. Yamaha's team was disbanded with Jaak van Velthoven joining the KTM team and Åke Jonsson returning to his former Maico team while, 250cc rider Håkan Andersson moved to the Montesa factory racing team.

References

1976 FIM Motocross World Championship Wikipedia


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