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Heikki Mikkola

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Nationality  Finnish
Years active  1969 - 1979

Teams  Husqvarna, Yamaha
Name  Heikki Mikkola
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Born  6 July 1945 (age 70)Mikkeli, Finland (1945-07-06)
Championships  500cc - 1974, 1977, 1978250cc - 1976
Similar People  Roger De Coster, Joel Robert, Gerrit Wolsink, Sylvain Geboers, Brad Lackey

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Heikki Antero Mikkola (born 6 July 1945) is a Finnish former professional motocross racer. He was a four-time World Champion.

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Born in Mikkeli, Finland, he became known as the "Flying Finn", and was characterized by a fierce, determined riding style. He was the first Finn to win a Motocross World Championship. He won his first 500 cc Motocross World Championship on a Husqvarna in 1974, defeating the defending World Champion Roger DeCoster in what would be remembered as one of the tightest battles in motocross history.

In 1976, he won the 250 cc World Championship, also aboard a Husqvarna, becoming the first person to win a 250 cc and a 500 cc Motocross World Championship. For the 1977 season, Mikkola was signed by Yamaha and he rewarded them with a 500 cc World Championship. He repeated as 500 cc champion in 1978. After a fifth-place finish in the 1979 season, the 34-year-old Mikkola decided to retire. Throughout his entire racing career, Mikkola represented the Hyvinkää Motor Club (Hyvinkään Moottorikerho - HyMk). He currently enjoys retirement living in Finland. In 2006 he was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

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Heikki Mikkola Wikipedia


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