Most modern factory riders train on bicycles, but not by racing on a velodrome. Joel Robert (front) was the 250 World Champ at the same
Olle Pettersson on the prototype Suzuki RH250. Although his name is just a footnote in motocross today, Swedish Grand Prix rider Olle Pettersson has the
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Photos by Ted Studly and Ernie Becker Roger DeCoster. Rick "Super Hunky" Sieman and Tom White. Rocket Rex Staten. Preston Petty. Malcolm Smith. Joel Robert.
Six-time 250 World Champion Joel Robert could ride his bike faster than anyone in the 250 World Championships, but if he raced it as fast
By Tom White East German Paul Friedrichs won three consecutive 500cc World Motocross Championships (1966-1968) on a CZ 360. With a record like that, any
By Tom White Adolf Hitler tried. So did the Russians. But nothing could stifle the Czechoslovakian spirit?a society that honored its engineers and technicians with
By Tom White Manufactured in Czechoslovakia (the first CZ bike was made in 1932), the 1971-1972 yellow tankers were very similar to other CZ's of
Before Roger DeCoster and Joel Robert were teammates at Suzuki, the six-time 250 Champion and five-time 500 Champion were on the Czechoslovakian CZ team together.
Do you remember when Joel Robert could do virtually anything on a motorcycle? The six-time 250 World Champion made his bones on a CZ twin-piper.
ROGER DECOSTER ?There were a few people that I watched and learned from when I raced. Yet, being a young kid in Europe and not
NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS ?In my neighborhood most of the kids were older than me and they rode big English-built bikes, like Triumphs. They took me
Joel Robert was larger than life. He partied, drank, smoke and still managed to win six 250 World Motocross Championships. In this photo, Joel is