CLASSIC MOTOCROSS PHOTOS: THE FIERCE FINN WAS TRUE TO HIS NAME

MIKKOLANOREK[1]Heikki Mikkola won one FIM 250 World Championship and three 500 World titles. He was a product of the stoic Finnish lifestyle and was a tough competitor. Photo: Justyn Norek

Heikki Mikkola was Roger DeCoster’s fiercest competition. They traded World Championships as the Finn didn’t know the word “surrender.” Between the two of them they won the 500 World Motocross Championship in 1971, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976.

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