BIRTHDAY BOY: THE MAN WHO MADE THE SPORT BIG-TIME
Five-time 500 World Champion and former Honda and Suzuki team manager, Roger DeCoster’s birthday is August 28, 1944. Roger DeCoster is often hailed as the greatest motocross racer of all time—not just for his fluid style, five World Championships and master racecraft, but because he was a personable and dignified ambassador for the sport.
Roger is called “The Man” because he was the most famous motocross racer at a time when the sport sold 1,000,000 dirt bikes a year. Roger’s efforts raised the profile of motocross around the world. Today, Roger is the North American Motorsports director at KTM and is celebrating his 75th birthday.