Motorcycle racing ... and in the Belgian 125cc Motocross Grand Prix, held this year at?
Motorcycle racing ... and in the Belgian 125cc Motocross Grand Prix, held this year at Lanklaar, the Netherlands rider Gerard Rond took the lead in the world championship when he won both sections.
SYNOPSIS: Riders from thirteen nations took part in the Grand Prix, on Sunday (23 April).
In brilliant sunshine, the event got off to a clean start, but as the riders approached the first bend there was one mishap -- and a rider was unseated. He was unhurt.
A large crowd had turned out to see the event. Among those taking part was last year's winner Gaston Rahier of Belgium.
There was some hair raising riding from the international class competitors.
Gaston Rahier riding a Suzuki takes an early bend. Going was better this year than last when rain turned the course into a mud bath.
At this stage of the event, Rahier had taken the lead. He is followed by West German rider Siegfried Schrems.
But Rahier fell back on the straight and was pushed into second place by Gerard Rond, riding a Yamaha. Then as other riders pulled up, he slipped further, into third place.
The competition was a hard fought one.
The first heat of the event was won by Rond with Rahier in second place and Akira Watanabe of Japan third.
The second heat was to produce no real surprises.
Gaston Rahier missed victory by a narrow margin and was forced into second place by Gerard Rond. Japan's Watanabe finished in third place, to complete the top placings and repeat the order of finishing of the first heat.