INTRODUCTION: Gennadi Moisseiev of the Soviet Union won both heats of the Belgian 250cc Motorcross Grand Prix on Sunday (24 April).
LV PAN Start of World Motorcross Championship race, Borgloon, Belgium
SV PAN number 9, Gennadi Moisseiev of USSR leads pack round bend, ZOOM IN TO rider with stalled machine
GVs Crowds watch and riders up and down hill PAN TO Moisseiev leading (2 shots)
SV PAN Moisseiev leading over flat section and over hill pursued by number one, Harry Everts of Belgium (2 shots)
SV & CU Riders in pursuit (2 shots)
GV Crowd around hill section
SV PAN Moisseiev clear of field and over finishing line (2 shots)
CU PAN Moisseiev standing by his machine
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Gennadi Moisseiev of the Soviet Union won both heats of the Belgian 250cc Motorcross Grand Prix on Sunday (24 April). His win increases his already strong lead in the world championship table.
SYNOPSIS: A top-class field of riders from all over the world tackled the demanding circuit in Borgloon.
Moisseiev took the lead early on in both heats. He lost it only briefly during the four laps and his win was never in doubt.
The spectators were treated to some spectacular racing.
Moisseiev's closest rival was Harry Everts of Belgium, riding bike number one. Everts took over the lead for a short time and is now placed second behind Moisseiev in the world championship points table.
The other competitors opened their throttles in vain to try and catch the Soviet champion.
By the end of the second heat, Moisseiev's commanding style was even more evident. He was more than 20 seconds ahead of his closest rival at the finish line.
Moisseiev's victories gave him a 14-point lead in the world championship, but riders from Belgium still dominate the remaining top placings in the series.