Motocross ..... and dry, dusty conditions gave competitors some problems in the World Championship 125cc?
Motocross ..... and dry, dusty conditions gave competitors some problems in the World Championship 125cc motocross grand prix at Zobak, Yugoslavia, on Sunday (12 June). Two riders fell badly in the first of the two heats, but the conditions held no terrors for reigning World Champion, Gaston Rahier, of Belgium.
SYNOPSIS: Right from the start of the championship round, clouds of dust obscured the riders' vision, which made it all the more difficult for competitors to take on the treacherous dips and turns at the Zabok course.
Brazil's Roberto Boettcher and Werner Fasching of Austria battled well back in the field.
Champion Rahier was in complete command Out, in front he had no problems with the dust. Also showing good control was fellow Belgian Gilbert de Roover, who took fifth overall in the two races.
Despite the tricky conditions, making the course even more difficult, the riders gave the 10,000 spectators the action they wanted.
Rahier led the second heat from start to finish showing the aggressiveness and control that has already given him, after only six rounds, an impressive lead in the World Cup placings. He's the hot favourite to retain his title.