Motocross -- and the French rider, Daniel Pean, has won the Yugoslav 250 cc Grand Prix.
Motocross -- and the French rider, Daniel Pean, has won the Yugoslav 250 cc Grand Prix. The event took place in the town of Karlovac on Sunday (5 June) and attracted an international fields of riders.
SYNOPSIS: There were 31 riders in all, from 15 countries for the event. The Yugoslav Grand Prix consisted of two races and the results contributed to the World Championship positions. Anatoli Ovcinikov of the Soviet Union took an early lead in the second race followed by the Belgian, Harry Everts, and Daniel Pean.
About 12,000 people turned up to watch the races. Ovcinikov managed to hold his position with some fine riding and kept ahead of the belgian. But Pean had some problems. Piloting a Majco, he gradually dropped back through the field until he was in eighth position. The two races were on the 1,900 metre long course at Karlovac. Each event was two circuits of the course and took around 40 minutes to complete.
There was strong competition for the day's overall position from Czechoslovakia's Anton Baborovski who was the winner of the first race with Pean second. But in the second race, Baborovski's fortune was also out. It was Ovcinikov who took the chequered flag for 15 points. Pean and Baborovski were equal after two races on 16 points but the Frenchman snatched first place because of his better second race finish.