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Europe, 1980

Published November 1st, 2002





Names like De Coster, Malherbe, Lackey, and Carlqvist. 500 Grand Prix Motocross photos from the historic Citadelle circuit in Namur, Belgium, and the beautiful grass track in Ettlebruck, Luxembourg.



James Stewart and Travis Pastrana were not born yet. And Ricky Carmichael was eight months old. These are photos of our sport’s history. Click on thumbnails to view larger images.





by Lex



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Roger De Coster – Namur, on the pavement

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Hakan Carlqvist from Sweden

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Brad Lackey trying to become the first American World Champion

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Brad looking good on grass

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Andre Malherbe – winning his first 500 title

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Classic Lackey, Malherbe, De Coster duel at the Citadelle

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Lackey, Malherbe, De Coster

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Roger’s last professional race was Luxembourg. He dominated both motos!

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Roger practicing starts in Luxembourg

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Andre Vromans from Belgium

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Vromans

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Gerrit Wolsink and Andre Malherbe on grass



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