Motorcycle racing ... and in the Belgian 125cc Motocross Grand Prix, held this year at?
GV Riders and others line up near start on foot behind national flags (2 shots)
GV Start of race ... one rider falls at the first bend
SV PULL BACK TO GV Riders go into air over bumps
SV Gaston Rahier (Belgium), placed second, takes a bend
SV Rahier in lead followed by Siegfried Schrems (West Germany) on hill climb
SV PULL BACK TO GV Riders down straight and rake the bend. Gerard Rond (Netherlands) followed by others including Rahier now in third place
CU Riders round sharp bends
SV Riders along straight and over rise
SV Riders take downhill stretch
SCU Riders going around bend
SV Rond in the lead, and crosses the winning line past chequered flag
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Background: 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.