Finnish motor cyclist Heikki Mikkola increased his lead in the World 250 CC Motocross Championship by winning 28 points in Sunday's (23 May) motocross grand prix, at Orehova Vas, Yugoslavia.
GV competitors lined up for start of second heat
SVS start (2 shots)
SVS competitors up hill, and rounding bend (3 shots)
SV Genady Moiseev of USSR on number 31 rounding tight corner, followed by others.
SVS competitors over jump (4 shots)
SV winner Heikki Mikkola of Finland on number 14 over final jump and into finish
SV PAN Moiseev coming in for third place
CU Mikkola on winner's rostrum
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Background: Finnish motor cyclist Heikki Mikkola increased his lead in the World 250 CC Motocross Championship by winning 28 points in Sunday's (23 May) motocross grand prix, at Orehova Vas, Yugoslavia.
There were two heats and Mikkola, riding a Husqvarna, scored a first and a second place. Two riders from the Soviet Union on KTM cycles provided the main opposition. Genady Moiseev scored a first and third, and Vladimir Kavinov came second in one heat.
In the World Championship table, Mikkola is first with 134 points, Kavinov second with 86 points and Moiseev third on 72 points.
The results of both heats were:
1st. Moiseev (U.S.S.R) (KTM)
2nd. Mikkola (Finland) (Husqvarna)
3rd. Andersson (Sweden) (Montesa)
1st. Mikkola (Finland) (Husqvarna)
2nd. Kovinov (U.S.S.R) (KTM)
3rd. Moiseev (U.S.S.R) (KTM)
On aggregate, Mikkola was first, Moiseev second and Kavinov third.
Mikkola had drawn number 13 for the racing, but he refused to carry the reputedly unlucky number and was allocated number 41 instead. 38 motor cyclists from 15 countries competed on a soft and muddy track in front of 25,000 spectators.