Guennady Moisseev

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Guennady Moisseev
Nationality Soviet Union Russian
Motocross career
Years active 1967-1979
Teams KTM
Championships 250cc - 1974, 1977, 1978
Wins 14

Guennady Moisseev (born February 3, 1948) is a Russian former Grand Prix motocross racer. He is a three-time 250cc motocross world champion.[1]

Moisseev was born in the Gatchina district in Leningrad Oblast. He decided to take up the sport of motocross after witnessing the 1964 motocross world championship round held in Leningrad. That same year, he was admitted to the motocross section of the Leningrad Pioneers Palace. He competed in his first world championship event in 1967 and in 1970, he won the Russian 250cc motocross national championship.

He was the 1974 F.I.M. world champion in the 250cc class on a KTM motorcycle.[2] He won two more 250 world championships in 1977 and 1978, again while riding KTM motorcycles.[3][4] In 1978 he was a member of the winning Russian team in the Motocross des Nations.[5] Moisseev, like many Russian sports stars of his era, was enlisted in the Russian Army, rising to the ranks of Major during his racing career. His extreme fitness combined with team tactics made him a fearsome competitor.

After retiring from competition, Moisseev became a motocross coach. In 1977, Moisseev was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour and, in 1978 he was given the honorary title of "Honored Master of Sports." In December 2000, he was elected president of the Russian Motorcycle Federation.

References

  1. "Guennady Moisseev career profile". bestsports.com. Retrieved 30 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "1974 250cc motocross world championship results". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 30 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "1977 250cc motocross world championship results". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 30 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "1978 250cc motocross world championship results". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 30 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Motocross des Nations results by nation". memotocross.fr. Retrieved 30 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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