Video: André Malherbe
Three-time motocross world champion André Malherbe celebrates his birthday today! The Belgian HRC Honda hero turns 64. Malherbe took the 500cc crown in ’80, ’81 and ’84.
Malherbe was not only an exceptional rider, he was also known as a true gentleman. In total, the son of a motorcycle dealer won no less than 41 GPs. He also captured two consecutive European 125cc titles in ’73 and ’74. After his active career in motocross, he moved to car racing and rallyraids. Unfortunately he got paralysed during the 1988 Paris-Dakar rallyraid.
For those who want to relive the milestones of Dédé’s career, we’ve digged up two cool videos: