Robert was 77

Six-time world motocross champion Joel Robert has died following a scrap with coronavirus.

The Belgian, champion in 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972, was 77. Mr Robert passed away in Gilly after being in a coma for a little over a week.

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Mr Robert won three titles with Suzuki and three with CZ and was a typical 250cc rider who could pull of a win on all manner of surfaces.

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