Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits. The sport evolved from motorcycle trials competitions held in the United Kingdom. Here is the Top 10 Greatest Motocross Riders of All Time.
Top 10 Greatest Motocross Riders of All Time
10. Joel Robert
He is the eldest of all the motorcycle racer in the list above. He was one of the greatest of his times and regarded as one of the top 10 greatest motocross riders of all time. Amazingly he was said to be a natural racer as he didn’t receive any proper training from anyone during his whole lifetime.
9. Ricky Johnson
At number 9 of the top 10 greatest motocross riders of all time, we have Ricky Johnson. Ricky is a motocross racer of American origin. Afterward, he switched on to off-road racing in which he again got a great success. He is still active in the racing arena and regarded as a racing expert.
8. Jean Michel Bayle
At 8th of top 10 greatest motocross riders of all time, Bayle was a French motorcycle racer. He is regarded as one of the successful riders of his time in both motocross and road racing. He has not retired yet till now and still competes in various racing competitions. So you see, he not only talented but has amazing capabilities to outrun all others and be a champion.
7. Jeff Ward
At number 7 on top 10 greatest motocross riders of all time, we have Jeff Ward. Nicknamed as ‘The Flying Frickle’, Ward was the first motocross rider to win every major AMA Motocross Championship. He was born in a Scottish family in 1961. Afterward, he also moved in racing cars.
6. Roger De Coster
At number 6 on the top 10 greatest motocross riders of all time, we have Roger De Coster. He was a Belgian motocross world champion and currently he is the manager of the motocross team in America. De Coster was very popular for his smooth and controlled riding style. He has earned his place in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1994.
5. Jeremy McGrath
He was the king of supercross in the ’90s. Jeremy was very famous for his tricks while jumping during the race. He is still competitive in various types of motorcycle racing and occasionally tries his hand in stock car racing. This leads him to the fifth position in this list of top 10 greatest motocross riders of all time.
4. Bob Hannah
At number 4 on this amazing list of top 10 best Motocross racers to date, we have Robert. Robert Hannah, also known as Bob Hannah, was one of the most successful motocross racers in American history. He was given the title of ‘Hurricane’. Bob stepped into this arena when he was just 19 years old in the year 1976. He then retired from motocross in 1985.
3. Stefan Everts
On number 3 in this list of top 10 greatest motocross riders of all time, we have Stefan. He is the holder of many motocross records still now. Stefan is the son of well-known motocross racer Harry Everts. He is from Belgium and has retired from motocross racing in 2006. He has received the Belgian sportsman of the year award for 5 years (2001-2004 and 2006).
2. James Stewart (Bubba)
On number 2 in this list of top 10 greatest motocross riders of all time, James is also an American Motocross racer. He was introduced to motocross by his father a renowned motocross enthusiasts and he entered into the first race when he was 4 years of age. He has a nickname of Bubba.
1. Ricky Carmichael
At number 1 on the list of top 10 greatest motocross riders of all time, we have Ricky. Always known for his commitment to fitness and preparation. Ricky Carmichael is regarded as the all-time greatest motocross racer in the world. He is an American and resides in Florida. His age is about 37 years.
Ricky can ride outside his limits without crashing, he was the most physically fit rider of his day, hardest working, does not give up, has style and talent for miles, and seems to be genuinely kind and humble. Oh yeah… He has also won too many races to list, with multiple championships and an X-games Gold medal.
Motocross is probably one of the most dangerous and adventurous sports prevailing in the world. It is said all over the world that motocross evolved from the motorcycle trials competitions held in the USA. This game really needs a lot of guts and passion for the players to prove themselves. Although it is not a very common game for all the countries, nowadays it has become very popular. And, we also hope that you liked our list of top 10 greatest motocross riders of all time.