Top 10 Greatest Motocross Riders of All Time

January 13, 2021 By Sourav


Top 10 Greatest Motocross Riders of All Time

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 are the Top 10 Greatest Motocross Riders of All Time.

Greatest Motocross Riders of All Time

10. Joel Robert

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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

Ricky-Johnson
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 great success. He is still active in the racing arena and regarded as a racing expert.

8. Jean Michel Bayle

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Jean-Michael-Bayle

At 8th of the 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 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

Jeff-Ward
Jeff-Ward

At number 7 on the top 10 greatest motocross riders of all time, we have Jeff Ward. Nicknamed ‘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 into racing cars.

6. Roger De Coster

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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

Jeremy-McGrath
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 the top 10 greatest motocross riders of all time.

4. Bob Hannah

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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

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Stefan-Everts

On number 3 in this list of the 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)

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James-Stewart

On number 2 in this list of the 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 enthusiast 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 the 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 the top 10 greatest motocross riders of all time.

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  1. Pete
    pete October 20, 2019 13:41

    Carmichael is a good choice for greatest but you ask him he'll tell you Stewart is definitely the fastest.

  2. Leyton Duffy
    Leyton Duffy January 11, 2020 17:27

    Stephan Everts is the best because he is the smoothest most winning athlete in mxgp history so he is the goat

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das January 12, 2020 00:53

      Choices are really subjective.
      But, thanks for the suggestion. And, keep visiting!

  3. Martin
    Martin May 17, 2020 08:44

    Antonio Cairoli??

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das May 18, 2020 01:25

      Thanks for your suggestions, mate. You will definitely keep Antonio into consideration during the next update.
      And, keep visiting our sports blog!

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