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Welcome to my web site, and thanks for visiting.

I was fortunate enough to race the 500cc World Motocross Championship from 1985 to 1990; an era which has been described by many as the Golden Years of Grand Prix racing. It was an era dominated by legends like David Thorpe, Andre Malherbe, Eric Geboers, Georges Jobe, Hakan Carlqvist and many more. At the season opener in Austria in 1986 there were no less than 8 world champions racing. Never before or since has there been such a concentration of talent in a single class. With full factory bikes, the like of which have not been seen since, the 500 class during that time was arguably the most competitive, most awe-inspiring, and certainly the best sounding motocross racing of all time.

My best result during my career was 9th overall in the 1986 championship, and I also raced for Great Britain at the 1985 Motocross des Nations. I placed 2nd in one GP moto, and for one week in 1986 lay 2nd in the world championship. I am proud to have been part of that golden era, and proud of my achievements.

This site is intended to be a celebration of those GP glory days. The photos, comments and stories from myself will hopefully give a little insight into what it was like to be there and be part of the show, from the perspective of both a privateer and a factory rider. 

I also feature extracts from some of my post-racing magazine work, both as a test rider and journalist. So, if you want to know what it’s like to ride a true, one-off factory bike, check out the bike test section.

If you have any photos from this era, either featuring myself, or other riders, bikes or general images from this great period in motocross, please feel free to email them to me for possible inclusion. And if you like what you see here then please leave your comments on our guest book. Enjoy your visit.

Best wishes

Rob Andrews