Victor Arbekov, Russian motocross racer, Died at 74


Victor Arbekov was born on March 8, 1942, in Podolsk, a city in Moscow Oblast, and died on February 18, 2017.

He was a Russian former Grand Prix motocross racer.

Victor Arbekov was the 1965 250cc motocross world champion.

He began racing during 1959 in the 125 cc class on a home-built machine.

Victor Arbekov worked as a mechanic and his first top category race was in the 1963 Russian 250 cc Grand Prix, and his nickname was Smiler.

During 1964, he finished the 250cc motocross world championship in third place behind Joel Robert and Torsten Hallman, and during the year after, he defeated Robert to win the 1965 F.I.M. 250cc world championship, on a CZ motorcycle.

Victor Arbekov passed away at 74 years old.