Final Farewell given for Eric Geboers in Latvia


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EUROPE. The tragic news struck the world motocross community last week when 5 time FIM Motocross Champion Eric “the Kid” Geboers lost his life in a boating accident.

Geboers was a well-liked and important member of the MXGP community continually striving to promote the sport and help those involved. This weekend the loss of Geboers was acknowledged with a minute of silence before the start of MXGP and MX2 racing. As the riders of MX2 lined up to the start of Race 1 many showed their support with a special “RIP Mr.875” sticker on their number plate.

The moving moment was broadcasted around the world with a special video dedicated to the memory of Geboers. Even with the final farewell, it was clear that Geboers will not be soon forgotten and his impact on the sport and its community will live on for many more years to come.