Meeting with Mr. Roger De Coster 

In preparation for the reunion Motocross of Aces on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21th of September 2014, we had planned a meeting on the 26th of September 2012 with the five times World Champion 500cc, Mr. Motocross Roger De Coster (B).

After his successful career, De Coster started as a teammanager for several great Motocross Teams and is already living for years in California (USA). Until a few years he was very successful with the Factory Suzuki Team USA and is currently teammanager from the Factory KTM team USA.  

At the end of September 2012, De Coster has been for a short period in Europe, in preparation for the Motocross of Nations in Lommel (B). De Coster is also managing the American Team during the Motocross of Nations for many years.

Due to the cooperation of Sylvain Geboers, we were in the opportunity to meet De Coster in van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven (NL). The conservation continued around 15 minutes, because of the very busy programme from De Coster.

During the reunion in Hulshout (B) in 2008 and this meeting, it was clear that De Coster has some memorable moments in his career. One is certainly his first ever World Championship Motocross 500cc with the revolutionary Factory Suzuki on circuit de Hoef in St. Anthonis on Sunday the 22th of August 1971 for 40,000 spectators. He also repeated this in St. Anthonis on Sunday the 19th of August 1973, to win for the third time on row the World Championship ( a hattrick). 

De Coster has still warm feelings with St. Anthonis, especially his friendship in the past with the old President Harry Goossens and secretary Koos Aben. It testifies his last race in St. Anthonis on Sunday 11th of March 1979 with the Motocross of Aces.


We hope to welcome Mr. Motocross Roger De Coster in St. Anthonis during the planned reunion in 2014.


Roger De Coster, five times World Champion Motocross.