HAKAN CARLQVIST’S MID-MOTO BEER AT NAMUR

8 months ago | Words: Jack Burnicle | Photos: Alex Hodgkinson, Geoff Meyer

If you’re getting together for Xmas for a ride and the inevitable post-ride beer or two with some mates, cast your minds back to most famous moto beer ever necked…

Back to the 1988 Belgian GP, when Sweden’s Hakan Carlqvist stopped mid-moto to skull a beer. The 34-year-old and two-time World Motocross Champion went on to dominate the moto and the day at Belgium’s famous Namur track with a 1-1 result, just before announcing his retirement from the sport. And in our minds, it remains one of motocross’s coolest ever moments!

This article first appeared in Issue #11 (August, 2011) of Transmoto Dirt Bike Magazine. Check it out…

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