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Heikki at the age of 27. In 1972, he attempts his luck in the 500cc class.
He picks up 2 GP victories (Switzerland and Czechoslovakia).
February 1972. Preseason at Lummen, Belgium.
Sylvain Geboers (red jacket), Heikki Mikkola (yellow jacket) and Kalevi Vehkonen have a consult with the organizers of the race. Because of the snow the race was nearly cancelled.
Special thanks to Rudi Put, from Belgium, for sending this picture.
February 1972. Preseason at Lummen, Belgium.
The snow disappeared, the mud came through.
Special thanks to Rudi Put, from Belgium, for sending this picture.
Preseason 1972. Genk, Belgium.
Adolf Weil (106), Roger De Coster (2) and Heikki Mikkola (108).
Preseason 1972. Genk, Belgium.
Adolf Weil (106), Heikki Mikkola (108) and Ake Jonsson (102).
Belgium, preseason 1972.
Heikki in 1972.
May 14th, 1972. Swedish 500cc Grand Prix at Västeras (?)
Heikki on his 400cc factory-Husqvarna.
Thanks to Guy Jamar, for the picture.
June 11th, 1972. Czechoslovakian 500cc Grand Prix at Prerov.
John Banks (3), Jaak van Velthoven (22), Ake Jonsson (18)
and Heikki Mikkola (24, behind Jaak van Velthoven)
June 11th, 1972. Czechoslovakian 500cc Grand Prix at Prerov.
1. Heikki Mikkola (middle) 2. Jiri Stodulka (left) 3. Jaak van Velthoven (right)
July 9th, 1972. British 500cc Grand Prix at Farleigh Castle.
July 9th, 1972. British 500cc Grand Prix at Farleigh Castle.
July 16th, 1972. West-German 500cc Grand Prix at Beuern.
From the left to the right: Bengt Aberg, Roger De Coster and Heikki Mikkola.
July 23rd, 1972. East-German 500cc Grand Prix at Apolda.
Heikki became 4th that day.
July 23rd, 1972. East-German 500cc Grand Prix at Apolda.
Heikki became 4th that day.
July 23rd, 1972. East-German 500cc Grand Prix at Apolda.
Heikki became 4th that day.

With special thanks to Justyn Norek from Moncalieri Italy, for making and sending this beautiful picture!
July 23rd, 1972. East-German 500cc Grand Prix at Apolda.
Heikki became 4th that day.
July 23rd, 1972. East-German 500cc Grand Prix at Apolda.
Heikki became 4th that day.

With special thanks to Justyn Norek from Moncalieri Italy, for making and sending this beautiful picture!
August 6th, 1972. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
In front Ake Jonsson, Roger De Coster and John Banks.
August 6th, 1972. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
Ake Jonsson (57), Roger De Coster (1), John Banks (43), Heikki Mikkola (37)
and Adolf Weil (27).
August 6th, 1972. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
Paul Friedrichs, Pierre Karsmakers (51), Bengt Aberg (61) Heikki Mikkola (37),
Jiri Stodulka (63), Gerrit Wolsink (49), ) and Jaak van Velthoven (5).
August 6th, 1972. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
Ake Jonsson (57), Roger De Coster (1), John Banks (43), Heikki Mikkola (37)
and Adolf Weil (27).
The Flying Finn in action.
Special thanks to Etienne Willems from Belgium, for this picture.
October 1st, 1972. TRANS AMA-serie at Honda Hills, Linnville Ohio USA.
Heikki at the riders meeting listening to the announcer.

With special thanks to photographer John Brier, from Grass Lake, Michigan USA, for sending this picture.
October 1st, 1972. TRANS AMA-serie at Honda Hills, Linnville Ohio USA.
Heikki (on the left) landing his Husky off the big jump on the track.

With special thanks to John Brier, from Grass Lake, Michigan USA, for sending this nice picture.
Heikki at Carlsbad, USA.
Heikki at Carlsbad, USA.
Heikki at Carlsbad, USA.
Heikki in 1972.
Heikki Mikkola "The Lone Wolf".
Thanks to Guy Jamar, for the picture.
Heikki ended his first GP 500cc season with a third place overall.