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1975. Heikki at the age of 30.
He loses his world title to archrival Roger De Coster.
Preseason 1975.
April 13, 1975. Swiss 500cc Grand Prix at Payerne.
Start of the 1975 season, with Roger De Coster (4), Gerrit Wolsink (27) and Bengt Aberg (10). Heikki Mikkola is just behind Roger De Coster.
April 13, 1975. Swiss 500cc Grand Prix at Payerne.
Heikki becomes 2nd in the first moto, behind Roger De Coster and in the second moto Heikki wins in front of Roger.
April 13, 1975. Swiss 500cc Grand Prix at Payerne.
April 13, 1975. Swiss 500cc Grand Prix at Payerne.
April 13, 1975. Swiss 500cc Grand Prix at Payerne.
Heikki being chased by Roger De Coster.
April 13, 1975. Swiss 500cc Grand Prix at Payerne.
May 11, 1975. Italian 500cc Grand Prix at Casale Monferrato.
The weather conditions are extremely bad. In the first moto there finished only 8 riders and in the second heat only 7.
May 11, 1975. Italian 500cc Grand Prix at Casale Monferrato.
Heikki becomes 3th in the first moto and he wins the second moto.
May 25, 1975. Finnish 500cc Grand Prix at Vantaa (Ruskeasanta).
May 25, 1975. Finnish 500cc Grand Prix at Vantaa (Ruskeasanta).
Heikki becomes 2nd in both motos, behind Roger De Coster.
May 25, 1975. Finnish 500cc Grand Prix at Vantaa (Ruskeasanta).
Heikki falls during his battle for 1st place.
May 25, 1975. Finnish 500cc Grand Prix at Vantaa (Ruskeasanta).
Heikki picks up the bike as Wolsink (14) passes by.
May 25, 1975. Finnish 500cc Grand Prix at Vantaa (Ruskeasanta).
May 25, 1975. Finnish 500cc Grand Prix at Vantaa (Ruskeasanta).
May 25, 1975. Finnish 500cc Grand Prix at Vantaa (Ruskeasanta).
This day there was a huge fight for the win. Heikki needed to win, but Roger De Coster was stronger that day with two victories.
May 25, 1975. Finnish 500cc Grand Prix at Vantaa (Ruskeasanta).
May 25, 1975. Finnish 500cc Grand Prix at Vantaa (Ruskeasanta).
May 25, 1975. Finnish 500cc Grand Prix at Vantaa (Ruskeasanta).
Heikki is exhausted after another huge battle with Roger De Coster.
May 25, 1975. Finnish 500cc Grand Prix at Vantaa (Ruskeasanta).
Victory for Roger De Coster, with Heikki Mikkola in second place and Ake Jonsson (on the right) in third place.
June 22, 1975, United States 500cc Grand Prix at Carlsbad.
June 22, 1975, United States 500cc Grand Prix at Carlsbad.
Heikki finishes 8th in the first moto and becomes 4th in the second moto.
June 22, 1975, United States 500cc Grand Prix at Carlsbad.
June 29, 1975. Canadian 500cc Grand Prix at Copetown.
Heikki becomes 3th in the first moto.

With special thanks to photographer John Brier, from Grass Lake, Michigan USA, for sending this very nice picture.
June 29, 1975. Canadian 500cc Grand Prix at Copetown.
Heikki becomes 3th in the first moto.

With special thanks to photographer John Brier, from Grass Lake, Michigan USA, for sending this very nice picture.
June 29, 1975. Canadian 500cc Grand Prix at Copetown.
June 29, 1975. Canadian 500cc Grand Prix at Copetown.
Heikki becomes 3th in the first moto.

With special thanks to photographer John Brier, from Grass Lake, Michigan USA, for sending this very nice picture.
June 29, 1975. Canadian 500cc Grand Prix at Copetown.
Heikki leads Gerrit Wolsink.

With special thanks to photographer John Brier, from Grass Lake, Michigan USA, for sending this very nice picture.
June 29, 1975. Canadian 500cc Grand Prix at Copetown.
Heikki being interviewed by an Canadian television crew.

With special thanks to photographer John Brier, from Grass Lake, Michigan USA, for sending this very nice picture.
June 29, 1975. Canadian 500cc Grand Prix at Copetown.
Heikki becomes 3th in the first moto.

With special thanks to photographer John Brier, from Grass Lake, Michigan USA, for sending this very nice picture.
July 6, 1975. British 500cc Grand Prix at Hawkstone Park.
Winner of the 1st moto.
July 6, 1975. British 500cc Grand Prix at Hawkstone Park.
July 6, 1975. British 500cc Grand Prix at Hawkstone Park.
Heikki chasing Roger De Coster.
July 6, 1975. British 500cc Grand Prix at Hawkstone Park.
July 27, 1975. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Lichtenvoorde.
Start of the first moto.
July 27, 1975. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Lichtenvoorde.
July 27, 1975. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Lichtenvoorde.
Winner of the 2nd moto.
July 27, 1975. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Lichtenvoorde.
July 27, 1975. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Lichtenvoorde.

Thanks to Guy Jamar for this picture.
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July 27, 1975. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Lichtenvoorde.
July 27, 1975. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Lichtenvoorde.
August 3, 1975. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
Heikki, on his way to victory in the first moto.
August 3, 1975. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
1st moto: First place         2nd moto: Seventh place
August 3, 1975. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
In the first corner Mikkola and De Coster already find each other.
August 3, 1975. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
Once again Heikki being chased by Roger De Coster.
August 3, 1975. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
August 3, 1975. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
Heikki 1st in spite of a rear flat tyre. Roger compliments him.
August 3, 1975. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
August 10, 1975. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
Heikki Mikkola, Gerrit Wolsink, Roger De Coster and Ake Jonsson.
August 10, 1975. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
Heikki Mikkola, Gerrit Wolsink and Roger De Coster.
August 10, 1975. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
September 7, 1975. Trophée des Nations Italy, at Maggiora.
Heikki give chase to Frans Sigmans.
September 14, 1975. Motocross des Nations Czechoslovakia, at Sedlcany.
Heikki Mikkola (9), Frans Sigmans (30), Miroslav Novacek (51).
September 14, 1975. Motocross des Nations Czechoslovakia, at Sedlcany.
Roger De Coster has the holeshot. Sigmans (30) also in the front, as Mikkola (9) is far away on the inside.
September 14, 1975. Motocross des Nations Czechoslovakia, Sedlcany.
Mikkola (9), Novacek (51), Churavy (52) en Moiseev (45).
September 14, 1975. Motocross des Nations Czechoslovakia, Sedlcany.
Heikki Mikkola finished third and fifth for Finland.
May 1, 1975. Heikki Mikkola and Roger De Coster during a Congress at Berchères, France. In the background Gaston Rahier.
May 1, 1975. Berchères, France.
Heikki Mikkola and Roger De Coster, two Grand Masters in motocross.
Heikki in 1975.
The Flying Finn!!