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1980. After finishing his active motocross career Heikki appointed to racing-manager by Yamaha for the 250cc and 500cc works teams.
Now the stress of GP-racing is off his shoulders Heikki have all the time for his many fans. Here he hands out stickers to the youth.
May 18th, 1980. After the second heat of the Finnish 500cc Grand Prix at Vantaa (Ruskeasanta), the Kawasaki works team make protest against Gerard Rond. His works Suzuki must be weighed again and Heikki is looking amused how they pull out a drive chain from the air-filter box of the Suzuki.

Roger DeCoster (in 1980, on Honda) then gave the next comment: " I must say, at the moment the Suzuki team settled it all very well. For on the way they even give their racers a spare chain..... ".
April 5th, 1981. During the Spanish 250cc Grand Prix at Sabadell, also the motocross pants became inspected. In the first instance many motocross pants were disapproved, but as a representative of the Sinisalo brand, Heikki Mikkola told the organisation that the Finnish motocross pants are really approved products.
1981. Heikki Mikkola paste a Sinisalo sticker on the jersey of reigning 250cc world champion Georges Jobé.
April 26th, 1981. Heikki and Yamaha factory rider Hakan Carlqvist take shelter under an umbrella, during the Swiss 500cc Grand Prix at Payerne.
July 19th, 1981. Heikki in consultation with Hakan Carlqvist, during the Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Lichtenvoorde.
July 19th, 1981. Heikki during the Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Lichtenvoorde.
July 19th, 1981. Heikki and Swedish Hakan Carlqvist, during the Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Lichtenvoorde.
July 19th, 1981. During the time practice of the Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Lichtenvoorde, Heikki and Gerrit Wolsink watches the lap times with great interest.
August 16th, 1981. With champagne Heikki welcomes the new 250cc world champion Neil Hudson, during the Dutch Grand Prix at Apeldoorn.
August 16th, 1981. After gaining the 250cc world title by Neil Hudson, Heikki let himself the champagne well taste.
1982. As preparation to the 250cc Grand Prix season the American Danny LaPorte trains for a week in Finland under the guidance of Heikki.
1982. The training schedule are followed.
1982. Also there was time for entertainment. Heikki learns Danny LaPorte the hunting tricks.
August 29th, 1982. Heikki Mikkola talks with both heats winner Donnie Hansen, at the Swedish 250 GP in Vimmerby while Roger De Coster (far left) listens in.
1982.
May 27th, 1986. Veteran motocross in Lommel, Belgium. Roger De Coster give chase to Heikki Mikkola.

With special thanks to Guy Jamar, for sending this picture.
May 27th, 1986. Veteran motocross in Lommel, Belgium.

With special thanks to Guy Jamar, for sending this picture.
1996. Heikki take part to the famous Päijanne Enduro, in Finland.
2000. Heikki photographed by Tom Andrews during his interview " The Flying Finn".
January 2001. Roger De Coster and Heikki Mikkola during their visit to the Anaheim Stadium motocross in the USA.
2002. Heikki pose in his shop at Läyliäinen, Finland.
Photographed by Simo Kohonen, during his interview "Suomalainen moottoripyöräilyn legenda".
2002.
July 15th, 2003, Heikki brings an unexpected visit to Guy Jamar, creator of the
Heikki Mikkola Facebook site.
August 1st, 2003, Heikki during the champions parade at Namur, Belgium.
2003. 100th Anniversary of the Husqvarna brand.
This picture shows Heikki talking with his former factory mechanic Per-Olof ("Pelle Mas") Persson.
2003. 100th Anniversary of the Husqvarna brand.
2003. 100th Anniversary of the Husqvarna brand.
Just like those good old days...
2003. 100th Anniversary of the Husqvarna brand.
2004.
2004. The podium in Orp le Grand, Belgium.
From the left to the right: Joël Robert, Mrs. Everts, Stefan Everts, Heikki Mikkola and Harry Everts.
2005. Heikki together with Juha Monto (left) and Guy Jamar (in the middle) from the Heikki Mikkola Facebook site.
December 2007. Heikki photographed by Harry van Hemmen, during his interview for the Sinisalo brand. Look at: "Meeting Heikki Mikkola, motocross legend".
December 2007. Heikki Mikkola together with GP-rider Antti Pyrhönen.

With special thanks to Harry van Hemmen for sending this picture.
December 2007. Heikki and Antti Pyrhönen photographed by Harry van Hemmen.

Special thanks to Harry van Hemmen for sending this picture.
Heikki in 2007.
Look at the interview 2007 on this Internet site.
The Medal of Heikki's accession to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, in 2006.
September 2008. Heikki Mikkola in front of his shop in Läyliäinen.

Special thanks to Marcel Hermans from Sint Anthonis, The Netherlands for sending this picture.
September 2008. Heikki Mikkola at his home in Läyliäinen, together with Marcel Hermans. (from the Facebook site Classic Motocross NL).
Look at: https://www.facebook.com/classic.motocrossnl.

Thanks Marcel, for sending this picture.
September 2008. Heikki Mikkola at his home in Läyliäinen, together with Mr. H-14 Peter Willems (former GP-racer) and Marcel Hermans.

Thanks Marcel, for sending this picture.
August 25th, 2013.
Heikki and me at the Hyvinkää old GP circuit, in Finland.
What a great day it was!!
August 25th, 2013.
Heikki and his son Antti at the Hyvinkää old GP circuit, in Finland.
August 25th, 2013.
Heikki, Guy Jamar and me at the Hyvinkää old GP circuit, in Finland.
Here Guy and I got a Memorial Trophy from the hands of our idol Heikki Mikkola!!
August 25th, 2013.
Heikki and Antti Mikkola at the Hyvinkää old GP circuit, in Finland.
August 25th, 2013.
Heikki at the Hyvinkää old GP circuit, in Finland.
Heikki tries if the replica helmet fits, that Guy Jamar made for him.
August 25th, 2013.
Heikki and his wife Kaija at the Hyvinkää old GP circuit, in Finland.
August 25th, 2013.
Heikki and me walking together through the paddock at the Hyvinkää old GP circuit, in Finland.
July 21th, 2014.
Heikki and me during the Everts and Friends charity at Genk Belgium.
July 21th, 2014. Everts and Friends charity at Genk Belgium
Heikki and me in a nice conversation about his career.
July 21th, 2014. Everts and Friends charity at Genk Belgium
Heikki and me in a nice conversation about his career.
July 21th, 2014. Everts and Friends charity at Genk Belgium.
Heikki has just signed John Brier's picture he took at the 1973 INTER AMA-serie at Delta, Ohio USA.
July 21th, 2014.
Heikki, Joël Robert and me during the Everts and Friends charity at Genk Belgium.
September 20th, 2014. Reunion of The Motocross of Aces at Sint Anthonis
Me at the Heikki Mikkola booth that has been built up by Guy Jamar and myself.
September 20th, 2014. Reunion of The Motocross of Aces at Sint Anthonis
Guy Jamar and me at the Heikki Mikkola booth.