Dirk Geukens is confirmed dead at the age of 57.
Dirk was best known as a Belgian motocross racer (1990 and 1991 Motocross World Championship medalist).
Dirk Geukens
Died(2020-07-22)22 July 2020 (aged 57)
NationalityBelgian
Occupationmotorcross racer
Dirk Geukens (1962/1963 – 22 July 2020) was a Belgian motorcross racer.
At the Motocross World Championship in the 500cc event riding on his Honda motorcyle he finished third in 1990 and 1991. In the same period he won two main races: the Grand Prix in Valkenswaard and the enduro in Overpelt. He was twice part of the Belgian team at Motocross des Nations. At the end of his career, he was a rider for "Husaberg Fourstroke Force” team of Joël Smets and Ludo Van Der Veken. He was from the beginning involved with Motorsport Future. After his own career he trained villager Jago Geerts.
In July 2020, Geukens was with his wife and a friendly couple on cycling holiday in the Netherlands. On 22 July after supper he was not feeling well. He died later that evening, aged 57, presumably as a result of heart failure.
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