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Joel Robert fights for his life

Six times world champion Joel Robert is reported to be in a coma in hospital, fighting for his life.

On Monday he was released from hospital after treatment for COVID 19. On Wednesday he was rushed to hospital with a heart attack. Joel is diabetic and has had several strokes in recent years. Recently he has had heart and lung problems.

“It’s horrible to see the state in which a champion of his caliber finds himself today,” said his partner Josiane Marit to Le Soir newspaper. “He has lived at 100 miles an hour all his life now depends on a machine.”

The world of motocross has sent many messages of support via social media, including Harry and Stefan Everts who know him well. Our best wishes go to the 77 year old Belgian.

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