Georges was the youngest World Champion at the time when he won his first title in the 250 class in 1980. He was 19 years old! He went on the win in 1983 and then moved to the 500 class where he won 3 more titles in 1987, 1991 and 1992. He was also Belgian Champion 9 times and was a winner at the Trophy and MX Des Nations in 1980. At the time when he started racing in Belgium at the age of 10 no one knew that he would take over for Joel Robert and Roger Decoster.
In 1992 Georges decided to end his career in GP competition and went on to devote himself to forming the race team, The Jobe Racing Team, in 1994. He also became a promoter organizing the MX GP at Spa Franchorchamps, Belgium in 2000 and 2001. In 2002 Georges went to Qatar and helped to form the Qatar Federation brokering a 5 year contract between Qatar and Dorna for MotoGP racing.
On December 7, 2007 Georges was in Dubai and suffered a terrible motorcycle accident breaking his C3, C4 C5 and D4 plus a compression fracture of his spinal cord. Half an hour after his accident he was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he stayed for 5 days before being transferred to Liege, Belgium where he had to wait for 10 days before his surgery. His prognosis was not favorable, the doctors said he would be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. But they didn’t know Georges or his determination. Georges drove himself to recover and with his strong will has made a miraculous recovery. He now is able to walk, ride his bicycle and on January 6, 2011 on his 50th birthday he was back in Dubai riding his motorcycle once again.
Georges experience has given him a new outlook and wants his experience to serve others! His goal is to run the New York Marathon and ride one leg of the Tours Des France. A true Champion indeed.
Georges will be on hand over the race weekend at Infineon Raceway to sign autographs, take photos, and share his stories of his 5 World Titles and tell his remarkable story of his recovery. Please when you see him introduce yourself and say Hello. Georges is one of the most approachable and friendly World Champs that you will ever have the pleasure of meeting.