Five times Enduro World Champion Mika AHOLA got his own monument today in his hometown Hämeenlinna, Finland.
The monument that was organized by Hämeenlinna city, the Motorcycle clubs of Hämeenlinna and Riihimäki was revealed on Friday by three times Enduro World Champion Eero REMES and Juha LAAKSO who was in the Finnish team winning the junior Trophy in ISDE held in Hämeenlinna in 1996.
The monument is located in the place where the final cross of 1996 ISDE was held. On that race Finland won for the first time the World Trophy with its team that included Mika AHOLA, Kari TIAINEN, Jani LAAKSONEN, Pekka VILJAKAINEN, Petteri SILVAN and Vesa KYTÖNEN.
During his career Mika AHOLA achieved 5 World Championships, 5 Vice-Champion places and two third. He also won the ISDE seven times. AHOLA passed away in 2012 after surgery complications.