1 – He retired in 2006 with 10 World Motocross titles.
2 – He won 14 out of 15 GPs in his final season in 2006 with Josh Coppins the only other rider to take a GP that year.
3 – He won 101 grand prix: “It has been a long way to this 100th GP win. I started in 1989 and now we are in 2006, so that is eighteen years to try and win 100 GPs; it has been a long road.
4 – He is the only person to win world titles on all four Japanese manufacturers.
Suzuki – 1
Kawasaki – 1
Honda – 2
Yamaha – 6
5 – He won the 2003 Brazilian International Six day Enduro (ISDE): “I am really proud I won my first enduro race, especially as it was the Six Days. “The big difference between motocross and enduro is that at cross I need to be focussed for 40 minutes; but at enduro we ride for five hours. I haven’t really made any special preparations for this event. I came here to enjoy myself.”
6 – In the 2003 he won three GPs – 125cc, MXGP and 650cc – on the same day in Ernee, France.
7 – He had rad bikes. This factory machine was developed for the World Championship and based on the production YZ426F 4-stroke motocrosser. In order to compete with the over 600cc 4-stroke machines entered by other manufacturers, the engine displacement was further increased and mounted on a specially designed aluminum frame. Large-scale modifications were also made to the un-sprung components to boost overall performance in terms of lighter weight, greater compactness and boosted output. On it, Stefan won his first 500cc championship and his fifth career title. It also brought a third Manufacturer title for Yamaha.
- Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 5-valve, single-cylinder, 503cm³
- Transmission: 4-speed
- Maximum power output: Over 44.1kW (60PS)
- Aluminum semi-double cradle frame
- Weight: 102kg
8 – His dad was four-time world champion Harry Everts who also spent some time training Australia’s own AJ Roberts.
9 – He won his final race at the 2006 MXdN where he shadowed and then passed James Stewart around the outside of a right hander and then in the press conference he dropped this sweet burn; “It was a pretty easy win you know. James said he was riding for the team. It was of course very pity (sic) that Ricky didn’t ride. Probably he would’ve tried to race for the individual victory.”
10 – Stefan has his own gin called S72.
Social Media – his Facebook is mostly about gin