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Sep 24, 2016

R.I.P. 1970s-1980s AMA 250cc GP, F1 And Superbike Racer Gennady Liubimsky

Friends made this graphic for a memorial held today for Gennady Liubimsky, showing him racing a Yamaha TZ and a Yoshimura Suzuki Superbike at Laguna Seca.

A memorial was held today at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church in Pacifica, California for Gennady Liubimsky, a former racer who died about three weeks ago.

Liubimsky was pronounced dead after being pulled from the Russian River near Healdsburg, California on Monday, September 5th, according to a report on The Press Democrat website. Friends said that Liubimsky was 62 years old and lived in Pacifica.

Liubimsky raced with the AFM and other California clubs before competing in AMA Nationals. His AMA career included finishing third in the 1979 AMA 250cc Grand Prix Championship, behind Freddie Spencer and Eddie Lawson, with a best race finish of third at his home track, Sears Point Raceway (now known as Sonoma Raceway).

In 1980 he finished fourth in an AMA F1 event at Road Atlanta, riding a four-cylinder two-stroke Yamaha TZ750.

In 1981 Liubimsky raced a Yoshimura Suzuki in AMA Superbike, scoring three top-5 finishes--with a best finish of fourth place--and ending the season seventh in points.

Rest In Peace and Godspeed, racer Gennady Liubimsky.