Belgian Joel Smets finished third in 1994 and changed to the 580cc four stroke Husaberg in the hope of winning his first world crown. But Parker, a former 125cc and 250cc world champion, had his own ideas. But could he really stop Smets? Parker from Louisiana elected to ride a 360cc KTM two stroke. Parker has always been controversial, saying what he thinks. Smets is hard working and sincere. Trampas Parker astonished the experts by winning the penultimate round in Dutch sand, which was enough to challenge for world honours going into the final round. There were other notable victories from Darryl King from New Zealand, Johan Boonen and Jacky Martens, both from Belgium. Four stroke versus two stroke, on different terrains throughout mainland Europe. Controversy, action, tears of joy and moments of sadness.