The 1998 World 250 motocross championship was one of the most fiercely contested series in years. Stefan Everts and Sebastian Tortelli went to the wire with the winner of the final moto taking the overall honours. All season long Tortelli vs Everts stole the limelight with Everts in control for most of the championship until round 10.... In the next four rounds Everts fought back to take the lead once again. Going into the final round Everts had to take two second places behind Tortelli - but it was not to be and the young French sensation took the title.