Will Hartog

Wil Hartog (born 28 May 1948) is a Dutch former professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. Born in Abbekerk, North Holland, Hartog became the first Dutchman to win a 500cc Grand Prix when he claimed a victory at the 1977 Dutch TT. That victory earned him a ride with the Suzuki factory team as a …

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Kork Ballington

Born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, Ballington used his domestic production racing experience as a springboard to gain entry into the British racing scene. He raced an over-the-counter Yamaha twin for several years before taking a well-earned place on the Kawasaki factory racing team riding Kawasaki KR250 and KR350s alongside Mick Grant and Barry Ditchburn. In …

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Phil Read

Phillip William Read, MBE (born 1 January 1939) is an English former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He became the first competitor to win world championships in the 125 cc, 250 cc and 500 cc classes. Phil Read’s spectacular career saw him compete in the World Championship over a period of 16 years in the …

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Sjaak Lucassen

Sjaak Lucassen (born October 2, 1961) is a Dutch long-distance motorcycle rider. Between 1995 and 1998 he traveled 160,000 kilometres on a Honda Fireblade and then between 2001 and 2006 he traveled 250,000 kilometres around the world on a Yamaha YZF-R1. One journalist deemed the Yamaha sportbike to be “by its nature” inappropriate for the …

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