Wil Hartog

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Wil Hartog
Wil Hartog (1977).jpg
Wil Hartog
NationalityNetherlands Dutch
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1973 - 1981
First race1973 500cc Dutch TT
Last race1981 500cc West German Grand Prix
First win1977 500cc Dutch TT
Last win1980 500cc Finnish Grand Prix
Team(s)Suzuki
Championships0
StartsWinsPodiumsPolesF. lapsPoints
3651202217
 
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Wil Hartog
Wil Hartog (1977).jpg
Wil Hartog
NationalityNetherlands Dutch
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1973 - 1981
First race1973 500cc Dutch TT
Last race1981 500cc West German Grand Prix
First win1977 500cc Dutch TT
Last win1980 500cc Finnish Grand Prix
Team(s)Suzuki
Championships0
StartsWinsPodiumsPolesF. lapsPoints
3651202217

Wil Hartog (born 28 May 1948 in Abbekerk, North Holland) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. In 1977, Hartog became the first Dutchman to win a 500cc Grand Prix when he claimed a victory at the Dutch TT.[1] That victory earned him a ride with the Suzuki factory team as a team-mate to Barry Sheene. Hartog won five Grands Prix during his career.[2] Standing over six feet tall, he was at a disadvantage against his jockey-sized competitors yet he still managed impressive results. With his penchant for wearing all white riding apparel, he was nicknamed the white giant.

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[edit]

Position12345678910
Points1512108654321

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearClassTeam123456789101112PointsRankWins
1973500ccYamahaFRA
-
AUT
-
GER
-
IOM
-
YUG
-
NED
4
BEL
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
824th0
1975350ccYamahaFRA
-
ESP
-
AUT
-
GER
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
6
FIN
-
CZE
-
YUG
-
526th0
1976500ccSuzukiFRA
-
AUT
Ret
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
3
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
GER
-
1021st0
1977500ccSuzukiVEN
-
AUT
-
GER
6
NAT
-
FRA
-
NED
1
BEL
7
SWE
5
FIN
-
CZE
-
GBR
-
3010th1
1978500ccSuzukiVEN
-
ESP
9
AUT
7
FRA
5
NAT
6
NED
5
BEL
1
SWE
2
FIN
1
GBR
NC
GER
NC
654th2
1979500ccSuzukiVEN
NC
AUT
3
GER
1
NAT
NC
ESP
2
YUG
4
NED
3
BEL
-
SWE
NC
FIN
10
GBR
3
FRA
NC
664th1
1980500ccSuzukiNAT
NC
ESP
-
FRA
-
NED
NC
BEL
5
FIN
1
GBR
NC
GER
3
316th1
1981500ccSuzukiAUT
9
GER
14
NAT
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
RSM
-
GBR
-
FIN
-
SWE
-
223rd0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MotoGP Preview: The 76th Dutch TT". superbikeplanet.com. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Wil Hartog". MotoGP.com. Retrieved 11 December 2010.