Eric Verhagen

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Eric Verhagen
Nationality Netherlands Netherlands
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Sidecarcross World Championship
Active years 1986 - 1992
Championships (2) 1991, 1992
1992 Championship position 26th
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
143 24 47 1452

Eric Verhagen is a retired Dutch sidecarcross passenger and double World Champion.

He has also won the Dutch national sidecarcross championship four times, in 1986, 1989, 1990 and 1992. All his successes were achieved with Eimbert Timmermans as the team's driver.

Sidecarcross world championship results[edit]

Eric Verhagen's first success as a sidecarcross rider came in 1986, when he took out the Dutch national championship, together with Eimbert Timmermans. This season was also his first in the sidecarcross world championship, where the team finished sixteen's, with two seventh place race finishes as their best results.[1]

After similar results in 1987, the team greatly improved in 1988, coming fifth in the world championship and taking out their first race win in the Dutch GP. After continuing good results in 1989 and 1990 and two more Dutch national championships, the team managed to take out their first world championship in 1991.[1]

The following season, 1992, saw a repeat of the world championship and also a fourth Dutch title. Verhagen retired from the competition after that,[1] as did Timmermans.[2]

Season by season[edit]

Season Driver Equipment Position Points Races Wins Second Third
1986 Netherlands Eimbert Timmermans Maico-EML 16 66 16
1987 Netherlands Eimbert Timmermans Kawasaki-EML 17 61 16
1988 Netherlands Eimbert Timmermans Kawasaki-EML 5 198 22 1 1
1989 Netherlands Eimbert Timmermans Kawasaki-EML 3 257 24 4 2 4
1990 Netherlands Eimbert Timmermans Kawasaki-EML 5 147 16 2 3
1991 Netherlands Eimbert Timmermans Kawasaki-EML 1 252 18 5 3 2
1992 Netherlands Eimbert Timmermans Kawasaki-EML 1 471 31 12 2 6
Overall 1986 - 1992 1452 143 24 11 12

Source:"The John Davey Pages - Eric Verhagen". John Davey. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 

Honours[edit]

World Championship[edit]

  • Champions: (2) 1991, 1992

Netherlands[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c ERIC VERHAGEN GP RECORD The John Davy Pages, accessed: 1 November 2009
  2. ^ EIMBERT TIMMERMANS GP RECORD The John Davy Pages, accessed: 1 November 2009

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tiny Janssen
Sidecarcross World Champion (passenger)
1991 - 1992
Succeeded by
Adrian Käser
Preceded by
Henk van Heek
Dutch national sidecarcross champion (passenger)
1986
Succeeded by
Henk van Heek
Preceded by
Sies Huirkmans
Dutch national sidecarcross champion (passenger)
1989 - 1990
Succeeded by
Frans Geurts van Kessel
Preceded by
Frans Geurts van Kessel
Dutch national sidecarcross champion (passenger)
1992
Succeeded by
Eric Toonen