Jurgen van den Goorbergh

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Jurgen van den Goorbergh
Nationality Netherlands Dutch
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1991 - 2002, 2005
First race 1991 250cc French Grand Prix
Last race 2005 Moto GP French Grand Prix
Team(s) MuZ, Team Roberts, Kanemoto
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
165 0 0 2 0 466
This is a Dutch name; the family name is van den Goorbergh, not Goorbergh.

Jurgen van den Goorbergh (born 12 December 1969 in Breda, Netherlands) is a Dutch motorcycle road racer also known as The Flying Dutchman.[1]

Van den Goorbergh won the Dutch 250cc road racing national championship in 1991.[2] He began his Grand Prix career in 1991 in the 250cc class. In 1997 he moved up to the 500cc class racing a privately sponsored Honda. MuZ hired him to race for them in the 1999 season and in 2001, he raced for the Kenny Roberts-Proton team. The 2002 season did not start off well for van den Goorbergh, scoring only 21 points in first 10 races. At the end of season he made his best result in Australian Grand Prix, finished on 5th place only three hundredth of a second behind third Tohru Ukawa.

From 2003 to 2005, van den Goorbergh raced in the Supersport World Championship. He is considered an expert in wet racing. In the wet 2005 Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai, van den Goorbergh substituted for the injured Makoto Tamada. He began from in 19th position and finished a respectable 6th place for the Konica Minolta Honda team.

In 2006 and 2007 van den Goorbergh did not join a road racing team, but tested MotoGP tyres for Michelin. He raced in the European Enduro Championships, the Dutch trial Championships and in Supermoto competitions. He competed in the Dakar Rally for the first time in 2009 - finishing 17th and best rookie that year. In 2010 Jurgen competed in Dakar again, this time with a buggy and did not finish. In 2010 Jurgen has competed in several events and is preparing himself for the 2011 Dakar - again with a buggy.

Motorcycle Grand Prix career results[1][edit]

Races by year[edit]


(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Class Team Machine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos Wins
1991 250cc VD Goorbergh-Aprilia RSV250 JPN
AUS
USA
SPA
ITA
GER
AUT
EUR
NED
FRA
18
GBR
RSM
14
CZE
18
VDM
MAL
2 37th 0
1992 250cc VD Goorbergh-Aprilia RSV250 JPN
20
AUS
16
MAL
13
SPA
14
ITA
14
EUR
Ret
GER
Ret
NED
10
HUN
18
FRA
10
GBR
Ret
BRA
17
RSA
16
2 23rd 0
1993 250cc VD Goorbergh-Aprilia RSV250 AUS
17
MAL
20
JPN
19
SPA
23
AUT
20
GER
Ret
NED
15
EUR
Ret
RSM
Ret
GBR
22
CZE
18
ITA
Ret
USA
Inj
FIM
Ret
1 32nd 0
1994 250cc VD Goorbergh-Aprilia RSV250 AUS
16
MAL
Ret
JPN
12
SPA
12
AUT
9
GER
Ret
NED
9
ITA
16
FRA
Ret
GBR
16
CZE
Ret
USA
14
ARG
Ret
EUR
17
24 17th 0
1995 250cc Maxell Team Global-Honda RS250 AUS
11
MAL
11
JPN
10
SPA
19
GER
12
ITA
Ret
NED
6
FRA
14
GBR
7
CZE
Ret
BRA
Ret
ARG
9
EUR
14
50 12th 0
1996 250cc MQP Racing-Honda RS250 MAL
8
INA
12
JPN
Ret
SPA
Ret
ITA
15
FRA
12
NED
4
GER
Ret
GBR
Ret
AUT
8
CZE
17
IMO
8
CAT
14
BRA
13
AUS
11
56 11th 0
1997 500cc Millar MQP-Honda NSR500V MAL
15
JPN
15
SPA
14
ITA
Ret
AUT
Ret
FRA
15
NED
Ret
IMO
Ret
GER
11
BRA
11
GBR
13
CZE
11
CAT
14
INA
Ret
AUS
12
29 19th 0
1998 500cc Dee Cee Jeans-Honda NSR500V JPN
Ret
MAL
8
SPA
18
ITA
16
FRA
15
MAD
Ret
NED
10
GBR
9
GER
8
CZE
16
IMO
Ret
CAT
13
AUS
11
ARG
14
40 15th 0
1999 500cc MuZ-Weber Muz 500 MAL
Ret
JPN
Ret
SPA
11
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAT
8
NED
13
GBR
Ret
GER
12
CZE
11
IMO
14
VAL
Ret
AUS
12
RSA
13
BRA
Ret
ARG
10
40 16th 0
2000 500cc TSR-Honda NSR500V RSA
10
MAL
11
JPN
13
SPA
9
FRA
13
ITA
11
CAT
7
NED
9
GBR
5
GER
Ret
CZE
12
POR
8
VAL
10
BRA
10
PAC
15
AUS
12
85 13th 0
2001 500cc Roberts-Proton KR3 JPN
11
RSA
11
SPA
13
FRA
10
ITA
12
CAT
9
NED
9
GBR
12
GER
14
CZE
Ret
POR
7
VAL
9
PAC
Ret
AUS
10
MAL
DNS
BRA
Ret
65 13th 0
2002 MotoGP Kanemoto-Honda NSR500 JPN
Ret
RSA
11
SPA
12
FRA
15
ITA
14
CAT
Ret
NED
10
GBR
15
GER
14
CZE
Ret
POR
7
BRA
9
PAC
13
MAL
13
AUS
5
VAL
7
60 13th 0
2005 MotoGP Konica Minolta-Honda RC211V SPA
POR
CHN
6
FRA
14
ITA
CAT
NED
USA
GBR
GER
CZE
JPN
MAL
QAT
AUS
TUR
VAL
12 20th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jurgen van den Goorbergh statistics". motogp.com. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jurgen van den Goorbergh". vdgoorbergh.com. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 

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