Wil Hartog

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Wil Hartog
Wil Hartog (1977).jpg
Wil Hartog
Nationality Netherlands Dutch
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1973 - 1981
First race 1973 500cc Dutch TT
Last race 1981 500cc West German Grand Prix
First win 1977 500cc Dutch TT
Last win 1980 500cc Finnish Grand Prix
Team(s) Suzuki
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
36 5 12 0 2 217

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]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

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

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Rank Wins
1973 500cc Yamaha FRA
-
AUT
-
GER
-
IOM
-
YUG
-
NED
4
BEL
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
8 24th 0
1975 350cc Yamaha FRA
-
ESP
-
AUT
-
GER
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
6
FIN
-
CZE
-
YUG
-
5 26th 0
1976 500cc Suzuki FRA
-
AUT
Ret
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
3
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
GER
-
10 21st 0
1977 500cc Suzuki VEN
-
AUT
-
GER
6
NAT
-
FRA
-
NED
1
BEL
7
SWE
5
FIN
-
CZE
-
GBR
-
30 10th 1
1978 500cc Suzuki VEN
-
ESP
9
AUT
7
FRA
5
NAT
6
NED
5
BEL
1
SWE
2
FIN
1
GBR
NC
GER
NC
65 4th 2
1979 500cc Suzuki VEN
NC
AUT
3
GER
1
NAT
NC
ESP
2
YUG
4
NED
3
BEL
-
SWE
NC
FIN
10
GBR
3
FRA
NC
66 4th 1
1980 500cc Suzuki NAT
NC
ESP
-
FRA
-
NED
NC
BEL
5
FIN
1
GBR
NC
GER
3
31 6th 1
1981 500cc Suzuki AUT
9
GER
14
NAT
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
RSM
-
GBR
-
FIN
-
SWE
-
2 23rd 0

References[edit]

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