Jan de Vries (motorcyclist)

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Jan de Vries
Jan de Vries 1971.jpg
Jan de Vries in 1971
Nationality Netherlands Dutch
Born 5 January 1944 (1944-01-05) (age 73)
Sint Jacobiparochie, the Netherlands
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 19681973
First race 1968 50cc Dutch TT
Last race 1973 50cc Spanish Grand Prix
First win 1970 50cc Nations Grand Prix
Last win 1973 50cc Spanish Grand Prix
Team(s) Kreidler, MZ
Championships 50cc - 1971, 1973
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
36 14 27 0 13 332

Jan de Vries (born 5 January 1944) is a Dutch former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. In 1971 he became the first Dutchman to win a F.I.M. world championship when he claimed the 50 cc title. In 1973 he won another 50 cc world championship.[1]

He lost the 1972 world championship to Angel Nieto by the narrowest of margins. The two riders ended the season tied with 69 points and three victories apiece. The championship was decided on aggregate times, with Nieto given the title by mere seconds.[2]


  1. ^ Jan de Vries career statistics. Motogp.com. Retrieved on 2016-07-25.
  2. ^ 50cc racing. Madmalc.screaming.net. Retrieved on 2016-07-25.

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