Van Marle explains: ,,I was 6 years old in 1978 when Boet van Dulmen finished as best Dutchman on the Assen circuit in the Formula 750 and he was always honored in Assen. Before the race I had been in the tent with him, where he was working on the engine. I asked him if I could be on the podium with him if he won.”
,,Well, I was at the top the whole race and he became the best Dutchman. I got to go on stage with him. Six months later a Yamaha calendar came out, and who was in it. You guessed it: I was in the calendar together with my hero Boet van Dulmen.” The legendary Dutch driver passed away in September last year, but Van Marle, who visits national and international races, will always remember him.
2nd place – Love between Rossi and Marquez
“Love for motorsport conquers all”
Henk Mannes (69) came in second with his entry. He captioned the story of his photo: ,,Love for motorsport conquers all. Two great rivals from a very recent past Rossi-Marquez sleep on one pillow (I think).
3rd place – Normandy
A beautiful plate from a museum in Normandy
Michel Coenders made this beautiful plate in one of the war museums in French Normandy. The love for motorcycles at Coenders runs deep and throughout history every motorcycle has had its own adventures.
4th Place – Extremely High Speed
The high speed captured on the sensitive plate
Niels Hoogenboom (44) has two great passions and those are motorsport and photography. During the Superbike World Championship in April 2019, he captured this fantastic photo in the last rays of the day’s sun before another snow storm erupted. ,,It’s nice to capture the extremely high speed like this”, says Niels.
5th place – It’s that time of year again…
The TT virus breaks out again…
Sharon Schuttevaar from Hellendoorn is a regular visitor to the stands of the circuit in Assen. ,, It’s that time of year again… the TT virus is already breaking out at our house. Every year I go to the TT with my dad. Our annual outing, which I always gift him for Father’s Day. The energy is increasing and our eyes are already shining at the thought of next weekend. I can hear you thinking, you can’t see that from your photo through those big sunglasses. But in the reflection you see my family in the place where we already have many memories. The sun is shining, and so are we.”
6th place – Sparks on the asphalt
The sparks are flying
Patrick van Driel is happy to take pictures during the TT. At the Superbikes this spring he made a beautiful record of a huge slider of two drivers. Sparks fly over the asphalt.
7th place – It’s nice to be in the grass
A nice spot in the grass
Ruud Zijerveld from De Kwakel has been visiting major competitions for years. At the TT of the Isle of Man he had an eye for the true racing enthusiasts, who spend a day crawling on the grass to follow everything.
8th place – Young ears well protected!
Captivated by the TT at a young age
Tjitske Dreyer from Garyp takes her daughter and son to the TT and as a 3-year-old the racing spectacle was already offered to her daughter. Nice picture and well protected the ears!
9th Place – From Father to Daughters
From generation to generation
Max Berkelder is from the ‘Jumping’ era Jack Middelburg, Barry Sheene and Wil Hartog. He later took his daughters to the circuits and they became almost as big fans.
10th place – By weather and wind
The life of a TT fan is not always a bed of roses
Jamie de Haan (21) knows that you also have to be lucky with the weather at the TT. In Assen it often goes well in the summer, but when it rains these are the pictures for the fanatics in the grass.
Photo contest winner was on podium at TT | . in 1978 Sport
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