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Michael Bleekemolen

Michael Bleekemolen, Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort, 25th August 1978. Copyright www.gahetna.nl, (Dutch National Archive), 2014. All pictures licenced for share and adapt, so free to use.

Michael Bleekemolen, Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort, 25th August 1978. Copyright www.gahetna.nl, (Dutch National Archive), 2014. All pictures licenced for share and adapt, so free to use.

Michael Bleekemolen, ADAC Masters event, Assen, 2010. Copyright Carlos Ghys (www.carlosghys.be), 2012. Used with Permission.

Michael Bleekemolen, ADAC Masters event, Assen, 2010. Copyright Carlos Ghys (www.carlosghys.be), 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

02 Oct 1949
Amsterdam

Nationality:

Netherlands

Grands Prix:

1 (1977-1978)

F2 starts:

2 (1978)

Now a very successful businessman (He is the owner of Race Planet, which encompasses three indoor karting venues and a racing school at Zandvoort) and has, and continues to, race, sometimes with his sons, sometimes solo. He still races in the Renault Clio Benelux Cup and the Benelux Touring Car Championship, amongst other long-distance sportscar events, and Michael also runs his own team. Lives in Aerdenhout and for most of the year, in South France. Bleekemolen had just ten races in Formula Super Vee and Formula Ford 16000 when he made his F1 debut and it was arguably much too early for him to have made his debut. After his single-seater career finished, Michael became a regular in touring cars initially, before moving to sportscars.

Biography last updated 10 Jun 2018