Daniël Willemsen (on the right)
FIM Motocross Sidecar World Champions
Driver - Daniël Willemsen
Born on 7 May 1975 in Lochen, Netherlands
It certainly did not look like reigning champion Daniel Willemsen was going to be able to retain his crown as he finished the first round with no points when his passenger injured his arms during the first race of the season. Willemsen quickly had to find another passenger and teamed up with countryman Kenny van Gaalen the following week in Holland. From that point the fight back was on, although Willemsen would need one more passenger to support him before finally taking the title by a mere five points. The Dutchman managed to grab his 10th FIM World Championship and tie Stefan Everts’ record in the solo classes. Daniël Willemsen established himself as the true master of the sidecar discipline.
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