Wilco Zeelenberg

Wilco Zeelenberg (born 19 August 1966) is a Dutch former professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and current race team manager. Born in Bleiswijk, he began racing motorcycles in motocross competitions before switching to road racing. Zeelenberg made his Grand Prix debut in the 80cc class in 1986. He won his first and only world championship race at the 1990 250cc German Grand Prix. His best season was in 1991, when he finished the season ranked fourth in the 250cc world championship riding a Honda.[1]

Wilco Zeelenberg
Wilco Zeelenberg.jpg
NationalityDutch
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1986 - 1995
First race1986 80cc British Grand Prix
Last race1995 250cc Dutch TT
First win1990 250cc German Grand Prix
Last win1990 250cc German Grand Prix
Team(s)Suzuki
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
95 1 11 1 1 511

Zeelenberg managed the Yamaha factory racing team in the Supersport World Championship with riders Cal Crutchlow and Fabien Foret.[2] Crutchlow claimed the 2009 Supersport World Championship. In 2010, Zeelenberg took on the role as team manager for Jorge Lorenzo in the Yamaha MotoGP team.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Grand Prix motorcycle racingEdit

Races by yearEdit

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

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pos. Pts
1985 80cc Huvo-Casal SPA GER NAT YUG NED
12
FRA RSM NC 0
1986 80cc Casal SPA NAT GER AUT YUG NED
Ret
GBR
9
RSM
15
BWU
5
11th 8
1987 80cc Casal SPA
18
GER
18
NAT
12
AUT
16
YUG
DNS
NED
18
GBR
Ret
CZE
19
RSM
18
POR
15
NC 0
125cc Casal SPA
DNS
GER
NC
NAT AUT NED
DNQ
FRA GBR SWE CZE
DNQ
RSM POR NC 0
1988 250cc Yamaha JPN USA SPA EXP NAT GER AUT NED
15
BEL
26
YUG FRA GBR
18
SWE
12
CZE BRA 38th 5
1989 250cc Honda JPN AUS USA SPA
10
NAT
14
GER
14
AUT
15
YUG
9
NED
8
BEL
19
FRA
Ret
GBR
10
SWE
12
CZE
11
BRA 13th 41
1990 250cc Honda JPN
3
USA
3
SPA
22
NAT
3
GER
1
AUT
4
YUG
DNS
NED
3
BEL
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
SWE
8
CZE
8
HUN
9
AUS
5
5th 127
1991 250cc Honda JPN
3
AUS
4
USA
2
SPA
Ret
ITA
5
GER
3
AUT
3
EUR
4
NED
3
FRA
7
GBR
5
RSM
5
CZE
Ret
VDM
4
MAL
Ret
4th 158
1992 250cc Suzuki JPN
7
AUS
4
MAL
7
SPA
14
ITA
5
EUR
Ret
GER NED
11
HUN
5
FRA
7
GBR
Ret
BRA
11
RSA
22
11th 38
1993 250cc Aprilia AUS
11
MAL
Ret
JPN
16
SPA
6
AUT
Ret
GER
Ret
NED
7
EUR
8
RSM
Ret
GBR
11
CZE
12
ITA
9
USA
Ret
FIM
14
13th 50
1994 250cc Honda AUS
9
MAL
9
JPN
Ret
SPA
9
AUT
Ret
GER
10
NED
3
ITA
9
FRA
10
GBR
11
CZE
9
USA
9
ARG
11
EUR
12
11th 84
1995 250cc Honda AUS MAL JPN SPA GER ITA NED
Ret
FRA GBR CZE BRA ARG EUR NC 0

Supersport World ChampionshipEdit

Races by yearEdit

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

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
1997 Yamaha SMR
16
GBR
7
GER
7
ITA
19
EUR
10
AUT
7
NED
1
GER
4
SPA
12
JPN
12
INA
11
9th 84
1998 Yamaha GBR
7
ITA
5
SPA
5
GER
6
SMR
Ret
RSA
13
USA
7
EUR
18
AUT
5
NED
Ret
8th 64
1999 Yamaha RSA
8
GBR
Ret
SPA
Ret
ITA
1
GER
14
SMR
10
USA
8
EUR
15
AUT
3
NED
10
GER
9
9th 79
2000 Yamaha AUS
7
JPN
15
GBR
Ret
ITA
14
GER
13
SMR
16
SPA
15
EUR
25
NED
9
GER
16
GBR
Ret
20th 23

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