Eimbert Timmermans

Eimbert Timmermans
Nationality Netherlands Netherlands
Born (1961-10-24) October 24, 1961 (age 52)
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Sidecarcross World Championship
Active years1986 - 1992
1995
Championships(2) 1991, 1992
1995 Championship position26th

Eimbert Timmermans (born 24 October 1961) is a retired Dutch sidecarcross rider and double World Champion.

He has also won the Dutch national sidecarcross championship four times, in 1986, 1989, 1990 and 1992. All his successes were achieved with Eric Verhagen as his passenger.

Biography

After the end of his sidecarcross career in 1992, Eimbert Timmermans opened a transport company, Timtrans, whose director he is.[1]

He continues to be involved in motor sport, having taken part in the 2009 Dakar Rally as a mechanic in the truck category.[2][3]

Sidecarcross world championship results

Eimbert Timmermans's first success as a sidecarcross rider came in 1986, when he took out the Dutch national championship, together with Eric Verhagen. This season was also his first in the sidecarcross world championship, where the team finished sixteen's, with two seventh place race finishes as their best results.[4]

After similar results in 1987, the team greatly improved in 1988, coming fifth in the world championship and taking out their first race win in the Dutch GP. After continuing good results in 1989 and 1990 and two more Dutch national championships, the team managed to take out their first world championship in 1991.[4]

The following season, 1992, saw a repeat of the world championship and also a fourth Dutch title. Timmermans retired from the competition after that,[4] as did Eric Verhagen.[5]

He returned for six races in 1995 with passenger Andre Visser but had limited success and did not race in the world championship again.[4]

Season by season

Season Passenger Equipment Position Points Races Wins Second Third
1986 Netherlands Eric Verhagen Maico-EML 16 66 16
1987 Netherlands Eric Verhagen Kawasaki-EML 17 61 16
1988 Netherlands Eric Verhagen Kawasaki-EML 5 198 22 1 1
1989 Netherlands Eric Verhagen Kawasaki-EML 3 257 24 4 2 4
1990 Netherlands Eric Verhagen Kawasaki-EML 5 147 16 2 3
1991 Netherlands Eric Verhagen Kawasaki-EML 1 252 18 5 3 2
1992 Netherlands Eric Verhagen Kawasaki-EML 1 471 31 12 2 6
1995 Netherlands Andre Visser Kawasaki-BSU 26 18 6
Overall 1986 - 1995 1470 149 24 11 12

Source:

Honours

World Championship

  • Champions: (2) 1991, 1992

Netherlands

References

External links

  • Eimbert Timmermans company website (Dutch)
  • The World Championship on Sidecarcross.com
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Benny Janssen
Sidecarcross World Champion
1991 - 1992
Succeeded by
Andreas Fuhrer
Preceded by
August Muller
Dutch national sidecarcross champion
1986
Succeeded by
August Muller
Preceded by
Hans van Goch
Dutch national sidecarcross champion
1989 - 1990
Succeeded by
Benny Janssen
Preceded by
Benny Janssen
Dutch national sidecarcross champion
1992
Succeeded by
Marco Bens
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