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Herman Roosdorp
Dutch racecar driver

Herman Roosdorp

Herman Roosdorp
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Quick Facts

Intro Dutch racecar driver
Was Racecar driver
From Netherlands
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 20 March 1895, Haarlem, County of Holland, Holy Roman Empire, Netherlands
Death 1 January 1965 (aged 69 years)
Star sign Pisces
The details (from wikipedia)


Herman Roosdorp was a Dutch racing driver who lived a long period of his life in Belgium. He was born on the 19th of April 1895. He started as a house painter before becoming a car dealer. He was the first Dutch man to buy a Ferrari. In Antwerp (Borgerhout) he owned a garage and was dealer for Vanguard. His daughter Anni Roosdorp did also pursue a racing career.

Racing Driver

Herman was a competent racing driver who raced mainly between 1949 and 1954, mostly in Ferraris. During these years, recording a number of good results, including a wins and numerous podiums finishes, with the majority of these at national events. His greatest racing achievement, when partnered by Toni Ulmen, he finished third in the 24 Heures de Spa Francorchamps. He introduced the Coupe Roosdorp or Roosdorp Cup, that was awarded to the driver of the day during the National races at Zandvoort. A group of journalists chose this driver.

Racing record

Career highlights

Season Series Position Team Car
1949 DMV Grenzlanringrennen 2nd Herman Roosdorp Ferrari 166 SC
Großer Preis von Nürburgring 3rd Herman Roosdorp Veritas-BMW RS
1950 12 heures de Paris 3rd Herman Roosdorp Ferrari 166 MM
1953 24 Heures de Spa Francorchamps 3rd Herman Roosdorp Jaguar C-Type

Complete 24 Hours of Spa results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Pos. Class
1949 Herman Roosdorp Adolf de Ridder Ferrari 166 MM S2.0 8th 8th
1953 Herman Roosdorp Toni Ulmen Jaguar C-Type S 3rd 3rd

Complete 12 Hours of Paris results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Pos. Class
1950 Herman Roosdorp André Pilette Ferrari 166 MM S2.0 3rd 2nd
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