Jarno Saarinen

In the seventies a man who likes motorbikes and motorracing a lot, he also raced on motorbikes himself on motorcross-and speedwaytracks, married with a woman. They are my parents now from the date I was born, the 18th of May of 1975.


Some years earlier Jarno Saarinen died in a racing accident on the Monza circuit on the 20th of May in 1973. My father liked the motorcycle racer and person Jarno Saarinen a lot, that’s why my parents gave me his name.


These photo’s are collected by Henk van Melzen some years ago. I created a website for him with these photo’s. Some years ago those images were available on free webhostingsites, they don’t exist anymore, it would be a really pitty to not put them somewhere on the internet!


More info about Jarno Saarinen (Paroni) can be found in the links at the bottom of this page. Henk created it’s own website these days, and can be found in the links below.





GP Tschechoslowakei, 1970 (waarschijnlijk 250 cc)
GP Assen, 350cc, 1970
Yamaha 1970



Monza 1971 ?
Duitsland 1971 (waarschijnlijk 250)
Grand Prix Ulster 1971
Valssering huldiging 1971 foto fam. Wormgoor
Czech 1971 eerste overwinning (?)
Brno, juli 1971
Kreidler 1971, 50cc
Kunz and Jarno, Monza 71, 50cc
Start nr 26
Nr 26 with Soili



Imola 1972
GP Belgie 1972, 350 cc
Grand Prix Belgie, 250 cc 1972, foto Mick Woollett
250 cc 1972
Gp Belgie 250cc 1972
Naar de start? met Soeli 1972 250cc Yamaha
Imola, 1972
Imatra 1972
DDR 1972
Imola 1972
Silverstone, 250 cc, 12-08-1972
Silverstone, 250 cc, 13-08-1972
Silverstone, 250 cc
Silverstone, August
Silverstone, 350cc
Imatra, Renzo and Jarno
Imatra, 350cc
Germany, 350cc



Imola 200 1973
Imola 1973, walking with Walter Villa
Imola 1973
Imola 200 1973
Grand Prix Frankrijk 1973, Paul Ricard, 500cc, eerste overwinning van Jarno en van Yamaha in 500cc, tevens 250cc op die dag een uniek feit
Grand Prix Frankrijk 1973, Paul Ricard, Pits, Yamaha 250 en 500 van Jarno en Kanaya
Imola 1973
Imola 1973
Imola 1973
Imola 1973
Imola 1973
250cc Hockenheim, derde overwinning op rij voor Jarno en helaas de laatste voor Monza
Jarno bij tanken in Daytona 1973
Huldiging GP Frankrijk 500cc 1973 Yamaha en Jarno’s eerste overwinning
Daytona 200 1973
Imola 1973
Hockenheim 1973 Phill Read
Hockenheim 1973 Phill Read
France, 22-04-1973
Salzburgring, 250cc, 06-05-1973
Daytona 1973
Hockenheim 1973
Hockenheim start 1973
Daytona 1973
Daytona 1973
Daytona 1973
Imola 1973
Imola 1973
Salzburg, Agostini and Jarno
Hockenheim, Read and Jarno



RR Jarno Saarinen 1972 Brünn

RR Jarno Saarinen 1973 Paul Ricard

RR Motorradrennen 1972 ” Untamed Wheels ” Teil I

RR Motorradrennen 1972 ” Untamed Wheels ” Teil II

Renzo Pasolini 01

Renzo Pasolini 02


The Flying Finn by Henk van Melzen
The world’s greatest motorcycle racer by Murray Barnard
The world’s greatest motorcycle racer also by Murray Barnard
The world’s greatest motorcycle racer
Finnish Grand Prix “Imatranajot” by Kake Heikkinen