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.

 

 

1970

[Photo’s]

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

1971

[Photo’s]

 
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
 
Amsterdam
 
Hengelo

1972

[Photo’s]

 
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
 
Sweden
 
Sweden
 
Imatra, Renzo and Jarno
 
Imatra, 350cc
 
Imatra
 
Germany, 350cc

1973

[Photo’s]

 
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
 
France
 
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

 

Video’s

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

Links


Wikipedia
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