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Dear CR Your mag is en­joyed a lot by me and also my (clas­sic) rac­ing friends, and re­gard­ing the re­cent Gin­ger Mol­loy story (as a young guy I watched him rac­ing at the Dutch TT) I have a small com­ment about the lead photo of this very in­ter­est­ing story. The Dutch rider num­ber 40 is not Wil Har­tog but Rob Bron. Rob Bron (1945-2009) was a pri­va­teer rider from Am­s­ter­dam and ended third in the 1971 world cham­pi­onship be­hind ‘Ago’ and Keith Turner. That year he was rid­ing a Suzuki TR 500 un­der the flag of the Dutch Suzuki im­port Nimag/sell­ing. He is still the holder of the max­i­mum speed record at Day­tona. In 1978 he topped at 342kph. He ended his rac­ing ca­reer in 1985. From that time he started a mo­tor­cy­cle shop and rac­ing ser­vice. He was nick­named ‘Rough Rob­bie’.

Gert Meer­man Email

Dear CR In the very nice Gin­ger Mol­loy story, you made a mis­take on the first page. You say that the num­ber 40 rider is Wil Har­tog, that is not true, this is Rob Bron. He ac­tu­ally is the Dutch rider who reached the high­est spot in the 500cc rank­ing ever, a third spot in 1971 be­hind Agos­tini and Keith Turner. So bet­ter than Har­tog, van Dul­men and Mid­del­burg. Un­for­tu­nately he died in 2009. He was a real char­ac­ter, you can make an equally in­ter­est­ing ar­ti­cle about him as you did about Gin­ger. Bas Völlink (the Nether­lands) Email

Dear Gert and Bas, thank you very much in­deed for the cor­rec­tion. We re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate it and apolo­gies to any­one who also spot­ted this er­ror on my part. A fu­ture fea­ture about Rob Bron is def­i­nitely on the cards! TC

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