Jarno Saarinen

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Jarno Saarinen


in his career he won the Finnish ice track championship. He was also an accomplished speedway racer. He had studied engineering and thus could fix his in addition to riding it. These allowed him to develop a new riding Saarinen was the first to ride with his body hanging off the with his knee on the ground.

Roberts would later the style after watching race. The style is predominantly in use today.

Saarinen began his Prix career during the season, at the age of 25. He would finish in a fourth place in the 250cc (now GP2). In 1971 competed in both 250cc and classes.

Saarinen won his first Grand that year, claiming the class in Czechoslovakia. He finished in 250cc World Championship and in 350cc. His success didn’t go as Yamaha signed him to ride its and TZ350 bikes for the 1972 Saarinen delivered as expected, the 250cc World Championship.

He second in 350cc World giving defending champion Agostini a strong challenge.

Yamaha developed a new, cylinder. two-… 500cc for the 1973 season and chose to ride it. Finally, Saarinen was to challenge Giacomo Agostini and Read in the 500cc class competitive equipment. Saarinen’s season started amazingly given the fact he competed in the and 500cc classes. He became the European rider to win the prestigious 200 race in the United States.

to Europe, he jumped to an early in the Grand Prix championship by winning the first three rounds and two out of three 500cc It seemed he was on the brink of running with the titles.

Unfortunately, the season would end in On May 20. 1973. the fourth Grand of the season was held at Monza Milan, Italy. A crash the 350cc race left an oil at La Curva Grande . the first after the pit straight. Race had failed to clean the track properly between races forms of motorsport require a substance similar to cat litter to be on the track after oil leaks).

On the opening lap of the 250cc race, marshals didn’t wave the and red stripe oil flag warning of the oil slicked surface. The race Renzo Pasolini fell in of Saarinen, who was in second place. He avoid the fallen rider and the crash caused a multiple pile up.

Not only did this take the lives of the two top competitors, but the race the factory-teams of Suzuki, MV Harley, and Yamaha all joined to fight for better race Yamaha went even by pulling out of racing the rest of the to honour Saarinen’s memory.

His legacy continues to live on. is still an active Saarinen fan in Italy. Formula One driver Trulli was named after

Saarinen remains the only to have won a road racing championship. He won 15 Grand Prix his career.

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