Jan de Rooy
Born 19 Feb 1943
Nationality Netherlands Dutch
European Rallycross Championship

Jan de Rooy is a Dutch driver in Rallycross, he was a rallycross driver in his early career.

Jan de Rooy, who as a teenager already in motocross competitions was active in the years 1969 to 1982 internationally known through his participation in the rally cross. After his first race, in 1969 with a Mini Cooper in Elst, he does so with different models of the brand DAF, later a Toyota Corolla, a Ford Escort RS1800 and an Audi Quattro. His DAF 555 Coupé 4WD (the third was for the Group 5 5 according to the FIA regulations) has a big advantage: the F3 -Sport- Variomatic in combination with a simple 4x4 system. In 1971 Jan de Rooy wins the "bump" (555 Coupé 4WD with Gordini engine) all six championships and in 1972, now have more than 200 hp Camel DAFs (now equipped with Ford BDA engine) by Jan and his brother Harry de Rooy been almost unbeatable.

Rallycross HonoursEdit

Dutch International Rallycross Champion in 1970, 1971 (also in 1970 and 1971 National Champion), 1972, 1973 and 1979

Winner Dutch National Rallycross Cup for drivers with international licenses in 1980

1973: 4th overall Embassy Rallycross Championship with DAF 55 Coupe (with Ford BDA engine)

1974: 5th overall Embassy Rallycross Championship with DAF 55 Coupé and DAF 66M (each with Ford BDA engine)

1979: 2nd general FIA Rallycross Championship (Touring Cars) with Ford Escort RS1800

1982: 3rd overall FIA Rallycross Championship (Division 2) with Audi Quattro

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