LONG-TIME HERO

Note the umbrellas and the wet track as Ferry races his own Yamaha sprint bike in 1973. (Photo: Courtesy of Ferry Brouwer)

Yet before that, Ferry had his own road-race aspirations.

His father, Cees, also a racer, had saved hard to support his son, but Ferry was soon aware that he did not have the right temperament and withdrew gracefully.

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