The Bleekemolen family has celebrated great successes in motor racing. Michael has a former Formula 1 competitor and raced against Alain Prost in Formula 3 in 1978. He passed on his skills to his sons Sebastiaan and Jeroen Bleekemolen. Jeroen, the youngest of the two, has become one of the greatest Dutch endurance and GT drivers. Sebastiaan is just like his dad a successful entrepreneur and races in the Renault Clio Cup Benelux.
“Every race car driver shares a passion for technology: from go-karts, various racing series to Formula 1,” knows Michael Bleekemolen. “But not only your equipment determines if you can battle for the win. You will also need to think ahead and trying to be smarter than anyone else, in order to achieve the best possible result. Motorsport is meant to innovate and to pioneer and that is what I as an entrepreneur do. With Race Planet, for example, I introduced indoor go-karting in Europe. For this reason I support 80 Day Race; it is a great initiative in which they look ahead to the future of mobility.”
“It’s good to innovate all the time and to support an event like 80 Day Race. It is a unique adventure to go electric around the world, without emitting CO2 emissions,” says Sebastiaan. “We indeed don’t like exhaust fumes,” Michael adds.