Toine Hezemans

Toine Hezemans ( born April 15, 1943 in Eindhoven ) is a former Dutch racing driver.

Career in motorsports

Toine Hezemans is one of the three well-known in international motorsport Hezemans. His father Mathieu had racers and among other things in 1956 with his compatriot Carel Godin de Beaufort at the 24 - hour race at Le Mans at the start. Toines son Mike Hezemans is also a racing driver. In addition to the Mario Andretti, Michael and Marco, the Hezemans the second family, where Grandfather, father and son in the endurance race at Le Mans were at the start are.

Toine Hezemans was primarily touring and sports car racing, where he enjoyed great success in the 1960s and 1970s. His first international victory he achieved in 1967 the Grand Prix at Hockenheim, a GT race that counted for the World Sportscar Championship. In 1970 he was works driver in Alfa Romeo, and went for the Italian factory team in the World Touring Car Championship at the start. With four wins this season, he secured the end of the season, the Rating driver championship, a success he could repeat in 1973 as a factory driver from BMW. In time as the Alfa Romeo works driver his first great success falls as a sports car driver. In 1971 he won together with Masten Gregory at the Targa Florio. Twice, in 1977 and 1978, he won the 1000 km race at the Nürburgring in 1978 and also at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 6- hour race at Watkins Glen.

In Germany he became known in the 1970s as a successful starter in the German motor racing championship and popular. Professionally drove the Dutch until the end of the 1979 season race car, then he stepped back.


During his racing career Hezemans worked as a diamond merchant. Wealthy, he was after the motor racing as a real estate dealer. His business has hotels, office and apartment houses.

Le Mans results