My name is John Damen and I live in Holland. Since 1975, when Venezuelan Johnny Cecotto came to Europe to compete motorcycle Grand Prix racing, he has been my big idol. In 1981 when Cecotto decided to switch to four-wheel racing nothing changed for me at all. Johnny did stay active in motorsports with 2002 being his last full championship year. Cecotto now occasionally still does separate (classic) races or events. For all Johnny has done and achieved in his racing career he just deserves to be remembered. So this site is dedicated to Johnny Cecotto and it will give you an insight in his life and racing career on 2 and 4 wheels which has lasted for more than 30 years. Above in the menu choose what you want to see about Johnny Cecotto. In CAREERyou can read the whole story of his racing activities. In REPORTS you can see all the visits I did over the years to races and events. In ABOUTpeople who knew Johnny tell something about him. There’s also a PERSONALfile about Cecotto. You can see how to reach me on the CONTACTpage. In MY COLLECTIONI show you a part of my Johnny Cecotto stuff in a gallery. I give you information about credits and legal use in COPYRIGHT. Since 2001 I also have the privilege to know Johnny in person which is very special to me. The site is always under construction and new parts will be added now and then. See “Latest Updates” below. l hope you enjoy your visit here.
-On 28 May 2022 Johnny Cecotto competed at the Nürburgring in a BMW M2 CS in the BMW Race of Legends. He finished 2nd after huge battles with Harald Grohs and Steve Soper.-On October 16/18th 2020 Johnny Cecotto participated at the Goodwood Speed Week in England. He drove the BMW V12 LMR sports car, winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1999.-Johnny Cecotto was going to compete the Imola 200 Revival again on 2 & 3 May 2020 at Imola, Italy with Yamaha. But regrettably this was cancelled because of the corona-virus.
09-12-2022Added some reports but still lots of pages to do. See the section “Reports” to read some of my visits in the past to Johnny Cecotto’s races.09-04-2021New version of this website is available. The reports section still has to be made so please check that out later.09-07-2019Report and pictures added from the Bikers’ Classics at Spa Francorchamps on July 6/7 (temporarily unavailable).