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Jan Huberts and Jaap Voskamp were specialists in MBA and Minarelli road-racers and motocross machinery in the 1970s and 1980s. Their 80cc and 125cc motorcycles had numerous podium finishes in World Championship races. They also created their own machines, the Huvo-Casal. In 1981 Jan Huberts on the HuVo-Casal 50cc streamliner took the 50cc world speed record at 224.55 km/h - to this day it remains unbeaten.

Jan Huberts (12 October 1937 - 19 November 2016) fielded a team in the 500cc GP from 1999 to 2001, campaigning the Honda NSR500V. He had previously ridden with the Kreidler team, and in 1964 switched to Derbi. In 1968 he raced MZ. His last race was the '82 Assen TT, at the age of 45. His racing career spanned 25 years, achieving six Dutch championships, and two world records.

Sources: Wikipedia NL, myronsmopeds.com, kreidlerdatabase.nl.