1924 Isle of Man TT

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The 1924 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy saw the introduction of the Ultra-Lightweight class for motorcycles of 175 cc capacity that was run only twice; this season and in 1925. This was the second year of the Sidecar race that would also be dropped after 1925.

The Ultra-Lightweight TT began with a massed-start for competitors rather than pairs for the normal time-trial format of the Isle of Man TT Races. The first winner of the Ultra-Lightweight TT in 1924 was Jock Porter riding a New Gerrard at an average speed of 51.21 mph (82.41 km/h).

The Junior TT race was won by Ken Twemlow on a New Imperial at an average speed of 55.67 mph (89.59 km/h). In the same Junior TT race Jimmie Simpson set a new lap record of 35 minutes and 5 seconds at an average speed of 64.54 mph (103.87 km/h) on an AJS; the first 60 plus mph average lap. The Lightweight TT and the Senior TT races where run in conjunction and Eddie Twemlow (the brother to Ken Twemlow) riding a New Imperial won the 6 lap race in 4 hours, 5 minutes and 3 seconds, an average speed of 55.44 mph (89.22 km/h).

The Senior TT, like the Junior race, was also run at a record breaking pace and was the first with a race average speed over 60 mph (97 km/h). The 6 lap race was won by Alec Bennett riding a Norton in 3 hours, 40 minutes and 24. 6 seconds with an average speed of 61.64 mph (99.20 km/h).

Senior TT (500cc)[edit]

Rank Rider Team Speed Time Laps
1 United Kingdom Alec Bennett Norton 3.40.24.6 61.64 mph (99.20 km/h) 6
2 United Kingdom Harry Langman Scott 3.41.54.2 61.23 6
3 United Kingdom Freddie Dixon Douglas 3.45.46.4 60.17 6
9 Scotland J A Stuart Norton 3.59.05.0 6

Junior TT (350cc)[edit]

6 laps (226.38 miles) – Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Kenneth Twemlow New Imperial 56.68 mph 4:04.49.0
2 United Kingdom S. Ollerhead DOT 54.91 mph 4:07.26.2
3 South Africa I. H. R. Scott AJS 54.55 mph 4:09.01.6
4 United Kingdom Cecil Ashby Montgomery 53.39 mph 4:14.27.4
5 United Kingdom Harold J. Willis Montgomery 52.80 mph 4:17.18.8
6 United Kingdom J. L. E. Emerson DOT 4:20.39.8
7 United Kingdom F. Simpson Jnr Excelsior 4:28.55.2
8 United Kingdom L. Nicholson OEC-Blackburne 4:31.38.0
9 United Kingdom F. R. Marston AJS 4:31.39.0
10 United Kingdom J. W. Shaw Zenith 4:43.48.4

Lightweight TT (250 cc)[edit]

6 laps (226.38 miles) – Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Edwin Twemlow New Imperial 55.44 mph 4:05.03.0
2 United Kingdom H. F. Brocklebank Cotton 52.85 mph 4:17.05.0
3 United Kingdom J. Cooke DOT 52.54 mph 4:18.03.0
4 United Kingdom L. J. Cridland JES 51.84 mph 4:22.03.0
5 United Kingdom P. Pike Levis 51.16 mph 4:25.31.0
6 United Kingdom H. F. Harris New Imperial 50.50 mph 4:29.01.0
7 United Kingdom F. Simpson Jnr Excelsior 4:32.50.0
8 United Kingdom C. G. S. Cleare OK-Supreme 4:38.50.0
9 Republic of Ireland C. W. Johnston Cotton 4:40.23.0
10 United Kingdom Geoff S.Davison Levis 4:52.40.0

Ultra-Lightweight TT (175 cc)[edit]

3 laps (113.00 miles) – Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Jack Porter New Gerrard 51.93 mph 4:21.37.0
2 United Kingdom Bert le Vack New Imperial 51.14 mph 4:26.19.0
3 United Kingdom D. Hall Rex-Acme 49.53 mph 4:34.20.0
4 United Kingdom R. Gray Rex-Acme 49.31 mph 4:35.29.0
5 United Kingdom N. Black Cedos 49.25 mph 4:35.36.0
6 United Kingdom L. Horton New Imperial 49.15 mph 4:36.29.0
7 United Kingdom P. Pike Levis
8 United Kingdom Wal Handley OK-Supreme
9 United Kingdom Alec Bennett Diamond
10 United Kingdom F. Simpson Jr Excelsior

Sidecar TT (500 cc)[edit]

Rank Rider Team Speed Time Laps
1 United Kingdom George H Tucker Norton 2.07.48 51.31 mph (82.58 km/h) 3
2 United Kingdom Harry Reed DOT 3.26.44.0 43.80 3
3 United Kingdom A Tinkler Matador 3.33.08.0 42.49 3

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