1927 Isle of Man TT

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The 1927 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy saw more changes occur with a fatal accident during practice to Archie Birkin, a brother to Tim Birkin of the Bentley Boys fame. The corner in Kirk Michael where the accident occurred was renamed Birkins Bend and from 1928 practice sessions were held on closed-roads. In the 1927 Junior TT Race the retirement of Wal Handley on the last-lap handed the victory to Freddie W Dixon, riding a HRD motorcycle, winning at an average speed of 67.19 mph (108.13 km/h).

In the 1927 Lightweight TT Race, Wal Handley won the 7 lap race in 4 hours 10 minutes and 23 seconds, at an average speed of 63.30 mph (101.87 km/h). A slipping clutch for Stanley Woods in the 1927 Senior TT Race, riding a new over-head camshaft Norton, allowed team-mate Alec Bennett to win at an average speed of 68.41 mph (110.10 km/h).

Senior TT (500cc)[edit]

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Alec Bennett Norton 68.41 mph (110.10 km/h) 3.51.42
2 Scotland Jimmie Guthrie New Hudson 66.02 4.00.04
3 United Kingdom Tom Simister Triumph 65.75 4.01.03
4 United Kingdom J W Shaw Norton 64.83 4.04.28
5 United Kingdom Graham Walker Sunbeam 64.72 4.04.52
6 United Kingdom Freddie Dixon HRD 64.32 4.06.26
7 United Kingdom O Langton New Hudson 64.04 4.07.29
8 United Kingdom Charlie Dodson Sunbeam 63.77 4.08.23
9 United Kingdom George Rowley AJS 63.74 4.08.40
10 United Kingdom W S Braidwood P&M 62.94 4.11.50

Junior TT (350cc)[edit]

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Freddie Dixon HRD 67.19 mph (108.13 km/h) 3.55.54
2 United Kingdom H J Willis Velocette 4.06.39
3 United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson AJS 4.08.22
4 United Kingdom G L Reynard Royal Enfield 4.08.24
5 Republic of Ireland C. W. Johnston Cotton 4.10.21
6 United Kingdom Edwin Twemlow Excelsior 4.12.19
7 United Kingdom C S Barrow Royal Enfield 4.15.23
8 United Kingdom L R Cohen AJS 4.18.34
9 United Kingdom W S Pearce DOT 4.21.39
10 United Kingdom George Himing Zenith 4.22.27

Lightweight TT (250cc)[edit]

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Wal Handley Rex-Acme 63.3 mph 4.10.22
2 Italy Luigi Arcangeli Moto Guzzi 61.2 4.18.52
3 United Kingdom Cecil Ashby OK-Supreme 61.1 4.19.24
4 United Kingdom Syd Crabtree Crabtree 4.32.32
5 Italy Achille Varzi Moto Guzzi 4.35.08
6 United Kingdom F L Hall New Imperial 4.35.56
7 United Kingdom C S Barrow Royal Enfield 4.36.21
8 United Kingdom Sid Gleave DOT 4.37.01
9 United Kingdom Geoff S Davison Rex Acme 4.39.26
10 United Kingdom L Higson Montgomery 4.41.00

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