1934 Isle of Man TT

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For the 1934 Isle of Man TT Races despite the winning of four TT Races in 2 years, Stanley Woods parted with Norton motor-cycles over the issue of prize money and race tactics and joined Husqvarna alongside Ernie Nott.

The 1934 Junior TT Race was won by Jimmie Guthrie riding for Norton at an average race speed of 79.16 mph from Jimmie Simpson and Ernie Nott a distant third riding for the Swedish Husqvarna marque.

During the first lap of the 1934 Lightweight Race, Syd Crabtree, the winner of the 1929 Lightweight Race crashed at the Stonebreakers Hut on the Mountain Section and was killed. The 1934 Lightweight TT Race was won by Jimmie Simpson riding a Rudge motor-cycle in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 10 seconds at an average race speed of 70.81 mph. The 1934 Lightweight TT Race provided Rudge with another 1-2-3 win since the 1930 Junior TT Race and Jimmie Simpson's only TT Race victory winning from team-mates Ernie Nott and Graham Walker taking 2nd and 3rd places.

The 1934 Senior TT Race was led by Stanley Woods riding for Husqvarna but retired on the Mountain Section on the last lap after running-out of fuel. This handed a Junior/Senior double win to Jimmie Guthrie riding the works Norton at an average speed of 78.01 mph from Jimmie Simpson riding a Norton in his last TT Race and Walter Rusk with a Velocette.

Senior TT (500cc)[edit]

7 laps (264.11 miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 Scotland Jimmie Guthrie Norton 78.01 3:23.10.0
2 United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson Norton 75.27 3:30.05.0
3 United Kingdom Walter Rusk Velocette 72.58 3:38.22.0
4 United Kingdom Les Archer Velocette 80.54 3:16.48.0
5 United Kingdom Vic Brittain Norton 72.24 3:39.25.0
6 United Kingdom Graham Walker Rudge 70.59 3:44.32.0
7 Republic of Ireland H. G. Tyrell Smith AJS 70.56 3:44.38.0
8 United Kingdom H. E. Newman Velocette 69.42 3:48.20.0
9 United Kingdom Harold Daniell AJS 69.02 3:49.02.0
10 United Kingdom A. J. Mitchell Velocette 68.68 3:50.46.0

Junior TT (350cc)[edit]

7 laps (264.11 miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 Scotland Jimmie Guthrie Norton 79.16 mph 3.20.14.0
2 United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson Norton 79.10 l 3:20.23.0
3 United Kingdom Ernie Nott Husqvarna 76.93 3:26.02.0
4 United Kingdom H. E. Newman Velocette 76.84 3:26.16.0
5 United Kingdom A. G. Mitchell Velocette 76.55 3:27.03.0
6 United Kingdom Les Archer Velocette 76.05 3:28.24.0
7 United Kingdom Walter Rusk Velocette 75.51 3:29.55.0
8 Spain F. Aranda Velocette 72.73 3:27.56.0
9 United Kingdom Vic Brittain Velocette 72.73 3:39.00.0
10 United Kingdom H. C. Lamacraft Velocette 71.73 3:42.42.0

Lightweight TT (250cc)[edit]

7 laps (264.11 miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson Rudge 70.81 mph 3.43.50.0
2 United Kingdom Ernie Nott Rudge 69.79 3:47.07.0
3 United Kingdom Graham Walker Rudge 67.67 3:54.13.0
4 Republic of Ireland Stanley Woods Moto Guzzi 67.54 3:54.41.0
5 Republic of Ireland Charlie Manders New Imperial 66.12 3:59.42.0
6 United Kingdom Sid Gleave Excelsior 65.92 4:00.27.0
7 United Kingdom Chris Tattersall CTS 64.45 4:05.55.0
8 United Kingdom Les G. Martin Cotton 60.69 4:21.10.0

Notes[edit]

  • Major alterations to the Snaefell mountain course are carried out for the 1934 TT Races. This includes the removal of the East Mountain sheep-gate.[1]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Isle of Man Eaxminer dated 31 May 1934

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