1949 Isle of Man TT

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United Kingdom  1949 Isle of Man TT
Race details
Race 1 of 6 races in the
1949 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Isle of Man TT Course (OpenStreetMap).svg
Date 6–17 June 1949
Official name International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy
Location Snaefell Mountain Course
Course Public roads
60.72 km (37.73 mi)
500 cc
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Bob Foster Moto Guzzi
Time 25m 14s
Podium
First United Kingdom Harold Daniell Norton
Second United Kingdom Johnny Lockett Norton
Third Republic of Ireland Ernie Lyons Velocette
350 cc
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Freddie Frith Velocette
Time 26m 53s
Podium
First United Kingdom Freddie Frith Velocette
Second Republic of Ireland Ernie Lyons Velocette
Third United Kingdom Artie Bell Norton
250 cc
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Tommy Wood
United Kingdom Dickie Dale
Moto Guzzi
Moto Guzzi
Time 28m 09s
Podium
First Republic of Ireland Manliff Barrington Moto Guzzi
Second United Kingdom Tommy Wood Moto Guzzi
Third United Kingdom Roland Pike Rudge

The 1949 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy was the first round of the Grand Prix World Championship that was held in the Isle of Man.

At the FICM (later known as FIM) meeting in London near the end of 1948, it was decided there would be a motorcycle World Championship along Grand Prix lines. It would be a six-race annual series with points being awarded for a placing and a point for the fastest lap of each race. There would be five classes: 500 cc, 350 cc, 250 cc, 125 cc and 600 cc sidecar. The historic Isle of Man TT would be one of those races, and this toughest and most dangerous of Grand Prix motorcycle races would be a mainstay on the GP calendar until 1976.

Harold Daniell, on a Norton, won the 500 cc Senior TT event at an average speed of 86.93 mph. Les Graham, on an AJS Porcupine 500 cc twin, led the Senior race until the last lap when his magneto drive sheared. He pushed the bike past the finish line in tenth place. As he had finished the race he gained one championship point for recording the fastest lap.

Four clubman races were included; the Clubmans Senior, Clubmans Junior, Clubmans Lightweight, and the new Clubmans 1,000 cc.

British 350 cc rider Ben Drinkwater was killed in the Junior Tourist Trophy race.

Race Results[edit]

Junior TT (350cc)[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 United Kingdom Freddie Frith United Kingdom Velocette 83.15 mph 3:10:26.0 10
2 Republic of Ireland Ernie Lyons Ireland Velocette 82.92 mph 3:11:08.0 8
3 United Kingdom Artie Bell United Kingdom Norton 82.62 mph 3:11:49.0 7
4 United Kingdom Harold Daniell United Kingdom Norton 82.59 mph 3:11:52.2 6
5 Republic of Ireland Reg Armstrong Ireland AJS 82.34 mph 3:12:28.0 5

Fastest Lap and New Lap Record: Freddie Frith Velocette – 84.23 mph; 26 minutes 52.71 seconds (1 championship point for fastest lap).

Lightweight TT (250cc)[edit]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 Republic of Ireland Manliff Barrington Ireland Moto Guzzi 77.99 mph 3:23.13.2 10
2 United Kingdom Tommy Wood United Kingdom Moto Guzzi 77.91 mph 3:23.25.8 8
3 United Kingdom Roland Pike United Kingdom Rudge 72.79 mph 3:37.42.6 7
4 United Kingdom Ronald Mead United Kingdom Mead-Norton 72.68 mph 3:41.06.6 6
5 Denmark Svend Aage Sørensen Denmark Excelsior 71.00 mph 3:43.12.0 5

Fastest Lap and New Lap Record: Dickie DaleMoto Guzzi – 80.43 mph; 28 minutes 8.9 seconds.

1949 Isle of Man Senior TT (500cc)[edit]

7 Laps (264.25 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 United Kingdom Harold L Daniell 14 United Kingdom Norton 86.93 mph 3:02:18.6 10
2 United Kingdom Johnny Lockett 42 United Kingdom Norton 86.19 mph 3:03:52.4 8
3 Republic of Ireland Ernie Lyons Ireland Velocette 85.50 mph 3:05:22.0 7
4 United Kingdom Artie Bell 1 United Kingdom Norton 83.83 mph 3:09:03.0 6
5 New Zealand Syd Jensen New Zealand Triumph 83.17 mph 3:10:33.0 5

Fastest Lap and New Lap Record: Bob Foster Moto Guzzi – 89.75 mph (25 minutes 14 seconds) on lap 2. Retired lap 5 at Sulby with failed clutch.

Non-championship races[edit]

Clubmans 1000 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time
1 D. G. Lashmar Vincent 1:29:01.8
2 J. N. P. Wright Vincent +4:25.8
3 P. C. Wilson Vincent +5:04.8
4 C. Howkins Ariel +14:31.6
5 George Brown Vincent +47:43.2
Ret Chris Horn Vincent
Ret A. Philips Vincent
Ret Jack Harding Vincent
Ret G. Manning Vincent
Ret J. B. Netherton Vincent
[1][2]

Clubmans Senior TT classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time
1 Geoff Duke Norton 1:21:53.0
2 Allan Jefferies Triumph +2:11.0
3 Leo Starr Triumph +7:20.2
4 Phil Carter Norton +7:50.2
5 Tom Crebbin Triumph +7:53.2
6 E. Andrew Norton +8:42.0
7 J. E. Carr Vincent-HRD +9:08.4
8 Robin Sherry Triumph +9:12.0
9 A. Johnstone Triumph +9:39.2
10 D. J. P. Wilkins Triumph +12:33.4
31 finishers
[3][4]

Clubmans Junior TT classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time
1 Harold Clark BSA 1:30:21.6
2 John Simister Norton +49.4
3 Alan Taylor Norton +1:03.0
4 Ray Hallet BSA +1:30.0
5 Cecil Sandford Velocette +2:01.8
6 E. T. Pink Norton +2:11.2
7 E. F. Collins Velocette +2:38.8
8 W. C. Reed Norton +2:56.0
9 Arthur Brassington Norton +4:14.0
10 R. D. Briscoe Norton +4:33.8
57 finishers
[5][6]

Clubmans Lightweight TT classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time
1 Cyril Taft Excelsior 1:06:30.2
2 D. A. Ritchie Velocette +40.0
3 B. J. Hargreaves Velocette +1:15.0
4 G. S. Wakefield Triumph +4:00.6
5 L. C. Bolshaw Triumph +4:02.4
6 A. B. Barton Triumph +4:59.4
7 Frank Cope Excelsior +5:40.8
8 J. J. McVeigh Triumph +6:35.6
9 G. A. Northwood Velocette +7:36.8
10 J. R. Dulson Velocette +9:12.6
13 finishers
[7][8]


Previous race:
None
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1949 season
Next race:
1949 Swiss Grand Prix
Previous race:
1948 Isle of Man TT
Isle of Man TT Next race:
1950 Isle of Man TT

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TT Database: TT 1949 Clubmans 1000cc Results". The Official Isle of Man TT website. Duke Marketing Ltd. Archived from the original on 17 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Davison, G. S., ed. (1950). The Racing Year. W. W. Curtis, Ltd. pp. 61–63. 
  3. ^ "TT Database: TT 1949 Clubmans Senior Results". The Official Isle of Man TT website. Duke Marketing Ltd. Archived from the original on 17 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Davison, G. S., ed. (1950). The Racing Year. W. W. Curtis, Ltd. pp. 65–67. 
  5. ^ "TT Database: TT 1949 Clubmans Junior Results". The Official Isle of Man TT website. Duke Marketing Ltd. Archived from the original on 17 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Davison, G. S., ed. (1950). The Racing Year. W. W. Curtis, Ltd. pp. 63–64. 
  7. ^ "TT Database: TT 1949 Clubmans Lightweight Results". The Official Isle of Man TT website. Duke Marketing Ltd. Archived from the original on 17 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  8. ^ Davison, G. S., ed. (1950). The Racing Year. W. W. Curtis, Ltd. pp. 64–65. 

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