1955 Isle of Man TT

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Isle of Man  1955 Isle of Man TT
Race details
Race 3 of 8 races in the
1955 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Isle of Man TT Course (OpenStreetMap).svg
Date 4-10 June 1955
Official Name Isle of Man Tourist Trophy
Location Snaefell Mountain Course (Senior and Junior)
Clypse Course (Ultra Lightweight, Lightweight, Sidecars, Clubmans Senior and Clubmans Junior)
Course Public roads
Mountain Course - 60.72 km (37.73 mi)
Clypse Course - 17.63 km (10.92 mi)
500 cc
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Geoff Duke Gilera
Time 22:39.0
Podium
First United Kingdom Geoff Duke Gilera
Second Republic of Ireland Reg Armstrong Gilera
Third Australia Ken Kavanagh Moto Guzzi
350 cc
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi
Time 24:03.2
Podium
First United Kingdom Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi
Second United Kingdom Bob McIntyre Norton
Third United Kingdom Cecil Sandford Moto Guzzi
250 cc
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Bill Lomas MV Agusta
Time 8:52.0
Podium
First United Kingdom Bill Lomas MV Agusta
Second United Kingdom Cecil Sandford Moto Guzzi
Third West Germany Hermann Paul Müller NSU
125 cc
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta
Time 9:02.2
Podium
First Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta
Second Switzerland Luigi Taveri MV Agusta
Third Italy Giuseppe Lattanzi Mondial
Sidecars
Fastest lap
Rider West Germany Willhelm Noll BMW
Passenger West Germany Fritz Cron
Time 9:00.0
Podium
First West Germany Walter Schneider BMW
West Germany Hans Strauss
Second United Kingdom Bill Boddice Norton
United Kingdom William Storr
Third United Kingdom Pip Harris Matchless
United Kingdom Ray Campbell

In the 1955 Isle of Man TT the Lightweight 250cc race moved to the 10.75 miles long Clypse Course, also used for the Lightweight 125cc TT race, and the Sidecar TT, and the course was used for these races until 1959. During this period the rest of the TT program remained on the Mountain Circuit.[1]

In the Junior TT, Norton rider Bob McIntyre led for four of the seven laps, but brake overheating and suspension problems forced him to slow, allowing Bill Lomas on a Moto Guzzi to pass, and go on to victory.

Senior TT (500 cc) classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 United Kingdom Geoff Duke Gilera 7 2:41:49.8 8
2 Republic of Ireland Reg Armstrong Gilera 7 +1:59.2 6
3 Australia Ken Kavanagh Moto Guzzi 7 +4:43.0 4
4 United Kingdom Jack Brettt Norton 7 +5:49.8 3
5 United Kingdom Bob McIntyre Norton 7 +7:03.4 2
6 Isle of Man Derek Ennett Matchless 7 +9:24.6 1
7 United Kingdom Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi 7 +12:05.0
8 United Kingdom Eric Jones Norton 7 +12:55.4
9 United Kingdom Derek Powell Matchless 7 +13:35.4
10 United Kingdom Peter Davey Norton 7 +14:25.2
47 finishers
[2]

Junior TT (350 cc) classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 United Kingdom Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi 7 2:51:38.2 8
2 United Kingdom Bob McIntyre Norton 7 +1:00.0 6
3 United Kingdom Cecil Sandford Moto Guzzi 7 +1:24.0 4
4 United Kingdom John Surtees Norton 7 +3:14.0 3
5 Australia Maurice Quincey Norton 7 +4:03.8 2
6 United Kingdom John Hartle Norton 7 +5:16.8 1
7 Isle of Man Derek Ennett AJS 7 +7:00.2
8 Italy Duilio Agostini Moto Guzzi 7 +8:46.6
9 New Zealand Peter Murphy AJS 7 +8:59.8
10 Australia Jack Ahearn Norton 7 +10:23.0
52 finishers
[2]

Lightweight TT (250 cc) classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 United Kingdom Bill Lomas MV Agusta 9 1:21:38.2 8
2 United Kingdom Cecil Sandford Moto Guzzi 9 +51.2 6
3 West Germany Hermann Paul Müller NSU 9 +4:43.4 4
4 United Kingdom Arthur Wheeler Moto Guzzi 9 +8:06.2 3
5 United Kingdom Dave Chadwick R.D. Special 9 +9:07.4 2
6 United Kingdom Bill Webster Velocette 9 +13:27.2 1
7 United Kingdom Phil Carter Norton 9 +15:27.6
8 United Kingdom Bill Maddrick Moto Guzzi 9 +16:16.8
8 finishers
[2]

Ultra-Lightweight TT (125 cc) classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta 9 1:23:38.2 8
2 Switzerland Luigi Taveri MV Agusta 9 +2.0 6
3 Italy Giuseppe Lattanze Mondial 9 +2:14.8 4
4 United Kingdom Bill Lomas MV Agusta 9 +2:59.6 3
5 United Kingdom Bill Webster MV Agusta 9 +20:35.8 2
6 United Kingdom Ross Porter MV Agusta 9 +22:26.8 1
7 United Kingdom Frank Burman EMC-Puch 9 +22:33.8
8 United Kingdom Len Harfield LCH 9 +27:11.8
8 finishers
[2]

Sidecar TT classification[edit]

Pos Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 West Germany Walter Schneider West Germany Hans Strauss BMW 9 1:23:14.0 8
2 United Kingdom Bill Boddice United Kingdom William Storr Norton 9 +3:44.6 6
3 United Kingdom Pip Harris United Kingdom Ray Campbell Matchless 9 +5:08.0 4
4 United Kingdom Jackie Beeton United Kingdom Charles Billingham Norton 9 +5:40.0 3
5 United Kingdom Frank Taylor United Kingdom Ron Taylor Norton 9 +8:38.8 2
6 United Kingdom Ernie Walker United Kingdom Dun Roberts Norton 9 +8:42.4 1
7 United Kingdom Fred Hanks United Kingdom E. Donnan Matchless 9 +10:22.4
8 United Kingdom Derek Yorke United Kingdom R. Eden Norton 9 +14:48.0
9 United Kingdom A. H. Skein United Kingdom F. Westaway Norton 9 +18:27.0
10 Switzerland Fritz Mühlemann Switzerland K. Tuscher BSA 9 +26:54.0
10 finishers
[2]

Non-championship races[edit]

Clubmans Senior TT classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 Eddie Dow BSA 9 1:22:23
2 I. M. Atkinson Triumph 9 +1:08
3 R. Kelly Triumph 9 +2:01
4 P. Ferbrache BSA 9 +2:39
5 D. Andrews BSA 9 +2:58
6 A. H. Mustard BSA 9 +3:01
7 F. Wallis BSA 9
8 G. W. Shekell Triumph 9
9 M. W. Gillingham Triumph 9
10 D. J. Hunt BSA 9
12 finishers
[3]

Clubmans Junior TT classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 Jimmy Buchan BSA 9 1:25:24.0
2 D. Joubert BSA 9 +15.6
3 P. Ferbrache BSA 9 +2:30.8
4 R. Thompson BSA 9 +4:49.0
5 C. McLean BSA 9 +4:50.4
6 W. H. Hocking BSA 9 +4:57.8
7 K. W. James BSA 9
8 D. Jervis BSA 9
9 T. E. Hutchinson BSA 9
10 R. M. Harding BSA 9
12 finishers
[3]


Previous race:
1955 French Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1955 season
Next race:
1955 German Grand Prix
Previous race:
1954 Isle of Man TT
Isle of Man TT Next race:
1956 Isle of Man TT

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] MCB.net The Isle of Man (Retrieved 18 December 2006)
  2. ^ a b c d e Cook, R. A. B. (ed.). Motor Cycling Sports Yearbook 1956. Temple Press Ltd. pp. 171–172. 
  3. ^ a b Cook, R. A. B. (ed.). Motor Cycling Sports Yearbook 1956. Temple Press Ltd. p. 159. 

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