Bob Foster (motorcyclist)

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Bob Foster
Bob Foster (motorcyclist).jpg
Nationality British
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1949 - 1951
First race 1949 350cc Isle of Man TT
Last race 1951 350cc Isle of Man TT
First win 1949 350cc Belgian Grand Prix
Last win 1950 350cc Ulster Grand Prix
Team(s) Velocette
Championships 350cc - 1950
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
8 3 6 0 4 47.5

Alfred Robert "Bob" Foster (16 March 1911 – 22 March 1982) was a British former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.

Foster's win on a unit-construction New Imperial in the 1936 Isle of Man TT was the last time that Great Britain won a Lightweight TT.[1]

He won 1950 FIM 350cc World Championship on a Velocette.[2] He also won the 1947 Junior TT at the Isle of Man TT races, the first TT held after the end of the Second World War.

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[edit]

1949 point system.

Position 1 2 3 4 5 Fastest lap
Points 10 8 7 6 5 1

Points system from 1950 to 1968.

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 8 6 4 3 2 1

(Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points Rank Wins
1949 350cc Velocette IOM
6
SUI
-
NED
2
BEL
2
ULS
-
16.5 3rd 0
500cc Moto Guzzi IOM
NC
SUI
-
NED
-
BEL
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
0 - 0
1950 350cc Velocette IOM
NC
BEL
1
NED
1
SUI
2
ULS
1
NAT
-
30 1st 3
500cc Moto Guzzi IOM
NC
0 - 0
AJS BEL
7
NED
-
SUI
-
ULS
-
NAT
15
1951 250cc Velocette SUI
-
IOM
NC
FRA
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
0 - 0
350cc Velocette ESP
-
SUI
-
IOM
6
BEL
-
NED
-
FRA
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
1 16th 0

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