Stuart Graham

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This article is about the British motorcycle racer. For the Australian Army officer, see Stuart Clarence Graham. For the British actor, see Stuart Graham (actor).
Stuart Graham
Nationality British
Born (1942-01-09) 9 January 1942 (age 72)
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1962, 19661967
First race 1962 250cc Ulster Grand Prix
Last race 1967 125cc Japanese Grand Prix
First win 1967 Isle of Man 50cc Ultra-Lightweight TT
Last win 1967 125cc Finnish Grand Prix
Team(s) Honda, Suzuki
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
23 2 14 N/A 1 29

Stuart Graham (born 9 January 1942) is a British former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and Saloon car racing specialist.

He is the son of the 1949 500cc world champion, Leslie Graham.

Graham started racing in 1961 on a 125 cc Honda Benly Sports, followed by spells with Bill Webster and on Syd Lawton's Aermacchis. He also rode Bultacos, later selling his half-share in a garage to fund his full-time racing using a 350 cc AJS 7R and a 500 cc Matchless G50 for the 'classic' races.[1]

His big break came when he was signed for the Honda factory team in July 1966,[1] and later rode for Suzuki.

His best season was in 1967 when he won two Grand Prix races and finished the year in third place in both the 50cc and the 125cc world championships.

In the early 1970s he began car racing in Saloon classes, retiring in 1980 to concentrate on his business interests including a Honda dealership. Again reviving his racing in 1986, Graham has continued to appear in occasional historic car events.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Motor Cycle 21 July 1966, p.86 Racing Line by David Dixon Accessed and added 2014-12-23
  2. ^ Historic Racing Retrieved 2014-12-24