1932 Isle of Man TT

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The 1932 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy race meeting was watched by Prince George, Duke of Kent the first royal visitor to the Isle of Man TT Races. The 1932 Junior TT Race was won by Stanley Woods riding a Norton at an average race speed of 77.16 mph (124.18 km/h) from Wal Handley and Tyrell Smith riding for the Rudge factory. Again Rudge where beaten in the 1932 Lightweight TT Race by Leo H.Davenport riding a New Imperial motor-cycle at an average race speed of 70.48 mph (113.43 km/h). The 1932 Senior TT Race provided Stanley Woods with the "Norton Habit"[1] and another Junior/Senior double win at an average race speed of 79.38 mph (127.75 km/h). The 1932 Senior TT Race was initially led on the first lap by Norton teammate Jimmie Simpson who set a new overall lap record of 27 minutes and 47 seconds at an average speed of 81.50 mph (131.16 km/h). Also on the first lap Wal Handley riding for Rudge crashed at the 11th Milestone sustaining a back injury and retired. The place on the TT Course where the incident occurred was renamed Handley's Corner.

Senior TT (500cc)[edit]

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 Republic of Ireland Stanley Woods Norton 79.38 mph (127.75 km/h) 3.19.40.0
2 Scotland Jimmie Guthrie Norton 78.47 3:21.59.0
3 United Kingdom Jimmie Simpson Norton 78.38 3:22.13.0
4 United Kingdom Ernie Nott Rudge 78.34 3:22.19.0
5 United Kingdom Charlie Dodson Excelsior 77.26 3:25.09.0
6 United Kingdom Graham Walker Rudge 76.36 3:27.35.0
7 United Kingdom John G Duncan Cotton 75.79 3:29.08.0
8 Republic of Ireland H. G. Tyrell Smith Rudge 75.7 3:29.23.0
9 Australia Arthur E Simcock Sunbeam 72.4 3:38.56.0
10 United Kingdom Gilbert L Emery Sunbeam 72.36 3:39.02.0

Junior TT (350cc)[edit]

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 Republic of Ireland Stanley Woods Norton 77.16 mph (124.18 km/h) 3.25.25.0
2 United Kingdom Wal Handley Rudge 76.36 3:27.25.0
3 Republic of Ireland H. G. Tyrell Smith Rudge 74.02 3:34.08.0
4 United Kingdom Charlie Dodson Excelsior 73.3 3:36.14.0
5 United Kingdom Graham Walker Rudge 73.08 3:36.54.0
6 United Kingdom Les Archer Velocette 72.05 3:40.00.0
7 United Kingdom Leo Davenport New Imperial 71.94 3:40.20.0
8 United Kingdom Alec Bennett Velocette 71.94 3:40.20.0
9 United Kingdom Sid Gleave New Imperial 70.37 3:45.14.0
10 United Kingdom C Jack Williams Velocette 69.1 3:49.23.0

Lightweight TT (250cc)[edit]

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Leo Davenport New Imperial 70.48 mph (113.43 km/h) 3.44.53.0
2 United Kingdom Graham Walker Rudge 70.07 3:46.13.0
3 United Kingdom Wal Handley Rudge 69.86 3:46.53.0
4 United Kingdom Tommy Spann New Imperial 68.05 3:52.55.0
5 United Kingdom Chris Tattersalt Chris Tattersal Special (CTS) 65.61 4:01.36.0
6 United Kingdom D S Fairweather Cotton 64.39 4:06.10.0
7 South Africa J G Lind OK-Supreme 62.47 4:13.43.0
8 United Kingdom H Warburton Excelsior 59.43 4:26.42.0
9 United Kingdom C S Barrow OK-Supreme DNF DNF
10 United Kingdom G L Boudin New Imperial DNF DNF

Notes[edit]

  • During practice, Jimmie Guthrie riding a Norton motor-cycle strikes a sheep at Glen Duff Quarry.[2]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Pictorial History of Norton Motor-Cycles by J.S.Reynolds
  2. ^ Isle of Man Examiner dated 3 June 1932

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