Jack Ahearn

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Jack Ahearn
NationalityAustralian
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1954 - 1955, 1958, 1962 - 1966, 1974
First race1954 350cc Isle of Man TT
Last race1974 Isle of Man 350cc Junior TT
First win1964 500cc Finnish Grand Prix
Last win1964 500cc Finnish Grand Prix
Championships0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
24 1 8 N/A N/A 66
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested5 (1955, 1963 - 1966)
TT wins0
Podiums0

Jack Jerome Ahearn (8 October 1924 – 10 April 2017) was an Australian Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. His best season was in 1964 when he won the 500cc Finnish Grand Prix and finished second to Mike Hailwood in the 500cc world championship.[1] On 16 January 2001, Ahearn was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his achievements.[2] Ahearn died on 10 April 2017 in Ballina.[3]

Motorcycle Grand Prix results[edit]

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

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Rank Wins
1954 350cc Norton FRA
-
IOM
NC
ULS
-
BEL
-
NED
-
GER
-
SUI
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
0 - 0
500cc Norton FRA
-
IOM
9
ULS
-
BEL
-
NED
-
GER
-
SUI
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
0 - 0
1955 350cc Norton FRA
-
IOM
10
GER
10
BEL
9
NED
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
0 - 0
500cc Norton ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
NC
GER
6
BEL
7
NED
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
1 26th 0
1958 350cc AJS IOM
17
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
-
SWE
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
0 - 0
500cc Matchless IOM
29
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
-
SWE
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
0 - 0
1962 350cc Norton IOM
12
NED
-
ULS
-
DDR
-
NAT
-
FIN
-
0 - 0
500cc Norton IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
ULS
-
DDR
-
NAT
-
FIN
-
ARG
-
0 - 0
1963 125cc Ducati ESP
-
GER
-
FRA
-
IOM
21
NED
-
BEL
-
ULS
-
DDR
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
ARG
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
350cc Norton GER
-
IOM
5
NED
5
BEL
-
ULS
-
DDR
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
JPN
-
4 11th 0
500cc Norton IOM
9
NED
4
BEL
5
ULS
-
DDR
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
ARG
-
5 10th 1
1964 125cc Honda USA
-
ESP
-
FRA
8
IOM
-
NED
-
GER
-
DDR
-
ULS
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
250cc Suzuki USA
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
BEL
-
GER
-
DDR
-
ULS
-
NAT
-
JPN
-
0 - 0
350cc Norton IOM
NC
NED
-
GER
-
DDR
-
ULS
-
FIN
-
NAT
6
JPN
-
1 22nd 0
500cc Norton USA
-
IOM
14
NED
4
BEL
4
GER
2
DDR
6
ULS
3
FIN
1
NAT
3
JPN
-
25 2nd 1
1965 500cc Norton GER
-
IOM
9
NED
5
BEL
-
DDR
4
CZE
3
ULS
-
FIN
-
NAT
-
JPN
-
9 5th 0
1966 350cc Norton GER
-
FRA
-
NED
-
DDR
6
CZE
-
FIN
3
ULS
-
IOM
4
NAT
-
JPN
-
8 8th 0
500cc Norton GER
-
NED
-
BEL
3
DDR
3
CZE
5
FIN
4
ULS
-
IOM
NC
NAT
-
13 6th 0
1974 350cc Yamaha FRA
-
GER
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
34
NED
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
YUG
-
ESP
-
0 - 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jack Ahearn career statistics at MotoGP.com
  2. ^ "Jack Ahearn". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Vale Jack Ahearn October 8 1924 – April 10 2017 - Australian Motorcycle News". Australian Motorcycle News. 10 April 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-14.