Ray Pickrell

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Ray Pickrell
Ray Pickrell in 1965.jpg
Pickrell in 1965
Born 16 March 1938
Harrow Weald, Middlesex
Died 20 February 2006
Occupation photo-retoucher, racing motorcyclist, driver
Known for Isle of Man TT winner

Raymond Pickrell (16 March 1938 – 20 February 2006) was an English short-circuit motorcycle road racer who won four Isle of Man TT motorcycle races.[1]

Pickrell was born in Harrow Weald, Middlesex.[2]

During his early career, Pickrell rode for tuners/race entrants Francis Beart, Geoff Monty and Paul Dunstall.[3][4]

As a member of the Triumph factory racing team, he rode the famous racing motorcycle named Slippery Sam to victories at the 1971 and 1972 Isle of Man TT races.[2] Pickrell teamed with Percy Tait to win the 1971 Bol d'Or 24-hour endurance race.[2] He died on 20 February 2006.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ray Pickrell Isle of Man TT results". iomtt.com. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ray Pickrell". The Daily Telegraph. London: TMG. 2006-05-01. ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 49632006. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  3. ^ Motor Cycle, 9 March 1967, pp.290-291 and p.302 "Ray Pickrell gave Geoff Monty's Bultaco a spectacular 250 cc win, with more to come". Accessed 1 February 2018
  4. ^ Recollections of 'Quasimodo', Classic Racer, Winter 1988, pp.6-12 (EMAP) Accessed 24 December 2017)