A Thames Lighterman by trade, Chandler was sponsored during his early career from 1962 by entrant Tom Kirby a motorcycle dealer with premises at Roneo Corner, Hornchurch, Essex. Breaking his ties to Tom Kirby in 1964, Chandler was then sponsored by Reg Kirby, Tom's brother and a motorcycle dealer from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, whose bikes were prepared by Colin Seeley's race shop, Colin Seeley Racing Developments.
In 1967 Chandler won the prestigious 'King of Brands' title race.
His best Grand Prix season was in 1969, when he finished in seventh place in the 500cc world championship.
- Colin Seeley...Racer and the Rest at Google books p.172 Retrieved 2014-08-15
- Motorcyclist Illustrated, January 1965, p.38 Tom Kirby's Plans. "One of Tom Kirby's original team of five in 1962, Ron Chandler". Accessed and added 2014-08-15
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