Ron Chandler

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Ron Chandler
Nationality British
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1966, 1968 - 1971
First race 1966 500cc Belgian Grand Prix
Last race 1971 500cc Ulster Grand Prix
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
16 0 1 N/A N/A 62
BSA Rocket 3 750 cc racer as campaigned by Chandler in the early 1970s

Ron Chandler was a British short-circuit road racer who entered selected Grand Prix motorcycle events between 1966 and 1971.

A Thames Lighterman by trade,[1] Chandler was sponsored during his early career from 1962 by entrant Tom Kirby a motorcycle dealer with premises at Roneo Corner, Hornchurch, Essex.[2] 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.[1]

In 1967 Chandler won the prestigious 'King of Brands' title race.[1]

His best Grand Prix season was in 1969, when he finished in seventh place in the 500cc world championship.


  1. ^ a b c Colin Seeley...Racer and the Rest at Google books p.172 Retrieved 2014-08-15
  2. ^ 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