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The 1952 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy was the start of Bob McIntyre's association with the Isle of Man, when he came second in the Junior Clubman TT that year.[1] Irishman Reg Armstrong won his first Senior TT event as well as coming in second in the Junior TT race on a Norton. Armstrong, as a Norton works rider, was back-up to Geoff Duke who came first in the Junior race.[2]

Isle of Man  1952 Isle of Man TT
Race details
Race 2 of 9 races in the
1952 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Isle of Man TT Course (OpenStreetMap).svg
Date9–13 June 1952
Official nameIsle of Man Tourist Trophy
LocationSnaefell Mountain Course
Course
  • Public roads
  • 60.72 km (37.73 mi)
500 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Geoff Duke Norton
Time 23m 52s
Podium
First Republic of Ireland Reg Armstrong Norton
Second United Kingdom Leslie Graham MV Agusta
Third Southern Rhodesia Ray Amm Norton
350 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Geoff Duke Norton
Time 24m 53s
Podium
First United Kingdom Geoff Duke Norton
Second Republic of Ireland Reg Armstrong Norton
Third New Zealand Rod Coleman AJS
250 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Bruno Ruffo Moto Guzzi
Time 26m 42s
Podium
First United Kingdom Fergus Anderson Moto Guzzi
Second Italy Enrico Lorenzetti Moto Guzzi
Third United Kingdom Syd Lawton Moto Guzzi
125 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Cecil Sandford MV Agusta
Time 29m 46s
Podium
First United Kingdom Cecil Sandford MV Agusta
Second Italy Carlo Ubbiali Mondial
Third United Kingdom Len Parry Mondial

Contents

Senior TT (500 cc) classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Reg Armstrong Norton 7 2:50:28.4 8
2   Leslie Graham MV Agusta 7 +26.6 6
3   Ray Amm Norton 7 +1:02.8 4
4   Rod Coleman AJS 7 +6:10.6 3
5   Bill Lomas AJS 7 +8:10.6 2
6   Cromie McCandless Norton 7 +8:22.8 1
7   George Brown Norton 7 +10:07.4
8   Ken Mudford Norton 7 +10:10.6
9   Albert Moule Norton 7 +12:13.2
10   Phil Carter Norton 7 +13:03.4
41 finishers
[3]

Junior TT (350 cc) classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Geoff Duke Norton 7 2:55:30.6 8
2   Reg Armstrong Norton 7 +1:27.2 6
3   Rod Coleman AJS 7 +2:41.8 4
4   Bill Lomas AJS 7 +5:03.4 3
5   Syd Lawton AJS 7 +11:34.4 2
6   George Brown AJS 7 +12:02.8 1
7   Cromie McCandless Norton 7 +12:59.8
8   Ernie Ring AJS 7 +13:12.2
9   Cecil Sandford Velocette 7 +14:49.6
10   Phil Carter Norton 7 +16:46.0
51 finishers
[3]

Lightweight TT (250 cc) classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Fergus Anderson Moto Guzzi 4 1:48:08.6 8
2   Enrico Lorenzetti Moto Guzzi 4 +32.2 6
3   Syd Lawton Moto Guzzi 4 +1:34.6 4
4   Leslie Graham Velocette 4 +2:13.4 3
5   Maurice Cann Moto Guzzi 4 +2:43.0 2
6   Bruno Ruffo Moto Guzzi 4 +3:17.4 1
7   Ron Mead Velocette 4 +9:39.8
8   Ray Petty Norton 4 +10:52.4
9   Arthur Wheeler Moto Guzzi 4 +11:51.8
10   Charlie Salt Pike-Rudge 4 +12:30.0
22 finishers
[3]

Ultra-Lightweight TT (125 cc) classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Cecil Sandford MV Agusta 3 1:29:54.8 8
2   Carlo Ubbiali Mondial 3 +1:40.2 6
3   Len Parry Mondial 3 +4:07.8 4
4   Cromie McCandless Mondial 3 +7:18.4 3
5   Angelo Copeta MV Agusta 3 +8:38.6 2
6   Frank Burman EMC-Puch 3 +17:39.2 1
7   H. Williams BSA 3 +27:07.6
8   H. W. Grindley DMW-Royal Enfield 3 +27:47.2
9   Noel Mavrogordato EMC-Puch 3 +28:52.2
10   E. V. C. Hardy Dot 3 +29:08.2
12 finishers
[3]

Non-championship racesEdit

Clubmans Senior TT classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 Bryan Hargreaves Triumph 4 1:49:50.0
2 K. V. R. James Norton 4 +38.6
3 J. R. Clark Norton 4 +42.6
4 Derek Farrant Norton 4
5 J. Bottomley Triumph 4
6 R. W. C. Kerr Triumph 4
7 R. Ritchie Norton 4
8 D. Tyndale-Powell BSA 4
9 A. M. Cook Triumph 4
10 A. W. Dobbs Norton 4
[4]

Clubmans Junior TT classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 Eric Houseley BSA 4 1:54:45.2
2 Bob McIntyre BSA 4 +32.2
3 K. V. R. James Norton 4 +39.4
4 C. E. Staley BSA 4
5 D. T. Powell BSA 4
6 H. Plews Norton 4
7 H. Brown BSA 4
8 R. Jones BSA 4
9 R. Ritchie Norton 4
10 E. B. Jones BSA 4
[4]

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Bob McIntyre profile". iomtt.com. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Reg Armstrong profile". iomtt.com. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d Chamberlain, Peter (ed.). Motor Cycling Sports Yearbook 1953. Temple Press Ltd. pp. 117–119.
  4. ^ a b Chamberlain, Peter (ed.). Motor Cycling Sports Yearbook 1953. Temple Press Ltd. p. 69.

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