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In the 1955 Isle of Man TT the Lightweight 250cc race moved to the 10.75 miles long Clypse Course, also used for the Lightweight 125cc TT race, and the Sidecar TT, and the course was used for these races until 1959. During this period the rest of the TT program remained on the Mountain Circuit.[1]

Isle of Man  1955 Isle of Man TT
Race details
Race 3 of 8 races in the
1955 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Isle of Man TT Course (OpenStreetMap).svg
Date4–10 June 1955
Official nameIsle of Man Tourist Trophy
LocationSnaefell Mountain Course (Senior and Junior)
Clypse Course (Ultra Lightweight, Lightweight, Sidecars, Clubmans Senior and Clubmans Junior)
Course
  • Public roads;
    Mountain Course 60.72 km (37.73 mi);
    Clypse Course 17.63 km (10.95 mi)
500 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Geoff Duke Gilera
Time 22:39.0
Podium
First United Kingdom Geoff Duke Gilera
Second Republic of Ireland Reg Armstrong Gilera
Third Australia Ken Kavanagh Moto Guzzi
350 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi
Time 24:03.2
Podium
First United Kingdom Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi
Second United Kingdom Bob McIntyre Norton
Third United Kingdom Cecil Sandford Moto Guzzi
250 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Bill Lomas MV Agusta
Time 8:52.0
Podium
First United Kingdom Bill Lomas MV Agusta
Second United Kingdom Cecil Sandford Moto Guzzi
Third West Germany Hermann Paul Müller NSU
125 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta
Time 9:02.2
Podium
First Italy Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta
Second Switzerland Luigi Taveri MV Agusta
Third Italy Giuseppe Lattanzi Mondial
Sidecar (B2A)
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider West Germany Willhelm Noll BMW
Time 9:00.0
Podium
First West Germany Walter Schneider BMW
Second United Kingdom Bill Boddice Norton
Third United Kingdom Pip Harris Matchless

In the Junior TT, Norton rider Bob McIntyre led for four of the seven laps, but brake overheating and suspension problems forced him to slow, allowing Bill Lomas on a Moto Guzzi to pass, and go on to victory.

Contents

Senior TT (500 cc) classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Geoff Duke Gilera 7 2:41:49.8 8
2   Reg Armstrong Gilera 7 +1:59.2 6
3   Ken Kavanagh Moto Guzzi 7 +4:43.0 4
4   Jack Brettt Norton 7 +5:49.8 3
5   Bob McIntyre Norton 7 +7:03.4 2
6   Derek Ennett Matchless 7 +9:24.6 1
7   Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi 7 +12:05.0
8   Eric Jones Norton 7 +12:55.4
9   Derek Powell Matchless 7 +13:35.4
10   Peter Davey Norton 7 +14:25.2
47 finishers
[2]

Junior TT (350 cc) classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi 7 2:51:38.2 8
2   Bob McIntyre Norton 7 +1:00.0 6
3   Cecil Sandford Moto Guzzi 7 +1:24.0 4
4   John Surtees Norton 7 +3:14.0 3
5   Maurice Quincey Norton 7 +4:03.8 2
6   John Hartle Norton 7 +5:16.8 1
7   Derek Ennett AJS 7 +7:00.2
8   Duilio Agostini Moto Guzzi 7 +8:46.6
9   Peter Murphy AJS 7 +8:59.8
10   Jack Ahearn Norton 7 +10:23.0
52 finishers
[2]

Lightweight TT (250 cc) classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Bill Lomas MV Agusta 9 1:21:38.2 8
2   Cecil Sandford Moto Guzzi 9 +51.2 6
3   Hermann Paul Müller NSU 9 +4:43.4 4
4   Arthur Wheeler Moto Guzzi 9 +8:06.2 3
5   Dave Chadwick R.D. Special 9 +9:07.4 2
6   Bill Webster Velocette 9 +13:27.2 1
7   Phil Carter Norton 9 +15:27.6
8   Bill Maddrick Moto Guzzi 9 +16:16.8
8 finishers
[2]

Ultra-Lightweight TT (125 cc) classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Carlo Ubbiali MV Agusta 9 1:23:38.2 8
2   Luigi Taveri MV Agusta 9 +2.0 6
3   Giuseppe Lattanze Mondial 9 +2:14.8 4
4   Bill Lomas MV Agusta 9 +2:59.6 3
5   Bill Webster MV Agusta 9 +20:35.8 2
6   Ross Porter MV Agusta 9 +22:26.8 1
7   Frank Burman EMC-Puch 9 +22:33.8
8   Len Harfield LCH 9 +27:11.8
8 finishers
[2]

Sidecar TT classificationEdit

Pos Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1   Walter Schneider   Hans Strauss BMW 9 1:23:14.0 8
2   Bill Boddice   William Storr Norton 9 +3:44.6 6
3   Pip Harris   Ray Campbell Matchless 9 +5:08.0 4
4   Jackie Beeton   Charles Billingham Norton 9 +5:40.0 3
5   Frank Taylor   Ron Taylor Norton 9 +8:38.8 2
6   Ernie Walker   Dun Roberts Norton 9 +8:42.4 1
7   Fred Hanks   E. Donnan Matchless 9 +10:22.4
8   Derek Yorke   R. Eden Norton 9 +14:48.0
9   A. H. Skein   F. Westaway Norton 9 +18:27.0
10   Fritz Mühlemann   K. Tuscher BSA 9 +26:54.0
10 finishers
[2]

Non-championship racesEdit

Clubmans Senior TT classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 Eddie Dow BSA 9 1:22:23
2 I. M. Atkinson Triumph 9 +1:08
3 R. Kelly Triumph 9 +2:01
4 P. Ferbrache BSA 9 +2:39
5 D. Andrews BSA 9 +2:58
6 A. H. Mustard BSA 9 +3:01
7 F. Wallis BSA 9
8 G. W. Shekell Triumph 9
9 M. W. Gillingham Triumph 9
10 D. J. Hunt BSA 9
12 finishers
[3]

Clubmans Junior TT classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 Jimmy Buchan BSA 9 1:25:24.0
2 D. Joubert BSA 9 +15.6
3 P. Ferbrache BSA 9 +2:30.8
4 R. Thompson BSA 9 +4:49.0
5 C. McLean BSA 9 +4:50.4
6 W. H. Hocking BSA 9 +4:57.8
7 K. W. James BSA 9
8 D. Jervis BSA 9
9 T. E. Hutchinson BSA 9
10 R. M. Harding BSA 9
12 finishers
[3]


Previous race:
1955 French Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1955 season
Next race:
1955 German Grand Prix
Previous race:
1954 Isle of Man TT
Isle of Man TT Next race:
1956 Isle of Man TT

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Archived 5 December 2006 at the Wayback Machine MCB.net The Isle of Man (Retrieved 18 December 2006)
  2. ^ a b c d e Cook, R. A. B. (ed.). Motor Cycling Sports Yearbook 1956. Temple Press Ltd. pp. 171–172.
  3. ^ a b Cook, R. A. B. (ed.). Motor Cycling Sports Yearbook 1956. Temple Press Ltd. p. 159.

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