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Alec Bennett (1897–1973) was an Irish-Canadian motorcycle racer famous for motorcycle Grand Prix wins and five career wins at the Isle of Man TT races.

Alec Bennett
NationalityIrish-Canadian
Born1897
Died1973 (aged 75–76)
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested10 (1921-1929, 1932)
TT wins5
First TT win1922 Senior TT
Last TT win1928 Junior TT
Podiums8

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BiographyEdit

A native of Craigantlet in Ireland's County Down, Bennett emigrated with his parents to Canada at a very young age. He did not return to the United Kingdom until active duty with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War when he served as a dispatch rider and later as fighter pilot.[1] After racing with the works Norton team and also with the factory Sunbeam and Velocette teams, Bennett retired from motorcycle racing in the 1930s to concentrate on his retail motor-trade business in Southampton, Hampshire.[2]

Isle of Man TT Race CareerEdit

TT victoriesEdit

Year Race & Capacity Motorcycle Average Speed
1922 Senior 500cc Sunbeam 58.31 mph
1924 Senior 500cc Norton 61.64 mph
1926 Junior 350cc Velocette KTT 66.70 mph
1927 Senior 500cc Norton CS1 68.41 mph
1928 Junior 350cc Norton 68.65 mph

TT career summaryEdit

Finishing Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 7th 9th 10th DNF
Number of times 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 6

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ McDiarmid, Mac. The Magic of the TT Races
  2. ^ Davison, G. S., editor. (1930). TT Special

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