Tom Loughridge's Race Days

Isle of Man TT - page 10

scan12ss.jpg (37871 bytes) It was dream, an instant starter, fast in its day, brilliant in the steering department and dead reliable and won me my first 250 International class Silver Replica in the TT and the highest placed non Yamaha machine. The only other Suzuki in the race was Alberto Pagani on Eddie’s TR250 who only come within one minute of my lap times. But twice I came within a whisker of getting seriously hurt or worse on it. The first time in early morning practice I waited until Frank Whiteway lined up on Eddie’s TR250, and slotted in behind him. I wanted to compare speeds and see if I could keep up with Frank who was a far superior rider to me.

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