Tom Loughridge's Race Days
|Isle of Man TT - page 4
- 1973 TT:
Production - fastest through speed trap - 127mph. Race described by Fred Hanks in the TT
special - "suddenly an exciting and dramatic event was being turned into a rugged
hailstone-invaded race which had london Policeman Graham Bailey retiring at the pits
shaking his head in disgust". Retired with swamped electrics.
Formula 750 32nd.
500 senior 22nd bronze replica.
- 1974 TT:
Production - fastest through speed trap - 132mph - 6th place. silver replica.
I had changed machines to a 350 Yamaha for the classic 1000 and 500 senior races. Loaned
to me by that great Grand Prix rider John Williams because he was a non starter through
injury. Sadly John who later became Barry Sheenes works Suzuki team mate succumbed
to heart failure after a minor injury at the 1979 Ulster Grand Prix. John Woodley from New
Zealand had travelled over to Northern Ireland with John, Charlie Williams, Stan Woods and
myself. John as I recall fell off in the same 500 race as John Williams and went to
Belfast hospital at the same time.
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