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Alastair King

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 32, Alastair King is a motor mechanic, and comes from Killearn, Glasgow. He first rode in the International T.T. in 1957, but he has had several years' experience of the Mountain Course. In 1954 he won the Senior Clubman's race on a B.S.A. at 85.76 m.p.h., setting up a Clubman's Mountain Course lap record. He has not had any luck in the Manx races. His first appearance, in the 1953 Junior, was a spectacular one, for he crashed at Quarter Bridge and his machine burst into flames - that was the picture of the year! In the 1954 Senior Manx he retired on the last lap when lying second, having broken the lap record at 87.77 m.p.h. He has ridden in eight M.G.P.s, but has never finished in one.

In 1957 he retired on the third lap of the Junior T.T., but finished seventh in the Senior at 92.27 m.p.h, winning a Silver Replica. He had several successes at short circuit meetings later in the season and on Easter Monday last year won both 350 and 500 c.c. classes at Oulton Park, doing the same again at Aintree early in May. He won the 350 c.c. class of the 1958 North-West "200." In last year's Junior T.T. he finished sixth, after lying second on Iaps 2, 3, 4 and 5, but he retired on the last lap of the Senior after lying second on laps 4, 5 and 6. Since then he has raced at many short circuits and has scored firsts, seconds or thirds at Aintree, Brands Hatch, Charterhall, Kirkby Mallory, Oulton Park, Silverstone etc. He won the 350 c.c. class of the recent North-West "200". (TT Special, 8 June 1959, p.24)


Competed in

1962 Ultra Lightweight TTRBultaco
1962 Senior TTRMatchless
1962 Junior TTRAJS
1961 Senior TT42:19:17.6097.52Norton
1961 Lightweight TTRSuzuki
1961 Junior TTRBianchi
1959 Senior TT23:05:21.0085.5Norton
1959 Lightweight TTRNSU
1959 Junior TT32:49:22.6093.56Norton
1959 Formula 1 350 TT11:11:45.4094.66AJS
1958 Senior TTRNorton
1958 Junior TT62:54:28.4090.83Norton
1957 Senior TT73:16:16.0092.27Norton
1957 Junior TTRNorton
1956 Senior MGPRNorton
1956 Junior MGPRNorton
1955 Senior MGPRNorton
1955 Junior MGPRNorton
1954 Senior MGPRMatchless
1954 Junior MGPRAJS
1954 Clubman Senior TT11:45:36.0085.76BSA
1953 Junior MGPRAJS
1953 Clubman Senior TT51:23:04.2081.77Norton


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