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Ernie Lyons

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mounts: Senior – Norton
Junior – Norton

Age 33, a farmer and company director from Co. Kildare Eire. Ernie Lyons has had many successes on Triumphs since the end of the war, in Ireland and elsewhere, the most outstanding and the one which brought him full into the limelight being his victory in last year’s Senior Manx Grand Prix.

Now in the official Norton team, he has for mates his keenest rival in last year’s Manx, Kenneth Bills, Daniell the Senior lap record holder, and Artie Bell, his “opposite number” from Northern Ireland.
(TT Special, 9 June 1947, p.15.)

Nationality: Irish

Competed in

1949 Senior TT33:05:22.0085.5Velocette
1949 Junior TT23:11:08.0082.92Velocette
1948 Senior TTRGuzzi
1948 Junior TT163:30:27.4075.3AJS
1947 Junior TTRNorton
1946 Senior MGP12:57:03.0076.74Triumph
1946 Junior MGP83:12:39.0070.52Velocette
1938 Senior MGPRTriumph


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