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Jock Taylor and Benga Johannsen with sidecar trophy, pictured on Douglas Promenade

Date(s): 1980

Creator(s): Daily Mirror

Scope & Content: Jock Taylor (9 March 1954 – 15 August 1982) was a Scottish World Champion motorcycle sidecar racer. Taylor was the Scottish Sidecar Champion with passenger Lewis Ward in 1977.

He teamed up with former Swedish 125 cc rider Benga Johansson in 1979 and took his first Grand Prix victory at the Swedish TT. Taylor finished runner-up in the British Championship behind Dick Greasley. In 1980, Taylor and Benga Johansson won 4 Grand Prix races, and finished on the podium in all seven events they finished, winning the Sidecar World Championship. .Taylor won the British Championship and the Isle of Man Sidecar B race to win the Sidecar TT overall. In 1981 he retained his British title and he went on to win four TT races. In 1982 Taylor and Johansson raised the sidecar lap record at the Isle of Man TT to 108.29 mph, a lap record which stood for 7 years.

Sadly Taylor died in a race at the 1982 Finnish Grand Prix.

Language: eng

Extent: 35.5 x 27 cm

Item name: photographic print

Collection: Photographic Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: PG/15585

Record class: Private

Subject tags : #TT&MOTORSPORT


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