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Vernon Cottle

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 35, Vernon Walter Cottle is an electrician and comes from Hambrook, Bristol. He first rode in the T.T. in 1958 but he has been racing for some years and in 1954 won the Clubman's race at Silverstone on a 998 c.c. Vincent. He has also ridden twice in she Ulster Grand Prix and has finished 27th in the Junior and 16th in the Senior.
His machine for the 1958 Junior T.T. was the A.J.S. which John Hartle rode into third place of the 1954 Manx Grand Prix, whilst his Norton was placed 14th in the 1956 senior Manx. He finished in both 1958 Junior and Senior T.T. races -- 50th in the Junior (Finishers' Award) and 33rd in the Senior (Bronze Replica). In 1959 he was ninth in the 350 formula I race, 27th in the Junior T.T. (Silver Replica) and 22nd in the Senior (Finisher's Aivard). Last year he was 25th in the Junior TT., with a Silver RepIica, but had to retire on the last lap of the Senior. (TT Special, 12 June 1961, p.22)

Competed in

1961 Senior TT212:28:15.0091.63Norton
1961 Junior TT182:31:34.4089.62Norton
1960 Senior TTRNorton
1960 Junior TT252:35:26.8087.39Norton
1959 Senior TT223:48:55.2069.23Norton
1959 Junior TT273:01:32.2087.3Norton
1959 Formula 1 350 TT91:18:45.0086.25Norton
1958 Senior TT333:04:10.2086.05Norton
1958 Junior TT503:38:28.2072.54AJS


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