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Lionel French

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: 125 c.c. - E.M.C. Puch

Age 47. L. J. French, is an engineering designer and director from London, S.W.2. He has been riding for many years, and has to date finished in three Island races – all Clubman’s T.T.’s.

In the 1948 Senior Clubman’s T.T. he rode a Norton and finished 30th. The next year, in the same event, he improved his position by one place by finishing 29th on a Triumph. Changing to the Junior event, and to a Douglas machine, he was 38th in 1951.
(TT Special, 9 June 1952, p.11.)

Age 45; a company director, of London, S.W.2. Rode in the Senior Clubman’s in 1948 and 1949 and finished in both events after a little trouble. Machine, Douglas 90 Plus. Hobby: “In very second place, photography.”

Entered by Norwood M.C.
(TT Special, 7 June 1950, p.18.)

Competed in

1953 Ultra Lightweight TTRPuch
1952 Ultra Lightweight TT112:07:15.0053.38Puch
1951 Clubman Junior TT382:28:22.0061.04Douglas
1950 Clubman Junior TTRDouglas
1949 Clubman Senior TT291:53:02.4060.1Triumph
1948 Clubman Senior TT302:37:59.6057.52Norton


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