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Harry Rayner

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Junior – A.J.S.
Age 28, Harry Rayner is a lathe turner, and comes from Bridgwater, Somerset. He started racing in 1956 on a Gold Star and in 1957 changed to an ex-Denis Parkinson Norton, on which he was second in the “mugs’ race” at Brands Hatch.

In 1958 Harry acquired his present machine, 1955 7R, ex-Arthur Wheeler, and won his first race on it at Brands Hatch, with a second and third later in the season. In 1959 he was second in the 350 c.c. class of the Thruxton 500 miles race on a borrowed Gold Star. ln the Junior Manx he finished 54th. This year he was second in the Junior final at Thruxton on Easter Monday.

Hobbies: Swimming and traditional jazz.
(TT Special, 8 September 1960, p.13.)

Competed in

1969 Production 250 TTRDucati
1967 Junior TTRAJS
1966 Junior TT222:34:32.4087.9AJS
1965 Junior TT262:35:53.4087.14AJS
1964 Junior TT322:37:39.8086.17AJS
1963 Junior TT192:49:17.6080.24AJS


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