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Gerry Turner

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 31, Gerald John Turner is a draughtsman, and comes from Stanmore, Middlesex. He has been racing since 1952, his first experience of the Mountain Course being the 1954 Senior Clubman's TT in which, unfortunately, he retired. Turning to the International TT in 1956, he was 33rd in the Junior on a Pike BSA (Bronze Replica) but retired in the Senior. This year he has scored sixth and seventh places at Castle Combe, Oulton Park and Silverstone. He writes of his 250 cc machine: "Built by myself with R.H Pike's drawings and know-how; fairings made by my mechanic and friend and see how!"
(TT Special, Friday, June 06, 1958 p25)

Mounts: Junior – Pike-B.S.A.
Senior – Pike-B.S.A.

Age 29, Gerald Turner is a draughtsman from Stanmore. Middlesex, and is competing in his first T.T. He has, however, a knowledge of the Island course gained in the 1954 Clubman’s – though he failed to finish (“the motor”, he says, “went band on the third lap, when in twelfth place”).

He took up road racing in 1952, and he has ridden in 57 meetings since then, with seven wins to his credit. In addition he can claim to have finished seven times in second place to John Surtees. This season he has ridden at Brand’s Hatch (3rd and 5th placings), Crystal Palace (second in a handicap), Snetterton and Silverstone. He is his own entrant, and the machines he rides are 1952 models fitted with 1955-type motors.
(TT Special, 8 June 1956, pp.12-13.)

Competed in

1958 Senior TTRNorton
1958 Lightweight TT1564.6BSA
1956 Senior TTRBSA
1956 Junior TT333:26:28.0076.76BSA
1954 Clubman Senior TTRBSA


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