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Doug Beasley

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Lightweight - Velocette

Age 35, Douglas Beasley, a motor engineer from Coventry, has raced at Donnington and Cadwell Park, among other short circuits since 1938. He rode Excelsior’s in the 1946 and ’47 Lightweight Grand Prix Races, finishing fifteenth on both occasions. He turned to the T.T. in 1948 and was third in the Lightweight, averaging 67.68 m.p.h. on an Excelsior. He suffered retirement in the Lightweight races of the two following T.T.’s.

Doug is one of those enthusiasts who spend, or if not all, their spare time building motor-cycles in his workshop. This he says, is his hobby – plus digging holes in gardens.

He is entered by D. Beasley Motor-Cycles of Coventry.
(TT Special, 9 June 1952, pp.7-8.)

Competed in

1952 Lightweight TTRVelocette
1950 Lightweight TTRExcelsior
1949 Lightweight TTRExcelsior
1948 Lightweight TT33:54:09.0067.68Excelsior
1947 Lightweight MGP153:45:48.0060.17Excelsior
1946 Lightweight MGP154:04:24.00Excelsior


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