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Eric Briggs

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mounts: Junior – Norton
Senior – Norton

Age 30, Eric Briggs, from Ilkley, Yorks., has the distinction of being the only rider ever to win three races over the T.T. course in one season. In 1947, he won the Senior Clubman’s T.T. in June, and both Senior and Junior Manx Grand Prix races in September. Eric started riding in the Island 1938 in the Manx Grand Prix Junior, in which he finished fifth.

The same year he retired in the Senior, and in 1946 had bad luck again – he retired in the Junior and finished twentieth in the Senior after lying third until close to the end.

In 1948, he made his first appearance in the International T.T. races and was a member of the official Norton team. He finished sixth in the Junior at 77.13 m.p.h., but retired on the first lap of the Senior.

Last year, he finished ninth in the Junior T.T. on a Velocette, being the first private entry home.

He also scored a number of successes in the “Continental Circus,” winning the 500 class of the Circuit de Limbourg and the 350 class of the Mont Venteux Hill Climb. He was also third in the 500 classes of the Circuits de Floreffe, Mettet and Gedinne.
(TT Special, 5 June 1950, p.18.)

Competed in

1951 Senior TT73:05:04.6085.63Norton
1950 Senior TTRNorton
1950 Junior TTRNorton
1949 Senior TTRNorton
1949 Junior TT93:18:34.2079.81Velocette
1948 Senior TTRNorton
1948 Junior TT63:25:27.6077.13Norton
1947 Senior MGP12:53:26.0078.34Norton
1947 Junior MGP13:02:01.0074.64Norton
1947 Clubman Senior TT11:55:08.0078.67Norton
1946 Senior MGP203:38:22.00Norton
1946 Junior MGPRNorton
1938 Senior MGPRNorton
1938 Junior MGP53:01:29.0074.86Norton


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