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Peter Darvill

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 26, Peter Darrvill is an electrical linesman from Great Kimble, near Aylesbury. has raced at Silverstone, Castle Combe, Thruston and Oulton Park, and in 1957, on his 500 c.c. "P.J.D.V.," was 17th in the Newcomers' "500." This entitled him to a ride in the Senior M.G.P., in which he finished 51st. In 1958 he was 55th in the Junior and 21st in the Senior, collecting a replica in the latter.

In 1959 he finished 19th in the Junior at 85.20 and was 28th in the Senior, collecting a "Junior" replica. He also won the Montjuich 24-hour race in Barcelona and last year he was second in the same race; earlier this year he won it again. Riding with Bruce Daniels he also won this year's Silverstone “1000". He entered for both Junior and Senior M.G.P.'s last year, but did not start in either, owing to a broken leg in practice.

Both his machines for this year's races are standard models. Hobbies : "No time left." (TT Special, 5 September 1961, p.10)

Competed in

1976 Production TT344:35:07.4088.73Honda
1975 Production TT4487.16Honda
1971 Production 750 TT101:52:29.4080.51Honda
1971 Formula 750 TT91:13:44.6092.11Honda
1970 Senior TT172:32:02.2089.35Seeley
1970 Production 750 TTRHonda
1970 Junior TT312:37:42.2086.14Aermacchi
1969 Senior TT92:25:37.6093.29Norton
1969 Junior TT162:31:17.0089.79Norton
1968 Senior TT152:26:41.2092.61Norton
1968 Junior TTRNorton
1967 Senior TTRNorton
1967 Junior TT162:32:20.0089.17Norton
1966 Senior TT262:43:21.4083.16Matchless
1966 Junior TT162:32:59.0088.79Norton
1964 Senior TTRNorton
1964 Lightweight TTRCotton
1964 Junior TT72:29:16.8091AJS
1963 Senior MGP22:21:47.0095.81Norton
1963 Junior MGP12:26:53.0092.48AJS
1962 Senior MGP22:29:30.0090.86Norton
1962 Junior MGP22:33:18.0088.61AJS
1961 Senior MGP192:33:04.0088.75Norton
1961 Junior MGPRAJS
1959 Senior MGP282:39:06.0085.38Norton
1959 Junior MGP192:39:26.0085.2AJS
1958 Senior MGP212:40:35.0084.59PJD Vincent
1958 Junior MGP553:07:28.0072.46PJD Vincent
1957 Senior Newcomers MGP172:07:22.0071.07PJD Vincent
1957 Senior MGP512:59:41.0075.6PJD Vincent


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