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Robin Dawson

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 24, Robin Paul Dawson is a design engineer and comes from East Barnet, Herts. He began raring on short circuits in 1956 on a 250 c.c. Phoenix-JAP, which he also used for the following year. He was "non-competitive" during 1958 owing to lack of a machine. In 1959 he was 37th in the Junior, winning a replica.

He competed in all three classes of last year's Southern "100", finishing 2nd in the 250 c.c. class, 5th in the Junior and 4th in the Senior; and a couple of months later he collected a couple more Manx Replicas, for fifth in the Junior at 87.73 m.p.h. and eleventh in the Senior at 89.58. This year he has already scored firsts at Aberdare, Crystal Palace and Scarborough, whilst he was fifth in the 500 c.c. class of the recent I.o.M. Southern "100".

His Junior machine for this year's M.G.P. is a 1959 ex-Bob McIntyre machine, whilst his Norton is a 1961 model. (TT Special, 5 September 1961, p.10)

Competed in

1962 Senior MGP42:31:13.0089.83Matchless
1962 Junior MGP12:32:36.0089.02AJS
1961 Senior MGP42:26:49.0092.52Norton
1961 Junior MGP22:50:11.0079.82AJS
1960 Senior MGP112:31:39.0089.59Matchless
1960 Junior MGP52:34:50.0087.73AJS
1959 Senior MGP512:56:33.0076.94Norton
1959 Junior MGP372:46:13.0081.72AJS
1958 Senior MGPRBSA
1958 Junior MGP472:58:54.0075.93BSA
1957 Senior MGP573:11:38.0070.89BSA
1957 Junior MGP593:07:33.0072.43BSA
1956 Senior MGP563:27:39.0065.42Vincent


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