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Graham Downes

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 26, Graham Thos. Downes, from Narborough, Leicester, is a plant engineer. He began racing in 1955, his experience covering a couple of grass track meetings and half-a-dozen short circuits, finishing with the Manx Grand Prix.
In the 1956 Manx races he was 38th in the Junior and 36th in the Senior. In 1957 he finished 57th in the Junior Manx, but retired in the Senior. In 1958 it was the other way round—he retired in the Junior but finished 35th in the Senior, on his "350" A.J.S., and in 1959 he finished 42nd in the Senior Manx. He rode a Norton in last year's Senior T.T. but had to retire on the fifth lap. (TT Special, 12 June 1961, p. 22)

Competed in

1961 Senior TTRMatchless
1960 Senior TTRNorton
1959 Senior MGP422:50:25.0079.71Norton
1958 Senior MGP352:47:16.0081.2AJS
1958 Junior MGPRAJS
1957 Senior MGPRAJS
1957 Junior MGP573:02:33.0074.41BSA
1956 Senior MGP362:56:52.0076.8AJS
1956 Junior MGP382:52:19.0078.82AJS
1955 Senior MGPRBSA
1955 Junior MGP723:21:12.0067.52Norton


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