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Chris Horn

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Junior – Norton
125 c.c. – D.O.T.
Senior – Norton

Age 30, an electric welder, of Monkseaton. Northumberland, Horn has had plenty of experience on the T.T. course during the past two years. In 1948 he finished eighth in the Clubman's Senior on a Vincent at 72.79 m.p.h., whilst in the Junior Manx of the same year he was sixth on an A.J.S. at 76.28 m.p.h.

In 1949, in the Clubman's “1000” he led for the first two laps and made record lap at 85.57 only to retire on the last lap at Ramsey, short of petrol. He finished in both Junior and Senior Manx races of the following September, however, 35th in the Junior on an AJ.S. and third in the Senior on a Norton at 82.83 m.p.h. He rode Nortons in both Junior and Senior T.T. races in 1950, but retired in both events, in the second lap of five laps in the latter.

He is entered in the Junior and Senior by St. Andrews Motors Ltd. of Newcastle-on-Tyne, and in the Lightweight D.O.T. Motors have entered him on a “works” bike.
(TT Special, 6 June 1951, p.10.)

Age 28; electric welder, of Whitley Bay, Northumberland; finished eigth last year's Senior Clubman's on a Vincent H.R.D. and sixth in the Junior M.G.P. on an A.J.S. Machine: 1948 Series B Vincent H.R.D. Rapide.
(TT Special. 15 June 1949)

Sadly died, aged 30, competing in the 1951 Senior TT.

Competed in

1951 Ultra Lightweight TT111:23:10.4054.45DOT
1951 Senior TTRNorton
1951 Junior TT363:21:02.0078.83Norton
1950 Senior TTRNorton
1950 Junior TTRNorton
1949 Senior MGP32:44:00.0082.834Norton
1949 Junior MGP353:05:32.0073.22AJS
1949 Clubman 1000 TTRVincent
1948 Junior MGP62:58:07.0076.28AJS
1948 Clubman Senior TT82:04:24.8072.79HRD


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See The Motor Cycle 14 June 1951 for race details of Senior TT in which Chris perished. One short mention only...... - Roy Warren Report this

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