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Thomas Neil Kelly

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Junior - B.S.A.
Age 23, Thomas Kelly is a linotype operator from Douglas, Isle of Man. He started scrambling in 1956 and rode in that year's I.o.M. Southern “100,” finishing in both classes. He was with the Royal Signals Display team from 1957 to 1959 and whilst in the Army rode at Catterick and Charterhall meetings; he finished ninth in this years’ I.o.M. Grand National.

His machine was originally a 1955 “Scrambler,” and it scrambled successfully until last April, when it was put into racing trim for the Southern “100.”
(TT Special, 8 September 1960, p.9.)

Nationality: Manx

Competed in

1976 Production TTRHonda
1975 Senior MGPRRacewaye
1975 Production TT144:14:10.8089.06Honda
1975 Junior MGPRYamaha
1974 Senior MGP112:31:31.0089.83Suzuki
1974 Junior MGPRYamaha
1973 Senior MGPRSuzuki
1973 Junior MGP162:31:12.0089.82Yamaha
1971 Senior MGP42:26:16.0092.87Cowles Matchless
1970 Senior MGP242:36:57.0086.55Velocette
1969 Senior MGP142:35:40.0087.26Velocette
1969 Production 500 TTRVelocette
1968 Senior MGPROrpin Velocette
1968 Production 500 TT41:18:33.0086.47Velocette
1968 Junior MGPROrpin Velocette
1967 Senior MGP252:42:03.0083.83Velocette
1967 Production 500 TT11:15:33.8089.89Velocette
1967 Lightweight MGPRKawasaki
1966 Lightweight MGPRRoyal Enfield
1965 Lightweight MGPRRoyal Enfield
1964 Lightweight MGPRRoyal Enfield
1962 Junior MGPRAJS
1961 Junior MGPRNorton
1960 Junior MGP372:47:56.0080.89BSA


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