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Syd Mizen

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Killed whilst racing at Le Mans in 1967.

Age 32, Syd Mizen is a driver-salesman from Snugborough, Union Mills, Isle of Man. His first race was at Andreas, near Ramsey in 1953, and in 1954 he competed in the Clubman's races, following up with the Manx Grand Prix the same year. He rode Nortons in the 1955 M.G.P. finishing 31st in the Junior and 19th in the Senior. He has been "placed" at various short circuit meetings and in the 1956 Manx he was 12th in the Junior and first 350 machine home in the Senior in 21st place.
In the 1957 Junior Manx, he was 10th at 85.29 m.p.h. and in the Senior he was 12th (84.29).
Turning to the T.T. in 1958, he was 25th in the Junior and 28th in the Senior, collecting a couple more Replicas, whilst in 1959 he was sixth in the I.o.M. 350 c.c. Formula 1 race, and 15th In the JuniorT.T. at 89.78 m.p.h. with a Silver replica. Last year he collected two more "Silvers" for 11th in the Junior and 17th in the Senior. He was a member of the B.M.W. record-breaking team at Montlhery last March. (TT Special, 16 June 1961, p. 6)

Nationality: Manx

Competed in

1965 Ultra Lightweight TTRHonda
1965 Senior TTRMatchless
1965 Lightweight TTRGreeves
1965 Junior TT122:30:52.0090.04AJS
1964 Senior TTRDominator
1964 Lightweight TTRGreeves
1964 Junior TT82:29:30.4090.86AJS
1963 Senior TT132:24:07.2094.26Norton
1963 Junior TT42:31:31.8089.65AJS
1962 Senior TTRMatchless
1962 Junior TTRAJS
1961 Lightweight TTRREG
1961 Junior TTRAJS
1960 Senior TT172:25:29.8093.36Matchless
1960 Lightweight TTRREG
1960 Junior TT112:29:26.4090.9AJS
1959 Senior TTRNorton
1959 Junior TT152:56:29.8089.79AJS
1959 Formula 1 350 TT61:14:54.6090.67AJS
1958 Senior TT282:58:03.6089Norton
1958 Junior TT253:03:00.4086.6Norton
1957 Senior MGP132:41:10.0084.29Norton
1957 Junior MGP102:39:16.0085.29AJS
1956 Senior MGP212:46:45.0081.46AJS
1956 Junior MGP122:43:19.0083.17AJS
1954 Senior MGP193:08:13.0072.17Norton
1954 Junior MGP312:52:01.0078.97Norton
1954 Clubman Senior TTRTriumph


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SydMizen was a great man a modest man. He raced in Ireland in the 50's I saw him ride at Dunboyne. - F J Kiernan Report this