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Jimmy Morton

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 26, an engineer from Sorn, Ayrshire, James Morton rode in the Manx Grand Prix for the first time in 1956. He has had several successes in trials and scrambles, but says that after trying most branches of motor cycling sport he finds road racing the most attractive. He was 15th in the 1955 Junior Clubman's race and sixth in the same event in 1956. He qualified for a replica in the 1956 Manx when he finished 27th in the Junior event. He rode a 350 BSA in both last year's Manx races, finishing 17th in the Junior at 82.07 mph with a replica and 52nd in the Senior. Hobby: Golf.
(TT Special, Thursday, September 11, 1958 p19)

Junior – A.J.S.
Senior – A.J.S.*
Age 28, James Morton is an engineer and comes from Sorn, Ayrshire. He was 15th in the 1955 Junior Clubman’s race and sixth in the same event the following year. Three months later he was 27th in the Junior Manx on an A.J.S., winning a replica.

In 1957 and ’58 he finished in both Junior and Senior M.G.P.’s, with a replica in the 1957 Junior for 17th place, but last year he retired in both races.
(TT Special, 8 September 1960, p.12.)

Competed in

1964 Senior TT322:40:22.6084.71Matchless
1964 Junior TT502:59:00.0075.89AJS
1963 Senior TT342:39:44.2085.04Matchless
1962 Senior TT252:37:06.0086.47Matchless
1962 Junior TT312:40:48.4084.48AJS
1961 Senior MGP362:40:32.0084.62Matchless
1960 Senior MGP352:44:51.0082.4BSA
1959 Senior MGPR0BSA
1959 Junior MGPR0BSA
1958 Senior MGP442:54:20.0077.92AJS
1958 Junior MGP543:06:10.0072.97AJS
1957 Senior MGP523:03:41.0073.95BSA
1957 Junior MGP172:45:30.0082.07AJS
1956 Junior MGP272:48:29.0080.62AJS
1956 Clubman Junior TT61:26:21.2078.66BSA
1955 Clubman Junior TT151:35:31.4060.99BSA
1954 Clubman Junior TTRBSA


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