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Guy Newman

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mounts: Junior – Velocette
125 c.c. – Dot
Senior – Norton

Age 34, occupation, motor engineer; comes from Petersfield Hampshire.

Guy Newman rode in the Manx Grand Prix of 1938, finishing eleventh in the Junior on a 348 c.c. Velocette, and sixth in the Senior on the same machine. He turned to the T.T. in 1939 and gained a silver replica in the Junior a bronze in the Senior, and the Newcomer’s Prize. In 1947 he rode a Velocette in the Junior, finishing seventh at 73.95 m.p.h., and a Norton in the Senior finishing fifth at 79.64 m.p.h., whilst in 1948 he finished fourteenth in the Junior T.T. on an A.J.S. at 75.49 m.p.h., but retired in the Senior in the first lap.

In 1949 he rode a Velocette in the Junior T.T. and a Norton in the Senior and won silver replicas in both races, finishing sixteenth in the Junior at 78.51 m.p.h. and 13th in the Senior at 80.8 m.p.h.

In the 1950 T.T. races he was 37th in the Junior at a speed of 76.87 m.p.h. on a Velocette, and 29th in the Senior at 79.84 m.p.h. on a Norton in spite of competing the last three laps with an inoperative clutch, which caused a spill at Governor’s Bridge. He gained second class replicas in both events.

Hobby: Model engineering.
(TT Special, 6 June 1951, p.11.)

Competed in

1953 Junior TT303:17:53.0080.09Norton
1952 Ultra Lightweight TTRDOT
1951 Ultra Lightweight TT121:25:01.8053.25DOT
1951 Senior TT113:08:41.2083.99Norton
1951 Junior TTRVelocette
1950 Senior TT293:18:30.2079.84Norton
1950 Junior TT373:26:09.2076.87Velocette
1949 Senior TT133:16:09.4080.79Norton
1949 Junior TT163:21:51.0078.51Velocette
1948 Senior TTRNorton
1948 Junior TT143:29:55.4075.49AJS
1947 Senior TT53:19:00.0079.63Norton
1947 Junior TT73:34:19.0073.94Velocette
1939 Senior TT213:27:34.0076.35Velocette
1939 Junior TT213:29:03.0075.81Velocette
1938 Senior MGP63:02:00.0074.65Velocette
1938 Junior MGP113:08:04.0072.23Velocette
1937 Senior MGPRNorton
1937 Junior MGPRVelocette


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