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Joe Thornton

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 25, Joseph William Thornton is a "gas fitter future i.e. antiques" (?), and comes from York. He has ridden at several short circuit meetings. Including Charterhatl, Kirkcaldy, Ouston, Oulton Park and Rhydyrnwyn, with second, fifth and sixth places. His machine is a 1960 mode!. "self-prepared." Hobbies: Fishing—played rugger with the 7th Tank Regiment in 1958.
(TT Special, 7 September 1961, p.13).

Competed in

1975 Junior MGPRMcVeigh Yamaha
1974 Senior MGPRLawton Aermacchi
1974 Junior MGPRDugdale Yamaha
1973 Senior MGP22:23:17.0094.79Aermacchi
1973 Junior MGPRHarley Davidson
1972 Senior MGPRMularney Special
1972 Junior MGPRMularney Special
1971 Senior MGPRMularney Special
1971 Junior MGPRMularney Special
1970 Senior MGPRMularney Special
1970 Junior MGP42:31:51.0089.46Mularney Special
1968 Senior MGPRMularney Special
1968 Junior MGPRMularney Special
1967 Senior MGPRNorton
1967 Junior MGPRNorton
1966 Senior MGPRNorton
1966 Junior MGP62:32:31.0089.07Norton
1965 Junior MGP32:30:10.0090.46Norton
1964 Junior MGPRNorton
1963 Junior MGPRNorton
1961 Junior MGP473:28:46.0065.07Norton


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