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Mick Grant

Epithet: TT Rider 1970s: Yorkshire’s TT Star

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mick Grant was born near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, in 1944. An early interest in motorcycles led to a career as racer, first as a privateer and then a works rider with John Player Norton in 1972.

It was the aura of the TT which drew Grant to the Isle of Man, “I just had to race in the Island…There was a magical ring to the place and I felt I had to go”.

Grant also rode the Triumph ‘Slippery Sam’ but later moved to Kawasaki with their ‘Green Meanies’. This combination produced three TT victories and a new lap record and within six years Grant, with his trademark green leathers and number 10, had progressed from camping in the paddock to staying in top hotels. He is regarded as one of the greatest riders of the 1970s.

Gender: Male

Competed in

1985 Senior TTRSuzuki
1985 Production 750 TT11:05:04.60104.36Suzuki
1985 Formula 1 TTRSuzuki
1984 Senior TT62:02:34.80110.8Suzuki
1984 Production 1500 TT61:06:01.00102.87Suzuki
1984 Formula 1 TTRSuzuki
1984 Classic TT31:58:26.20114.68Suzuki
1983 Senior TT52:01:32.00111.76Suzuki
1983 Formula 1 TT21:59:59.40113.2Suzuki
1982 Senior TTRSuzuki
1982 Formula 1 TTRSuzuki
1982 Classic TTRSuzuki
1981 Senior TT12:07:58.20106.14Suzuki
1981 Formula 1 TTRSuzuki
1981 Classic TT22:00:04.80113.11Suzuki
1980 Formula 1 TT12:08:59.80105.29Honda
1980 Classic TT22:00:50.20112.4Honda
1979 Senior TTRSuzuki
1979 Classic TTRHonda
1978 Senior TTRKawasaki
1978 Junior TTRKawasaki
1978 Classic TT12:00:50.20112.4Kawasaki
1977 Junior TT71:10:35.6096.2Kawasaki
1977 Classic TT12:02:37.40110.76Kawasaki
1976 Senior TTRKawasaki
1976 Classic TTRKawasaki
1975 Senior TT12:15:27.60100.27Kawasaki
1975 Lightweight TTRKawasaki
1975 Classic TTRKawasaki
1974 Senior TTRYamaha
1974 Production 1000 TT11:30:48.0099.72Triumph
1974 Lightweight TT21:37:09.2093.2Yamaha
1974 Junior TT21:50:06.20102.8Yamaha
1974 Formula 750 TT172:28:15.4091.61Kawasaki
1973 Senior TTRYamaha
1973 Junior TTRYamaha
1973 Formula 750 TT21:50:21.60102.56Norton
1972 Senior TT32:20:00.0097.03Kawasaki
1972 Lightweight TTRYamaha
1972 Junior TT31:56:01.0097.57Yamaha
1972 Formula 750 TTRYamaha
1971 Junior TT72:10:52.0086.5Yamaha
1971 Formula 750 TTRNorton
1970 Senior TTRVelocette
1970 Junior TT182:32:20.0089.17Yamaha
1969 Senior MGP483:13:36.0070.17Velocette


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