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1947 Isle of Man TT


After an eight year absence the 1947 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy was the first race festival since 1939 due to the interruption of World War II. With the restart of racing the ACU decided to add three Clubman class races for production machines and introduced these races for Lightweight, Junior and Senior class machines making the festival a six race event.

Harold L. Daniell won the Senior TT at 82.81 mph on a Norton and the Norton team were to dominate the Senior race until 1954. Speeds were somewhat lower than the pre-war races due to the low quality "pool" petrol available, and it would be another three years before Harold L. Daniell's 1938 lap record was broken. Superchargers were banned for motorcycle racing from 1946, so that may have reduced speed too.

This was an early race appearance for the E90 AJS Porcupine, ridden to ninth in the Senior by Leslie Graham.

Senior TT (500cc)

Rank Rider Team Speed Time Gap
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Harold L Daniell Norton 82.813 mph 3.11.22.2 + 0:00
2 22px-Flag of Ireland.png Artie Bell Norton 82.656 3:11:44.2 + 0:22
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Peter Goodman Velocette 82.463 3:12:11.0 + 0:48.8
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Edward Frend Norton 81.57 3:14:17.4 + 2:55.2
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png G. Newman Norton 79.638 3:19:00.0 + 7:47.8
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png E R Evans Norton 78.051 3:23:02.8 + 11:18.6
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Noel Christmas Norton 78.048 3:23:03.2 + 11:19
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Bill Beevers Norton 77.56 3:24:20.0 + 12:35.8
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Leslie Graham AJS 77.472 3:24:34.0 + 12:49.8
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Les A Dear Norton 75.931 3:28:43.0 + 16:58.8

Junior TT (350cc)

Rank Rider Team Speed Time Gap
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Bob Foster Velocette 80.311 mph 3:17:20.0 + 0:00
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png M David Whitworth Velocette 78.677 3:21:26.0 + 4:06
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png J A Weddell Velocette 76.15 3:28:07.0 + 10:47
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Peter Goodman Velocette 75.822 3:29:00.0 + 11:40
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Les G Martin Norton 73.964 3:30:30.0 + 13:10
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png F J Hudson Norton 76.96 3:34:16.0 + 16:56
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png G Newman Velocette 73.94 3:34:19.0 + 16:59
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Tommy L Wood Velocette 73.28 3:36:16.0 + 18:56
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Eric Oliver Norton 73 3:37:05.0 + 19:45
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Geoff G Murdoch Norton 72.99 3:37:07.0 + 19:47

Lightweight TT (250cc)

Rank Rider Team Speed Time Gap
1 22px-Flag of Ireland.png Manliff Barrington Moto Guzzi 73.22 mph 3:36:26.6
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Maurice Cann Moto Guzzi 72.972 3:37:10.8 + 44.2
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Ben Drinkwater Excelsior 70.139 3:45:57.0 + 9:30.4
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png L J Archer New Imperial 69.805 3:47:02.0 + 10:35.4
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png W H S Pike Rudge 68.559 3:51:09.6 +14:43
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png G L Paterson New Imperial 68.488 3:51:24.0 + 14:57
7 22px-Flag of Denmark.png Sven A Sorensen Excelsior 67.775 3:53:50.0 + 17:23.4
8 22px-Flag of Ireland.png C W (Paddy) Johnston CTS 67.72 3:54:01.6 + 17:35
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Les G Martin Excelsior 67.621 3:54:22.0 +17:56
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jack Brett Excelsior 67.249 3:55:39.6 + 19:13

Clubmans Senior TT

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Eric Briggs Norton 78.67 mph 1:55.08.0
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Allan Jefferies Triumph 75.23 2:00.23.0
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png G F Parsons Ariel 71.26 2:07.06.0

Clubmans Junior TT

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Denis Parkinson Norton 70.74 mph 2.08.01.0
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png R Pratt Norton 68.87 2:11.30.0
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Wilf Sleightholme AJS 68.28 2:12.39.0

Clubmans Lightweight TT

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Basil Keys AJS 64.27 mph 1.45.42.0
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Les J Archer Velocette 63.73 1:46.36.0
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Don G Crossley Velocette 62.91 1:47.58.0

Notes

  • Major road widening occurs on the Snaefell mountain course at the 33rd Milestone, including the removal of fence posts at road level.

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Isle of Man TT Race Results

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