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Manliff Barrington

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 37, a motor agent of Dublin, Manliff Barrington has been riding in the T.T. since 1935, when he finished eleventh in the Senior on a Vincent H.R.D. In 1937 he was fifteenth in the Junior on a Norton and in the same year won the Dublin 100 (500 c.c. class) with his Vincent H.R.D. He is holder of the Phoenix Park lap record at 86.50 m.p.h. made in the 1938 with the big Vincent H.R.D.
In 1947, as everyone will remember, he won the Lightweight on a Guzzi at 73.22 m.p.h.
Last year, he rode a Norton in the Junior, but retired on the third lap. In the Lightweight, again Guzzi-mounted, he led for the first two laps, only to retire at Kirk Michael on the third. He came back into his form last month, however, to win the 500 c.c. class of the Leinster "200" on a Norton at 79 m.p.h.
Hobbies: Shooting and golf.
(TT Special, 13 June 1949)

Competed in

1951 Senior TT53:04:03.4086.11Norton
1951 Junior TT173:12:09.4082.48Norton
1950 Senior TTRHRD
1950 Junior TT393:26:36.0076.7AJS
1949 Lightweight TT13:23:13.2077.96Guzzi
1949 Junior TT183:22:58.4078.08Norton
1948 Lightweight TTRGuzzi
1948 Junior TTRNorton
1947 Lightweight TT13:36:26.6073.22Guzzi
1938 Senior TTRVincent HRD
1937 Junior TT153:37:48.0072.76Norton
1936 Senior TTRVincent HRD
1935 Senior TT113:39:58.0072.06Vincent HRD
1935 Lightweight TTRExcelsior
1935 Junior TTRExcelsior


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