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Bob Ferguson

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 27, a farmer from Comber, Co. Down, Robert Ferguson has rapidly come to the fore-front in Irish racing. He was winner of the Temple 100 in 1953, on his AJS and in 1954 on the same machine went on to collect silverware by the bag full! Keeping to the 350 cc class, he won the Cookstown 100 (setting up a record lap) and Carrowdore 100 (with another record lap). He was second in the Mid-Antrim 150 and the Munster 100 and also in the Phoenix Park races in Dublin. Earlier, in the Ulster Grand Prix, he was 12th.

In 1955 he won the 350 cc 'Mid Antrim 150' and was third on general handicap. In the Temple 100 he was second on handicap, and set up a new 350 cc lap record. He was 19th in the Ulster Grand Prix and 38th in the Junior TT. In 1956 he won a Silver Replica in the Senior TT by finishing 26th at 85.69 mph.

He was unlucky in the TT last year, when he retired in both the Junior and Senior races, but later in the month he was second in the 500 cc class of the Killinchy 150 (over the Dundrod circuit) and in July won the 500 cc class of the Skerries 100. Last April he won the same class of the Irish Tanderagee 100. He is entered for this year's races by Jenkin and Purser Ltd.

(TT Special, Wednesday, June 04, 1958 p8)

Nationality: Irish

Competed in

1958 Senior TT313:01:38.8087.25Norton
1958 Junior TT413:11:32.4082.74AJS
1957 Senior TTRMatchless
1957 Junior TTRAJS
1956 Senior TT263:04:57.0085.69Matchless
1956 Junior TTRAJS
1955 Senior TTRAJS
1955 Junior TT383:14:39.0081.42AJS


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