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Frank Perris

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mounts: Junior – A.J.S.
Senior – Matchless

Age 24, Frank Perris is a draughtsman, and comes from South-West London. He is riding this year as a member of the official A.J.S./Matchless team.

His Island experience includes the 1951 and 1952 Senior Clubman’s races, where he was placed 32nd and 18th respectively. Successes in 1954 included a “third” in the 1,000 c.c. class at Crystal Palace, sixth at Thruxton A.C.U. meeting, and second in the 500 c.c. race at Tubbergen, in Holland.

He crashed in practice for last year’s T.T. Races, but recovered in time to ride in the Senior race, in which he was 26th.
(TT Special, 8 June 1956, p.6.)

Junior -A.J.S
Senior - Matchless

Age 23, Frank Perris is a draughtsman, and comes from South West London. He is one of Britain’s up and coming riders, as visitors to the recent Silverstone meeting will be well aware, Frank, on that occasion, was placed second in both 350cc and 500cc 10-lap events.

His Island experience consists of the 1951 and 1952 Senior Clubman’s races, where he was placed 32nd and 18th respectively. Successes last season included a “third” in the 1,000cc class at Crystal Palace, sixth at Thruxton ACU meeting and second in the 500cc race at Tubbergen in Holland.

In addition to the Silverston successes mentioned above. Frank was third in the 350cc class and second in the 500cc class at Crystal Palace last Easter Monday.

He is a non-starter, having crashed in practice, and his machines are being ridden by P.H. Carter.
(TT Special, 10 June 1955, p.16.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1971 Senior TT32:20:45.4096.51Suzuki
1971 Lightweight TTRYamaha
1969 Senior TTRSuzuki
1969 Lightweight TT22:24:59.4093.69Suzuki
1969 Junior TTRYamaha
1968 Lightweight TTRSuzuki
1966 Ultra Lightweight TT51:11:24.0095.13Suzuki
1965 Ultra Lightweight TTRSuzuki
1965 Lightweight TT32:24:32.0093.99Suzuki
1964 Ultra Lightweight TTRSuzuki
1964 Lightweight TTRSuzuki
1963 Ultra Lightweight TT21:17:25.0087.74Suzuki
1962 Ultra Lightweight TTRSuzuki
1956 Senior TT142:57:30.2089.29Matchless
1956 Junior TT83:09:40.8083.55AJS
1955 Senior TT263:02:49.2086.61Matchless
1952 Clubman Senior TT181:57:48.6076.88Triumph
1951 Clubman Senior TT322:08:45.6070.33Triumph

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