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Ken Tostevin

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 23, K.H. Tostevin is a motor cycle mechanic. He is a Channel Islander and comes from Guernsey. He began racing five years ago and was winner of both 350 cc and 500 cc classes at a Guernsey hill climb, repeating his 'double' the following year, and adding a first at Bouley Bay International Hill Climb at Jersey (350 cc class).

He tried his hand on the short circuits a year later, and was 12th in the 500 cc final at Crystal Palace. He was 54th on a Velocette in the 1955 Junior TT, winning a bronze replica. In April 1955 he competed in the Jersey flying quarter mile sprints, being placed second in the 350 cc (petrol) class and winning the 500 cc (petrol) class, in which he set up a new record at 115.58 mph. He was 37th in the Junior TT and 12th in the 500 cc Ulster GP. In 1956 he was 15th in the 250 cc race at Floreffe, Belgium and came 21st in the Senior TT; having retired on Lap 2 in the Junior. Last year he won 'Silvers' in both Junior and Senior TT races - finishing 21st in the Junior and 18th in the Senior.

(TT Special, Friday, June 06, 1958 p24/25)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1958 Senior TT142:51:59.0092.14Norton
1958 Junior TT203:01:35.8087.28Norton
1957 Senior TT183:25:50.0088.16Norton
1957 Junior TT213:05:01.6085.65Norton
1956 Senior TT213:00:35.8087.75Matchless
1956 Junior TTRNorton
1955 Senior TTRMatchless
1955 Junior TT373:14:34.0081.45Velocette
1954 Senior TTRMatchless
1954 Junior TT542:26:52.0077.08Velocette

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