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Chris Vincent

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 26, Chris Vincent is a motor cycle tester, and comes from Alum Rock, Birmingham. Last year's Sidecar race was his first T.T., but he had a lot of experience on short circuits, with "firsts" at Brands Hatch, Cadwell, Mallory, Oulton, and Thruxton, whilst in 1958 he was National Grass Track Champion.

His machine which he built himself, had motor cycle frame and sidecar chassis integral; it had rubber rear suspension and link front forks, and was powered by a B.S.A. twin cylinder engine through a B.S.A. gearbox. He certainly showed that it could go, for on the first lap he was fifth —the first British machine behind four B.M-W.'s; unfortunately. however, he had to retire next lap.

He is very much on form this year, having already won eight or more races at Brand's Hatch, Mallory Park, Silverstone and Snetterton.

Chris is entered by Watsonian Sidecars Ltd.; his hobby is car rally driving. (TT Special, 16 June 1961, p19)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1972 Sidecar 500 TTRMunch
1971 Sidecar 750 TTRBSA
1971 Sidecar 500 TT61:25:46.0079.19BSA
1970 Sidecar 750 TTRCVS
1969 Sidecar 750 TTRBSA
1968 Sidecar 750 TTRBSA
1968 Production 500 TTRSuzuki
1967 Sidecar TTRBMW
1967 Production 250 TT81:24:14.6080.63Suzuki
1966 50 TTRSuzuki
1965 Sidecar TT51:22:14.8082.59BMW
1964 Ultra Lightweight TT121:24:48.6080.09Honda
1964 Sidecar TTRBMW
1964 Lightweight TTRAermacchi
1964 Junior TTRAermacchi
1963 Sidecar TTRBSA
1963 Lightweight TTRREG
1962 Sidecar TT11:21:16.4083.57BSA
1961 Sidecar TTRBSA
1960 Sidecar TTRBSA

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