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Norman Webb

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mount: Lightweight – Guzzi.

Age 38, a motor trader of New Malden, Surrey, Norman Webb raced on the Continent in the early part of 1947, finishing second in the Circuit de Floreffe and third in the Circuit de l’Entre Sambre et Meuse. He was entered in the 1947 Lightweight T.T., but crashed at Creg-ny-Baa during practice and broke a leg. In 1949 he rode in the Lightweight T.T., but was forced to retire with clutch trouble after four laps.

In the 1950 Lightweight T.T. he finished 10th at a speed of 66.87 m.p.h., qualifying for a second-class replica. His machine in this event was an ex-works 1939 Excelsior, one of the very rare semi-unit-construction models with oil-bath chaincase, etc., and was the machine he used in 1947 and again in 1949.

On the same model he was second in the 250 class of the Munster “100” at 68.91 m.p.h., and four days later won his class in the Mid-Antrim “150” at 69.25 m.p.h. He wound up the season well by winning the general handicap of the Enniskillen “100” at 59.32 m.p.h. and making fastest 250 lap at 64.45. He retired in the third lap of the 1951 Lightweight T.T., and retired again in last year’s 125 c.c. race, this time on the fifth lap.
(TT Special, 8 June 1956, p.13.)

Mount: Lightweight – Excelsior
Special

Aged 33, a motor trader, of New Malden, Surrey. W. N. Webb raced on the Continent in the early part of 1947, finishing second in the Circuit de Floreffe and third in the Circuit de l’Entre Sambre et Meuse. He was entered in the 1947 Lightweight T.T., but crashed at Creg-ny-Baa during practice and broke a leg. In 1949 he rode in the Lightweight T.T., but was forced to retire with clutch trouble after four laps.

In the 1950 Lightweight T.T. he finished 10th at a speed of 66.87 m.p.h., qualifying for a second-class replica. His Excelsior for this event was an ex-works 1939 “springer,” one of the very rare semi-unit-construction models with oil-bath chaincase, etc. and was the machine he used in 1947 and again in 1949.

On the same model he was second in the 250 class of the Munster “100” at 68.91 m.p.h., and four days later won his class in the Mid-Antrim “150” at 69.25 m.p.h. He wound up the season well by winning the general handicap of the Enniskillen “100” at 59.32 m.p.h. and making fastest 250 lap at 64.65, and was third in the 250 class of the Dunrod “100”, winning the Visitors’ Cup.

Hobby: Pigeon racing.

His machine is a special of his own construction fitted with an ex-works Excelsior engine. He is his own entrant.
(TT Special, 6 June 1951, p.8.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1956 Lightweight TT101:43:30.2056.3Guzzi
1955 Ultra Lightweight TTRMV
1953 Ultra Lightweight TT81:43:20.0065.73MV
1951 Lightweight TTRExcelsior
1950 Lightweight TT103:57:00.0066.87Excelsior
1949 Lightweight TTRExcelsior

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