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Derek Yorke

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 33, D.R. Yorke is a welder and panel beater, and comes from Chelmsford, Essex. He was National Grass Track (Sidecar) Champion in 1953 and has several times been Eastern Centre Sidecar champion. He has already ridden in five sidecar T.T.'s - those of 1954, '55, '57, '59 and '60 finishing 14th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 10th respectively. His speed last year over the Mountain Course was 72.72 m.p.h., and he won a Bronze Replica.

Hobby: "Record collecting" - opera. (TT Special, 16 June 1961, p.27.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1974 Sidecar 750 TT241:26:25.4078.58BSA
1974 Sidecar 500 TTRBSA
1973 Sidecar 750 TT151:26:05.0078.89BSA
1973 Sidecar 500 TT111:27:50.2077.31BSA
1972 Sidecar 750 TTRBSA
1972 Sidecar 500 TT171:30:53.2074.73BSA
1971 Sidecar 750 TT331:43:26.2065.67Triumph
1971 Sidecar 500 TT231:37:01.8070.01Triumph
1970 Sidecar 750 TT151:30:28.4075.08Triton
1970 Sidecar 500 TT201:31:52.6073.93Triton
1969 Sidecar 750 TTRTriton
1969 Sidecar 500 TTRTriton
1968 Sidecar 750 TT201:43:46.4065.46Triton
1967 Sidecar TT131:28:37.0076.65Triton
1966 Sidecar TT131:28:22.0076.86Triton
1964 Sidecar TT91:29:15.2076.1Norton
1963 Sidecar TT111:29:49.8075.67Norton
1962 Sidecar TTRNorton
1961 Sidecar TT131:30:13.6075.28Norton
1960 Sidecar TT101:33:24.6072.72Norton
1959 Sidecar TT1063.23Norton
1957 Sidecar TT91:46:45.6060.64Norton
1955 Sidecar TT81:38:02.0059.44Norton
1954 Sidecar TT141:56:50.0055.41Norton

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