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Reg Armstrong

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 20, a salesman, of Dublin, Reg Armstrong is one of the most brilliant of the younger school of riders. In his short racing career he has already won many events in Ireland, including the 350 c.c. Championship of Ireland (Southern Centre) in 1947, and in 1948 the 350 class of the Mid-Antrim "100" and the 500 class of the Carrodore and Enniskillen "100s".
In 1947 he rode in the Lightweight Manx Grand Prix and finished fifth on an Excelsior. Last year he made fastest lap in the Junior "Manx" on an A.J.S. at 79.54 m.p.h. but was unlucky enough to retire at the Guthrie Memorial, ten miles from home when running third. In the Senior race the following day, riding a Triumph, he was running second to the ultimate winner, Don Crossley on a similar machine, and on Lap 4 was only 13 seconds behind him. Then Reg experienced gear trouble and finished the race with top gear only, to come in fourth.
He is a member of the official A.J.S. team in both races.
(TT Special, 13 June 1949)

Nationality: Irish

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1955 Senior TT22:43:49.0096.74Gilera
1954 Senior TT41:45:45.6085.63Gilera
1954 Lightweight TT31:15:31.8089.92NSU
1953 Senior TT32:49:16.8093.62Gilera
1952 Senior TT12:50:28.4092.97Norton
1952 Junior TT22:56:57.8089.55Norton
1951 Senior TTRAJS
1951 Junior TT233:14:54.0081.31AJS
1950 Senior TT63:02:31.4086.83Velocette
1950 Junior TTRVelocette
1949 Senior TT73:11:46.6082.64AJS
1949 Junior TT53:12:28.0082.34AJS
1948 Senior MGP42:53:33.0078.28Triumph
1948 Junior MGPRAJS
1947 Lightweight MGP53:25:52.0065.99Excelsior

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