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Roy Capner

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 31, Roy Capner comes from Douglas, Isle Of Man, and has had plenty of experience of the Mountain course. He rode in the 1951, 1952 and 1953 Clubman's T.T. races, and also in the Manx Grand Prix from 1950 to 1953 inclusive. He was 25th in the 1953 Junior Manx, winning a Silver replica, while in the 1954 Junior T.T. he finished 42nd, on a B.S.A., and gained a Bronze replica. in the Senior race he retired in the fourth lap. He again rode B.S.A. machines in the 1955 races, and was 34th in the Junior T.T.

In1956, on a B.S.A. Capner was 40th in the Junior T.T. and, on the same machine, 44th in the Senior. His respective speeds were 71.96 m.p.h: and 75.81 m.p.h. In 1957 he retired in the Junior and "125" but finished 31st in the Senior, with a couple of Finisher's Awards, and last year, riding in the Junior T.T. only, he came home 40th at 82.45 m.p.h with a bronze replica.

Capner has ridden in many Army trials in adittion to short circuit meetings at Andreas, Rhydymwnyn, Eppypt and Esholt. (TT Special, 13 June 1960, p.16.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1964 Senior TTRBSA
1964 Junior TTRBSA
1963 Senior TTRBSA
1963 Junior TTRBSA
1961 Senior TTRBSA
1961 Lightweight TTRBSA
1961 Junior TTRBSA
1960 Senior TTRBSA
1960 Lightweight TT162:39:37.8070.91BSA
1960 Junior TTRBSA
1959 Junior TT403:12:12.6082.45BSA
1958 Senior TT463:18:39.2079.78BSA
1958 Lightweight TTRMV
1958 Junior TT473:25:10.2077.25BSA
1957 Ultra Lightweight TTREMC
1957 Senior TT313:34:47.0084.32Norton
1957 Junior TTRNorton
1956 Senior TT443:29:03.2075.81BSA
1956 Junior TT403:40:15.0071.96BSA
1955 Senior TTRBSA
1955 Junior TT343:13:25.8081.93BSA
1954 Senior TTRBSA
1954 Junior TT422:21:20.0080.1BSA
1953 Junior MGP252:56:06.0077.14BSA
1953 Clubman Junior TT492:29:59.0060.38BSA
1952 Junior MGPR0BSA
1952 Clubman Junior TTRBSA
1950 Junior MGPRNorton

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