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George Catlin

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mounts: Senior – Norton
Junior – Norton

Age 23, George Catlin is a farmer from Wragby, Lincs, who first rode in the T.T. in 1955, finishing 29th in the Junior and 32nd in the Senior race. He began racing on grass tracks and in scrambles in 1949 and turned to road racing in 1951, with successes at Cadwell Park, Osmaston and Alton Towers.

Riding Norton machines he competed in both Manx G.P. events in 1954, retiring in the Junior race, but finishing 25th in the Senior event. At Cadwell Park (Easter, 1956) George won the 500 c.c. race, was second in the 1,000 c.c., and second again in the 350 c.c. event.

He struck trouble in both last year’s T.T. races, being forced to retire on the second lap of the Junior and the fifth lap of the Senior.
(TT Special, 5 June 1957, p.6.)

Senior – Norton
Junior – Norton

Age 22, George Catlin is a farmer from Wragby, Lincs. Who first rode in T.T. last year, finishing 29th in the Junior and 32nd in the Senior race. He began racing on grass tracks and in scrambles in 1949 and turned to road racing in 1951 with successes at Caldwell Park, Osmanston and Alton Towers.

Riding Norton machines he competed in both Manx G.P. events in 1954, retiring in the Junior race, but finishing 25th in the Senior event. At Caldwell Park this Easter George won the 500 c.c. race, was second in the 1,000 c.c. and second again in the 350 c.c. event.
(TT Special, 4 June 1956, p.11.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1961 Senior TT192:27:49.2091.9Matchless
1961 Junior TT162:31:20.8089.75AJS
1960 Senior TT192:25:51.2093.14Matchless
1960 Junior TT102:29:20.0090.97AJS
1959 Senior TT83:17:33.6080.22Matchless
1959 Junior TT102:53:24.8091.38AJS
1958 Senior TT72:48:44.0093.91Norton
1958 Junior TT52:54:24.8090.86Norton
1957 Senior TT153:22:24.8089.47Norton
1957 Lightweight TTRMV
1957 Junior TT223:05:52.8085.26Norton
1956 Senior TTRNorton
1956 Junior TTRNorton
1955 Senior TT323:06:27.0085Norton
1955 Junior TT293:11:59.0082.55Norton
1954 Senior MGP253:19:34.0068.07Norton
1954 Junior MGPR0Norton

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