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Dennis Christian

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Mounts: Junior – A.J.S.
Senior – Matchless

Age 28, Dennis Christian is a motor mechanic living in Santon, Isle of Man. A recruit last year to the T.T., he had been a regular Manx Grand Prix competitor for a number of years, his first race being in 1949.

In the 1953 Junior Manx he was second, on a Norton, at 83.81 m.p.h. and a year later he was thirteenth in the Junior and fourth in the Senior. In 1955 he rode a Matchless in the Senior Manx and finished in a very creditable third place at 88.36 m.p.h. to collect his twelfth M.G.P. replica. Dennis has also been seen on several occasions on such mainland circuits as Silverstone.

His first ride in an international T.T. – the Senior – resulted in being placed 20th at 87.97 m.p.h. on a G45 Matchless twin.
(TT Special, 5 June 1957, p.7.)

Senior – Matchless

Age 27, Dennis Christian is a motor mechanic living at Santon, Isle of Man. A recruit this year to the T.T. he has been a regular Manx Grand Prix competitor for a number of years, his first race being in 1949.

In the 1953 Junior Manx he was second on a Norton at 83.31 m.p.h. and a year later he was thirteenth in the Junior and fourth in the Senior. Last year he rode a matchless in the Senior Manx and finished in a very creditable third place at 88.36 m.p.h. to collect his twelfth M.G.P. Replica. Dennis has also been seen on several occasions on such mainland circuits as Silverstone.
(TT Special, 4 June 1956, p.12.)

Nationality: Manx

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1993 Senior Classic MGPRVelocette
1993 Junior Classic MGPRDucati
1990 Senior Classic MGPRNorton
1989 Senior Classic MGPRNorton
1989 Junior Classic MGP271:50:19.0082.08Ducati
1986 Senior Classic MGP171:18:08.0086.91Matchless
1957 Senior TTRMatchless
1957 Junior TT112:58:37.8088.72AJS
1956 Senior TT203:00:09.2087.97Matchless
1955 Senior MGP32:33:43.0088.36Norton
1955 Junior MGPR0Norton
1954 Senior MGP42:50:22.0079.73Norton
1954 Junior MGP132:45:32.0082.05Norton
1953 Senior MGPR0Norton
1953 Junior MGP22:42:05.0083.81Norton
1952 Senior MGP62:38:03.0085.94Norton
1952 Junior MGP82:46:32.0081.57Norton
1951 Senior MGPR0Norton
1951 Junior MGP103:00:29.0075.26Norton
1950 Senior MGP72:50:06.0079.87Norton
1950 Junior MGP112:58:55.0075.92Norton
1949 Senior MGP112:54:20.0077.927Velocette
1949 Junior MGP162:59:46.0075.57Velocette

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