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Alistair Copland

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 24, Alastair Robert Copland is a motor cycle tester and comes from Corby, Northants. He started racing in 1958, but he had served three years in the Royal Signals Display Team and had ridden in many Army trials.

Coming over to the Island in 1958 he rode in the 500 c.c. Snaefell race and finished 12th at 74.91 m.p.h. This placing earned him a ride in the Senior Manx, in which he also finished 42nd at 78.28 m.p.h. He picked up several places in the 1959 Senior, coming home 31st on his B.S.A., only about three minutes outside replica time. (TT Special, 5 September 1961, p9)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1983 Formula 1 TTRHonda
1982 Formula 1 TT132:14:02.20101.33Honda
1981 Formula 1 TTRHonda
1980 Formula 1 TT102:18:44.2097.9Honda
1977 Jubilee TT341:37:02.0093.32Benelli
1977 Formula 2 TT71:47:52.8083.93Benelli
1977 Formula 1 TT211:47:53.2083.93Benelli
1976 Production TT334:34:54.8088.8Benelli
1975 Production TT274:18:36.0092.55Ducati
1973 Senior TTRAMC
1973 Production 750 TTRTriumph
1973 Formula 750 TTRTriumph
1972 Production 750 TT61:39:32.0090.99Triumph
1972 Formula 750 TTRNorton
1971 Senior TTRNorton
1971 Production 500 TTRTriumph
1970 Senior MGPRNorton
1969 Senior MGPRNorton
1969 Lightweight MGP271:54:07.0079.36Ducati
1968 Senior MGPRNorton
1968 Junior MGPRHonda
1967 Senior MGPRNorton
1966 Senior MGPRNorton
1966 Junior MGP132:36:17.0086.92Norton
1965 Senior MGPRNorton
1965 Junior MGPRNorton
1964 Senior MGP102:34:37.0087.86Norton
1964 Junior MGP192:41:19.0084.21Norton
1963 Junior MGP102:32:31.0089.07Norton
1962 Junior MGP152:43:25.0083.13Norton
1961 Junior MGP263:05:23.0073.28Norton
1959 Senior MGP312:40:40.0084.55BSA
1958 Senior Snaefell MGP122:00:53.0074.91BSA
1958 Senior MGP422:53:38.0078.23BSA

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