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Frank Fry

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Junior - Velocette
Senior - Norton

Frank Fry is 34 years of age and is an engineer, of Feltham, Middlesex. He rode in the Island as early as 1838, when he finished twelfth in the Junior MGP. He rode in the Junior TT, the following year, but did not finish. In the Senior race, however, riding a 348 Velocette, he came in 22nd and won a second-class replica.

In 1948, he again had bad luck in both TT races. In the Junior, he retired early at Quarter Bridge, and in the Senior he retired at Kirk Michael when lying sixth. In 1949 in the Island, he was even more unlucky, for he crashed on the last day of practice at the Gooseneck and was a non-starter in both Junior and Senior events.

He had previously scored a second in the 350 class at Mettet, being only 1.1/5-th seconds behind the winner, and averaging 83.29 mph. In the 1949 Ulster Grand Prix he finished fifth in the 350 class at 87.96 mph.

In 1950 he was unlucky once again, for he crashed near the Highlander on the Tuesday morning of TT practice and suffered injuries which put him out of racing for the rest of the season.

He is entered for the 125cc class by Continental Motor Cycles Ltd and for the Junior and Senior by Elms Metals Ltd., of Birmingham.
(TT Special, 4 June 1951, pp.12-13.)

Mounts: Senior – Velocette
Junior – Velocette

Age 30, occupation, engineer, home town Feltham, Middlesex. Fry finished 12th in the 1938 Junior M.G.P., rode in the Junior T.T. the following year but did not finish, and won a second class replica, finishing 22nd, in the ’39 Senior, riding a 348 Velocette.

He is a private entrant in both races.
(TT Special, 9 June 1947, p.14.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1951 Senior TTRNorton
1951 Junior TTRVelocette
1948 Senior TTRNorton
1948 Junior TTRVelocette
1947 Senior TT123:37:40.0072.8Velocette
1947 Junior TTRVelocette
1939 Senior TT223:27:51.0076.25Velocette
1939 Junior TTRVelocette
1938 Junior MGP123:12:07.0070.66Velocette

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