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Joe Glazebrook

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 49, Joe Glazebrook is a motor cycle engineer from Northampton. He has considerable racing experience, having ridden short circuits at home and in Ireland, and over the Island course for many years. Joe was first in 1948 Clubman's race at Blandford, and he also won the Grand Open Handicap in the North-West "200." In 1948 he was 21st in the Junior Manx and 22nd in the Senior. The following year he turned to the T.T. and rode a Triumph in the Senior, finishing 34th at 70.39 m.p.h. after an ignition fault had developed. He started the 1950 season well by winning the General Handicap of the Leinster "200" on an A.J.S. and running second to John Lockett in the 350 c.c. class.
He came third in the same class of the North-West "200" at 77.21 m.p.h. in the Island he had to retire atter completing two laps of the Junior T.T. but was 54th in the Senior on a Triumph.
He retired in the second lap of the 1952 Junior T.T., but was 36th in the Senior, on a Norton, winning a Bronze Replica. In 1953 he was 27th in the Junior on an A.J.S., gaining a Silver Replica and 22nd in the Senior, on a Norton, adding a "bronze" to the collection.
He had two more finishes to his credit in 1954-41st in the Junior and 34th in the Senior--gaining a Bronze Replica in each race. In 1955 he retired in the Junior T.T., but was 41st, on a Norton, in the Senior race.
He again competed in the T.T. series in 1956 and won a Bronze Replica for 38th place in the Senior T.T., but his 39th place in the Junior was just outside Replica time.
In 1957 he was 48th in the Junior on an A.J.S. (Broze replica) and on the same machine was 38th in the Senior, collecting a Finisher's Award. He did not race in the Island in 1958, but in 1959 he had three "goes" - 350 c.c. Formula 1 race (11th), Junior T.T. (44th) and Senior T.T. (retired third lap). Last year he came home 52nd in the Junior T.T. and 39th in the Senior, with a couple of Finishers' Awards. (TT Special, 12 June 1961, p. 26)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1961 Lightweight TTRAJS
1961 Junior TTRNorton
1960 Senior TT392:45:36.6082.02Norton
1960 Junior TT522:50:04.0079.87Norton
1959 Senior TTRNorton
1959 Junior TT443:14:20.4081.55Norton
1959 Formula 1 350 TT111:23:52.8080.97Norton
1957 Senior TT383:51:42.6078.16AJS
1957 Junior TT483:19:58.0079.25AJS
1956 Senior TT383:17:04.4080.4Norton
1956 Junior TT393:35:34.8073.52AJS
1955 Senior TT413:09:15.4083.73Norton
1955 Junior TTRAJS
1954 Senior TT342:00:07.0075.39Norton
1954 Junior TT412:20:09.0080.77AJS
1953 Senior TT223:11:52.0082.6Norton
1953 Junior TT273:16:06.0080.82AJS
1952 Senior TT363:22:43.0078.18Norton
1952 Junior TTRAJS
1950 Senior TT453:26:33.0076.4Triumph
1950 Junior TTRAJS
1949 Senior TT343:45:08.0070.39Triumph
1948 Senior MGP223:06:23.0072.89Norton
1948 Junior MGP213:08:31.0072.06Norton
1947 Senior MGP213:16:51.0069.02Norton
1947 Junior MGPRNorton
1946 Junior MGP253:32:47.00Norton

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