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Owen Greenwood

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 35, Owen Greenwood is a motor cycle engineer from Leicester. Originally a solo rider, he turned to sidecar racing two years or so ago and has done very well at the game.

His first ride in the Isle of Man was in the 1951 MGP, and he will be particularly remembered for his second place in the 1953 Junior Clubman's race. In the 1954 Manx he rode a 350 c.c. A.J.S. in both races - and finished tenth on it in the Senior event, which is remarkably good riding. On the same machine he was 12th in the 1955 Junior Manx, but retired at Quarter Bridge in the first lap of the Senior.

At Cadwell, Easter 1956, he was second in the sidecar scratch race and winner of the handicap event; he followed that by winning the sidecar handicap at Brand's Hatch, and collecting two third places at Snetterton.

He was a non-starter in the 1956 Sidecar TT, but in 1957 he was 50th in the Junior and 13th in the Sidecar, collecting a couple of Finisher's Awards. Since then he has won sidecar races at Kirkby Mallory and Cadwell Park. Last year he was 12th in the "Sidecar" with another Finisher's Award, and since then he has won Sidecar races at Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park and Kirkby Mallory.

(TT Special, 8 June 1959, p.20)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1964 Sidecar TTRTriumph
1963 Sidecar TT71:25:44.4079.22Matchless
1962 Sidecar TTRTriumph
1961 Sidecar TT91:29:18.8076.05Triumph
1961 Junior TT322:37:39.4086.17AJS
1960 Sidecar TTRTriumph
1960 Senior TT312:37:17.2086.37Triumph
1959 Sidecar TT61:37:15.8066.56Triumph
1959 Senior TTRTriumph
1958 Sidecar TT1256.11Triumph
1957 Sidecar TT131:49:40.0059.03Norton
1957 Junior TT503:21:09.6078.78AJS
1956 Senior MGPR0Norton
1956 Junior MGP232:46:49.0081.42BSA
1955 Senior MGPR0Norton
1955 Junior MGP122:42:46.0083.45Norton
1954 Senior MGP103:01:00.0075.05AJS
1954 Junior MGP242:49:39.0080.07BSA
1953 Senior MGPR0BSA
1953 Junior MGP222:54:02.0078.05BSA
1953 Clubman Junior TT21:54:18.0079.23BSA
1952 Clubman Junior TT352:04:22.6072.81BSA
1951 Senior MGPR0BSA

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