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Ross Porter

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 34, Ross Porter is a partner in the 'Porters of Spalding' motor cycle agency in Spalding, Lincs. Ross began racing at Cadwell in 1946, using a 1936 Excelsior Manxman, and was later seen at Ansty, Silverstone, Oulton Park and Snetterton riding various machines, including a 250 cc Velocette, a 250 cc Triumph, a 7R AJS and a 125 cc Royal Enfield - but alas, the highest position gained was a 3rd.

Ross was 56th, on a BSA in the 1949 Junior Clubman's, after a stop to repair a broken oil pipe. He was 34th in the 1951 Junior Manx, on his AJS and 27th in the 1952 Junior and 36th in the 1952 Senior 'Manxes' on the same machine. In the 1954 Junior TT his first as an 'International' rider, Ross rode a 1939 Velocette, and was 52nd. He switched to a 125 cc. M.V. for 1955, with successes which included a win at Snetterton, second place at Brand's Hatch and sixth place in the 125 cc TT. In the 125 cc TT of 1956 Ross retired after two laps in an event notable for mass retirements! Last year, in the same race, he was also unlucky, retiring in the second lap. He is entered for both this year's races by Porters of Spalding.

(TT Special, Friday, June 06, 1958, p22)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1960 Ultra Lightweight TTRMV
1959 Ultra Lightweight TT1262.13MV
1958 Ultra Lightweight TT1361.52MV
1958 Lightweight TT1852.84Guzzi
1957 Ultra Lightweight TTRMV
1956 Ultra Lightweight TTRMV
1955 Ultra Lightweight TT61:46:05.0054.93MV
1954 Junior TT522:26:42.0077.16Velocette
1952 Senior MGP362:55:18.0077.49AJS
1952 Junior MGP272:55:50.0077.26AJS
1951 Senior MGP343:08:37.0072.02AJS
1950 Clubman Lightweight TTRTriumph
1949 Clubman Junior TT562:02:12.6055.59BSA

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