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Bob Pratt

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Junior - Norton

Age 28, Bob Pratt describes himself as a 'skoolteechur' - hence no doubt the advanced spelling! His first race over the T.T. course was in the 1947 Junior Clubman's, in which has ran second to Denis Parkinson, averaging 68.87 m.p.h. The following September, he rode in both Junior and Senior Manx Grands Prix, finishing in both and winning a replica in the former. In 1948 he was again a finisher in both Manx races, and won replicas in both - he was 27th in the Junior at 71.42 m.p.h., and ninth in the Senior at 75.66, Norton mounted in each case. He maintained his 'finishing form' in the 1949 Junior Manx, coming in eighth on a Velocette at 77.22 m.p.h., but in the Senior race on the following Thursday he retired in the second lap. In 1950 he was eleventh reserve the Senior T.T., but failed to get a ride.

Hobbies: Piano, swimming, gymnastics and athletics.

He is his own entrant for this year's Junior race.
(TT Special, 4 June 1951, p.7.)

Competed in

1953 Junior TT423:22:27.0078.28AJS
1951 Junior TTRNorton
1950 Senior MGPRVelocette
1950 Junior MGPRVelocette
1949 Senior MGPRNorton
1949 Junior MGP82:55:56.0077.221Velocette
1948 Senior MGP92:59:33.0075.66Norton
1948 Junior MGP273:10:13.0071.42Norton
1948 Clubman Junior TTRNorton
1947 Senior MGP433:32:22.0063.98Norton
1947 Junior MGP283:18:05.0068.59Norton
1947 Clubman Junior TT22:11:31.0068.87Norton


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