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Humphrey Ranson

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 36, lecturer in electrical engineering, of Surbiton, Surrey, Humphrey Ranson raced at Brooklands, Donington and grass track meetings for several years before the war, but has only recently become engaged in road events. Since the war, he has competed at Brough, Cadwell, Abridge and in the Manx Grand Prix, mostly on an old Hartley Ariel, on which nearly all his racing experience was gained. Rode 350 and 500 c.c. Nortons in the T.T. last year, finishing twentieth in the Senior at 71.68 m.p.h., and winning a replica, after a crash in the Junior at Creg Willies. Also rode last year in the "Ulster" and at Cadwell, Dunholme, Shelsey Walsh etc., but was dogged with bad luck and had little success.
He is entered by E.T. Pink (Harrow) Ltd., and his machine is a new 7R A.J.S.
Hobbies: Keen on all sports, especially rowing.
(TT Special, 13 June 1949)

Competed in

1952 Senior TT173:07:00.6084.74Norton
1952 Junior TT193:18:15.0079.94AJS
1951 Senior TT263:20:31.2079.04AJS
1951 Junior TT223:14:43.4081.39AJS
1950 Senior TT383:22:02.2078.44AJS
1950 Junior TT283:23:27.6077.89AJS
1949 Junior TT573:34:30.4073.88AJS
1948 Senior TT203:41:05.0071.68Norton
1948 Junior TTRNorton
1947 Senior MGP423:30:55.0064.42Norton
1947 Junior MGP423:25:14.0066.2Norton


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