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Bob Ritchie

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 32, Robert Currie Ritchie comes from Blantyre, Lanarkshire.
His first appearance in the Island was for the 1951 Clubman's when he finished fourth in the Senior. Since then he has competed in Clubman's and Manx Grand Prix races, his best Manx "place" being third in the 1959 Junior. In 1957 he was eighth in the Junior Manx, with a replica, but retired in the Senior. In 1958 he was sixth in the Junior at 86.21 m.p.h., and in the 1959 Senior he was 8th at 90.61 m.p.h. Last year he was sixth in the Junior at 87.40 m.p.h., and eighth in the Senior at 90.60, with a couple more replicas. Hobbies Swimming and motoring.
(TT Special, 7 September 1961, p.12).

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1965 Senior TT262:52:39.2078.68Norton
1965 Lightweight TTRGreeves
1965 Junior TT272:35:58.6087.1Norton
1964 Senior TT202:29:27.6090.58Norton
1964 Junior TT462:51:30.6079.21Norton
1963 Senior TT302:35:00.6087.64Norton
1963 Lightweight TTRGreeves
1963 Junior TTRNorton
1961 Senior MGP92:29:36.0090.8Norton
1961 Junior MGP92:56:56.0076.77Norton
1960 Senior MGP82:29:56.0090.6Norton
1960 Junior MGP62:35:25.0087.4AJS
1959 Senior MGP82:29:54.0090.61Matchless
1959 Junior MGP32:34:58.0087.66AJS
1958 Senior MGPRMatchless
1958 Junior MGP62:37:33.0086.21AJS
1957 Senior MGPRMatchless
1957 Junior MGP82:37:58.0085.99AJS
1953 Senior MGPRMatchless
1953 Junior MGP42:44:47.0082.44AJS
1952 Senior MGP112:40:49.0084.47AJS
1952 Junior MGP92:46:34.0081.55AJS
1952 Clubman Senior TT71:53:12.2080BSA
1952 Clubman Junior TT91:58:50.4076.21Norton
1951 Clubman Senior TT41:55:33.2078.37Norton

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