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Bill Roberton

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 35, William Roberton comes from Falkirk, Stirlingshire, and is a motor cycle agent.

He has been racing on Scottish circuits since 1951, gaining various places, and was third, on a G.P. Triumph, in the 1954 500 c.c. Scottish Speed Championships at Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy. He was also tenth. on a B.S.A., in the 1954 Junior Clubman's race, and 30th in the Junior Manx, in which he gained a replica. The same machine was used for both races, and the only maintenance carried out on the engine between the events was the tilting of new valve springs.

Riding a Norton, he was 39th in the 1955 Senior whilst at Crimond (Aberdeenshire) he was second In the 500 c.c. race. He was entered for the 1956 Junior T.T., but was a non-starter. Back again In 1957 he was 20th in the Junior (Silver Replica) and 30th in the Senior on his "350" Norton, collecting a "Bronze". In 1958 he was 36th in the Junior T.T. and 39th in the Senior, with a couple of Bronze replicas.

He rode in three races over the first, the 350 c.c. Formula 1 event, he was tenth on an A.J.S., and in the Junior T.T., similarly mounted, he was 35th, winning a Silver replica. His luck was out in the Senior race, however, for he retired on the third lap. Last year he was 37th in the Junior T.T. at 85.26 m.p.h. (Bronze Replica) but retired on the second lap of the Mountain Course in 1959 in the Senior. (TT Special, 16 June 1961, p. 13.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1964 Senior TTRNorton
1964 Lightweight TTRAermacchi
1963 Junior TTRBSA
1962 Senior TTRAJS
1962 Lightweight TTRAermacchi
1962 Junior TTRAJS
1961 Senior TT402:38:51.0085.52AJS
1961 Lightweight TTRAriel
1961 Junior TT362:39:02.0085.42AJS
1960 Senior TTRNorton
1960 Junior TT372:39:19.8085.26Norton
1959 Senior TTRNorton
1959 Junior TT353:04:58.4085.68AJS
1959 Formula 1 350 TT101:20:42.6084.16AJS
1958 Senior TT393:06:58.2084.76Norton
1958 Junior TT363:10:11.6083.33Norton
1957 Senior TT303:34:15.0084.53Norton
1957 Junior TT203:04:59.0085.67Norton
1955 Senior TT393:08:14.4084.19Norton
1955 Junior TTRBSA
1954 Senior MGPR0BSA
1954 Junior MGP302:51:57.0079BSA
1954 Clubman Junior TT101:55:33.0078.37BSA

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