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Bill Smith

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 26, Bill Smith is a motor trader, and comes from Hookle, Chester. He started racing in 1956, and has ridden in the T.T.'s of 1957, '58, '59 and '60, his best position being 12th in last year's Junior and 13th in the Senior. In different years he has won all the solo classes of the I.O.M. Southern "100", and has also won races at Oulton Park, Aintree, Mallory Park, and many other short circuit meetings.

Last year Bill was second in the British Championships on a 125 c.c. Honda, and this year he has been fifth at Imola and fourth at Le Mans in the 500 c.c. class. He is entered by his own firm, Bill Smith Motors, of Chester, who are specialists in the Japanese Honda machines. Hobbies: His wife (when he has the time!). (TT Special, 16 June 1961, p. 16.)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
2000 Lightweight 400 TT211:11:21.2095.17Honda
1999 Lightweight 400 TT121:31:06.3099.39Yamaha
1998 Singles TT171:16:25.3088.86Yamaha
1998 Lightweight TTRYamaha
1997 Singles TTRYamaha
1997 Lightweight TTRYamaha
1996 Singles TTRDucati
1996 Lightweight TT491:35:05.3095.22Yamaha
1988 Production B TT471:29:08.40101.58Honda
1987 Junior MGPRYamaha
1986 Formula 1 TTRHonda
1985 Formula 1 TTRHonda
1984 Production 1500 TT151:09:00.0098.42Honda
1984 Lightweight MGP241:39:19.0091.16Yamaha
1983 Lightweight Newcomers MGP111:43:05.0087.84Yamaha
1983 Lightweight MGPRYamaha
1982 Formula 2 TTRHonda
1982 Formula 1 TT92:13:04.80102.02Honda
1981 Formula 3 TTRHonda
1981 Formula 1 TTRTriumph
1981 Classic TT102:08:03.00106.07Suzuki
1980 Senior TT122:07:57.80106.14Suzuki
1980 Formula 2 TTRHonda
1980 Formula 1 TTRHonda
1979 Senior TTRSuzuki
1979 Formula 3 TT71:41:44.4089Honda
1979 Formula 1 TTRHonda
1979 Classic TT112:08:29.40105.71Yamaha
1978 Senior TT62:08:16.40105.89Suzuki
1978 Formula 3 TT11:35:50.8094.47Honda
1978 Formula 1 TTRYoshimura Bimota Suzuki
1978 Classic TT102:11:23.80103.37Yamaha
1977 Senior TT81:50:57.80102Yamaha
1977 Jubilee TT41:24:48.00106.78Suzuki
1977 Formula 2 TTRHonda
1977 Classic TT52:08:50.40105.42Yamaha
1976 Senior TT102:13:29.60101.74Yamaha
1976 Production TTRHonda
1976 Junior TT251:56:15.6097.35Suzuki
1976 Classic TT82:12:48.40102.27Yamaha
1975 Senior TTRYamaha
1975 Production TTRHonda
1975 Junior TTRSuzuki
1975 Classic TTRYamaha
1974 Senior TTRHonda
1974 Production 500 TTRHonda
1974 Junior TT161:56:44.8096.95Yamaha
1974 Formula 750 TTRYamaha
1973 Senior TTRHonda
1973 Production 500 TT11:42:47.0088.1Honda
1973 Formula 750 TTRHonda
1972 Senior TTRKawasaki
1972 Production 500 TT31:39:20.6091.16Honda
1972 Lightweight TTRYamaha
1972 Junior TT162:07:50.8088.55Honda
1972 Formula 750 TTRHonda
1971 Senior TTRSeeley
1971 Production 250 TT11:47:43.6084.14Honda
1971 Lightweight TTRYamaha
1971 Junior TT32:07:04.8089.09Honda
1971 Formula 750 TT71:11:13.2095.37Kawasaki
1970 Senior TT32:21:07.6096.26Kawasaki
1970 Lightweight TT102:30:36.2090.2Honda
1970 Junior TT162:31:18.0089.78Honda
1969 Senior TTRMatchless
1969 Lightweight TTRYamaha
1969 Junior TTRHonda
1968 Senior TT42:22:34.2095.28Matchless
1968 Production 250 TTRHonda
1968 Lightweight TT62:27:14.8092.26Kawasaki
1968 Junior TT32:22:58.6095.02Honda
1967 Senior TT132:23:56.0094.38Matchless
1967 Production 250 TT11:16:38.2088.63Bultaco
1967 Lightweight TT52:32:09.2089.28Kawasaki
1967 Junior TT142:30:19.2090.37Honda
1966 Ultra Lightweight TT181:24:32.8080.34Honda
1966 Senior TTRMatchless
1966 Lightweight TT62:35:01.4087.63Bultaco
1966 Junior TT102:29:50.2090.66AJS
1965 Senior TTRMatchless
1965 Junior TT102:29:41.0090.75AJS
1964 Ultra Lightweight TT71:22:23.2082.45Honda
1964 Senior TTRMatchless
1964 Junior TT132:31:05.2089.91AJS
1963 Senior TT82:21:19.4096.12Matchless
1963 Lightweight TT32:29:05.2091.12Honda
1962 Lightweight TTRBianchi
1961 Senior TT172:26:37.4092.65Matchless
1961 Junior TTRAJS
1960 Senior TT132:24:54.8093.74Matchless
1960 Junior TT122:30:29.0090.27AJS
1959 Senior TT133:26:13.0076.85Matchless
1959 Junior TT172:58:32.8088.75AJS
1959 Formula 1 350 TT81:16:31.0088.77AJS
1958 Senior TTRNorton
1958 Junior TT293:06:12.0085.11AJS
1957 Lightweight TT151:37:57.6066.09Velocette

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