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David Williams

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 23, David (Dai) Williams is an aircraft structural engineer and comes from Leighton Buzzard, Beds. He has ridden at Blandford, Castle Combe, Silverstone, Thruxton, etc., with 1st, 3rd and 4th places. He was second in the 1958 500 c.c. Snaefell race at 84.95 m.p.h. and was only eight seconds behind the winner. In the Senior Manx of the following Thursday he finished 11th at 86.21 m.p.h., collecting a replica. In 1959 he was 23rd in the Junior and retired in the Senior, whilst last year he was 21st in the Junior, but retired again in the Senior.

Dai tells us that the machines he is riding are owned and prepared by Mr. Mularney, of Leighton Buzzard, who really makes them go. The 350 is a 1959 model whilst the 500 is 1957 or '58, but, writes Dai "like m - grandfather's hammer it has six new heads and eight new handles." The 350 is fitted with a five-speed gear-box which is being tried out in practice. (TT Special, 7 September 1961, p.18)

Competed in

1977 Lightweight MGPRHonda
1976 Junior MGPRCowles Yamaha
1975 Production TT34:06:04.4097.54Triumph
1975 Junior MGP22:16:35.0099.44Cowles Yamaha
1973 Junior MGPRCowles Yamaha
1969 Senior TTRBSA
1969 Lightweight TTRYamaha
1968 Lightweight TTRYamaha
1967 Senior TTRBSA
1967 Junior TT342:43:28.8083.1BSA
1966 Senior TT242:40:29.8084.65Norton
1966 Junior TTRNorton
1965 Ultra Lightweight TT281:30:06.6075.37Mondial
1965 Senior TTRNorton
1965 Lightweight TT62:33:58.0088.23Mondial
1965 Junior TTRNorton
1964 Senior TTRBSA
1964 Senior MGPRBSA
1964 Junior TT222:33:57.8088.24AJS
1964 Junior MGP12:26:48.0092.54MW Special
1963 Senior MGPRMW Norton
1963 Junior MGP42:29:19.0090.97Norton
1962 Senior MGP32:30:27.0090.29Norton
1962 Junior MGP72:39:38.0085.1Norton
1961 Senior MGP22:26:14.0092.89Norton
1961 Junior MGP82:56:36.0076.92Norton
1960 Senior MGPRNorton
1960 Junior MGP212:39:19.0085.26Norton
1959 Senior MGPRNorton
1959 Junior MGP232:40:34.0084.6Norton
1958 Senior Snaefell MGP21:46:36.0084.95Norton
1958 Senior MGP112:37:34.0086.21Norton


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