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Derek Woodman

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 24, Derek Woodman comes from Blackpool, where he is a toolmaker. He made his Isle of Man debut in 1956 using a 1956 Gold Star B.S.A., but his previous racing experience, principally gathered at Oulton Park and Rhydwymwyn, was with an ex-Ernie Barrett 250 c.c. Phoenix - Jap. In the 1957 Thruxton 9-hour race he finished second in the 350 class and fourth in the overall class. He was 59th in the 1956 Junior Manx, and 26th in the same event, in 1957, just missing a replica.

In the 1958 Manx races he finished 29th in the Junior, with a replica, and 25th in the Senior —but he missed his replica in the "Big Race" as only 22 were awarded. He was 11th in the 1959 Clubman's Junior race at Silverstone. In 1959 he finished 14th in the Junior and 27th in the Senior, whilst last year he was 15th in the Junior and 21st in the Senior, with a couple of "Reps." His machines for both this year's races are 1961 models. Hobby : Swimming. (TT Special, 7 September 1961, p.18)

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1970 Junior TTRSeeley
1969 Senior TT42:19:03.4097.69Seeley
1969 Lightweight TTRMZ
1969 Junior TTRMZ
1968 Senior TT92:24:15.6094.17Seeley
1968 Lightweight TT172:36:59.4086.53Aermacchi
1968 Junior TT42:25:21.4093.46Aermacchi
1967 Lightweight TTRMZ
1967 Junior TT32:20:53.6096.41MZ
1965 Ultra Lightweight TT41:13:40.8092.19MZ
1965 Senior TTRMatchless
1965 Lightweight TTRMZ
1965 Junior TTRMZ
1964 Senior TT42:21:05.6096.2Matchless
1964 Junior TT52:27:37.6092.02AJS
1963 Senior TT172:27:26.8092.13Matchless
1963 Junior TT82:38:37.6085.64AJS
1962 Senior TT102:26:49.2092.52Matchless
1962 Junior TT102:27:42.8091.96AJS
1961 Senior MGP112:29:56.0090.6Matchless
1961 Junior MGP102:57:13.0076.65AJS
1960 Senior MGP212:36:45.0086.74Norton
1960 Junior MGP152:37:48.0086.08Norton
1959 Senior MGP272:38:36.0085.65Norton
1959 Junior MGP142:38:26.0085.74Norton
1958 Senior MGP252:41:50.0083.94Norton
1958 Junior MGP292:46:55.0081.38Norton
1957 Junior MGP262:48:14.0080.75BSA
1956 Junior MGP593:07:28.0072.45BSA

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