1914 Isle of Man TT

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The 1914 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy was the last held before the outbreak of the First World War.[1]

Bad weather overshadowed the Junior race on Tuesday, 19 May, but Eric and Cyril Williams gained first and second place for AJS having passed Irish newcomer Frank Walker who had been leading on the second lap but for an unfortunate accident. Walker remounted his Royal Enfield, chased after the two men with determination but was parted from his machine twice more and still managed to flash over the finish line into third place while the two William's were still congratulating each other, but he failed to turn onto Bray Hill for the machine examination, crashed again on a barrier and succumbed to his injuries four days later.[2]

Thursday, 21 May, was the Senior race day and after more than four hours only 6 m. 24 secs, separated the first three riders and there was the first dead heat in the history of the TT for 2nd place between Howard R Davies and Oliver Godfrey, the winner of the 1911 TT again riding an Indian.[3]

Junior 350 cc race[4][edit]

Pos Rider Machine Speed Laps
1 Eric Williams AJS 45.58 mph 5
2 Cyril Williams AJS 5
3 Frederick James Walker Royal Enfield 5

Senior 500 cc race[5][edit]

Pos Rider Machine Speed Laps
1 Cyril Pullin Rudge 49.49 mph 6
2 Howard R Davies Sunbeam 6
2 Oliver Godfrey Indian 6


  1. ^ "1914 Isle of Man TT race report". iomtt.com. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Frederick James Walker". tt-memorial.com. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-25. IOM TT The Four Inch Course (Retrieved 25 November 2006)
  4. ^ "1914 Junior TT results". iomtt.com. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  5. ^ "1914 Senior TT results". iomtt.com. Retrieved 10 December 2011.

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