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Alec Bennett

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Alec Bennett (1897–1973) was an Irish-Canadian motorcycle racer famous for motorcycle Grand Prix wins and five career wins at the Isle of Man TT races.

A native of Craigantlet in Ireland's County Down, Bennett emigrated with his parents to Canada at a very young age.

WWI. He returned to the United Kingdom until active duty with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War when he served as a dispatch rider and later as fighter pilot.

Raced with the works Norton team and also with the factory Sunbeam and Velocette teams.

After his retirement from motorcycle racing in the 1930s he concentrated on his retail motor-trade business in Southampton, Hampshire. See Alec Bennett (of Southampton)


TT Victories

  • 1922 Senior 500cc Sunbeam
  • 1924 Senior 500cc Norton
  • 1926 Junior 350cc Velocette KTT
  • 1927 Senior 500cc Norton CS1
  • 1928 Junior 350cc Norton

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