Freddie Frith

Freddie Frith

Frederick Lee "Freddie" Frith OBE (born 30 May 1909 - 24 May 1988 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England) was a British former Grand Prix motorcycle road racing World Champion. A former stonemason and motor-trader dealer was a stylish rider and five times winner of the Isle of Man TT. Frith had the distinction of being one of the few to win TT races before and after the Second World War.

He won the 1935 Junior Manx Grand Prix and then joined the Norton team for the 1936 TT Races. It was a winning combination as he claimed the Junior TT and finished second in the Senior TT as well as winning the 350cc European Championship . In 1937 he went one better in the Senior and took a brilliant win and setting the first 90 mph plus lap of the Snaefell Mountain Course.

After finishing third in the 1939 Senior he missed the 1947 TT due to a practice spill on a 500cc Moto Guzzi. Turning to Velocettes in 1948 he won the Junior Race, repeating this success a year later. Freddie also has the distinction of being the first ever 350cc World Champion in 1949 when, he won all five events of the inaugural campaign.

Freddie Frith, alongside other Riders from BSA; Ariel and Matchless Works teams, served in the army during World War 2 at the Infantry Driving & Maintenance School stationed at Keswick. They taught officers and NCOs how to ride cross-country. Sgt. Freddie Frith taught teams of four on Norton 500cc over Skiddaw in all weathers. A special treat on the last day was reserved for roadwork, following Freddie's track fast-cornering .

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1936 Isle Of Man TT
... The Junior was won by Freddie Frith in his first year on the Norton team, and the Lightweight was won by Bob Foster on a New Imperial ... in 2nd place the lead passed to Norton team-mate Freddie Frith who had joined the team after winning the 1935 Junior Manx Grand Prix ... the charge, however, and continued the race to finish in fifth place which was won by Freddie Frith to record his first Isle of Man TT win at an average race speed of 80.14 mph (128.97 km/h) ...
1949 Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Season - 1949 Grand Prix Season Calendar
... Report 1 June 17 Isle of Man TT Snaefell mountain course Manliff Barrington Freddie Frith Harold Daniell Report 2 July 3 Swiss Grand Prix Circuit Bremgarten Nello Pagani Bruno Ruffo Freddie Frith ...
Jimmie Guthrie - Biography - Final Result 1935 Senior TT (500cc)
... Although continuing in 2nd place the lead passed to Norton team-mate Freddie Frith ... Guthrie denied the charge and continued the race to finish in fifth place which was won by Freddie Frith to record his first Isle of Man TT win at an average race speed of 80.14 mph ... Race at an average race speed of 84.43 mph from fellow Norton team-mates Freddie Frith and John "Crasher" White in 2nd and 3rd places ...