Ah, after venturing into the attic to root around in the old shoe box that is my archive, I see that I've mislead you, gentlemen. The occasion was a '71 Snetteron 350 race. Roger Cope, John Samways and Tom Robinson were excluded for 'wrong capacity machine', which must have been using a TD2 - which, of course, was easily distinguishable, from its big brother, in an over 250 race. I note also that one Anthony Edwards is in the results, not though listed in the programme.
Never M'Lud, I was lead astray, it was the 'eadaches and double vision what done it. All right I admit it all, but no one ever suspected that my four cylinder 125 Yamaha was just a TZ750 with black plates.
I had a 350 Aermacchi Metisse in 1971 (which replaced my Greeves Silverstone which I may have been entered on in the 250 race) so I am absolved from this henious crime. A full apology written on the back of a signed blank cheque will suffice.
Anyway in 1971 TZs didn't exist so there were no oversize/undersize Yamahas. As said though the TD2 and TR2 engines were entirley different including the final drive side so they must have been using TD2s in a 350 race as I remember they all had TD2s at sometime. Can anyone remember who was the first to ride a 351 TR2? I know Nigel Rollason won a Senior Manx on one in 1971, but I suspect it might have been done earlier and possibly legally.
Edited by tonyed, 09 March 2012 - 12:30.