The 1954 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy was the second race in the 1954 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season and proved highly controversial for course and race changes. The 1954 Junior TT was the first race where the official race distance was reduced from 7 laps to 5 laps. The 1954 Senior TT Race was stopped at half distance due to the weather conditions on the Mountain Section of the course.

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  • Il Tourist Trophy fu il secondo appuntamento del motomondiale 1954. Si svolse dal 14 al 19 giugno 1954 (il 14 250 e 350; il 16 la 125; il 18 i sidecar; il 19 la 500). Novità dell'edizione 1954 fu il ritorno del Sidecar TT, assente dal 1925. Per l'occasione fu creato un nuovo circuito, il Clypse, su cui corsero i "tre ruote" e la 125. Il Senior TT fu accorciato da 7 a 4 giri a causa della pioggia, consentendo a Ray Amm, in lotta con Geoff Duke, di vincere la gara. Lo Junior TT vide la prima vittoria del neozelandese Rod Coleman, in sella all'AJS 7R3 a tre valvole. Lightweight e Ultra-Lightweight TT furono dominati dalle NSU, vittoriose rispettivamente con Werner Haas e Rupert Hollaus. Il Sidecar TT vide la vittoria di Eric Oliver e la prima partecipazione di una donna al TT: la tedesca Inge Stoll-Laforge, passeggera del francese Jacques Drion. Due i deceduti in questa edizione della gara: l'australiano Laurie Boulter in prova e l'inglese Simon Sandys-Winsch al primo giro del Senior TT. (it)
  • The 1954 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy was the second race in the 1954 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season and proved highly controversial for course and race changes. The 1954 Junior TT was the first race where the official race distance was reduced from 7 laps to 5 laps. The 1954 Senior TT Race was stopped at half distance due to the weather conditions on the Mountain Section of the course. The first world championship event for the 1954 Isle of Man TT Races was the 350cc Junior TT Race. The race was led on lap 1 by Fergus Anderson from Gilera team-mate Ken Kavanagh by 10 seconds and Ray Amm riding for Norton a further 6 seconds adrift in 3rd place. On lap 2, Fergus Anderson retired at Kirk Michael with an engine problem and Ken Kavanagh retired at the pits with an engine mis-fire on lap 3. The race was then led by Ray Amm by 24 seconds from Rod Coleman riding for AJS motor-cycles. However, Ray Amm retired at Barregarrow on lap 5 allowing Rod Coleman to become the first New Zealander to win an Isle of Man TT Race at an average race speed of 91.54 mpg. The new 10 lap (107.90 miles) Side-Car TT held on the Clypse Course was led from start to finish by Eric Oliver and passenger Les Nutt riding a Norton side-car outfit with a "dust-bin" fairing at an average speed of 68.87 mph. The Norton outfit of Bill Boddice/J.Pirie hit a bank at Creg-ny-Baa and flipped over on lap 7, but continued on to finish the race in 6th place. The winner of the 1954 Lightweight TT race, Werner Haas crashed at Governor's Bridge on lap 1 of the 1954 Ultra-Lightweight TT Race, also held on the Clypse Course. This allowed Rupert Hollaus to win the race in 1 hour, 33 minutes and 3.4 seconds at an average race speed of 69.57 mph. His victory was notable because he was one of only seven riders to have won an Isle of Man TT race in their first attempt. In deteriorating weather conditions and with reduced visibility on the Mountain Section of the course the 1954 Senior TT Race was held after a short delay and started at midday. Despite the conditions, Geoff Duke riding the works Gilera set a time of 25 minutes and 41 seconds an average speed of 81.18 mph and led Ray Amm riding for Norton by 14 seconds on lap 1. On the second lap, Geoff Duke lapped in 26 minutes and 23 seconds at an average speed of 86.97 mph and Ray Amm lapped at an average speed of 86.49 to reduce the lead to just 2 seconds. Further heavy rain and low cloud on the Mountain Section reduced speed further and the conditions caused John Grace and Ted Frend to retire at the TT Grandstand on lap 2 and Ray Amm used "feet-down" tactics on the slower corners. The leader, Geoff Duke decided to refuel on lap 3. Ray Amm in second place went straight through without stopping and lapped in 25 minutes and 28 seconds at an average speed of 88.93 mph and now led Geoff Duke by 32 seconds. At the Windy Corner on lap 4, the visibility was down to 20 yards and a decision was made to stop the race because of the conditions. This allowed Ray Amm, due to refueling at the TT Grandstand on lap 4, to win the 1954 Senior TT Race in 1 hour, 42 minutes and 46.8 seconds at an average race speed of 88.12 mph. The controversial decision by race organisers to stop the 1954 Senior TT Race on lap 4, just as the weather started to improve, was protested by the Gilera management. This was on the grounds that the works Norton team were told of the decision allowing Ray Amm to lead the race on lap 3, but the official protest was rejected by the race organisers. During lap 1 of the 1954 Senior TT Race, Simon Sandys-Winsch riding a Junior Velocette crashed at the Highlander and died in hospital a few days later. (en)
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  • The 1954 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy was the second race in the 1954 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season and proved highly controversial for course and race changes. The 1954 Junior TT was the first race where the official race distance was reduced from 7 laps to 5 laps. The 1954 Senior TT Race was stopped at half distance due to the weather conditions on the Mountain Section of the course. (en)
  • Il Tourist Trophy fu il secondo appuntamento del motomondiale 1954. Si svolse dal 14 al 19 giugno 1954 (il 14 250 e 350; il 16 la 125; il 18 i sidecar; il 19 la 500). Novità dell'edizione 1954 fu il ritorno del Sidecar TT, assente dal 1925. Per l'occasione fu creato un nuovo circuito, il Clypse, su cui corsero i "tre ruote" e la 125. Il Senior TT fu accorciato da 7 a 4 giri a causa della pioggia, consentendo a Ray Amm, in lotta con Geoff Duke, di vincere la gara. Lo Junior TT vide la prima vittoria del neozelandese Rod Coleman, in sella all'AJS 7R3 a tre valvole. (it)
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