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Tom Herron


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Motorcycle: 1977 Spondon Yamaha TZ250
Born: 14 December 1948 – 26 May 1979 
Home town: Newcastle


Tom Herron began his racing career in 1965 and won his first international race at the 1970 North West 200. He spent most of his racing life as a privateer, a rider who enters races without being supported by a bike manufacturer. He was successful in races at home and in Europe finishing third in the Finnish and Swedish Grand Prixes. His most notable achievement was for the course record of 127.63mph at the 1978 NW 200. Tragically, he was killed on the last bend on the last race of the last day of the 1979 NW 200.

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