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Jimmie Guthrie win European Grand Prix 1935

Listed below are the major achievements of Hawick's racing legend as listed by Hawick Museum:

1927 2nd Senior TT
1928 2nd 350 German Grand Prix
2nd 350 Swiss Grand Prix
1930 1st Lightweight TT
1st 350 German Grand Prix
1931 2nd Junior TT
2nd Senior TT
3rd 500 French Grand Prix
1st 500 “500 at Solitude”
1st 350 German Grand Prix
2nd 350 Ulster Grand Prix
1932 1st 350 Leinster “200”
2nd Senior TT
2nd 350 Belgian Grand Prix
1933 3rd Junior TT
4th Senior TT
2nd 350 French Grand Prix
1st 350 Belgian Grand Prix
2nd 350 Ulster Grand Prix
1st 350 Spanish Grand Prix
1st 500 Spanish Grand Prix
2nd 350 Grand Prix of Europe (Sweden)
1934 1st Junior TT
1st Senior TT
1935 1st 500 North West “200”
1st Junior TT
2nd Senior TT
1st 500 Swiss Grand Prix
2nd 350 Swiss Grand Prix
1st 500 Dutch TT
1st 500 German Grand Prix
1st 500 Belgian Grand Prix
1st 500 Grand Prix of Europe (Ulster)
1st 350 Spanish Grand Prix
1st 500 Spanish Grand Prix
1936 1st 350 Swiss Grand Prix
1st 500 Swiss Grand Prix
1st 500 North West “200”
1st Senior TT
1st 500 Belgian Grand Prix
1st 500 Grand Prix of Europe (Germany)
1st 500 Dutch TT
3rd Swedish Grand Prix
1937 1st 350 Leinster “200”
1st 500 North West “200”
1st Junior TT
1st 350 Grand Prix of Europe (Switzerland)
1st 500 Grand Prix of Europe (Switzerland)
1st 500 Belgian Grand Prix

World Speed Records at Montlhery, France

1934 50km record at 113.23mph
50 mile record at 113.39mph (both records set on a 490cc Norton)
1935 One hour record at 114.09mph
World 50km, 50 mile, 100km, 100 mile record all at over 114mph (all on 490cc Norton)
1936 One hour 350cc record at 107.43mph (348cc Norton)
World 50km, 50 mile, 100km records broken at over 117mph (490cc Norton)

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