Tommy Robb

Tommy Robb injured at Festival of 1000 bikes

Reports are coming in that Tommy Robb has been injured while riding at the at Mallory Park Festival of 1000 Bikes on Sunday. He fell at the Esses and reportedly sustained broken ribs, a punctured lung and abrasions. Robb was rushed to Leicester ICU and is currently undergoing tests to ascertain his condition. All at wish him well and a speedy recovery.

Robb (14 October 1934) a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Northern Ireland. Robb began his Grand Prix career in the 1957 season. He won his first world championship race 1962 in the 250 class at the Ulster Grand Prix. In the 1962 season, Robb became one of the first non-Japanese riders hired by the Honda factory racing team. He enjoyed his greatest success with Honda, finishing second to his team-mate, Jim Redman, in the 1962 350 world championship. In 1973, he won the Lightweight TT at the Isle of Man TT races, aboard a Yamaha. He was also a five-time winner of the North West 200 race in Northern Ireland.