Day Five Mileage: 82 Miles; Sections: 37
Nerves came into play on the last-but-one day of the event as Gordon Farley parted with more marks than he had planned on the Factory over-bored Triumph Tiger Cub. He was surrounded by the Greeves manufacturer team who were all trying to finish in front of the on-form Dennis Jones. Bill Wilkinson was the best of the Greeves team riders, followed by Don Smith and Jim Sandiford. Previous winner Arthur Lampkin moved into ninth position on the same marks as Sandiford. It’s quite interesting to note that the top 15 had more two-stroke than four-stroke machines as the tide had certainly started to change for the lightweight machinery.
Friday: 1: Sammy Miller (Bultaco) 13; 2: Dave Rowland (BSA) 33; 3: Dennis Jones (Greeves) 35; 4: Bill Wilkinson (Greeves) 38; 5: Gordon Farley (Triumph) 42.
Jon Tye (Bultaco): The eventual winner of the R.A. Castle Trophy for the best services rider. He rode for the RAF Motor Sports Association.
Maurice Newsham (Bultaco): Looking as though he is enjoying himself, the village of Kinlochleven can be seen in the background.
Norman Edgar (Bultaco): The winner of the Sydney Latimer Trophy for the best Edinburgh Club member.
Ted Breffitt (Bultaco): Showing full ‘English’ body lean on the radial head fourspeed Bultaco as he attacks Laggan Locks.
Reg May (Greeves): Seen here on his immaculate Greeves Reg would become very instrumental in the machine preparation of the Spanish Bultaco brand, and in particular the winning Bultaco machinery of Martin Lampkin.