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THE ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT 50cc TT
One of the Best Races of the Week 
Douglas, June 12th 1964
THE 50 c.c. class, at one time considered something of a joke in the Island, this year provided one of the most closely contested races of the week. It also showed that these diminutive machines can be the most reliable of all. Although Hugh Anderson on his Suzuki led from start to finish and won at a record average speed of 80.64 m.p.h., the other places were in the balance right up to the end.
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Honours were shared fairly evenly between Suzuki, Honda and Kreidler; H. Bryans (Honda) was second and I. Morishita (Suzuki) third, only 0.6s behind Bryans. Three seconds after Morishita came H. G. Anscheidt (Kreidler). The lap record was broken several times and Anderson finally put it up to 81.13 m.p.h.
The weather was almost ideal-dry, practically no sun and with only a moderate breeze as riders came out to the grid after an ear-splitting warming-up session. There were eight non-starters. Out of an entry of 28, made up mainly of the factory Suzukis, Hondas and Kreidlers, plus two Tohatsus, Honda production racers and one Itom.
All got away welexcept Taveri's Kreidler which was very reluctant to pick up. In two and a half minutes the field had left the grandstand area, giving peace and quiet after the high-pitched screech of the two-strokes and the slightly lower thrum of the twin-cylinder four-stroke Hondas.
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From Hugh Anderson's Book Cover
Luigi Taveri - Kreidler
For the first time in the week there were no retirements announced within a few minutes of the start of the race. In fact only one rider failed to complete the first lap and that was J. Pink (Honda) who came off at the Ramsey hairpin; he was unharmed but could not continue. Anderson, starting number three, was soon first by thclock and leading the race but closely followed by Morishita and Itoh (Suzuki), last year's winner, and Anscheidt and Koshino (Suzuki) who were level pegging.
When they came past the grandstand at the end of the first lap there were three of them inline astern, equally spaced out. Anscheidt was in front followed by Andersoand then Koshino; after a short interval, Itoh came by on his own, and then Bryans, just in front of Morishita, having managed to get past the Japanese after all. Taniguchi tried to force his Honda past the Kreidler of Taveri but he had not managed it as they disappeared towards the top of Bray Hill. Even so, the Kreidlers, except for Anscheidt's machine, must have been slower than the Suzukis and Hondas. Taniguchi had already made up 30s on Taveri in catching him, and Provini on the other Kreidler, starting with a later number than the rest, had obviously lapped more slowly.
The first-lap leaders were Anderson, Itoh and Anscheidt, followed by Koshino and Morishita. So Suzukis held four of the first five places with the Kreidler sandwiched between.  Everyone with the exception of Pink completed the first lap but when D. A. Juler with the Itom started his second lap the leaders were already approaching Ballaugh, 17 miles out, on the second lap. At Sulby Anderson, who had already regained his lead on the road at Quarter Bridge, was still in front followed closely by Anscheidt and Koshino, and Bryans was ahead of Morishita.
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Ian E. Plumridge on the CR110 Honda.
By the time the leaders got to Keppel Gate Anderson had managed to get away from the others and so, as he had started number three, he was leading the race comfortably on time and on the road. He came through to start his last lap about 30s before the next two, Anscheidt and Koshino, appeared; and that lap was the first over-80m.p.h. ever made on a fifty-81.10 m.p.h.
Anscheidt with his Kreidler now lay second in the race with Koshino third and Itoh fourth, but only 7s covered them. In fact there were only 13s between the second and the sixth man, Bryans, who was having a terrific dice with Morishita. Anderson continued comfortably in the lead and came home to a well-deserved win, having had no luck at all in the other lightweight races.
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Bryans and Morishita Jumping Ballaugh Bridge
Bryans made a terrific effort. From sixth at the end of the second lap he finished in second place, 1.4s behind Anderson; but Koshino over did it at Waterworks Corner and came off, though with no serious injuries. Anscheidt was pushed back to fourth place, but only 2.6s behind the second Suzuki.  

When the"tumult and the shouting died" and Anderson was just leaving the paddock in his van, D. A. Juler and the Itom finished the race.
RACE RESULTS
50 c.c. Race: 3 laps-113.2 miles

1 H. R. Anderson......................(Suzuki)    1 24 13.4      80.64
2 R. Bryans...............................(Honda)     1 25 14.8      79.68
3 I. Morishita...........................(Suzuki)     1 25 15.4     79.67
4 H. G. Anscheidt ................(Kreidler)    1 25 18.0     79.63
5 Itt. Itoh....................................(Suzuki)     1 25 22.4     79.57
6 N. Taniguchi.........................(Honda)      1 25 33.0    79.39
7 L. Taveri ................................(Kreidler)    1 26 27.4     78.56
8 T Provini ...............................(Kreidler)    1 30 39.6    74.9 2
The above received Silver replicas

9 D. A. Simmonds .................(Tohatsu)     1 36 18.0      70.53
10 I. E. Plumridge....................(Honda)       1 39 08.8     68.51
11 P. Horsham.............................(Honda)       1 39 21.2      68.37
The above received Bronze replicas

12 J. Tompsett.............................(Honda)       1 44 30.4    65.00
13 L. E. Evans.............................(Honda)       1 44 51.4     64.78
14 A. G. Hutchings...................(Honda)       1 48 01.2     62.88
15 D. A. Juler ...........................(Itom)          1 59 45.8    56.72

Fastest Lap :Anderson, 27m 54.2, 81.13 m.p.h.

Manufacturer's Team Prize: Suzuki-Anderson, Morishita, Itoh.

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T. Provini Kreidler
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I. Morishita Suzuki
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M. Itoh pictured in action on his 50 c.c. Suzuki
Ralph Bryans Jumping Ballaugh Bridge
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Ian Plumridge on the Honda in the 1964 50cc TT
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