Joe Wright

Joe Wright was a British racing motorcyclist who achieved fame in the 1920s and 1930s as a rider of Brough Superior motorcycles. He held the lap record at Brooklands from 1925 until 1935. He was born in Nottinghamshire in 1900 and began racing motorcycles in the early 1920s.

Wright's first major racing success came in 1924 when he won the Senior TT on a Sunbeam motorcycle. He later switched to riding Brough Superior motorcycles and became one of the most successful riders of the marque, winning numerous races and setting speed records.

One of Wright's most notable achievements came in 1931 when he set a new world speed record for motorcycles of 169.7 mph (273.1 km/h) on a Brough Superior at the Brooklands circuit. He also won the prestigious Ulster Grand Prix four times between 1928 and 1932.

Wright retired from motorcycle racing in 1933 but remained involved in the industry as a dealer and tuner. He passed away in 1985 at the age of 85. Joe Wright's legacy as one of the greatest riders of Brough Superior motorcycles lives on to this day, and his achievements continue to inspire motorcycle enthusiasts around the world.

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