Tommy Wood

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Tommy Wood
Nationality British
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1949, 1951, 1953 - 1954
First race 1949 350cc Swiss Grand Prix
Last race 1954 500cc Spanish Grand Prix
First win 1951 350cc Spanish Grand Prix
Last win 1951 Isle of Man 250cc Lightweight TT
Team(s)Moto Guzzi
Championships 0
StartsWinsPodiums Poles F. laps Points

Tommy Wood (17 February 1912 21 January 2003) [1] was a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He competed in his first Manx Grand Prix in 1937. [2] His best season was in 1951, when he won two races, including the 1951 Isle of Man Lightweight TT, and finished second to Bruno Ruffo in the 250cc world championship. [3]

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