Paul Dobbs

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Paul Dobbs
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Dobbs with an historic-class Norton-based race machine
Nationality New Zealand
Born (1970-10-05)5 October 1970
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Motorcycle racing career statistics
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested 11 (1999–2000, 20022010)
TT wins 0
Podiums 0

Paul Dobbs (5 October 1970 – 10 June 2010) was a New Zealand motorcycle road racer and development test rider.[1] He first competed in the Isle of Man TT races in 1999.

His motorcycle racing career includes a first place in the Australian 400 Class and Formula 3 in New South Wales in 1997. He competed in the 1998 Australian Championships finishing 2nd and 4th in Class.[2]

In his first attempt at the Isle of Man TT Race in 1999 he was awarded the best newcomer in the Lightweight 400 Race. His best finish was sixth in the 400 cc lightweight division of the 2000 Isle of Man TT.[3]

He died in a racing accident at Ballagarey, while competing in the Supersport race 2 at the 2010 Isle of Man TT.[4][5]

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Dobbs racing in the 2009 Supersport TT race 1 slowing to enter Governor's Bridge, close to the end of the lap

References

  1. Kilgallon, Steve (28 August 2011). "The deadliest race". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 8 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Compeditor profile: Paul Dobbs retrieved 20 November 2015
  3. "Race Results - Isle of Man TT Official Website". iomtt.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Kiwi killed in Isle of Man TT race". Stuff. Fairfax New Zealand Limited. 11 June 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "NZ rider killed in Isle of Man TT race". radionz.co.nz. Radio New Zealand. 11 June 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>