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BILL DORAN “Aware that he wasn’t a young man in racing terms, he was always in a hurry.”

There are only a select few men who have been immortalised with a TT corner named after them – and one of that special band is Bill Doran, with Doran’s Bend, just after Ballig Bridge, named after he endured and survived a massive crash there during the 1950 TT races.

Doran came late to racing motorbikes. Born on November 29, 1914, in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, he was a fine all-round sportsman, particularly excelling on the football field, becoming a local league star in the

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