Donald Iszatt is an all round sports enthusiast;
championship boxer, chess player and keen cyclist and became one of the
regulars, though almost always close to his Essex home. He started racing in
1954, in a Cooper Mk V before
upgrading to a Mk IX and
continued through to 1956. Rarely taking the major races he nevertheless
produced some good performances and was regularly well placed with the
occasional win. He ran a JAP engine, by then thoroughly outclassed by the
Nortons, making any place in an open race, very respectable.
Brands Hatch, 19th April 1954, 4th in Heat 1 for the
Brands Hatch, 27th December 1954, 1st in Heat 1 for the Yuletide Trophy,
3rd in Final.
Brands Hatch, 11th April 1955, 1st in Consolation Final of the Senior
Race, 2nd in the JAP Race.
Brands Hatch, 1st May 1955, 4th in the Second Final.
29th May 1955, 3rd in Second Final, 2nd in the JAP Race.
30th May 1955, 2nd in the JAP Race.
12th June 1955, 4th in Second Final for the Senior Race, 4th in the JAP
13th August 1955, 1st in JAP Race.
Hatch, 4th September 1955, 4th in the Consolation Final, 2nd in the JAP
Hatch 26th December 1955, 3rd in the Second Final of the Yuletide Trophy.
2nd to Henry Taylor in the JAP Championship
Brands Hatch, 3rd April 1956, 3rd in the Consolation Race, 4th in the JAP
Hatch, 29th April 1956, 1st in the Second Final, 1st in the JAP Race.
20th May 1956, 3rd in Second Final, 3rd in the JAP Race.
21st May 1956, 5th in Heat 3 for the Redex Trophy.
1st July 1956, 5th in the Second Final.
9th September 1956, 2nd in the Second Final
Don at Brands Hatch in 1955.
Don moved on to a Lotus
XI before family pressure forced him to retire, only to take up yachting.
Now in his 90's, he still lives near Braintree in Essex.