• Short Summary

    In South Africa, French Matra-Simcas once again proved their dominance of international sports car racing by coming in first and second in the World Championship nine hour Kyalami endurance race on Saturday (9 November).

  • Description

    In South Africa, French Matra-Simcas once again proved their dominance of international sports car racing by coming in first and second in the World Championship nine hour Kyalami endurance race on Saturday (9 November). This year's race was curtailed to six hours in order to conserve petrol and part of it was run during a thunderstorm.

    Right from the start of the race it was a duel between the two Matra-Simcas driven by Jean-Pierre Jarier and Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Gerard Larrousse and Henri Pescarolo. The French cars were chased by the Gulf Mirage driven by David Hobbs and Derek Bell. It was only in the last hour of the race that Jarier and Beltoise were overtaken by their compatriots who crossed the finish line inches ahead of them. Both the French cars completed 235 laps of the circuit. The Gulf Ford completed 229 laps and came in third.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA10G3DQJRFV7WA3P3W5J7YTV9M
    Media URN:
    VLVA10G3DQJRFV7WA3P3W5J7YTV9M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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