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    JIM CLARK, DRIVING A LOTUS, TODAY (SUNDAY) WIN THE BELGIAN GRAND PRIX FOR THE FOURTH SUCCESSIVE YEAR.

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    JIM CLARK, DRIVING A LOTUS, TODAY (SUNDAY) WIN THE BELGIAN GRAND PRIX FOR THE FOURTH SUCCESSIVE YEAR.STEWART OF BRITAIN IN A BRM WAS SECOND AND BRUCE McLAREN IN A COOPER-CLIMAX WAS THIRD.CLARK'S SEQUENCE OF WINS IS UNPRECEDENTED IN THE 40 YEARS HISTORY OF THE COURSE.

    GOING STRAIGHT INTO THE FRONT AT THE START CLARK WAS NEVER OVERTAKEN.IN WENT CONDITIONS HE KEPT UP THE PRESSURE AND, WITH STEWART, LAPPED THE REST OF THE FIELD.THE COURSE AT FRANCORCHAMPS, REGARDED AS THE FASTEST CIRCUIT IN EUROPE IN NORMAL CONDITIONS, WAS GREASY AND RAINSOAKED, AND THESE SLOWED THE PACE.HOWEVER, CLARK COVERED THE 280-MILE COURSE THROUGH THE ARDENNES PINE FORESTS, (450 KMS) IN 2 HRS: 23 MINS: 34.8 SECS - AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 117.65 MPH.

    CLARK'S WIN IN HE GREEN AND YELLOW LOTUS PUTS HIM IN THE LEAD FOR THE WORLD DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 18 POINTS.GRAHAM HILL, FIFTH IN TODAY'S RACE, LIES SECOND IN THE TITLE RACE WITH 15 POINTS, AND STEWART IS THIRD WITH II.THE CURRENT WORLD CHAMPION, JOHN SURTEES, DRIVING A FERRARI TODAY RETIRED AFTER SIX LAPS WITH ENGINE TROUBLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1BDJUSH0NZHC936919KE5QIDA
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BDJUSH0NZHC936919KE5QIDA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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