Dieter Quester of Austria won the Macao Grand Prix on Sunday (29 November) at an average speed of 81.04 miles-an-hour.
GV Start of race
SV PAN, spectators to track.
SV Cars pass
GV Cars around bend on waterfront
SV Cars down straight
SV Winner receives chequered flag
CV PAN, Dieter Quester in car number 2, surrounded by pressmen (3 shots)
Initials OJP/MR/VC/1600 OJP/MR/VC/1610
SPORT: MOTOR RACING
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Background: Dieter Quester of Austria won the Macao Grand Prix on Sunday (29 November) at an average speed of 81.04 miles-an-hour.
The young Austrian, driving a BMW, let from the start.
Asia's premier motor-racing event is run over a distance of 171 miles....45 laps of the Macao circuit which winds through the streets and along the waterfront.
Several former champions were taking part, but the field was reduced by a string of mechanical failures which accounted for three of them. With little real opposition left Quester pressed further and further into the lead until, at the finishing line, he was a full two laps clear of the second driver Albert Poon of Hong Kong.
Australia's Don O'Sullivan was placed third with an average speed 10 miles-an-hour slower than the winner.
Surrounded afterwards by newsmen, Quester declared that the race was an easy one.