• Short Summary

    Britain's John Surtees - riding the race of a lifetime - won the Senior Tourist Trophy motorcycle race at the Isle of Man, June 17, and became the first man ever to win the race at an average speed of more than 100 mph.

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    Britain's John Surtees - riding the race of a lifetime - won the Senior Tourist Trophy motorcycle race at the Isle of Man, June 17, and became the first man ever to win the race at an average speed of more than 100 mph. For the 6 lapss of the 37 3/4 mile mountain circuit, he averaged 102.44 mph - in one lap he achieved an astounding record of 104 mph.

    Secon in the race was Junior TT winner, John Hartle, who, like Surtees, rode an Italian MV machine. His average speed was 100.44 mph. Hartle (no 11) completed the circuit in 2 hours, 15 minutes and 14.2 secs. In third place was another British rider, Mike Hailwood (no 4) riding a Norton. His speed was 98.29 mph.

    Surtees (no 3) won the Senior TT race for the third successive year. After shooting away to a lightning start, he tempted fate at each of the 20 curves as he cornered at fantastic speed - sometimes touching the grass verge on the way round. After the finish he climbed off his machine, waved to the cheering crowds and said: "I feel great".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1W5ETAADMQ6JGL61BUM3OIL0C
    Media URN:
    VLVA1W5ETAADMQ6JGL61BUM3OIL0C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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