• Short Summary

    Motor-cycling -- and in the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy races in the United Kingdom eight times world champion phil Read of Britain claimed on Wednesday (15 June) that he would never ride a motor-cycle again after a crash which put him in hospital.

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    Motor-cycling -- and in the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy races in the United Kingdom eight times world champion phil Read of Britain claimed on Wednesday (15 June) that he would never ride a motor-cycle again after a crash which put him in hospital. Read was making a dramatic return to the T.T. after an absence of five years, but his hopes of pulling off a third victory in the 750cc Classic race were dashed when he crashed his Yamaha bike during an unofficial practice session.

    SYNOPSIS: But there were no serious incident during the first leg of the sidecar event on Monday (13 June). 40 riders and their passengers set off for four laps of the 37.73 mile (about 60 kilometre) mountain circuit, known as the toughest in the world.

    It was a great race, in which the magical 100 mile (about 161 kilometre) per hour lap was broken for the first time. From a standing start Dick Greasley from Market Drayton, England, and his passenger Mick Sheels riding 750cc Chell Yamaha number two produced an amazing first lap of 100.59 (about 161 kilometres) miles per hour.

    Greasley and Skills rocketed away from the star of the race, George O'Dell from the start, but it was a short-lived triumph.

    With his passenger kenny Arthur, O'Dell -- number 16 -- tailed Greasley all the way and lived up to his reputation by putting in a record breaking final lap on his 750cc Yamaha, to win the race by one minute, 10 seconds ant an average speed of 100.03 (about 161 kilometres) miles per hour.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA293FIPIJAE8ELBFOU053PBTR9
    Media URN:
    VLVA293FIPIJAE8ELBFOU053PBTR9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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