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    A CROWD OF 70,000 WATCHED THE WEST GERMANY MOTOR CYCLE GRAND PRIX - THE SECOND EVENT IN THIS YEAR'S MOTOR CYCLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

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    A CROWD OF 70,000 WATCHED THE WEST GERMANY MOTOR CYCLE GRAND PRIX - THE SECOND EVENT IN THIS YEAR'S MOTOR CYCLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. THE RACES WERE HELD TODAY (SUNDAY) AT A NEWLY BUILT TRACK AT HOCKENHEIM, NEAR HEIDELBERG.

    THE RACES PROVED AN OVERWHELMING TRIUMPH FOR JAPANESE - BUILT MOTOR CYCLES, WHICH DOMINATED THE ENTRIES IN BOTH THE 125 c.c. AND THE 250 c.c. EVENTS.

    THE 125 c.c. EVENT WAS RUN OVER 15 LAPS OF THE NEW MOTODROM CIRCUIT - A DISTANCE OF 71.46 MILES (115 KILOMETRES). THE RACE WAS ONE BY LUIGI TAVERI OF SWITZERLAND RIDING A HONDA. HE WAS 12 SECONDS AHEAD OF HIS NEAREST RIVAL WITH AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 100.66 MILES AN HOUR (162.5 KPH). SECOND WAS BRITON RALPH BRYANS, ALSO RIDING A HONDA, 11 SECONDS AHEAD OF FELLOW COUNTRYMAN PHIL READ ON A YAMAHA. FRANK PERRES OF CANADA, RIDING A SUZUKI, WAS PLACED FOURTH.

    WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PLACINGS IN THE 125 c.c. CLASS ARE NOW: TAVERI 14 POINTS; BRYANS 10 POINTS, AND BILL IVY OF BRITAIN, 8 POINTS.

    JAPANESE CYCLES TOOK THE FIRST THREE PLACES IN THE 250c.c EVENT WITH MIKE HAILWOOD ESTABLISHING HIS POSITION AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE. HAILWOOD ON A HONDA COMPLETED THE 23 LAPS OF THE 96.6 MILE (155.6 KPH) RACE IN 53 MINUTES 5 SECONDS, AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 109.2 MILES AN HOUR (175.8 KPH). JIM REDMAN OF RHODESIA, ANOTHER HONDA RIDER, WAS LESS THAN A SECOND BEHIND HAILWOOD. BILL IVY WAS THIRD ON A YAMAHA, AND DEREK WOODMAN, TWO LAPS BEHIND, CAME FOURTH ON A M.Z.

    HAILWOOD NOW HAS 16 POINTS IN THE 250 c.c. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE. WOODMAN IS NEXT WITH 9 POINTS AND REDMAN HAS 6 POINTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2KO6L49VXDOPMVR46J3NIR75F
    Media URN:
    VLVA2KO6L49VXDOPMVR46J3NIR75F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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