• Short Summary

    THE WORLD'S BEST RACING MOTOR-CYCLISTS WERE IN ACTION AT NUERBURGRING THIS WEEKEND FOR THE WEST GERMAN GRAND PRIX.

  • Description

    THE WORLD'S BEST RACING MOTOR-CYCLISTS WERE IN ACTION AT NUERBURGRING THIS WEEKEND FOR THE WEST GERMAN GRAND PRIX. YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), NEW ZEALANDER HUGH ANDERSON SPED TO VICTORY IN THE 125 CC RACE, AND GIACOMO AGOSTINI OF ITALY WON THE 350 CC TITLE.

    IN THE 125 CC RACE, RIDERS FACED AN EXHAUSTING TEST OF CONCENTRATION, THROTTLING THEIR MACHINES AROUND 13 LAPS OF THE DIFFICULT, TWISTING CIRCUIT.

    HUGH ANDERSON (NO. 183) LED PRACTICALLY ALL THE WAY. ERNST DEGNER (184) OF WEST GERMANY DUELLED WITH THE NEW ZEALANDER FOR THE EARLY LEAD, BUT SLIPPED BACK LATER AS FRANK PERRIS (182) OF CANADA AND THIS SPANIARD RAMON TORRES (221) TOOK OVER THE CHALLENGE.

    BUT AT THE CHEQUERED FLAG IT WAS ANDERSON WITH AN EASY - AND RECORD-BREAKING - VICTORY. HIS SUZUKI MACHINE COVERED THE 62 MILES (100.7 KMS) IN THE RECORD TIME OF 48 MINUTES 1.7 SECONDS - NEARLY A MINUTE AHEAD OF PERRIS' SUZUKI. TORRES, RIDING A BULTACO, WAS THIRD, WHILE ANOTHER SUZUKI, RIDDEN BY DEGNER, WAS FOURTH.

    IN THE RACE FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, ANDERSON WITH 16 POINTS LEADS FROM PERRIS (10) AND DEGNER (9).

    MORE RECORDS WERE BROKEN IN THE 350 CC EVENT. THIS TIME RIDERS FACED 20 LAPS - A DISTANCE OF 96 MILES (154.9 KMS). RIDING A HONDA, JIM REDMAN (NO. 60), THE RHODESIAN WORLD CHAMPION, LED OR 17 LAPS UNTIL A SPILL PUT HIM OUT OF THE RACE.

    AGOSTINI (83), WHO UNTIL THAT STAGE HAD BEEN IN HOT PURSUIT ON HIS MV-AGUSTA, TOOK OVER A LONG LEAD FROM BRITAIN'S MIKE HAILWOOD (73), THE 500 CC WORLD CHAMPION. BOTH RIDERS LAPPED THE REST OF THE FIELD.

    AGOSTINI SPED TO VICTORY AT A RECORD AVERAGE SPEED OF 84.7 MILES (136.4 KMS) AN HOUR, AND FINISHED TWO-AND-A-HALF MINUTES AHEAD OF HAILWOOD, ALSO RIDING AN MV-AGUSTA. GUSTAV HAVEL (66) OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA WAS THIRD ON HIS JAWA, AND ENZO PASOLINI (117) FOURTH ON AN AERMACCHI.

    THIS WAS THE FIRST RACE IN THE 350 CC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. RACING CONTINUED TODAY (SUNDAY).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2OH755911WT0KZAKL5B6JZHNB
    Media URN:
    VLVA2OH755911WT0KZAKL5B6JZHNB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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