• Short Summary

    AT SILVERSTONE RACING CIRCUIT, THE WORLD CHAMPION MOTOR CYCLIST, MIKE HAILWOOD, TODAY (SATURDAY) DEFEATED AN INTERNATIONAL FIELD TO WIN THE BRITISH MOTOR CYCLE RACING CLUB'S SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP.

  • Description


    SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RACE.




    Initials PBS/V/RM/EEH


    SPORT: MOTOR CYCLING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AT SILVERSTONE RACING CIRCUIT, THE WORLD CHAMPION MOTOR CYCLIST, MIKE HAILWOOD, TODAY (SATURDAY) DEFEATED AN INTERNATIONAL FIELD TO WIN THE BRITISH MOTOR CYCLE RACING CLUB'S SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP.

    HAILWOOD WAS RIDING A PRIVATELY OWNED MACHINE, AND COMPETING AGAINST TEAMS REPRESENTING JAPANESE, EUROPEAN AND BRITISH MOTOR CYCLE MANUFACTURERS.

    HAILWOOD, AGED 25, SCORED THREE VICTORIES AT TODAY'S SILVERSTONE MEETING - HE ALSO WON THE PRODUCTION MACHINES EVENT ON A B.S.A.AND THE 350C.C.EVENT.

    FIFTY RIDERS, FROM BRITAIN, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, SWITZERLAND, SOUTH AFRICA AND NEW ZEALAND, COMPETED IN THE SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, RACED OVER A DISTANCE OF 73 MILES (117 KILOMETRES).

    HAILWOOD IS THE YOUNGEST MAN EVER TO HOLD THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - HE HAS WON IT FOUR TIMES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2P7OVP7AD1P6N5TRQN49AB8W8
    Media URN:
    VLVA2P7OVP7AD1P6N5TRQN49AB8W8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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