• Short Summary

    Leading cars in the Monte Carlo Rally arrived in the Principality today (Monday, Jan 25th.) to complete the first stage of the annual rally.

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    Leading cars in the Monte Carlo Rally arrived in the Principality today (Monday, Jan 25th.) to complete the first stage of the annual rally.

    The leader at Monte Carlo was Ove Andersson of Sweden driving a French Renault Alpine. Second was Jean-Luc Therier of France, also driving a Renault. And third, Sandro Munari, of Italy, in a Lancia.

    Renaults filled five of the first 10 places. They were placed first, second, fourth, sixth and 10th. The French cars were putting up their strongest challenge yet for victory in the rally.

    German Porsches and Italian Lancias are expected to give the Renaults a hard fight. Three Porches and one Lancia were in the first 10 cars.

    Bjiorn Waldegaard, of Sweden, who won the last two rallies, had the fourth fastest time over the snow-covered speed section above Monaco, but a one-minute penalty for being late at a control point pushed him down to 12th place. Waldegaard was driving a Porsche.

    Of the 248 cars which started in the rally, 197 reached Monte Carlo after battling through snow and ice on twisting roads. Many cars bore the marks of minor accidents, but officials said no competitors had been injured.

    Some drivers complained they lost valuable points because they could not overtake slower drivers on the narrow roads.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA325C1O1QEHW6BCI124O4DTLOV
    Media URN:
    VLVA325C1O1QEHW6BCI124O4DTLOV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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