British riders won three out of four events in the East German motorcycle Grand Prix races held at Hohenstein-Ernstthal yesterday.
British riders won three out of four events in the East German motorcycle Grand Prix races held at Hohenstein-Ernstthal yesterday. Britain's champion Mike Hailweed resumed his neck-and-neck tussle with Italian Giacomo Agostini in the 350cc and 500cc races, winning the first and losing the other. But in the lightweight events, British riders triumphed. Bill Ivy won the 125cc race and Phil Read was winner of the 250cc event. The 250cc event was a sweep for the British riders. Behind Read came two more Britons, Bill Ivy and Ralph Bryans. with his win, Read took the lead in the 250 cc world championship table. In the 125cc race, Ivy reversed the finishing order leaving Read second and another British rider, Stuart Graham, third but Read still leads in the world championship table for this category also.
SYNOPSIS: Hohenstein-Ernstthal, East Germany, and the East Germany motorcycle Grand Prix is in progress. Here, riders in the 125cc event await the start.
Massed crowds of motorcycle enthusiasts watch the start of the race, which counts towards the riders world championships.
British riders are in the lead and it could be a walkaway victory for them. Out ahead are Britons Bill Ivy, Phil Read and Stuart Graham.
Stuart Graham goes by - but it's Bill Ivy who takes the chequered flag.
And now, the 250cc event. Mike Hailwood on a Honda, with No 105 Bryans and 113 Read.
They're away - and it's going to be another British win.
No 116 Molloy goes b, followed by a pack of other riders, but it's going to be Phil Read who takes the flag.
With Hailwood, Ivy and Read all winning, it's been a British day at the races.