• Short Summary

    THE FIRST OF A FIVE MATCH 'TEST' SERIES BETWEEN BRITISH AND SOVIET SPEEDWAY MOTOR CYCLISTS WAS HELD TONIGHT (MONDAY) AT THE WIMBLEDON SPEEDWAY CIRCUIT IN LONDON.

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    THE FIRST OF A FIVE MATCH 'TEST' SERIES BETWEEN BRITISH AND SOVIET SPEEDWAY MOTOR CYCLISTS WAS HELD TONIGHT (MONDAY) AT THE WIMBLEDON SPEEDWAY CIRCUIT IN LONDON.BRITAIN WON THE MATCH BY 71 POINTS TO 36.

    THE SPEEDWAY MATCHES ARE BEING HELD AT WIMBLEDON, AND IN PROVINCIAL AREAS THIS MONTH.IT IS THE THIRD TIME SOVIET SPEEDWAY RIDERS HAVE TAKEN PART IN THE TEST SERIES AGAINST BRITAIN - ON THE PAST TWO OCCASIONS BRITAIN HAS EASILY WON THE SERIES.ALTHOUGH BEATEN IN THE FIRST MATCH, THE SOVIET RIDERS GAVE A GOOD DISPLAY AND WON SEVERAL HEATS.

    NINE RIDERS ARE REPRESENTING THE SOVIET UNION IN THE PRESENT MATCHES, SOME OF THEM RIDING IN BRITAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME.IT HAS TAKEN THE VISITING RIDERS SOME TIME TO GET USED THE TRACK CONDITIONS IN ENGLAND, WHICH DIFFER FROM THOSE IN THE SOVIET UNION.

    TONIGHT'S TEST WAS HELD OVER EIGHTEEN HEATS.RIDERS WERE AWARDED THREE POINTS FOR A WIN, TWO FOR A SECOND PLACING AND ONE POINT FOR THIRD PLACE.

    THE CAPTAIN OF THE RUSSIAN TEAM, IGOR PLECHANOV, AGED 32, IS RATED NUMBER TWO SPEEDWAY RIDER IN THE WORLD.THE CAPTAIN OF THE BRITISH TEAM, BARRY BRIGGS, OF NEW ZEALAND, IS THE WORLD CHAMPION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA359NTKQ6M8IQ9U2FHS1LCT0ST
    Media URN:
    VLVA359NTKQ6M8IQ9U2FHS1LCT0ST
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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