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    ITALIAN MOTORCYCLIST GIACOMO AGOSTINI HAS NOW WON THE FIRST SIX OF THE II EVENTS THAT COUNT TOWARDS THE 1968 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

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    CROWD; TWO RIDERS ON MACHINES; PHIL READ; SPECTATORS ON POLES; START OF 125 C.C. RACE; VARIOUS SHOTS RACE; READ WINS RACE; PRESENTATION TO PLACEGETTERS; START OF 500 C.C. RACE; RIDER PAST CAMERA AT SPEED; AGOSTINI AT SPEED; VARIOUS SHOTS OTHER RIDERS; AGOSTINI WINS AND PRESENTATION TO PLACEGETTERS. (NATURAL SOUND).




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    Background: ITALIAN MOTORCYCLIST GIACOMO AGOSTINI HAS NOW WON THE FIRST SIX OF THE II EVENTS THAT COUNT TOWARDS THE 1968 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. IN THE EAST GERMAN GRAND PRIX AT HOHENSTEIN-ERNSTTHAL WON THE 350 AND THE 550 C.C. EVENTS.

    THIS FILM SHOWS THE 125 C.C. AND THE 500 C.C. EVENTS. THE BRITISH RIDER, PHIL READ, ON A JAPANESE YAHAMA, WON THE 125 CC EVENT, SETTING A NEW CLASS RECORD OF 100,254 M.P.H. (161.344 K.P.H.) HE COVERED THE 64.22 MILES (103.416 KMS) IN 39 MINUTES AND 35.6 SECONDS, AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 97.33 M.P.H. (156.645 K.P.H.).

    ANOTHER BRITAIN, BILL IVY (YAMAHA) WAS SECOND AND J. BARTUSCH OF EAST GERMANY (MZ) WAS THIRD. BUT THEY DAY WAS AGOSTINI'S. HE RODE HIS MV AUGUSTA TO VICTORY IN THE 350 C.C. CLASS AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 102,984 M.P.H. (165.737 K.P.H.) HE LAPPED THE FIELD EXCEPT THE SECOND PLACEGETTER, HEINZ ROSNER OF EAST GERMANY, ON AN MZ.

    IN THE 500 C.C. RACE, HE SET A NEW LAP RECORD OF 109.85 M.P.H. (176.798 K.P.H.). SECOND WAS ANOTHER ITALIAN, ALBERTO PAGANI, ON A LINTO, AND AUSTRALIAN JACK FINDLAY, ON A MATCHLESS, WAS THIRD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA38DK70ARQ3CH94X0R7K7MHB64
    Media URN:
    VLVA38DK70ARQ3CH94X0R7K7MHB64
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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