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    WORLD CHAMPION RACING DRIVER, JIM CLARK, TODAY (SATURDAY) WON THE EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX AT THE BRANDS HATCH CIRCUIT IN KENT, SOUTHERN ENGLAND.

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    WORLD CHAMPION RACING DRIVER, JIM CLARK, TODAY (SATURDAY) WON THE EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX AT THE BRANDS HATCH CIRCUIT IN KENT, SOUTHERN ENGLAND.

    THE 24 YEAR OLD SCOTTISH FARMER, DRIVING A GLEAMING LOTUS 25. LED THROUGHOUT TO REGISTER AN IMPRESSIVE WIN IN THE 212 MILES (341 KMS) EVENT AFTER A NECK AND NECK STRUGGLE WITH FORMER WORLD CHAMPION GRAHAM HILL. CLARK FINISHED ONLY 2,8 SECONDS AHEAD OF HILL, DRIVING A B.R.M.

    THE VICTORY ENABLED CLARK TO INCREASE HIS LEAD IN THE CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP TO FOUR POINTS OVER HILL. DURING THE RACE, CLARK TWICE SMASHED THE LAP RECORD - HIS BEST EFFORT BEING ONE MINUTE 38.8 SECONDS FOR THE 2.68 MILES (4.26 KM) CIRCUIT. THIS WAS AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 96.56 MILES PER HOUR (155.39 KPH).

    CLARK CLOCKED 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES 7 SECONDS FOR THE RACE AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 94.14 MILES PER HOUR (151.40 KPH). HILL WAS TIMED AT 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES 9.8 SECONDS. THIRD PLACE-GETTER, JOHN SURTEES, DRIVING A FERRARI, WAS GIVEN THE FLAG 77 SECONDS AFTER HILL OPPOSED THE LINE.

    FROM THE START, DAN GURNEY, THE GIANT CALIFORNIAN WHO WON THE FRENCH GRAND PRIX A FORTNIGHT AGO, LEFT INTO SECOND PLACE AHEAD OF HILL. THEN, AFTER FOUR LAPS HE PULLED INTO THE PITS WITH THE TRANSISTOR IGNITION OF HIS CAR SMOKING.

    GURNEY LOST FIVE LAPS TO THE LEADERS BEFORE REJOINING THE RACE - A HANDICAP TOO BIG TO MAKE UP.

    THE TENSE DUEL BETWEEN CLARK AND HILL FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE RACE GRIPPED THE ATTENTION OF THE CROWD OF 100 THOUSAND. THERE WAS BARELY A CAR LENGTH BETWEEN THEM AS HILL TRIED TO GET THROUGH, FIRST ON THE SIDE, THEN ON THE OTHER.

    THE CHAMPION REFUSED TO BE FLURRIED UNDER PRESSURE, AND NEVER MADE A MISTAKE. AT THE HALFWAY MARK CLARK HAD BUILT UP HIS LEAD TO 10 SECONDS AND FROM THE ON HIS VICTORY WAS NEVER REALLY IN DOUBT.

    PLACE GETTERS WERE: FIRST, JIM CLARK; SECOND, GRAHAM HILL, THIRD JOHN SURTEES; FOURTH JACK BRABHAM (BRABHAM-CLIMAX) AND, FIFTH LORENZO BANDINI (FERRARI).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3AJ2254DKSAQY4LBUQT3H44ZJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AJ2254DKSAQY4LBUQT3H44ZJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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