Swedish Kart Champion Lennart Bohlin added the World Cup to his list of successes when he beat four former World Champions to win the final of the World Cup at Morecambe, in Lancashire, on Monday (26 May).
SCU Thomas Benselfeldt with No. 53
CU ZOOM OUT Bohlin (Sweden), eventual winner, seated in back of car
CU Miss Annette Lindgren with Kart No. 43
CU Former World Champion Graham Liddle (2 shots)
TV Start of race
SV & TV PAN Race in progress (3 shots)
CU Riders round bend. No. 74 spins driver picks up kart and walks away
GV Race in progress
LV PAN No. 44 round bend in the lead
LV & CU Crowd watch as No. 44 crosses line (2 shots)
GV Crowd applauds
CU Winner Bohlin congratulated by other drivers
KARTS BEING PREPARED FOR FINAL: THOMAS BENSELFELDT OF SWEDEN WITH MACHINE: SWEDISH CHAMPION LENNART BOHLIN: ANNETTE LINDGREN WITH KART: FORMER WORLD CHAMPION GRAHAM LIDDLE: CROWD WATCHING RACE START: DAN LANNON SPINS AND RETIRES FROM RACE: BOHLIN WINNING RACE: CROWD APPLAUDING: DRIVERS CONGRATULATING BOHLIN.
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SPORT: KART RACING
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Background: Swedish Kart Champion Lennart Bohlin added the World Cup to his list of successes when he beat four former World Champions to win the final of the World Cup at Morecambe, in Lancashire, on Monday (26 May). Bohlin led the 15-men Swedish team that took part in the World Cup 250 International Kart series.
British driver Reg Gange -- a former World Champion -- took the lead from the start of the 25 lap final and was overtaken by Bohlin only near the end of the race.
Another member of the Swedish team who reached the final was Miss Annette Lindgren, the only woman driver in the Championships.
Drivers from Denmark, Ireland and Nigeria also competed in the series
SYNOPSIS: The nineteen-seventy-five World Cup Kart Championships at Morecambe, in Lancashire, attracted more than a hundred drivers from five countries. Among them, there were three former World Champions, a retiring World Champion and a number of National Champions. Swedish driver Annette Lindgren was the only woman competitor.
British kart driver Graham Liddle was ??? of the four British drivers in the final who'd held the World Title.
Ninety-nine cars started in the final, which was run over twenty-five laps of the Morecambe circuit. Former World Champion Reg Gange, of Britain, took the lead early in the race and was set to hold it for most of the event.
One of the first to drop out was Irish driver Dan Lannon, who was a little too eager to clear the bend. And, after that, there wasn't much left to do to pack up and head for home.
Swedish National Champion Lennart Bohlin drove brilliantly throughout the race and clinched the title when he passed Gange with only a few laps remaining.
Bohlin's win broke a run of successes for British drivers, who've held the World Cup since nineteen-seventy-one. ??? took home one hundred pounds and the World Cup Trophy and a replica.