• Short Summary

    World champion motor-cyclist John Surtess won the 500 c.c. event in the French Grand Prix,?

  • Description

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    LV PAN.. Start of 500 c.c. event
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    2.
    TV Riders into and around first bend
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    3.
    SV Competitors past camera
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    4.
    SV PAN.. Competitors round bend and into straight
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    5.
    LV Spectators
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    6.
    STV Stander No 5 round bend
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    7.
    TV Competitors under way
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    8.
    SV PAN.. Surtees No 1 round bend and along straight
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    9.
    LV Surtees
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    10.
    LV PAN.. Race in progress
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    11.
    LV TO SV.. Surtess wins
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    12.
    SV PAN.. Surtess PAN DOWN to motorcycle
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    13.
    CU Surtess
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    14.
    SV Surtess (first), Venturi (second), and Brown (third) on rostrum
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    15.
    SCU SCU Surtess is presented with bouquet
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    Initials LSW/S/WS/ES


    SPORT: MOTORCYCLE RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: World champion motor-cyclist John Surtess won the 500 c.c. event in the French Grand Prix, May 22, riding an M.V. Agusta. He covered the 125 mile course in 1 hour 30 minutes 21 seconds, at an average speed of 75 m.p.h. Italy's Remo Venturi third on a Norton.

    The victory was some compensation to Surtess, who was surprisingly beaten into third place in the 350 c.c. race by Gary Hocking of Rhodesia on an Agusta and Frantisek Stastny of Czechoslovakia on a Jarwa; defeat was attributed to a twelfth lap plug change which lost him two minutes; he finished 1 minute 34 seconds behind the winner.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3FX7T6OL7YTKV4H810TGN15AI
    Media URN:
    VLVA3FX7T6OL7YTKV4H810TGN15AI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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