• Short Summary

    The 12th three-day Castrol International South Africa-Swaziland car rally ended in Lugogo on July 12.

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    1.
    GV No. 5, Sarel van der Merwe and Franz Boshoff, in Audi Quattro take corner
    0.07

    2.
    GV No. 4, Tony Pond and Rob Arthur, in Datsun Stanza take same bend
    0.12

    3.
    GV NO.7, Geoff Mortimer and Spotti Woodhead in Audi Quattro drive round corner
    0.18

    4.
    GV No. 1, Jimmy McRae and Ian Grindrod, in Opel Ascona, en route
    0.23

    5.
    SV Crowd watches
    0.27

    6.
    GV No.7 drives round bend as helicopter hovers overhead
    0.34

    7.
    GV N. 3, Serge Damseaux and Vito Bonafeda, in Ford Escort
    0.38

    8.
    GV No. 1 takes bend
    0.45

    9.
    SV Team officials watch
    0.48

    10.
    GV No. 3 drives along road
    0.53

    11.
    SVs Team members (2 shots)
    1.02

    12.
    SVs Rally cars off road (2 shots)
    1.07

    13.
    GV Officials at finishing line
    1.13

    14.
    SCU Finishing line
    1.16

    15.
    GV Winners Sarel van der Merwe and Franz Boshoff celebrate
    1.42




    Initials MAW/BB



    SPORT: MOTOR RALLYING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The 12th three-day Castrol International South Africa-Swaziland car rally ended in Lugogo on July 12. The winners of the 1,933 kilometre (1,200 mile), rally were South Africa's "Supervan" Sarel van der Merwe and co-driver Franz Boshoff in car No. 5, a four-wheel-drive Audi Quattro. Nearly 60 cars and drivers left Pretoria on July 9, of which nearly half failed to finish, including Finnish driver Pentti Airikkala, who turned over his Ford Escort in the final stages, and Leiff Asterhag and Benny Melander of Sweden, who withdrew due to engine trouble. About half of the rally consisted of 48 special high-speed stages where competitors raced against the clock, with the rest of the rally held in forests and on the dirt roads in Eastern Transvaal and Swaziland. Britain's Tony Pond and Rob Arthur, driving car No. 4, a Datsun Stanza, finished in second place. In third place were fellow Britons, Geoff Mortimer and Spotti Woodhead, in car No. 7, an Audi Quattro. Scotsman Jimmy MacRae, the British Open rally champion, and Ian Grindrod, finished fourth in car No.1, an Opel Ascona.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZL2J64W8NY3VS4496REWEAOT
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZL2J64W8NY3VS4496REWEAOT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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