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    JEFF SMITH, THE CURRENT HOLDER OF THE WORLD 500 C.C.MOTO-CROSS CHAMPIONSHIP TODAY (SUNDAY) MOVED A?

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    JEFF SMITH, THE CURRENT HOLDER OF THE WORLD 500 C.C.MOTO-CROSS CHAMPIONSHIP TODAY (SUNDAY) MOVED A STEP CLOSER TO RETAINING THE TITLE WITH HIS WIN IN THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX AT HAWKSTONE PARK, IN SHROPSHIRE.HE RAN OUT A CLEAR WINNER OVER AN INTERNATIONAL FIELD OF 29 RIDERS FROM 9 COUNTRIES WINNING THE FIRST HEAT AND TAKING SECOND PLACE IN THE SECOND.

    THE EVENT WAS RUN OVER THE ROUGH HAWKSTONE PARK CIRCUIT WHICH FEATURES A FAMOUS CLIMB OF ONE FOOT IN EVERY ONE POINT EIGHT FEET.EACH HEAT COVERED 12 LAPS OF THE TRACK - ROUGHLY 15 MILES (25 KMS) AND THE THOROUGHLY TESTED BOTH RIDER AND MACHINE.

    THE ONLY RIDER TO SERIOUSLY CHALLENGE SMITH DURING THE RACE WAS ROLF TIBBLIN, OF SWEDEN.HE FINISHED SECOND TO SMITH IN THE FIRST HEAT AND NARROWLY WON THE SECOND.THE MARGIN WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO EDGE SMITH OUT OF OVERALL FIRST PLACE ON AGGREGATE.

    AFTER EIGHT ROUND OF THE 1965 CHAMPIONSHIPS, SMITH HAS A CLEAR POINTS LEAD.AFTER TODAY'S WIN HIS HAS 46 POINTS, FOLLOWED BY VIC EASTWOOD OF BRITAIN ON 18 AND STEN LUNDIN, OF SWEDEN ON 17.LUNDIN DID NOT RACE TODAY.

    (OTHER PLACINGS IN TODAY'S GRAND PRIX WERE VIC EASTWOOD (BRITAIN) SECOND; ROLF TIBBLIN THIRD; AND ARTHUR LAMPKIN (BRITAIN) FOURTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA43YI11ODP9IQD7PJRFMGQFLAZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA43YI11ODP9IQD7PJRFMGQFLAZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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