• Short Summary

    MIKE HAILWOOD, OF BRITAIN, RIDING AN ITALIAN BUILT M.V., WON THE 500 c.c BELGIAN GRAND?

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    MIKE HAILWOOD, OF BRITAIN, RIDING AN ITALIAN BUILT M.V., WON THE 500 c.c BELGIAN GRAND PRIX, HELD AT FRANCORCHAMPS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

    A RECORD CROWD, ESTIMATED AT 50,000, SAW HAILWOOD MOVE INTO THE LEAD WITHIN THE FIRST KILOMETRE (6 MILES), AND THEN HOLD THE LEAD TO THE FINISH.P.READ, ALSO OF BRITAIN, ON AN ITALIAN GILERA CAME SECOND, AND ANOTHER BRITISH RIDER, ALAN SHEPHERD, THIRD.

    HAILWOOD ESTABLISHED A NEW LAP RECORD ON THE 11TH LAP OF THE 15-LAP 27.5 KILOMETRE (131.4 MILE) RACE, WITH AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 202.1 K.P.H.(125.5 M.P.H.).

    BY THE END OF THE RACE BOTH HAILWOOD AND READ HAD LAPPED THE ENTIRE FIELD.WITH THEIR PLACINGS IN THIS RACE, WHICH COUNTS IN THE 1963 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES, THEY NOW SHARE THE LEAD WITH 16 POINTS EACH.JOHN HARTLE, ANOTHER BRITISH RIDER, IS 2 POINTS BEHIND.

    IN THE SIDECAR EVENT, ALSO COUNTING FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, CAMATHIAS OF SWITZERLAND, REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION, WAS FIRM FAVOURITE.BUT, ALTHOUGH CAMATHIAS SHATTERED THE CIRCUIT RECORD O HIS SECOND LAP WITH A SPEED OF 176.8 K.P.H.(109 M.P.H.), HE SUFFERED FROM ENGINE TROUBLE AND WAS FORCED TO ABANDON ON THE THIRD LAP WHEN LEADING THE FIELD.FRITZ SCHEIDEGGER, SWITZERLAND, ON B.M.W MOVED INTO FIRST PLACE AFTER CAMATHIAS HAD DROPPED OUT, AND WENT ON TO WIN THE 8-LAP 113 KILOMETRES (70 MILE) RACE IN 39 MINUTES 15.3 SECS.MAX DEUBEL, OF WEST GERMANY, CAME SECOND, AND GEORGE AUERBACHER, OF WEST GERMANY, THIRD.

    SCHEIDEGGER'S WIN MOVES HIM INTO THIRD PLACE IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE WITH 20 POINTS.MAX DEUBEL, WHO CAME SECOND, LEADS THE FIELD WITH 28 POINTS, FOLLOWED BY CAMATHIAS WITH 24.

    ENDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA48UJWP7K7WAPWKI82II6RDJQN
    Media URN:
    VLVA48UJWP7K7WAPWKI82II6RDJQN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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