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    LIEBOLDSHEIM, WEST GERMANY

    The Formula K World G-Kart championship, held on October 5 in Lieboldsheim, West Germany, was won by Joern Haase, driving for the Italian team.

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    1. GV Go-kart race, car spins off track 0.12
    2. SV & GV Race in progress, car spins off and others stop. Drivers get out (2 shots) 0.32
    3. SV Driver and kart being weighed and taken away 0.49
    4. GV Karts being push-started on track (2 shots) 0.55
    5. GV Race in progress as officials wave flags directing drivers around straw bales and race continues as crowd watches (6 shots) 1.32
    6. GV Winner, Joern Haase, passing chequered flag 1.42
    7. SV Joern Haase and second and third on rostrum, winner shakes champagne bottle and sprays it about 1.52
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    SPORT: GO-KARTING
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: LIEBOLDSHEIM, WEST GERMANY

    The Formula K World G-Kart championship, held on October 5 in Lieboldsheim, West Germany, was won by Joern Haase, driving for the Italian team. Thirty-four drivers from 17 countries qualified for the final, which was decided over 20 one hundred metre laps. The favourite, Mike Wilson, also for the Italians, had taken the title for the last three years, but he had to withdraw from this race with engine trouble after leading for most of the event. Bugatti of Italy was second, with Sweden's Forsman third. Formula K karts have a 135 cc two-strike engine, no clutch and minimum weight of 120 kilos -- driver, fuel and kart being weighed together. Even with their small engines, the karts can reach speeds of almost 160 kilometres an hour on the straights. Accidents are part of the routing, but injuries are not usually serious. Karting is excellent for prospective Grand Prix drivers, who may make their mistakes without getting killed. World championships in Formula K karting have been held since 1964.

    Source: E-TE-S

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4A9BSVCDEZQHALVLUCKANS6QT
    Media URN:
    VLVA4A9BSVCDEZQHALVLUCKANS6QT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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