• Short Summary

    GIACOMO AGOSTINI, THE BRILLIANT YOUNG ITALIAN MOTOR-CYCLING ACE, ACHIEVED A REMARKABLE HAT-TRICK AT THE BRANDS HATCH CIRCUIT TODAY (SUNDAY) WHEN HE WON THE THREE MAIN EVENTS WITHOUT EVER BEING SERIOUSLY CHALLENGED.

  • Description

    GIACOMO AGOSTINI, THE BRILLIANT YOUNG ITALIAN MOTOR-CYCLING ACE, ACHIEVED A REMARKABLE HAT-TRICK AT THE BRANDS HATCH CIRCUIT TODAY (SUNDAY) WHEN HE WON THE THREE MAIN EVENTS WITHOUT EVER BEING SERIOUSLY CHALLENGED.

    THE EXPECTED TUSSLE BETWEEN AGOSTINI AND BRITAIN'S MIKE HAILWOOD NEVER DEVELOPED. HAILWOOD LOST THE CHANCE OF PROVING HIS SIX-CYLINDER 250CC HONDA WHEN HE WAS PLAGUED BY CRANKSHAFT TROUBLE SOON AFTER THE START OF THE "EVENING NEWS" RACE OF THE SOUTH.

    AGOSTINI WAS AWAY IN THE LEAD AND WAS NEVER UNDER PRESSURE. DAVE CROXFORD AND RON CHANDLER, EACH ON A MATCHLESS, WERE SECOND AND THIRD, RIDING A THREE-CYLINDER MV AUGUSTA, THE ITALIAN RIDER AVERAGED 86.26MPH OVER THE 53 MILE (85 KILOMETRE) COURSE.

    AGOSTINI'S TWO OTHER VICTORIES WERE IN THE 350CC AND 500CC EVENTS, IN EACH CASE ON AN MV AUGUSTA MACHINE. HIS THREE SUCCESSES TODAY BROUGHT HIM A TOTAL OF SIX WINNING RIDES IN TWO WEEKS IN BRITAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4AWB5CFGEAOIJINY1P6FL1OVS
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AWB5CFGEAOIJINY1P6FL1OVS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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