Britain's John Surtees - riding the race of a lifetime - won the Senior Tourist Trophy motor-cycle race at the Isle of Man, June 17, and became the first man ever to win the race at an average speed of more than 100 m.
TV Preparation for race.
SV Motor-cycles wheeled to start.
CU No. 11-Hartle.
CU Hailwood No. 4.
CU Surtees No. 3.
SV No. 3. Surtees moves up for start.
CU No. 1. Brown, Australia.
SV No. 40. W. Robertson. start.
SV No. 1. Brown and No.2. Anderson start.
LV More riders start.
SV No. 3. Surtees rounding corners.
CU No. 68 Murray.
CU No. 70. Buxton.
SV No. 1. Brown followed by No. 2. Anderson
SV No. 19. Shepherd takes corner.
STV Pan No. 11 Hartle on road and corner
STV Another rider ditto.
SV No. 4. Hailwood rounds corner.
SV No. 2. Anderson rounds corner.
LV Riders round corner towards.
LV ditto pan to BV
STV Crowd pan to rider passing.
LV Pan Surtees flagged in.
SV Surtees congratulated, drinks and passes glass to Hartle.
SPORT: MOTORCYCLE RACING
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Background: Britain's John Surtees - riding the race of a lifetime - won the Senior Tourist Trophy motor-cycle race at the Isle of Man, June 17, and became the first man ever to win the race at an average speed of more than 100 m.p.m. For the 6 laps of the 37 1/4 mile mountain circuit, he averaged 102.44 m.p.h. - in one lap he achieved an astounding record of 104 m.p.h.
Second in the race was Junior TT winner, John Hartle, who, like Surtees, rode an Italian MV machine. His average speed was 100.44 m.p.h. Hartle (No. 11) completed the circuit in 2 hours, 15 minutes and 14.2 secs. In third place was another British rider, Mike Hailwood, (No. 4) riding a Norton. His speed was 98.29 m.p.h.
Surtees, (No. 3) won the Senior TT race for the third successive year. After shooting away to a lightning start, he tempted fate at each of the 20 curves as he cornered at fantastic speed - sometimes touching the grass verge on the way round. After the finish he climbed off his machine, waved to the cheering crowds and said: "I feel great".