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    THE 14TH MACAO GRAND PRIX, WHICH WAS HELD ON SUNDAY, WAS MARRED BY THE DEATH OF THE CRACK FILIPINO DRIVER, ARSENIO "DODJIE" LAUREL.

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    THE 14TH MACAO GRAND PRIX, WHICH WAS HELD ON SUNDAY, WAS MARRED BY THE DEATH OF THE CRACK FILIPINO DRIVER, ARSENIO "DODJIE" LAUREL. THE RACE WAS WON BY AUSTRALIAN TONY MOORE, WHO LIVES IN KUALA LUMPUR.

    LAUREL, A FATHER OF FIVE, AND THE ONLY MAN TO HAVE WON THE MACAO GRAND PRIX TWICE -- IN 1962 AND 1963 -- DIED WHEN HIS LOTUS VEERED INTO A RETAILING WALL, OVERTURNED AND BURST INTO FLAMES IN THE THIRD LAP OF THE RACE. HE WAS 35. HE WORKED AS A LAWYER IN MAILLA.

    EYE-WITNESS SAID THAT HE APPEARED TO MAKE AN ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE FROM THE COCKPIT OF THE CAR JUST BEFORE IT FLIPPED OVER. HE WAS DEAD WHEN DRAGGED FROM HIS BURNING CAR.

    LAUREL WAS A POPULAR DRIVER ALL OVER THE FAR EAST. HE IS TO BE BURIED TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN HIS HOME TOWN IN TANAUAN PROVINCE, SOME 350 MILES FORM MANILLA. HIS WIFE, A FORMER BEAUTY QUEEN, AND SOME RELATIVES, FLEW TO HONG KONG TO BRING HIM BACK.

    TONY MOORE WON THE 60 LAP RACE (228 MILES LONG) IN 3 HOURS 28 MINUTES 26.94 SECONDS. HE WAS DRIVING A LOTUS.

    SECOND WAS WALTER HASKAMP, ALSO IN A LOTUS, AND THIRD WAS HONG KONG DRIVER HAROLD LEE (NO. 1) DRIVING A HONDA. ONLY SIX OF THE 17 STARTERS FINISHED THE EVENT,WHICH WAS WATCHED BY BUMPER CROWDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4OEPUARBICUHOPHWD8Z3UV7OJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4OEPUARBICUHOPHWD8Z3UV7OJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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