INTRODUCTION: Rally driving......and only ten cars out of 44 starters finished the third two day?
GV PAN People and cars at starting point of rally.
SV Car No. 1 starts.
SV PAN Car No. 2 starts.
GV PAN Car No. 3 in desert.
SV PAN Car No. 19 during race.
SV PAN Car No. 2 finishes first day of rally.
SV PAN Car No. 3 finishes first day of rally.
SV PAN Car No. 9 starts second day of rally.
GV PAN Car No. 15 in desert.
GV PAN Car No. 2 in desert.
GV PAN Car No. 3 finishing race.
Initials VS 15.15
SPORT: MOTOR RALLY
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Rally driving......and only ten cars out of 44 starters finished the third two day Kuwait International Motor Rally which ended on Friday (11 March).
SYNOPSIS: There was a gruelling prospect for competitors on Thursday, the first day of the event. The starting point was at Al Mutbah in the desert and from there the cars had to take a winding route of two 70 mile (115 kilometres) laps across the sand dunes.
Britons Roger Taylor and Bert Arthur in car number three, a Mazda, were one of the favourites to win the rally. Number 19, the female team of Carolyn Belsey and Sharon Cooper also went well on the first day, but the leaders after the 70 mile desert leg were fellow and Chris Holden in a Volvo.
Roger Taylor and Bert Arthur in the Mazda stood in second place after the Autotest near the Messilah Beach Hotel, the final section of the wearing first day.
Michael Foss and Bernard Oliver, who were third after the first day in car number nine, BMW, start on Friday -- but they were unable to finish the four 45 mile (about 75 kilometre) laps of the second day course across the desert. Volvos -- like car number 15 driven by Gregory Maine and Magnus Lindroth -- were beginning to emerge as the cars with most stamina for this kind of racing.
The rally developed into a battle between Bill Murphy and Chris Holden in number two, a Volvo -- and Roger Taylor and Bert Arthur in number three, a Mazda.
There were many Kuwaiti entries and the first locals to finish -- Faisal Al Ashoor and Bassam al Nasheet, who came fourth in a Peugeot, won the Castrol award. Taylor and Arthur n the Mazda, won the rally, but the Volvos took the team prize.