• Short Summary

    MOTOCROSS -- AND ANOTHER STEP BY SWEDISH ACE ROLF TIBBLIN TOWARDS RETAINING HIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.?

  • Description

    MOTOCROSS -- AND ANOTHER STEP BY SWEDISH ACE ROLF TIBBLIN TOWARDS RETAINING HIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. HE INCREASED HIS LEAD YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) IN THE BATTLE FOR THE TITLE BY WINNING THE FRENCH 500 C.C. GRAND PRIX.

    THE RACE WAS RUN AT SUCE, IN THE DEPARTMENT DE LA LOIRE ATLANTIQUE. THE FIRST HEAT WAS RUN IN BRIGHT, SUNNY WEATHER, BUT A SUDDEN THUNDERSTORM MADE CONDITIONS DIFFICULT IN THE SECOND.

    TIBBLIN WON BOTH OF THE 1,660-METRE HEATS EASILY. HIS CHIEF RIVAL, JEFF SMITH, OF BRITAIN, WAS BEATEN INTO THIRD PLACE. THE SWEDE THUS BOOSTED HIS TITLE LEAD FROM SIX POINTS TO NINE.

    THE RACE WAS A SPECTACULAR SUCCESS FOR SWEDEN, FOR TIBBLIN'S FELLOW-COUNTRYMEN STEN LUNDIN AND P.O. PERSSON FINISHED SECOND AND FOURTH RESPECTIVELY. (TIBBLIN (NO. 1) RODE A HEDLUND, LUNDIN (NO. 2) A LITO, AND SMITH (NUMBER UNKNOWN) A BSA).

    AND THE LATEST TALLY IN THE FIGHT FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IS: TIBBLIN 46 POINTS, SMITH 37, AND LUNDIN 21.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA545QBWFW9NJNTDDBIA4QTTQVV
    Media URN:
    VLVA545QBWFW9NJNTDDBIA4QTTQVV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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