• Short Summary

    A FIERCE BATTLE BETWEEN THE GERMAN PORSCHE CARS AND ITALIAN FERRARIS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) HIGHLIGHTED THE 47TH TARGA FLORIO MOTOR RACE HELD OVER A TWISTING COURSE IN THE MADONIE MOUNTAINS OF SICILY.

  • Description

    A FIERCE BATTLE BETWEEN THE GERMAN PORSCHE CARS AND ITALIAN FERRARIS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) HIGHLIGHTED THE 47TH TARGA FLORIO MOTOR RACE HELD OVER A TWISTING COURSE IN THE MADONIE MOUNTAINS OF SICILY.THE 450-MILE (720 KM) RACE, OVER TEN LAPS, WAS WON BY JOACHIM BONNIER, OF SWEDEN, DRIVING A TWO-LITRE PORSCHE AT A RECORD AVERAGE SPEED OF 64.56 MILES AN HOUR (103.980 KPH).HIS TIME 6 HOURS 55 MINS 45.8 SECS.

    ONLY ELEVEN SECONDS BEHIND CAME BELGIAN DRIVER WILLY MAIRESSE WHO, FINISHING IN A FERRARI AT 64.53 MILES AN HOUR (103.859 KPH), WAS CONSIDERED UNLUCKY NOT TO WIN.A LOOSE REAR BONNET CAUSED HIM TO SWERVE AND LOSE VALUABLE SECONDS JUST AS HE WAS HEADING FOR THE FINISHING LINE.

    MAIRESSE SAID: "IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR THE BONNET COMING LOOSE, THE FERRARI WOULD HAVE WON.EIGHT OF THE TEN LAPS WERE OURS." PORSCHES TOOK THIRD AND FIFTH PLACES; FERRARIS FOURTH AND SIXTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5DI6KBP9822017RECMR5IB9W0
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DI6KBP9822017RECMR5IB9W0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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