Motor-cycling ...and on Sunday (1 October), Britain's former world champion, Barry Sheene, beat his Suzuki?
SV Barry Sheene (No.7) moving up for the start of race with other riders
TV PAN Start of race
SV Spectators watching race as competitors round bend (2 shots)
TV Riders go down straight, and round bend ZOOM TO crowd (3 shots)
GV Barry Sheene rounds bend and goes down straight (2 shots)
GV Wil Hartog (No. 23) leads followed by Sheene, Denis Ireland (No. 16) and Greg Hansford (No. 3)
LV ZOOM TO Leader board
GV Barry Sheene takes chequered flag, followed by Hartog (2 shots)
CU Sheene receives garland and cheque (2 shots)
Final positions were: 1 Sheene (Suzuki); 2 Hartog (Suzuki); 3 Roberts (Yamaha). Sheene set a record time for the annual race of 33 minutes, an average speed of 158.00 k.p.h., over the 40 scheduled laps.
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Background: Motor-cycling ...and on Sunday (1 October), Britain's former world champion, Barry Sheene, beat his Suzuki teammate Wil Hartog of Holland to take first place in the international 'Race of the Year' at Britain's Mallory Park circuit. In third place was new world 500 cc title-holder, Kenny Roberts of the United States.
SYNOPSIS: The race brought number seven, Sheene, up against old rival Roberts for the final time this season.
The race was over 40 laps of the Mallory circuit, and for the first six of these, the leader was Britain's Tom Herron, who was also on a Suzuki.
With his 500 cc world title gone, this was a race Sheene was desperately keen to do well in.
After 28 laps Hartog, number 23 took over the lead.
With five laps to go it was Sheene's turn to go in front, and he stayed there to the flag, with Hartog second.
It was a fine performance by Sheene, and one that showed he had lost none of his appetite for racing.