• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: In the first international motorcycle race of the season across the finish line more than half a lap ahead of his two main adversaries -- Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Competitors lined up at start
    0.05

    2.
    CU Barry Sheene (U.K., No. 7) talking to mechanic and checking motorcycle
    0.08

    3.
    CU Kenny Roberts (USA, No. 1) revving up
    0.10

    4.
    CU Randy mamola (USA, No. 3) eventual winner
    0.14

    5.
    GV PAN Start of race and riders rounding first bend (3 shots)
    0.30

    6.
    SV Spectators
    0.32

    7.
    SV Mamola leading followed by Sheene
    0.38

    8.
    SV PAN Graeme Crosby (New Zealand, No.4)
    0.42

    9.
    SV Mamola rounding bend followed by roberts and Sheene
    0.53

    10.
    GV PAN Other riders rounding bend
    0.58

    11.
    SV Crosby down straight
    1.01

    12.
    SV Spectators
    1.04

    13.
    GV Mamola crossing finish line wheeling ahead of Crosby second, sheene, third and Roberts 4th (2 shots)
    1.14

    14.
    CU Mamola receiving gold cup, and holding it high
    1.26




    Initials BB



    SPORT: MOTORCYCLE RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: In the first international motorcycle race of the season across the finish line more than half a lap ahead of his two main adversaries -- Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts. New Zealander Graeme crosby, on another new 497 Suzuki, followed team mate Mamola to take second place in the John Player Gold Cup.

    SYNOPSIS: This important race drew a large field of contestants.

    Former world champion Sheene is anxious to recover the title form American Roberts, while holding off young Mamola.

    But from the start it was evident that Mamola's quick Suzuki would outrun the identical works Yamahas of sheene and Roberts.

    Mamola led most of the way,with Sheene on his tail for much of the 30-lap race. Crosby and Roberts, too, were continually challenging during the 95 kilometres (59 miles) run.

    Then crosby, who had won a 15-lap TT Formula-One ace earlier poured on the speed.

    He followed Mamola across the finish line leaving third place to Sheene and fourth to Roberts.

    Mamola with this first big race under his belt looks to be a strong contender for this year's world title.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5EGLCSE118R122OH5E2XY97XT
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EGLCSE118R122OH5E2XY97XT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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