• Short Summary

    A record 76,000 spectators watched 1958 World Champion John Surtees win the 500 c.c. race?

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    GV Spectators at start.
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    SV Flags at start
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    GV Spectators.
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    TV Race in progress, Surtees leads Brown.
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    SV Competitors into and round bend.
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    SV Spectators.
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    SV Riders round bend.
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    TV Riders under bridge.
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    SV Ditto.
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    TV PAN..Surtees out of bend and along straight.
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    LV PAN..Surtees.
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    LV PAN..Another rider.
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    SV Spectators.
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    SV PAN..Surtees.
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    SV PAN..Another rider.
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    LV PAN..Surtees along straight.
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    LV PAN..Bob Brown along straight.
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    LV PAN..Surtees wins from Bob Brown.
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    SV Spectators.
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    CU Surtees with his mother.
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    21.
    SCU Surtees garlanded.
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    Initials JRG/CW/WS/PB


    SPORT: MOTORCYCLE RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A record 76,000 spectators watched 1958 World Champion John Surtees win the 500 c.c. race of the 1959 Dutch Motorcycle Grand Prix at Assen June 27. The Swiss team - Florian Camathias-Hilmar Cecco - won the side-car race.

    British veteran Surtees, on an M.V. Augusta, covered the 27 laps of the winding circuit - totalling 208.02 kilometers - in one hour, 31 minutes 21 seconds. His average speed was 136 k.p.h.; slightly faster than his 1958 average. Runner-up wad Bob Brown. Great Britain, on a Norton. Italian Remo Venturi finished third on N.V.

    The Swiss side-car team Camathias-Cecco, on BMW - covered the 14 laps over 107.86 kilometers in 53 minutes 56.2 seconds, averaging 119 k.p.h. Runner-up was the British team Peter V. Harris-Ray Campbell on a BMW, with the German team Helmut Fath-Alfred Wohlgemuth finishing third, also on BMW.

    129 entries from 10 countries competed for the five classes of this year's Dutch Grand Prix - also called "T.T.-races" - organised by the Royal Dutch Motorcyclists Union, under international regulations of the "Federation Internationale Motocyclists". Points gathered by the competitors count in the selection of the 1959 World Champion.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5FTO09634TRCUDMGLDYUZOW9U
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FTO09634TRCUDMGLDYUZOW9U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:10:00:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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