• Short Summary

    ON BRITAIN'S ISLE OF MAN, AN EAST GERMAN TEAM COMPLETED THE FIRST DAY OF THE INTERNATIONAL SIX-DAY MOTOR CYCLE TRIAL TODAY (MONDAY) WITH NEARLY 680 BONUS POINTS AND NO PENALTY MARKS.

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    MOTOR CYCLE TEAMS AWAY AT THE START OF THE TRIAL; DOWN A STREET AND ACROSS A FIELD; RIDERS AT A CHECK-POINT; RIDERS THROUGH MUD, THROUGH A RIVER AND UP A HILL.




    Initials RM/S/JL-RM/OS


    SPORT: MOTOR CYCLING
    EDITORS: SEE 9020/65 "U.K.: MOTOR CYCLING -- PREPARATIONS FOR 40TH INTERNATIONAL SIX-DAY TRIAL SERVICED YESTERDAY (19 SEPT '65).

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    Background: ON BRITAIN'S ISLE OF MAN, AN EAST GERMAN TEAM COMPLETED THE FIRST DAY OF THE INTERNATIONAL SIX-DAY MOTOR CYCLE TRIAL TODAY (MONDAY) WITH NEARLY 680 BONUS POINTS AND NO PENALTY MARKS.EAST GERMANY GAS BEEN THE HOLDER OF THE TRIAL'S MAIN TROPHY FOR THE PAST YEARS.

    THE ONLY OTHER TEAM TO LOSE NO MARKS WAS THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN, WHICH WAS SECOND WITH 650.67 POINTS.THE BRITISH TEAM WAS THIRD WITH THE LOSS OF ONE MARK AND THE HIGHEST BONUS POINTS OF THE DAY -- 699.79.ABOUT 300 RIDERS FROM 17 NATIONS ARE TAKING PART IN THIS YEAR'S TRIAL, THE 40TH TO BE HELD.THE RIDERS WILL COVER SOME 1,065 MILES IN THE SIX DAYS.THEY'LL SPEED ALONG PARTS OF THE 38-MILE (60 KLM) T.T.COURSE, WHILE RESPECTING NORMAL TRAFFIC, TRAVERSE WILD AND DESOLATE MOORS, ZIG-ZAG THROUGH FORESTS, GO UP STEEP HILLS, STRUGGLE THROUGH MUD AND WATER, BOUNCE ALONG ROCKY TRACKS AND SPEED OVER BEACHES.

    THE RIDERS WILL COMPLETE FOR INDIVIDUAL MEDALS AS WELL AS THE MAIN TROPHY FOR TEAMS OF FOUR.MARKS ARE LOST FOR TARDINESS IN ARRIVING AT CHECK-POINTS, WHILE THEY'RE GAINED IN SPECIAL TESTS RANGING FROM TIMED HILL CLIMBS TO ACCELERATION AND BRAKE TESTS AND A FINAL SPEED OVER PART OF THE T.T.CIRCUIT.

    SIX-DAY MOTOR CYCLES CLOSELY RESEMBLE ORDINARY ROADSTER MACHINES AND PERFORMANCES IN THE TRIAL PROVIDE AN INVALUABLE "BUYER'S GUIDE".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5H1AYX800EP6B5XDM4KXCZZ2B
    Media URN:
    VLVA5H1AYX800EP6B5XDM4KXCZZ2B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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