Motor cycling...and Kenny Roberts of the United States won the British round of the World?
Motor cycling...and Kenny Roberts of the United States won the British round of the World 750cc Motor Cycle Championship at Brands Hatch, England on Sunday (23 April). Roberts totally dominated both 35-lap legs of the event and broke the lap record. He finished first overall, with Johnny Cecotto of Venezuela in second place and Patrick Pons of France, third.
SYNOPSIS: The second leg of the event, and all riders are off to a good start.
Kenny Roberts, number two, riding a Japanese Yamaha soon stormed into the lead with the same pace he had shown in the first leg.
Number 15 Christian Estrosi of France on a Yamaha.
Roberts round a bend at over 90 miles an hour...but Christian Le Liard of France does not make it.
As the race progressed Venezuelan Johnny Cecotto took over the lead, with Roberts close on his tail.
That's Britain's John Newbold also on a Yamaha.
Patrick Pons of France seen here leading two of his countrymen Christian Estrosi and Christian Sarron, finished third overall with Sarron in fourth place.
But the race belonged to Roberts. He rode magnificently to complete the 91.7 mile (147.5 kilometre) course in 56 minutes 51.4 seconds, and broke the course lap record with a circuit of 99.67 miles (160.40 kilometres) per hour.
Roberts' win gave him 12 championship points and took him into second place in the World Championship table, 15 points behind the Venezuelan, Cecotto.