• Short Summary

    ITALIAN MOTOR CYCLING WORLD CHAMPION, GIACOMO AGOSTINI, TODAY COMPLETED A "DOUBLE" AT THE ISLE OF MAN INTERNATIONAL TOURIST TROPHY RACES WHEN HE ADDED THE SENIOR INTERNATIONAL TITLE TO HIS JUNIOR EVENT WIN.

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    ITALIAN MOTOR CYCLING WORLD CHAMPION, GIACOMO AGOSTINI, TODAY COMPLETED A "DOUBLE" AT THE ISLE OF MAN INTERNATIONAL TOURIST TROPHY RACES WHEN HE ADDED THE SENIOR INTERNATIONAL TITLE TO HIS JUNIOR EVENT WIN. EARLIER, IN THE LIGHTWEIGHT 125 C.C. INTERNATIONAL, BRITISH RIDER DAVE SIMMONDS CONFORTABLY BEAT THE REST OF THE FIELD TO INCREASE HIS LEAD IN THE 1969 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SERIES.

    TODAY'S EVENTS WERE THE LAST IN THE WEEK-LONG ISLE OF MAN MEETING.

    SIMMONDS RIDING A KAWASAKI MACHINE, COVERED THE THREE LAPS OF THE MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT -- A DISTANCE OF 113.2 MILES (182.1 KMS) -- AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 91.08 MILES (146,46 KMS) AN HOUR.

    AT THE FINISH, HE WAS EIGHT MILES (12.8 KMS) AHEAD OF KELVIN CARRUTHERS, AUSTRALIAN WINNER OF THE 250 C.C. EVENT EARLIER IN THE WEEK. SIMMONDS NOW HAS 42 POINTS IN THE WORLD TITLES.

    THIRD TO FINISH WAS F. LAUNCHBURY OF BRITAIN, ON A BULTACO, BUT HE WAS LATER DISQUALIFIED. G. DICKINSON, OF BRITAIN, ON A HONDA, WAS MOVED UP TO THIRD PLACE.

    ITALY'S AGOSTINI TOOK AN EARLY LEAD IN THE 500 C.C. EVENT WHEN HE LAPPED AT MORE THAN 105 MILES (169 KMS) AN HOUR FROM THE STANDING START TO GAIN FIRST ROUND LEAD OF NEARLY 1 1/2 MINUTES.

    HE COVERED THE 226.4 MILES (364.25 KMS) OF THE SIX-LAP RACE AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 104.75 MILES (168.57 KMS) AN HOUR ON HIS M.V. ACUSTA.

    SECOND WAS A. BARNETT, OF BRITIAN, ON A METISSE, AND THIRD WAS T. DICKIE OF BRITAIN, ON A SEELEY, 8 1/2 MINUTES AND 9 MINUTES RESPECTIVELY, BEHIND AGOSTINI. AGOSTINI'S WIN GIVES HIM 60 POINTS IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6CK1JRIDJ1O5HKOU0VOXHVEXP
    Media URN:
    VLVA6CK1JRIDJ1O5HKOU0VOXHVEXP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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