• Short Summary

    MEXICAN GRAND PRIX ACE PEDRO RODRIGUEZ AND HIS FINISH CO-DRIVER LEO KINNUNEN SWEPT TO THEIR SECOND VICTORY IN THE 1970 WORLD SPORTS CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, WHEN THEY WON THE BOAC INTERNATIONAL ONE-THOUSAND-KILO-METRES (APPROX. 620 MILES) RACE AT BRANDS HATCH, ENGLAND, TODAY (SUNDAY.

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    MEXICAN GRAND PRIX ACE PEDRO RODRIGUEZ AND HIS FINISH CO-DRIVER LEO KINNUNEN SWEPT TO THEIR SECOND VICTORY IN THE 1970 WORLD SPORTS CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, WHEN THEY WON THE BOAC INTERNATIONAL ONE-THOUSAND-KILO-METRES (APPROX. 620 MILES) RACE AT BRANDS HATCH, ENGLAND, TODAY (SUNDAY. APRIL 12TH).

    DRIVING A FOUR-AND-A-HALF LITRE PORSCHE 917, THEY COVERED 235 LAPS OF THE RAIN-LASHED CIRCUIT IN SIX-HOURS 45-MINUTES 29.6 SECONDS, AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 92.15 MPH (148.29 KPH).

    RODRIGUEZ AND KINNUNEN, WHO CAPTURED THE DAYTONA RACE FOR PORSCHES, ARE NOW EXPECTED TO START FAVOURITES FOR LE MANS FOLLOWING TODAY'S PERFORMANCE.

    THE GERMAN PORSCHES DOMINATED THE RACE, FILLING FIVE OF THE FIRST SIX PLACES. A WORKS ENTERED PORSCHE 9178 DRIVEN BY NEW ZEALAND'S DENNY HULME AND FORMER BRITISH RALLY DRIVER VIC ELFORD WERE SECOND, FIVE LAPS-13-MILES (20.92 KM) BEHIND. THEY WERE FOLLOWED BY WEST GERMAN HANS HERRMAN AND BRITAIN'S RICHARD ATTWOOD, ALSO IN WORKS ENTERED 9178.

    A THREE-LITRE PORSCHE, DRIVEN BY HANS LAINE OF FINLAND, AND GIJS VAN LENNEP, OF HOLLAND, WAS FOURTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6JL0R0WDHFOTYO9X6R6HVIMW0
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JL0R0WDHFOTYO9X6R6HVIMW0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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