• Short Summary

    A RACE-TRACK DUEL BETWEEN A BRITISH MOTOR CYCLING CHAMPION, PHIL READ, AND A LITTLE-KNOWN LEICESTERSHIRE RIDER, JOHN COOPER, RESULTS IN VICTORY FOR COOPER TODAY (SUNDAY) IN THE LONDON DAILY MAIL'S GBP5,000 "RACE OF THE YEARS." AT MALLORY PARK, IN LEICESTERSHIRE.

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    A RACE-TRACK DUEL BETWEEN A BRITISH MOTOR CYCLING CHAMPION, PHIL READ, AND A LITTLE-KNOWN LEICESTERSHIRE RIDER, JOHN COOPER, RESULTS IN VICTORY FOR COOPER TODAY (SUNDAY) IN THE LONDON DAILY MAIL'S GBP5,000 "RACE OF THE YEARS." AT MALLORY PARK, IN LEICESTERSHIRE.

    SOME 45,000 PEOPLE WERE AT THE MALLORY PARK TRACK FOR THE RACE, WHICH WAS OVER 30 LAPS (40 MILES OR 64 KILOMETRES). THE RACE STARTED IN A DOWNPOUR OF RAIN AND PHIL READ WAS FIRST AWAY ON HIS YAMAHA TWO-STROKE TWIN-CYLINDER CYCLE.

    HOWEVER, BY THE END OF THE FIRST LAP JOHN COOPER WAS LEADING ON HIS NORTON. TWO LAPS LATER READ GOT TO THE FRONT AGAIN AND SCREAMED AWAY FROM EVERYONE EXCEPT COOPER. THEN THE RAIN STOPPED AND THE ROAD SURFACE BEGAN TO DRY.

    LAP AFTER LAP COOPER CLOSED THE GAP BETWEEN HIMSELF AND THE LEADER, HIS HEAVIER CYCLE BENEFITTING FROM THE DRYING TRACK. ON LAP 20, WITH TWO-THIRDS OF THE RACE OVER, COOPER MADE HIS WINNING BID AND SQUEEZED PAST READ TO EARN FOR HIMSELF THE WINNER'S GBP1,050 CHEQUE AND TROPHY.

    COOPER'S AVERAGE SPEED WAS 80.52 MILES PER HOUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA75Y6RPFPQMX1EN0ZKQAJLL8FH
    Media URN:
    VLVA75Y6RPFPQMX1EN0ZKQAJLL8FH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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