Garry Nixon of the United States, riding a Kawasaki, won the Belgian 750 cc Motor Cycle Grand prix in Nivelles, Belgium on Sunday (23 May).
SV and CU riders lined on grid before start (2 shots)
SCU PAN from eventual winner Nixon (9) (Kawasaki) TO Grant (22) (Kawasaki)
GV PAN start of race with Sheene (7) (Suzuki) in front of Nixon
SV PAN Sheens leading Nixon and Grant around bends
SV PAN and SV Nixon leading from Sheene (2 shots)
SV PAN Nixon leading from Grant and Sheene
SV Nixon lapping another rider
SV Nixon receives chequered flag
Initials RH/1645 RH/GD/MR/1700
SPORT: MOTOR CYCLE RACING
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Background: Garry Nixon of the United States, riding a Kawasaki, won the Belgian 750 cc Motor Cycle Grand prix in Nivelles, Belgium on Sunday (23 May). Second place went to British rider Dave Potter riding a Yamaha. Another British rider, Mick Grant, rode his Kawasaki into third place.
The Grand Prix was decided on points awarded for two 100 mile (160 km) races. Nixon had one first places and a second. Potter scored a second and a third place. Grant was first in one of the races and fifth in the other.
The pre-race favourite, Britain's Barry Sheene, had to drop out in the first leg. His water-cooled Suzuki had a faulty water pump and Sheene is leading the 500 cc World Championship.
Nixon won the first leg with an average speed of 92.289 miles per hour (148.614 km per hour) over the 44 laps. Grant's win in the second leg was at an average speed of 92.089 miles per hour (148.292 km per hour).