• Short Summary

    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).

  • Description

    1.
    SV and CU riders lined on grid before start (2 shots)
    0.16

    2.
    SCU PAN from eventual winner Nixon (9) (Kawasaki) TO Grant (22) (Kawasaki)
    0.27

    3.
    GV PAN start of race with Sheene (7) (Suzuki) in front of Nixon
    0.45

    4.
    SV PAN Sheens leading Nixon and Grant around bends
    1.03

    5.
    SV PAN and SV Nixon leading from Sheene (2 shots)
    1.17

    6.
    SV PAN Nixon leading from Grant and Sheene
    1.30

    7.
    SV crowd
    1.33

    8.
    SV Nixon lapping another rider
    1.46

    9.
    SV Nixon receives chequered flag
    1.49



    Initials RH/1645 RH/GD/MR/1700


    SPORT: MOTOR CYCLE RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7BQX2V4UJNK6EOUH5SHPJ06BD
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BQX2V4UJNK6EOUH5SHPJ06BD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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