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    THIS IS MACAO, THE PORTUGUESE COLONY ON THE MAINLAND OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC. ON?

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    THIS IS MACAO, THE PORTUGUESE COLONY ON THE MAINLAND OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC. ON SUNDAY, THE 1966 MACAO GRAND PRIX WAS STAGED THERE AND THE WINNER WAS MAURO BIANCHI OF ITALY, DRIVING A RENAULT ALPINE IN A RECORD TIME OF 3 HOURS 12 MINS. 33.2 SECONDS.

    THE GRAND PRIX ATTRACTED 29 ENTRIES - THE LARGEST NUMBER IN ITS 13-YEAR HISTORY - FROM SINGAPORE, JAPAN, THE PHILIPPINES, PORTUGAL, ENGLAND, VIETNAM, ITALY AND HONGKONG.

    THE SECOND TO COMPLETE THE 228 MILES 60-LAP RACE WAS ALBERT POON OF HONGKONG IN A LOTUS 23 AND THIRD WAS SHINTARO TAKI OF JAPAN IN A PORSCHE CARRERA. DRIVERS FROM HONGKONG TOOK FOURTH AND FIFTH PLACES.

    PORTUGUESE RACING ACE PHILIPE NOGUEIRA, MAKING HIS FIRST APPEARANCE AT THE RACES, GOT OFF TO AN EARLY LEAD IN A BORROWED LOTUS 22 - HIS OWN CAR WAS STRANDED IN SAN FRANCISCO. BUT AFTER COMPLETING 1 1/2 LAPS. HE RETIRED IN EXASPERATION WITH TRANSMISSION TROUBLE. THEN BIANCHI TOOK OVER POON FOLLOWED BY TAKI AND POON.

    BIANCHI MADE TWO BRIEF STOPS AT THE PITS. ONCE TO REFUEL AND THE OTHER TIME TO HAVE THE CLUTCHES CHECKED. HOWEVER, IN BOTH INSTANCES HE RETURNED TO OVERTAKE TAKI AND POON.

    MANY DRIVERS HAD TO DROP OUT BECAUSE OF MECHANICAL PROBLEMS. HONGKONG DRIVER H. BURMESTER'S LOTUS 87 CAUGHT FIRE AROUND MID-WAY, BUT IT WAS SOON PUT OUT. APART FROM THIS, THERE WERE NO OTHER SERIOUS INCIDENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7BU5ZVQOEV2WBA7TSA3YPD62X
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BU5ZVQOEV2WBA7TSA3YPD62X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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