• Short Summary

    AFTER TWO NIGHTS AND THREE DAYS OF DRIVING, JUST OVER THREE-QUARTERS (153) OF THE STARTERS IN THE MONTE CARLO RALLY HAVE ARRIVED IN MONACO.

  • Description


    VARIOUS CARS ARRIVE IN MONTE CARLO; CHECKING IN AT CONTROLS; MORE CARS ARRIVE.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AFTER TWO NIGHTS AND THREE DAYS OF DRIVING, JUST OVER THREE-QUARTERS (153) OF THE STARTERS IN THE MONTE CARLO RALLY HAVE ARRIVED IN MONACO. FREEZING FOG ON THE FINAL NIGHT'S DRIVE TO SUN-DRENCHED MONACO TOOK AN UNEXPECTEDLY HEAVY TOLL OF THE 200 DRIVERS, BUT VIRTUALLY ALL THOSE WHO HAVE ARRIVED TODAY (MONDAY) ARE STILL UNPENALISED.

    AMONG THOSE WHO DIDN'T COMPLETE THE RUN IS THE BRITISH DRIVER MALCOLM NEW. HE HAS BEEN CHARGED IN FRANCE WITH MANSLAUGHTER FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF A PRIVATE MOTORIST IN A COLLISION ON SATURDAY. AFTER APPEARING BEFORE A MAGISTRATE HE WAS ALLOWED TO LEAVE FOR HOME.

    ALL THE CANDIDATES FOR OUTRIGHT VICTORY ARE STILL IN THE HUNT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE ILL-FATED LANOIA OF SANDRO MUNARI AND LUCIANO LOMBARDINI, WHICH CRASHED IN YUGOSLAVIA ON SATURDAY, KILLING LOMBARDINI. THE LAST FOUR WINNERS OF THE RALLY ALL HAVE CLEAN SHEETS SO FAR - IRISH PABBY HOPKIRK, FINNS TIMO MAKINEN AND RAUND MALTONEN, DRIVING MINI GOOPERS, AND PAULI TOIVONEN, ANOTHER FINN, IN A GERMAN PORSCHE. BUT THE CURRENT FAVOURITE IS SAID TO BE A BRITON, VIC ELFORD, DRIVING ANOTHER OF THE POWERFUL PORSCHES.

    THE RALLY WILL START AGAIN TOMORROW (TUESDAY), VIRTUALLY FROM SCRATCH, WITH THE FIRST OF TWO SPEED TESTS IN THE SNOW-COVERED ALPS. THE VERDICT OF MANY OF THOSE WHO GOT THERE WAS THAT SO FAR THE DRIVE HAD BEEN VERY EASY, BUT THEY ADDED OMINOUSLY: 'THE RALLY HAS NOT REALLY STARTED YET'.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7EC7FFYB469C5S6OC0EZNZQN8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7EC7FFYB469C5S6OC0EZNZQN8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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