Geoff Duke, Great Britain's motor cycle ace, world champion for 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, has just commenced riding for Germany's renowned BMW organization.
S.V.Towards. The pre-race procession.
T.G.V. The cyclists assembled at the starting point.
S.V. Man parading one minute before the start.
C.U. Geoff Duke adjusting his goggles.
S.C.U. No.5. Dickie Dale of G.B.
S.V. Ernst Hiller of Germany preparing.
Back V. The starter.
S.T.V.Pan The start of race.
T.V. Cyclist going away.
S.V.Pan Group of cyclist headed by Geoff Duke round a band.
T.V. Cyclist down the straight.
S.C.U.Pan Geoff Duke No.1. leading, and round bend.
S.V.Pan Cyclists down the straight-pan to spectators. Two cyclists round a bend.
L.V. Race in progress.
S.C.U. No's 29.30.33 and 1 rounding a bend in that order, followed by No's 24 and 15.
T.V.Pan Three cyclists down the straight.
S.V.Pan Five riders past.
S.C.U.Pan Geoff Duke out in front.
S.V.Pan Duke is flagged the winner closely followed by No.18 Hiller of Germany.
T.G.V. The crowd around the winners.
S.C.U. Geoff Duke mounts the winners dais.
S.C.U. Duke shakes hands with Hiller.
C.U. Geoff Duke.
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Background: Geoff Duke, Great Britain's motor cycle ace, world champion for 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, has just commenced riding for Germany's renowned BMW organization.
Today, riding a BMW 500 cc machine against tough international competition at the Hockenheim Ring, near Mannheim. Hockenheim is reputed to be the world's fastest track.
An estimated crowd of 200,000 saw a tooth and nail tussle between Duke, Number 1, Dick Dale, Number 5, Dale had to give up because of engine failure, and Germany's Ernst Hiller moved into second place.
The day's programme was concluded with the singing of the national anthem.