West German motor-cycling ace Siegried Schauzu won his sixth TT title in the Isle of Man yesterday (Saturday).
GV Riders lined up at start
SV No.4 preparing ultimate winner
SV PAN First pair moves off
SV PAN No. 4 starts
SV PAN Others start (2 shots)
LV PAN Race in progress (3 shots)
TV PAN riders pass under bridge (2 shots)
LV PAN No.4 with No.10 behind & around bend (2 shots)
SV PAN No. 31
GV & SV Crowd & No.4 leading No.10 around bend (3 shots)
SV NO.4 receives chequered flag
GV & CU Crowd
CU No.4 Schauzu - nearest with passenger
Various shots of race highlights including Schauzu winning.
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Background: West German motor-cycling ace Siegried Schauzu won his sixth TT title in the Isle of Man yesterday (Saturday). Schauzu rode to a convincing victory in the 750 cc sidecar event over three laps (113 miles) of the famous circuit round the island.
The pattern of the race was set in the opening lap when Schauzu's two main rivals, fellow-countrymen Klaus Enders and Heinz Lutheringhauser, both retired with engine trouble.
After that, Schauzu led comfortably without being challenged. He won in a new record speed of 90.97 m.p.h. (146 k.m.p.).
SYNOPSIS: In the Isle of Man, the internationally famous Tourist Trophy races got underway on Saturday. Among the first day's events was the seven-fifty c.c. sidecar race. It's ridden over three laps of the testing circuit round the island -- a total distance of a hundred-and-thirteen miles.
Keep your eyes on Number Four -- the West German sidecar ace Siegried Schauzu on a BMW. He set the pace as the eighty riders road through the island's principal town, Douglas, and up into the hills. The pattern of the race was established early in the opening lap, when Schauzu was challenged by two main rivals, his countrymen Klaus Enders and Heinz Lutheringhauser, also riding BMWe. But both were forced out with engine troubles after covering less than twenty miles.
Schauzu took a comfortable lead, followed by British rider A.J. Sansum on a Quaife Triumph. Schauzu pulled steadily away from his British rival as the race went on.
Another Briton -- J.L.Barker on a BSA -- was lying third. But all eyes were on Schauzu as he roared towards his sixth major title in TT racing. And he forged steadily ahead to build up a three-minute lead over his British rival.
Schauzu maintained his form to take the chequered flag -- and his sixth title.
The West German ace, nearest the camera, completed the course at a new record speed of 90.97 miles an hour, and he also recorded the fastest lap.