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    Motor-cycle racing -- and World champion Barry Sheene of Britain has won the 'Motor Cycle News Superike Championship' at Brands Batch in England.

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    Motor-cycle racing -- and World champion Barry Sheene of Britain has won the 'Motor Cycle News Superike Championship' at Brands Batch in England.
    SYNOPSIS: John Williams on number four-740-cc Suzuki-was among the front-line starters with former World Champion Phil Read on 750-cc Yamaha number five. They were challenging Sheene on another 740 Suzuki, carrying number seven. Also in the front tow was fellow-Briton Mick Grant on number six, 750-cc Kawasaki.
    The two-day Saturday-Sunday meeting was the traditional close of the international motor-cycle racing season. The field included a strong European entry, which featured riders like Giacomo Agostini, making his first appearance at Brands Hatch for three years, riding as usual for MV Augusta, on a four-cylinder 350. But in the earlier stages it was Mick Grant on the Kawasaki taking the lead.
    Barry Sheene followed Grant closely throughout - so closely that when he finally overtook to take the winning chequered flag it was by a mere one-fifth of a second. Williams followed them across the line to take number three place.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA83QIY3LI9JI3ZTXRWSLSRZV4G
    Media URN:
    VLVA83QIY3LI9JI3ZTXRWSLSRZV4G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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