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    INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE RACING AT HOCKENHEIM, WEST GERMANY TODAY (SUNDAY) - THE SECOND EVENT IN THE SERIES COUNTING FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

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    INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE RACING AT HOCKENHEIM, WEST GERMANY TODAY (SUNDAY) - THE SECOND EVENT IN THE SERIES COUNTING FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

    WEST GERMANY'S ERNST DEGNER RIDING A SUZUKI, WON THE 125 C.C.EVENT BY COMPLETING THE 15 LAPS (115.875 KILOMETRES - 71.5 MILES) IN 40 MINUTES 52.6 SECONDS AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 170.0 K.P.H.(106 M.P.H.).HUGH ANDERSON OF NEW ZEALAND, ALSO RIDING A JAPANESE SUZUKI, WAS SECOND, AND LASZLO SZABO, HUNGARY, THIRD.

    DEGNER SET A NEW LAP RECORD IN THE 125 C.C.RACE WHEN HE COMPLETED A LAP IN 2 MINUTES 40.9 SECONDS - AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 172.84 K.P.H.(107 M.P.H.).IN THE 125 C.C.CLASS, TAVERI, OF SWITZERLAND, WHO WAS PLACED FOURTH IN THIS RACE, LEADS IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PLACINGS WITH 11 POINTS, DEGNER IS SECOND WITH 8, AND ANDERSON, IS EQUAL THIRD WITH 6 POINTS.

    FORMER WORLD CHAMPION, TARQUINO PROVINI OF ITALY, RIDING A MORIN, WON THE 250 C.C.EVENT OVER 20 LAPS (154.5 KILOMETRES - 96 MILES) IN 49 MINUTES 33.8 SECONDS, AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 187 K.P.H.(116.3 M.P.H.).TOMMY ROBB OF NORTHERN IRELAND, RIDING A JAPANESE HONDA CAME SECOND, FOLLOWED BY REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION JIM REDMAN OF RHODESIA, ALSO ON A HONDA.PROVINI CLOCKED THE FASTEST LAP.HE NOW LEADS THE FIELD FOR THE 250 C.C.WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 16 POINTS, FOLLOWED BY REDMAN AND ROBB WITH 10 POINTS EACH.

    IN THE SPECTACULAR 500 C.C.SIDECAR EVENT, THE SWISS TEAM OF FLORIAN CAMATHIAS AND ALFRED HERZIG SET A NEW TRACK RECORD TIME, ON THEIR B.M.W.COMBINATION, TO WIN AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 176.5 K.P.H.(109.7 M.P.H.) OVER THE 13 LAPS (100.425 KILOMETRES- 62.4 MILES) OF THE RACE.THE SWISS TEAM GOT OFF TO A FAST START AND HELD THEIR LEAD TO THE END.REIGNING WORLD CHAMPIONS, AND LEADING CONTENDERS FOR THIS YEAR' TITLE DEUBEL AND NOERNER OF GERMANY, CAME IN SECOND, FOLLOWED BY AUERBACHER AND HEIM, ALSO OF GERMANY.B.M.W.MACHINES TOOK THE FIRST SIX PLACES IN THIS EVENT, WHICH ALSO SAW THE LAP RECORD TIME REDUCED TO 2 MINUTES 35.2 SECONDS BY THE WINNERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA85K53HXFLYPCNNBRU9XLW2H2D
    Media URN:
    VLVA85K53HXFLYPCNNBRU9XLW2H2D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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