• Short Summary

    The British driver, Bob Evans, driving a Lola T332-Chevrolet, won the Rothmans 5,000 European Championship motor-race at Brands Hatch near London on Monday (15 April).

  • Description

    The British driver, Bob Evans, driving a Lola T332-Chevrolet, won the Rothmans 5,000 European Championship motor-race at Brands Hatch near London on Monday (15 April). He took the lead from the start and clung onto it throughout the race, in spite of strong challenges from Mike Wilds driving a March-Chevrolet 74A and Brian Redman in another Lola.

    After Oheir jockeying, it was Redman who was finally flagged in second, with Wilds falling back, letting Ian Ashley, also in a Lola come third. The three major place-getters were all British.

    A dry track brought high speeds from the cars, and Redman set a new lap record for this class of 43.8 seconds -- an average lap speed of 101.92 miles per hour (163.03 kms per hour). Evans' winning time was 44 minutes 59.9 seconds -- which was an average speed of 99.2 miles per hour (159.5 kms per hour).

    His win takes him from sixth to fourth place in the overall points table for the European 5,000 Championship. Redman still holds the overall lead in the 23-race series with eighteen more races to go.

    More than GBP 7,000 of prize money went to today's winners -- the Championship overall is worth almost 2 1/4-million to the competitors.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8840E1HUMG31ZYMXDKTHGAO1Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA8840E1HUMG31ZYMXDKTHGAO1Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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