• Short Summary

    ITALIAN RIDERS DOMINATED THREE OF THE FOUR EAST GERMAN MOTOR-CYCLING GRAND PRIX RACES AT THE SACHSENRING AT HOHENSTEIN-ERNSTTHAL, NEAR KARLMARXSTADT, ON SUNDAY (13 JULY).

  • Description

    ITALIAN RIDERS DOMINATED THREE OF THE FOUR EAST GERMAN MOTOR-CYCLING GRAND PRIX RACES AT THE SACHSENRING AT HOHENSTEIN-ERNSTTHAL, NEAR KARLMARXSTADT, ON SUNDAY (13 JULY). DOUBLE WORLD CHAMPION GIACOMO AGOSTINI, RIDING A MV AGUSTAS, WON BOTH THE 350-cc. AND 500-cc. RACES, AND RENZO PASOLINI, ON A BENELLI, BEAT SANTIAGO HERRERO, ON AN OSSA, IN THE 250-cc. EVENT AFTER TRAILING HIM FOR 14 OF THE 15 LAPS.

    IN THE 12-LAP 125-cc. RACE WEST GERMANY'S DIETER BRAUN HELD A CONVINCING LEAD OF 20 SECONDS OVER BRITAIN'S DAVID SIMMONDS, WHEN THE CRANKSHAFT OF HIS SUZUKI BROKE BEFORE HIS COULD FINISH THE LAST LAP, AND SIMMONDS SWEPT PAST TO CLINCH HIS FIRST WORLD-CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE. HE NOW LEADS THE TABLE WITH 90 POINTS TO THE 36 POINTS OF HIS NEAREST RIVAL, KENT ANDERSSON, OF SWEDEN.

    THE 125-cc AND 250-cc. EVENTS PROVED THE MOST THRILLING OF THE DAY. IN AN EXCITING FINISH, PASOLINI WENT PAST SPAIN'S HERRERO IN THE LAST 200 YARDS (ABOUT 200 METRES) AND DREW CHEERS AND APPLAUSE FROM THE ENTHUSIASTIC 20,000 PEOPLE IN THE GRANDSTAND.

    AFTER THE 250-cc. EVENT, SIMMONDS, SHAKING HANDS WITH THE DISAPPOINTED BRAUN, SAID: "YOU HAD ME BEATEN, DIETER. I WAS JUST GOING TO HOLD ON TO MY SECOND PLACE. THIS WAS BAD LUCK FOR YOU."
    THE 350-cc. RACE BEGAN WITH A MINUTE'S SILENCE FOR BILL IVY, OF BRITAIN, WHO WAS KILLED IN A TRAINING CRASH ON SATURDAY (12 JULY).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8D0GNSZ8E1Z6B97PNTWUO7RHX
    Media URN:
    VLVA8D0GNSZ8E1Z6B97PNTWUO7RHX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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