• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 100 CARS ARE EXPECTED TO CROSS THE STARTING LINE OF THE FAMOUS NURBURGRING RACE TRACK TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NURBURGRING 1000 KILOMETRES (621 MILES) RACE FOR GRAND TOURISM CARS.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 100 CARS ARE EXPECTED TO CROSS THE STARTING LINE OF THE FAMOUS NURBURGRING RACE TRACK TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NURBURGRING 1000 KILOMETRES (621 MILES) RACE FOR GRAND TOURISM CARS. IN RACES OF THIS KIND, POSITIONS ON THE STARTING LINE ARE DEPRECIATION ON TIMES SET UP IN PRACTICE -- THE FASTEST CARS HAVING THE BEST POSITIONS. THUS PRACTICE LAPS, PARTICULARLY IN THIS EVENT WITH SO MANY COMPETITORS, ARE ALL-IMPORTANT.

    YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) ONLOOKERS WERE ABLE TO WATCH THE WORLD'S LEADING SPORTS CAR, DRIVERS GETTING TO KNOW THE WINDING 22 KILOMETRES (13.7 MILES) CIRCUIT. THE RACE, WHICH ALLOWS TWO DRIVERS TO EACH CAR, IS A GRUELLING TEST OF MAN AND MACHINE. IT CAN BE COMPARED WITH THE SEBRING 12 HOURS RACE, AND COUNTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTOR'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

    EVERY YEAR THE RACE ATTRACTS THE WORLD'S GREATEST DRIVERS AND CAR MANUFACTURERS, AND THIS YEAR IS NO EXCEPTION. THE REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION GRAHAM HILL, JOHN SURTEES, EX-WORLD CHAMPION MOTORCYCLIST, AND JIM CLARK FAVOURED TO WIN THIS YEAR'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, ARE AMONG THE BRITISH CONTESTANTS IN THE RACE. ALSO IN THE FIELD WILL BE PHIL HILL, U.S.A., JOAKIN BONNIER, SWEDEN, AND WILLY MAIRESSE OF BELGIUM.

    THIS YEAR THE RACE IS AN OPEN AS EVER WITH STRONG TEAMS ENTERED BY JAGUAR, FERRARI, PORSCHE, AND LOTUS, AMONGST THE CONTENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTOR'S TITLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA91186RD2UBCHSTQ62KGL2BW5R
    Media URN:
    VLVA91186RD2UBCHSTQ62KGL2BW5R
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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