• Short Summary

    THE SWISS CHAMPION MOTOR-CYCLIST, FLORIAN CAMATHIAS, DIED TODAY (SUNDAY) AFTER CRASHING IN A RACE AT THE BRANDS HATCH CIRCUIT IN KENT.

  • Description

    THE SWISS CHAMPION MOTOR-CYCLIST, FLORIAN CAMATHIAS, DIED TODAY (SUNDAY) AFTER CRASHING IN A RACE AT THE BRANDS HATCH CIRCUIT IN KENT.

    CAMATHIAS WAS DRIVING A 500 CC SIDECAR OUTFIT WHEN IT CRASHED INTO A BANK WHILE TRAVELLING TO NEARLY ONE HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR. CAMATHIAS DIED ON THE WAY TO HOSPITAL. HIS SIDECAR PASSENGER, FRANCOIS DUCRET, WAS FLUNG CLEAR BUT SUFFERED SERIOUS NECK AND CHEST INJURIES.

    CAMATHIAS, AGED 41, WAS IN THIRD POSITION IN THE WORLD SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE. HE HAD JUST LOST HIS LEAD IN THE 26-MILE RACE WHEN HIS MACHINE CRASHED.

    FLORIAN CAMATHIAS HAD BEEN PROMINENT IN INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CYCLE RACING FOR SEVERAL YEARS. HOWEVER, HE WAS NEVER ABLE TO CAPTURE THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. HIS FIRST WIN THIS YEAR WAS THE FRENCH GRAND PRIX, BUT IN LATER EVENTS, AT THE ISLE OF MAN AND THE SPANISH AND DUTCH GRAND PRIX, HE WAS DOGGED BY MECHANICAL TROUBLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9189998OKOFYTSZX1A5IJ8T4X
    Media URN:
    VLVA9189998OKOFYTSZX1A5IJ8T4X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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