• Short Summary

    THE SWEDISH MOTOR CYCLIST ROLF TIBBLIN ON A HEDLUND WON BOTH HEATS OF THE AUSTRIAN MOTO-CROSS GRAND PRIX YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AT SITTENDORF, AUSTRIA, AGAINST FIERCE COMPETITION FROM NEARLY 90 OTHER CONTESTANTS.

  • Description

    THE SWEDISH MOTOR CYCLIST ROLF TIBBLIN ON A HEDLUND WON BOTH HEATS OF THE AUSTRIAN MOTO-CROSS GRAND PRIX YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AT SITTENDORF, AUSTRIA, AGAINST FIERCE COMPETITION FROM NEARLY 90 OTHER CONTESTANTS. JEFF SMITH OF GREAT BRITAIN, RIDING A B.S.A., WAS SECOND AND STEN LUNDIN OF SWEDEN, ON A LITO, WAS THIRD.

    TIBBLIN, SMITH AND LUNDIN REACHED THE FINISHING LINE IN THAT ORDER IN BOTH HEATS OF 15 LAPS EACH OVER 28 MILES (45 KM).

    THE SITTENDORF EVENT WAS THE SECOND OF THE SEASON - THE FIRST OF THE 13 MOTO-CROSS GRAND PRIX EVENTS WAS HELD IN SWITZERLAND EARLIER THIS MONTH.

    SYNOPSIS: THERE WAS A RECORD CROWD OF 30,000 AT SITTENDORF IN AUSTRIA FOR THE SECOND GRAND PRIX CONTEST OF THE MOTO-CROSS SEASON.

    THEY'RE AWAY...ON THE FIRST HEAT. EACH HEAT IS 15 LAPS, TOTAL DISTANCE 28 MILES (45 KILOMETERS).

    BILL NILSSON OF SWEDEN ON A HAIRPIN BEND...BRITAIN'S JEFF SMITH AND THEN VERNON EASTWOOD, ALSO OF BRITAIN. IT'S A TOUGH, FAST RELENTLESS PACE ALL THE WAY...NOW IT'S BRITISH RIDER JERRY SCOTT FOLLOWED BY ERVIN KRAJCOVIC OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA...JEFF SMITH...AND THEN STEN LUNDIN OF SWEDEN.

    ROLF TIBBLIN OF SWEDEN WHO WAS TO WIN BOTH HEATS.

    TIBBLIN, RIDING A HEDLUND, SPEEDS DOWN THE HOME STRAIGHT.

    HONORS FOR THE SEASON'S SECOND GRAND PRIX WENT TO TIBBLIN. JEFF SMITH CAME SECOND WITH STEN LUNDIN IN THIRD PLACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9DFS5TC1LPUCWYLQOXZFTBDUT
    Media URN:
    VLVA9DFS5TC1LPUCWYLQOXZFTBDUT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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