• Short Summary

    THE ITALIAN MOTOR-CYCLING STAR, GIOCOMO AGOSTINI, TODAY (SUNDAY) WON THE WORLD'S RICHEST MOTOR-CYCLING PRIZE - THE "RACE OF THE YEAR" WORTH GBP1,050 - AT MALLORY PARK CIRCUIT IN LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND.

  • Description

    THE ITALIAN MOTOR-CYCLING STAR, GIOCOMO AGOSTINI, TODAY (SUNDAY) WON THE WORLD'S RICHEST MOTOR-CYCLING PRIZE - THE "RACE OF THE YEAR" WORTH GBP1,050 - AT MALLORY PARK CIRCUIT IN LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND. THE RACE, SPONSORED BY A BRITISH NEWSPAPER, DEVELOPED INTO A DUEL BETWEEN AGOSTINI AND MIKE HAILWOOD, OF BRITAIN, UNTIL HAILWOOD WAS FORCED TO RETIRE WITH A SOFTENING REAR TYRE.

    OVER 50,000 SPECTATORS WATCHED HAILWOOD, ON A 250cc HONDA, STREAK FROM THE BACK ROW OF THE GRID INTO AN IMMEDIATE LEAD. DESPITE THE FACT THAT AGOSTINI WAS RIDING A 500cc MV-AGUSTA, HAILWOOD SET UP A 12 SECONDS LEAD IN THE 30-LAP RACE. EARLIER THIS MONTH, AT MONZA, ITALY, AFTER WINNING THE 250cc EVENT IN THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX, HAILWOOD WAS FORCED TO RETIRE WHEN LEADING IN THE 500cc EVENT, AGAIN LEAVING AGOSTINI TO WIN.

    TODAY HAILWOOD LOOKED A CERTAIN WINNER UNTIL MISFORTUNE STRUCK WITH ONLY SIX LAPS TO GO. AGOSTINI HAD TO FIGHT HIS WAY THROUGH THE BUNCH TO GET TO FIFTH PLACE BY LAP FIVE. ON LAP SIX HAILWOOD WAS DRAWING AWAY WITH BILL IVY, ON A 250 YAMAHA, GOING INTO SECOND PLACE. FROM THERE HAILWOOD BUILT UP THE 12 SECONDS LEAD, WHICH HAD SEEMED IMPOSSIBLE IN THE FACE OF SUCH STRONG OPPOSITION. IT TOOK AGOSTINI UNTIL LAP 12 TO GET UP TO SECOND PLACE, AND HE WAS NEVER SERIOUSLY CHALLENGED AFTER HAILWOOD RETIRED.

    BILL IVY HELD ON TO SECOND PLACE, AND HIS CANADIAN WORKS TEAM-MATE MIKE DUFF, ALSO ON A YAMAHA, SNATCHED THIRD PLACE FROM PETER WILLIAMS (MATCHLESS). AGOSTINI HAD EARLIER WON THE 350cc AND 500cc RACES - SETTING NEW 10 AND 15-LAP RECORDS ON THE WAY.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9QNZR92YMX0UEOW91YWPSQI6M
    Media URN:
    VLVA9QNZR92YMX0UEOW91YWPSQI6M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment