• Short Summary

    MACAO

    John Nielsen of Denmark won the 1984 Macao Grand Prix driving a Ralt-Volkswagen on November 18.

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    NOVEMBER 17 - FIRST LEG OF RACE
    1. GV Cars on track, cornering TOP VIEW into sharp right turn. (2 SHOTS) 0.10
    2. GVs Number 8 passing (team JPS, Mike Thackwell, New Zealand) No.3 (Marlboro Theodore Racing Team Emanuele Pirro, Italy). (2 SHOTS) 0.15
    3. GV Number 1 (Marlboro team, Stefan Johansson of Sweden) passes Thackwell's No.8 0.21
    4. GV Number 1 in lead as No.10 (Volkswagen Motorsport) John Nielsen of Denmark passes No.8 in right hand bend. 0.31
    5. GVs Number 1 blocks No.10 on bend, various bends. (4 SHOTS) 1.08
    6. GVs Number 10 passes No.1, takes lead. 1.30
    NOVEMBER 18 - SECOND LEG
    7. TV & GV Race starts, No.10, No.1 away neck and neck, others following. (2 SHOTS) 1.43
    8. GV Number 10 in lead, followed by Nos. 1 and 8, into right bends. 2.05
    9. GV & TV Cars into hard right bend, No.10 leading. (2 SHOTS) 2.16
    10. GVs Race across causeway with bay in distance, No.10 leading with No.1 behind. (9 SHOTS) 3.18
    11. GV Number 10 takes flag, followed by No.3 (Emanuele Pirro) No.1 (third) and No.8 (fourth). 3.34
    InitialsJMS/JRS

    SPORT: MOTOR RACING
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MACAO

    John Nielsen of Denmark won the 1984 Macao Grand Prix driving a Ralt-Volkswagen on November 18. The race held over two days with drivers contesting 15 laps of the twisting 6.1 kilometre (3.5 mile) Guia circuit on each day. The overall results were based on aggregate placings. Nielsen was declared winner with a combined time of one hour, twelve minutes and 26.48 seconds. Sweden's Stefan Johansson was second in a Ralt-Toyota with a combined time only two seconds slower than Nielsen's. Mike Thackwell of New Zealand was third in a Ralt-Volkswagen. Nielsen's victory seemed unlikely on the first day when he crashed his vehicle on the first lap of the leg. However, the race was stopped a few seconds later when five cars were involved in a pile-up. Nielsen was able to repair his vehicle by the time the race restarted and went on to take second place, less than one second behind the day's leader, Stefan Johansson. Nielsen collected three and a half thousand US dollars prize money, Johansson received 1850 US dollars and Thackwell 1250. The race was contested by an international field of 31 drivers.

    Source: TVP

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAUQKCSPK3DKVL9NP7ZB3M8SDW
    Media URN:
    VLVAAUQKCSPK3DKVL9NP7ZB3M8SDW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:34:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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