• Short Summary

    MOTOR-CYCLING, AND WORLD CHAMPION MIKE HAILWOOD, OF BRITAIN, TODAY (FRIDAY) WON THE PREMIER EVENT IN BRITAIN'S ISLE OF MAN TOURIST TROPHY (TT) RACES: THE 500 CC CLASS.

  • Description

    MOTOR-CYCLING, AND WORLD CHAMPION MIKE HAILWOOD, OF BRITAIN, TODAY (FRIDAY) WON THE PREMIER EVENT IN BRITAIN'S ISLE OF MAN TOURIST TROPHY (TT) RACES: THE 500 CC CLASS. AT THE OTHER END OF THE POWER SCALE, IN THE 50 CC, VICTORY WENT TO THE SWISS RIDER LUIGI TAVERI.

    THIS WAS THE FINAL DAY OF THE 1965 TT RACES. RIDING A JAPANESE-BUILT HONDA, TAVERI'S WIN PUT HIM IN SECOND PLACE IN THIS YEAR'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE 50 CC CLASS. THE LEADER, NEW ZEALANDER HUGH ANDERSON, WAS SECOND ON A SUZUKI. ANDERSON NOW HAS 25 POINTS AGAINST TAVERI'S 23.

    TAVERI WON IN ONE HOUR 25 MINUTES 15.6 SECONDS AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 79.66 MILES (128.2 KMS) AN HOUR. ANDERSON WAS MORE THAN 50 SECONDS BEHIND - HIS AVERAGE SPEED: 78.85 MILES (126.89 KMS) AN HOUR. ERNST DEGNER, OF WEST GERMANY, ALSO ON A SUZUKI, WAS THIRD AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 77.04 MILES (123.98 KMS) AN HOUR.

    THE 500 CC EVENT WAS ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC EVER HELD OVER THE ISLAND'S MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT. HAILWOOD LED FROM START TO FINISH TO BECOME ONLY THE SECOND RIDER TO WIN THE RACE THREE TIMES IN A ROW.

    AND ALL THIS DESPITE A CRASH APPROACHING THE HALF-WAY STAGE. HE WAS UNHURT, BUT HIS ITALIAN-BUILT MV AGUSTA HAD ITS WINDSCREEN SHATTERED AND HANDLEBARS BENT. HAILWOOD QUICKLY REMOUNTED TO HOLD HIS LEAD.

    HIS AVERAGE SPEED OF 91.69 MILES (147.56 KMS) AN HOUR WAS MUCH SLOWER THAN HIS 1963 RECORD, BUT MUCH OF THE RACE WAS RUN IN APPALLING CONDITIONS, WITH DRIVING RAIN AND STRONG WINDS.

    THE RACE WAS OVER 226.4 MILES (364 KMS). HAILWOOD WON IN TWO HOURS 28 MINUTES 9 SECONDS AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 91.69 MILES (147.56 KMS) AN HOUR. MORE THAN TWO MINUTES BEHIND IN SECOND PLACE WAS FELLOW-BRITON JOE DUNPHY, ON A NORTON, AND MIKE DUFF, OF CANADA, WAS THIRD ON A MATCHLESS.

    (NEXT WEEK WILL SEE SLOWER - AND QUIETER - RACES WHEN THE ISLAND'S ANNUAL CYCLING TTS ARE HELD).

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    Film ID:
    VLVABEDWMV054UTLMWNKK2CX7KZ4P
    Media URN:
    VLVABEDWMV054UTLMWNKK2CX7KZ4P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:29:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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