• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: The new Mclaren M26 grand prix car that World Motor-Racing Champion James Hunt crashed at a 100 miles an hour (160 kph) will not be repaired in time for the South African Grand Prix next Sunday (March 6).

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    INTRODUCTION: The new Mclaren M26 grand prix car that World Motor-Racing Champion James Hunt crashed at a 100 miles an hour (160 kph) will not be repaired in time for the South African Grand Prix next Sunday (March 6). The car, which Hunt ran into a fence and an earth-bank during testing at the Kyalami circuit near Johannesburg on Wednesday (23 February) suffered severe damage to its body and front suspension.

    SYNOPSIS: Hunt walked away unscathed afterwards. Mechanics later discovered that a brake bolt had worked loose and cut through the soft, lightweight wheel, puncturing the tyre. Later, Hunt said he was probably saved by protective fencing at the corner where he ran off. The fencing was erected after the death of Peter Revson, the American driver, during practice at Kyalami three years ago. Hunt will now drive his M23 in the Grand Prix -- the same car he used in his winning season last year. A team official spoke about the crash.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABEHJJ08RSK809NR7RJR4KZEQ7
    Media URN:
    VLVABEHJJ08RSK809NR7RJR4KZEQ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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