• Short Summary

    AMERICAN DRIVER, DAN GURNEY, WON THE BELGIAN GRAND PRIX MO MOTOR-RACE AT FRANCORCHAMPS TO DAY (SUNDAY) IN HIS OWN EAGLE CAR TO COMPLETE A NOTABLE DOUBLE.

  • Description

    AMERICAN DRIVER, DAN GURNEY, WON THE BELGIAN GRAND PRIX MO MOTOR-RACE AT FRANCORCHAMPS TO DAY (SUNDAY) IN HIS OWN EAGLE CAR TO COMPLETE A NOTABLE DOUBLE. HE WON THE LE MANS 24-HOUR RACE IN AN AMERICAN FORD LAST WEEK.

    GURNEY DROVE A FINE RACE TO TAKE THE LEAD FROM BRITAIN'S JACKIE STEWART, DRIVING A B.R.M. AT THE THREE QUARTERS DISTANCE OF THE 395-KILOMETRE (245.43 MILE) RACE. HE FINISHED 63 SECONDS AHEAD OF STEWART DRIVING AT A RECORD AVERAGE OF 234,945 KMH (145.986 M.P.H.).

    STEWART, WHO FINISHED SECOND, WAS HANDICAPPED IN THE CLOSING STAGES OF THE RACE BY GEAR TROUBLE. THE CAR KEPT JUMPING OUT OF GEAR AND HE HAD TO HOLD THE GEAR-STICK IN PLACE.

    THE PRE-RACE FAVOURITE, SCOTLAND'S JIM CLARK, LOST HIS CHANCE OF VICTORY WHEN HIS LOUTS-FORD CAME IN WITH CLUTCH TROUBLE JUST BEFORE THE HALF-DISTANCE. HE EVENTUALLY FINISHED SIXTH.

    THIRD PLACE WENT TO CHRIS AMON, OF NEW ZEALAND, IN A WORKS FERRARI, WHO NOW SHARES SECOND PLACE INT HE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS TABLE, AFTER FOUR RACES. NEW ZEALAND DENIS HULME STILL HEADS THE TABLE WITH 16 POINTS EVEN THOUGH HIS BRABHAM REPCO WAS FORCED TO ABANDON TODAY.

    MIKE PARKES, 35-YEAR-OLD BRITISH DRIVER, WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL BY HELICOPTER SUFFERING FROM A BROKEN ANKLE AND WRIST AFTER HIS FERRARI CRASHED INTO A BANK AT 200 K.P.H. (125 M.P.H.) EARLY IN THE RACE.

    TEN OF THE EIGHTEEN STARTERS FINISHED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABV2NL4SN3QYV8AZ6EJGVJY6UQ
    Media URN:
    VLVABV2NL4SN3QYV8AZ6EJGVJY6UQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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