• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH-SWISS DRIVING TEAM OF BRIAN REDMAN AND JO SIFFERT, DRIVING A WEST GERMAN PORSCHE SPIDER, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WON THE 1,000-KILOMETRES (620-MILES) RACE FOR PROTOTYPE SPORTS CARS AT NUERBURGRING TO CLINCH THE CAR MANUFACTURERS' 1969 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

  • Description

    THE BRITISH-SWISS DRIVING TEAM OF BRIAN REDMAN AND JO SIFFERT, DRIVING A WEST GERMAN PORSCHE SPIDER, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WON THE 1,000-KILOMETRES (620-MILES) RACE FOR PROTOTYPE SPORTS CARS AT NUERBURGRING TO CLINCH THE CAR MANUFACTURERS' 1969 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. THEY COVERED THE 14-MILE (22.8 KMS) TRACK AT A RECORD AVERAGE SPEED OF 100.9 MILES AN HOUR (162.5 KPH).

    THE VICTORY GAVE SIFFERT HIS SECOND WIN IN TWO YEARS AND GAVE PORSCHE THEIR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WIN IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS THIS YEAR.

    SO FAR THIS YEAR, PORSCHE CARS HAVE WON AT BRANDS HATCH, MONZA, TARGO FLORIO AND SPA, IN ADDITION TO NUERBURGRING, ENDING A TWO-YEAR RUN OF NEAR MISSES TO FERRARI AND FORD OF BRITAIN.

    SIFFERT PILOTED THE SLEEK MULTI-COLOURED WINNING PORSCHE FOR THE FIRST TWO-HOUR SESSION, BREAKING THE OFFICIAL COURSE RECORD AS HE WENT AROUND AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 105.13 M.P.H. (169.2 K.P.H.).

    AT THE HALF-WAY MARK, REDMAN WAS ROMPING AHEAD OF THE REST OF THE FIELD IN THE GRUELLING 44-LAP RACE. THE PORSCHE WENT ON TO WIN FOUR MINUTES AHEAD OF ANOTHER PORSCHE, DRIVEN BY WEST GERMANS ROLF STOMMELEN AND HANS HERRMANN.

    BRITISH DRIVER VIC ELFORD AND WEST GERMANY'S KURT AHRENS WERE THIRD, IN ANOTHER PORSCHE.

    THE ONLY THREAT TO THE PORSCHES WAS AN ITALIAN FERRARI, DRIVEN BY NEW ZEALANDER CHRIS AMON AND PEDRO RODRIGUES, OF MEXICO, BUT IT WAS FORCED TO WITHDREW WITH MECHANICAL TROUBLE ON THE 28TH LAP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC0819WN2RDDX63UUJ2MGBEADW
    Media URN:
    VLVAC0819WN2RDDX63UUJ2MGBEADW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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