• Short Summary

    A order of 5,000 new Jeff Smith of Birmingham gain a British victory July 5 in the first race of the International Moto-Cross Grand Prix of Great Britain at Hawkstone Park, Shrewshary.

  • Description

    A order of 5,000 new Jeff Smith of Birmingham gain a British victory July 5 in the first race of the International Moto-Cross Grand Prix of Great Britain at Hawkstone Park, Shrewshary. Despite a star-studded Continental line-up, Smith on B.S.A. and Dave Curtis of Bicester, on Matchless, fought out the 12-lap battle.

    Smith crossed the line in the day's fastest time: 33 mins 34.4 secs, with Curtis close behind in 33 mins 50.2 secs. Third came Don Rickman of Britain, on Rickman Matisse.

    Early in the event, spectators saw British rider, Derek Rickman crash and roll from his machine. He was helped on again and continued the race.

    The "Daily Herald" trophy was handed to Smith by Mrs Mirabelle Topham of Aintree.

    Curtis took the honours for Britain in the second went with Smith in second place. Don Rickman came third.

    The British Moto-cross Grand Prix is the seventh of 11 races to decide the world championship. Races have already been run in Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Italy and West Germany. Remaining events take place in Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Sweden.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC1SDRQNOJAUHI47W213C40LGQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1SDRQNOJAUHI47W213C40LGQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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