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.
SCU. Dutch team check machines.
CU. Dutch order.
CU.PAN.From machine to French rider Jacquemin Michel.
SCU. Dutch team No. 12.9.10.Albert Dirks, Broer Dirks and Piet V/D Oever.
GV.PAN.Start of race.
TGV. Riders around track after start.
SV. Riders past camera up slope pan to BV.
SV. No. 25 Derek Rickman around bend and crashes.
CU. Rickman back on machine and up slope (followed by others).
SV. No. 9 Broer Dirks of Holland around bend. followed by No.26 Don Rickman of G.B. followed by No.23 Dave Curtis G.B. and two others up slope.
TV. No. 7 Bill Nilssen of Sweden leading followed b No. 23 Curtis around bend to BV.
GV. No. 23 Curtis now leading followed by No. 27 PAN up slope.
SV. No. 3 Roger Van Der Becken of Belgium followed by No. 25 Derek Rickman PAN to BV.
SV. Spectators at finish.
SCU. Mrs. Topham presents trophy to winner Jeff Smith of G.B.
CU. Mrs. Topham presents cup to Jeff Smith.
CU. Smith holds cup.
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Background: 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.