• Short Summary

    ITALIAN MOTOR-CYCLE ACE GIACOMO AGOSTINI TODAY (SUNDAY) SCORED A DOUBLE IN THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX RACES WHEN HE CARRIED OFF THE 500 cc AND THE 350 cc EVENTS AT MONZA, NEAR MILAN.

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    START OF 500 cc RACE; RACE PROGRESS; HAILWOOD FALLS; AGOSTINI WINS; AGOSTINI RECEIVES TROPHY.




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    Background: ITALIAN MOTOR-CYCLE ACE GIACOMO AGOSTINI TODAY (SUNDAY) SCORED A DOUBLE IN THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX RACES WHEN HE CARRIED OFF THE 500 cc AND THE 350 cc EVENTS AT MONZA, NEAR MILAN. HIS SUCCESS ON AN M.V. AGUSTA MACHINE ACCENTED HIS VICTORY IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES IN BOTH CLASSES.

    AGOSTINI'S MAIN RIVAL IN THE TWO EVENTS, BRITAIN'S MIKE HAILWOOD, WHO HAS BEEN WORLD CHAMPION NINE TIMES, HAD EARLIER WITHDRAWN FROM THE 350 cc EVENT AFTER COMPLAINING ABOUT HIS M.V. AGUSTA MACHINE. HE SWITCHED TO A BENELLI MACHINE FOR THE 500 cc RACE BUT AGAIN STRUCK BAD LUCK.

    ON THE THIRD LAP OF 500 cc EVENT, HE SKIDDED AND FELL ON THE WET TRACK. HE HAD BEEN BATTLING WHEEL-TO-WHEEL WITH AGOSTINI THROUGHOUT THE RACE. HE WAS UNHURT IN THE FALL, AND REACHED THE PITS ON FOOT, BUT HIS MACHINE WAS TOO DAMAGED TO GO ON.

    AGOSTINI CONTINUED ALONE AT THE HEAD OF THE FIELD TO WIN VERY COMFORTABLY WITH A TOTAL OF 48 POINTS FOR THE EVENT. HE COVERED THE 125 MILES (201 KILOMETRES) IN ONE HOUR SEVEN MINUTES 44.6 SECONDS, WITH AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 110.73 MPH (178.246 KPH).

    SECOND WAS RENZO PASOLINI, OF ITALY, 34.6 SECONDS BEHIND, WITH FELLOW ITALIAN ANGELO BERGAMONTI TWO LAPS AWAY THIRD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACRQ5RNN2T86DI6601TOPEL885
    Media URN:
    VLVACRQ5RNN2T86DI6601TOPEL885
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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