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    The seventy remaining competitors in the World Cup Rally left Rio de Janeiro early yesterday (Friday) on the final Latin-American stage of the event.

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    The seventy remaining competitors in the World Cup Rally left Rio de Janeiro early yesterday (Friday) on the final Latin-American stage of the event.

    The first leg of the 12,000 (19,000km) South American run takes the cars to San Paulo.

    Brazil's Transport Minister, Col. Mario Andreazza, flagged the competitors away from the starting point on the Rio de janeiro waterfront.

    Twenty-five of the original starters fell out of the rally during the gruelling opening route across Europe Ironically, the only car left behind in Brazil was Volkswagen driven by three young mexicans, which failed to arrive at the starting point after surviving the 4,000-mile (6,400km) European run.

    Overall leader Rene Trautman of France suffered a major setback just before the start of the Latin-American leg. A few hours from flag-fall he discovered a fault in the suspension of his Citroen which he believes developed while the car was on the ship from Europe.

    The rally is due to and in Mexico on May 27.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACTTFJWAHAA1OZN0G3LSRT29XB
    Media URN:
    VLVACTTFJWAHAA1OZN0G3LSRT29XB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
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    N/A

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