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    BRITAIN'S PHIL READ (NO.2) TODAY (FRIDAY) SNATCHED A DRAMATIC LAST-LAP VICTORY IN THE 125 CC.?

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    BRITAIN'S PHIL READ (NO.2) TODAY (FRIDAY) SNATCHED A DRAMATIC LAST-LAP VICTORY IN THE 125 CC. TOURISTS TROPHY EVENT AT THE ISLE OF MAN T.T. RACING. READ, ON A JAPANESE YAMAHA, OVERTOOK HIS TEAM-MATE, BILL IVY, (NO. 9) IN THE LAST LAP WHEN IVY'S ENGINE SEVERELY OVER-HEATED AFTER A SCORCHING PACE. IVY CROSSED THE LINE WITH A DEAD ENGINE ABOUT A MINUTE BEHIND READ.

    IN THE SENIOR 500 C.C EVENT, GIACOMO AGOSTINI OF ITALY, (NO. 7) CELEBRATED HIS RECENT 26TH BIRTHDAY BY BECOMING THE FIRST OVERSEAS RIDER FOR 29 YEARS TO WIN THE EVENT. RIDING A THREE-CYLINDER MV MACHINE, THE ITALIAN WORLD CHAMPION FINISHED FOUR-TENTHS OF A SECOND AHEAD OF BRIAN BALL, A BRITISH NEWCOMER, TO RECORD A WINNING TIME OF TWO HOURS, 13 MINUTES, 39.4 SECONDS.

    IN THE 125 C.C. EVENT, BILL IVY (NO. 9) ROCKETED HIS YAMAHA AROUND THE CIRCUIT TO BECOME, IN THE SECOND LAP, THE FIRST MAN TO RAISE THE OFFICIAL LAP RECORD TO MORE THAN 100 M.P.H. (160 K.P.H.). BUT THIS PACE, TOO HOT FOR MOST OF IVY'S RIVALS, WAS ALSO TOO HOT FOR HIS MACHINE. HOWEVER, ALTHOUGH HE FINISHED ABOUT A MINUTE BEHIND HIS TEAM-MATE, PHIL READ, IVY HAD SUFFICIENT IN HAND TO CLINCH SECOND PLACE. CARRUTHERS OF AUSTRALIA, ON A GATES-HONDA, WAS THIRD.

    PHIL READ RECEIVED THE TRADITIONAL REWARD OF A KISS FROM A PRETTY MAID, AT THE FINISH.

    AGOSTINI, IN THE SENIOR EVENT, NEVER REALLY USED THE FULL POWER OF HIS MACHINE. HIS TIME WAS FIVE MINUTES SLOWER THAN LAST YEAR'S WINNING TIME, BUT IT WAS STILL FAST ENOUGH TO CLINCH THE TITLE FOR HIM AND MAKE UP HIS FAILURE LAST YEAR.

    HE WAS PUSHED OUT OF THE RACE LAST YEAR WITH A BROKEN CHAIN BUT TODAY (FRIDAY) THERE WAS NEVER ANY DOUBT OF HIS TRIUMPH.

    BALL OF BRITAIN, ON A MATCHLESS, WAS SECOND WITH RANDLE, ON A PETTY NORTON, THIRD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD11B58W6F4WCHCXMLUOXKW13B
    Media URN:
    VLVAD11B58W6F4WCHCXMLUOXKW13B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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