• Short Summary

    THE UNOFFICIAL SPEEDWAY "PAIRS" CHAMPIONSHIP HAS BEEN STAGED IN WEST GERMANY. AT THE MOMENT THIS?

  • Description

    THE UNOFFICIAL SPEEDWAY "PAIRS" CHAMPIONSHIP HAS BEEN STAGED IN WEST GERMANY. AT THE MOMENT THIS TYPE OF SPEEDWAY RACING IS NOT RECOGNISED FOR A WORLD TITLE, BUT SPEEDWAY OFFICIALS HOPE THAT NEXT YEAR IT WILL BE ON THE CALENDAR AS A RECOGNISED EVENT. IT'S A SPECIAL TYPE OF MATCH RACING IN WHICH EACH TEAM OF TWO MEETS EVERY OTHER TEAM OF TWO. THE WINNER GETS THREE POINTS, SECOND - TWO POINTS, AND THIRD - ONE POINT. EACH TEAM SCORES AGAINST EACH AND THE TEAM WITH THE HIGHEST AGGREGATE SCORE WINS.

    COMPETITORS WERE TO HAVE SOME FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA, THE SOVIET UNION, POLAND AND EAST GERMANY, BUT THESE TEAMS DROPPED OUT LIMITING THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION TO WEST GERMANY, SWEDEN, NORWAY, DENMARK AND ENGLAND.

    SWEDEN WERE FAVOURITES FOR THE TROPHY WITH THEIR TWO TRACKS STARS: OVE FUNDIN AND TORBJORN HARRYSSON, AND AS EXPECTED THEY WON. THE SWEDES NOTCHED UP 24 POINTS, BEATING THE ENGLISH TEAM OF RAY WILSON AND GEOFF MUDGE BY THREE POINTS. NORWAY WERE PLACED THIRD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADA9982V9A5YHG8MWK4DT8ZM7F
    Media URN:
    VLVADA9982V9A5YHG8MWK4DT8ZM7F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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