The British motorcyclist, Owen Greenwood today (Sunday) won the 'Sidecar Race of the Year' on his 1,071 Mini Special machine.
The British motorcyclist, Owen Greenwood today (Sunday) won the 'Sidecar Race of the Year' on his 1,071 Mini Special machine. The race, sponsored by the national newspaper the Daily Mail, is the richest motor cycle race in the world, with a purse of GBP1,140 Stg.
Greenwood, and his passenger T. Fairbrother, defeated competition from some of Europe's top riders. He completely outpaced last year's winner, Chris Vincent, riding a 650 c.c. B.S.A combination.
Greenwood's machine, the largest in the race, is fitted with a Cooper-Mini 1,000 c.c. engine. Because of its size Greenwood started in the back row, and had to pass the rest of the field of 59 machines to win.
Among the European challengers were Max Deubel, of West Germany, on a 500 c.c. B.M.W.; Otto Kolle, also of Germany, riding another B.M.W.; and the Swiss champion, Fritz Scheidegger, on a 700 c.c. B.M.W.
The race was over twenty laps of the 1.35 mile (two kilometre) circuit at Mallory Park, in Leicester.