• Short Summary

    AT LONDON'S WEMBLEY STADIUM, INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE ACES WERE HARD AT WORK TODAY (THURSDAY) PREPARING FOR SATURDAY'S WORLD SPEED-WAY CHAMPIONSHIPS.

  • Description

    AT LONDON'S WEMBLEY STADIUM, INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE ACES WERE HARD AT WORK TODAY (THURSDAY) PREPARING FOR SATURDAY'S WORLD SPEED-WAY CHAMPIONSHIPS.

    MOST OF THE COMPETITORS WERE IN THE PITS TODAY, DISCUSSING TACTICS WITH THEIR TEAM MANAGERS AND CHECKING WITH THE MECHANICS THAT THEIR BIKES ARE IN TOP CONDITION FOR THE GRUELLING CONTEST AT THE WEEKEND.

    AMONG THEM THE STRONG NEW ZEALAND CONTINGENT, WHICH INCLUDES IVAN MAUGER, THE CURRENT WORLD CHAMPION. HIS FELLOW-COUNTRYMEN ARE BARRY BRIGGS AND RONNIE MOORE -- AND MOORE APPEARED TODAY WITH HIS LEG IN PLASTER.

    POLAND HAS FIVE FINALISTS -- JAN MUCHA, ANDRZEJ WYGLENDA, EDWARD JANCARZ, HENRYK GLUCKLICH AND ANDRZEJ POGORZELSKI. SWEDEN HAS FOUR CONTESTANTS -- TORBJORN HARRYSSON, SOREN SJOSTEN, OVE FUNDIN AND HASSE HOLMQVIST.

    ENGLAND HAS TWO ENTRIES IN NIGEL BOOCOCK AND HOWARD COLE, WHILE THE SOVIET UNION (VLADIMIR KLEMENTIEV) AND SCOTLAND (KEN MCKINLEY) HAVE ONE EACH. THE LONE SOVIET WAS NOT IN THE STADIUM AT THE TIME OF FILMING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADN0XR024VA7IJXHCI7J2V49TQ
    Media URN:
    VLVADN0XR024VA7IJXHCI7J2V49TQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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