• Short Summary

    JOHN SURTEES MADE A TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO BIG--TIME MOTOR RACING TONIGHT (MONDAY) AS HE AND MIKE PARKES DROVE A FERRARI TO VICTORY IN THE RAIN DRENCHED 1,000 MONZA RACE.

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    JOHN SURTEES MADE A TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO BIG--TIME MOTOR RACING TONIGHT (MONDAY) AS HE AND MIKE PARKES DROVE A FERRARI TO VICTORY IN THE RAIN DRENCHED 1,000 MONZA RACE.

    SURTEES, WHO WAS HAVING HIS FIRST RACE SINCE HIS ACCIDENT IN CANADA LAST SEPTEMBER WENT INTO THE LEAD FROM THE FIRST LAP TOGETHER WITH MIKE PARKES. AFTER THE 50TH LAP, SURTEES AND PARKES WERE THREE MINUTES, FOURTEEN POINT SIX SECONDS AHEAD OF THEIR CLOSEST RIVALS, MASTERN GREGORY AND JOHN WHITMORE IN A FORD GT40.

    IN THE DRIVING RAIN MANY OF THE DRIVERS HAD DIFFICULTY IN SEEING AS THEIR CARS WERE NOT FITTED WITH WINDSCREEN WIPERS BUT DESPITE THE BAD WEATHER ABOUT 3,000 PEOPLE WATCHED THE RACE.

    SURTEES AND PARKES COVERED THE 1,000 KILOMETRES IN SIX HOURS, FIVE MINUTES, ELEVEN POINT SIX SECONDS AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 103.1 MILES AN HOUR (165.9 KPH). SECOND WERE MASTERN GREGORY (UNITED STATES) AND JOHN WHITMORE (BRITAIN) IN THEIR FORD GT40, ONE LAP BEHIND THE LEADERS. HERBERT MULLER OF WEST GERMANY AND WILLY MAIRESSE OF BELGIUM WERE THIRD TWO LAPS BEHIND THE LEADERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE99YKBRY27MLUNUO890FQJ5J1
    Media URN:
    VLVAE99YKBRY27MLUNUO890FQJ5J1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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