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    MOTOR-CYCLING - AND THE ISLE OF MAN TOURIST TROPHY (TT) RACES. BRITAIN'S WORLD CHAMPION MIKE?

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    MOTOR-CYCLING - AND THE ISLE OF MAN TOURIST TROPHY (TT) RACES. BRITAIN'S WORLD CHAMPION MIKE HAILWOOD (FRIDAY) LEFT A SICK-BED TO RETAIN THE SENIOR TT TITLE FOR 500 C.C. MACHINES.

    HAILWOOD, WHO HAS BEEN ILL FOR A WEEK WITH A THROAT INFECTION, WAS NEVER SERIOUSLY CHALLENGED DURING THE SIX LAPS OF THE GRUELLING MOUNTAIN COURSE. RIDING AN ITALIAN MV, HE COVERED THE 226.4 MILES (364.35 KMS) AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 100.95 MILES (162.46 KMS) AN HOUR - NEARLY FOUR MILES (SIX KMS) AN HOUR BELOW HIS RECORD LAST YEAR.

    BRITAIN'S DEREK MINTER, ON A NORTON, WAS SECOND - MORE THAN TWO MINUTES BEHIND HAILWOOD. HIS AVERAGE SPEED: 98.47 MILES (158.47 KMS) AN HOUR. ANOTHER BRITON, FRED STEVENS, WAS THIRD, RIDING A MATCHLESS.

    IN TODAY'S OTHER TITLE - THE 50 C.C. TT - NEW ZEALANDER HUGH ANDERSON, ON A JAPANESE SUZUKI, WAS FIRST TO THE FINISHING LINE. HE COVERED THE 113.2 MILES (182.1 KMS) IN A RECORD AVERAGE SPEED OF 80.64 MILES (129.77 KMS) AN HOUR.

    IRISH RIDER RALPH BRYANS, ON A HONDA, WAS SECOND, AND JAPAN'S 1. MORISHITA, ON A SUZUKI, THIRD.

    THIS EVENT IS KNOWN AS THE "TIDDLER'S TT BECAUSE OF THE TINY ENGINE CAPACITY OF THE MACHINES. YET THE RIDERS SET A SCORCHING PACE AROUND THE WINDING CIRCUIT, WITH ANDERSON RAISING THE RECORD ON EACH OF THE THREE LAPS. THE RACE WAS ANOTHER TRIUMPH FOR JAPANESE MACHINES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAER6LJNJ9GCHW3JOTI8M2VTQH
    Media URN:
    VLVAER6LJNJ9GCHW3JOTI8M2VTQH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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