• Short Summary

    SEVENTY THOUSAND SPECTATORS SAW BJORN KNUTSSON, 27-YEAR-OLD SWEDISH CAR SALESMAN. WIN THE 1965 WORLD SPEEDWAY?

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    SEVENTY THOUSAND SPECTATORS SAW BJORN KNUTSSON, 27-YEAR-OLD SWEDISH CAR SALESMAN. WIN THE 1965 WORLD SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP AT WEMBLEY TONIGHT (SATURDAY). THE SWEDE, WHO WAS RUNNER-UP. FOR THE TITLE IN 1961 AND 1963, SCORED 14 OUT OF A POSSIBLE 15 POINTS, LOSING ONLY TO HIS TEAM MATE BENGT JANSSON IN HIS FIRST RACE OF THE EVENING.

    THE SWEDISH RIDER RECEIVED A GREAT OVATION WHEN HE WON THE 19TH HEAT TO RECORD HIS FOURTH VICTORY OF THE NIGHT.

    TIED FOR SECOND PLACE WITH 13 POINTS EACH WERE THE SOVIET CHAMPION IGOR PLECHANOV AND OVE FUNDIN OF SWEDEN, FOUR TIMES WINNER OF THE TITLE. IN THE RACE-OFF TO DECIDE SECOND AND THIRD PLACES, THE BLOND RUSSIAN TOOK AN EARLY LEAD AND RAN OUT A CLEAR WINNER. PLECHANOV WAS RUNNER-UP FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN SUCCESSION.

    FUNDIN, WHO NOW RETIRES, HAS NOT BEEN OUT OF THE FIRST THREE IN THE TEN YEARS HE HAS COMPLETED FOR THIS CHAMPIONSHIP.

    BARRY BRIGGS OF NEW ZEALAND, HOT FAVOURITE TO REGAIN HIS TITLE, HAD A DISAPPOINTING EVENING. HE HAD TO BE CONTENT WITH JOINT FOURTH PLACE WITH THE SWEDE BENGT JANSSON. BOTH OBTAINED TEN POINTS. BRIGGS WON ONLY TWO OF HIS HEATS.

    EQUAL SIXTH WERE SOREN SJOSTEN (SWEDEN) AND BRIAN BRETT (BRITAIN) EACH WITH NINE POINTS. THEN FOLLOWED NIGEL BOOCOCK (BRITAIN) 8 POINTS: ANDREZEI POGOZELSKI (POLAND) 7 POINTS: ANTONI WORYNA (POLAND) 6 POINTS: LEIF LARSSON (SWEDEN) AND REG LUCKHURST (BRITAIN) 5 POINTS: KEN McKINLEY (BRITAIN) 4 POINTS: JIMMY GOOCH (BRITAIN) 3 POINTS: ANDRZEI WYGLENDA (POLAND) AND LUBOS TOMICEK (CZECHOSLOVAKIA) 2 POINTS.

    AFTER HEAVY RAIN EARLIER THE NIGHT WAS FINE AND THE TRACK WAS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION THOUGH IT SEEMED TO FAVOUR THE RIDERS DRAWN ON THE INSIDE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEWKRM5FOWI4MM8D15AQXZAV84
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWKRM5FOWI4MM8D15AQXZAV84
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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