Jochen Rindt, of Austria, had a narrow victory at Snetterton today (Saturday) in the International 100 miles trophy race for cars in the new European formula two class.
SV Pan cars on track
SCU Man talk to driver in cockpit
CU Car No. 6 Pan to driver, Jackie Stewart
SV J. Rindt seated in car No.3 eventual winner
SV Zoom in Graham Hill ditto car No. 4 eventual second
GV Start of race
LV Pan cars No. 3 and 4 down straight
LV Pan No. 1 (Jack Brabham) ditto
LV Pan cars down straight and round bend
LV Pan No.2 (Denny Hulme) down straight
SV Pan No. 3 passes camera
SV Pan Group of cars round bend
SV No. 3 round bend and down straight Pan to other cars doing same
SV Pan lone car round bend
SV No. 5 (Bruce McLaren) passes camera
GV Chequered flag as first two cars flash by
SCU Winner Rindt accepts laurel and kiss
SV Winner having drink
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Background: Jochen Rindt, of Austria, had a narrow victory at Snetterton today (Saturday) in the International 100 miles trophy race for cars in the new European formula two class. Rindt won by less than the length of his Repco-Brabham-Cosworth-Ford from Britain's Graham Hill in a Lotus-Cosworth-Ford.
Rindt led from the start and for most of the race. Hill went in front twice only to be knocked back by the Austrian as he flew through the final laps to win in 59 minutes at an average of 108 miles an hour (175 kms an hour).
In third place was another British driver, Alan Rees, driving a Repco-Brabham-Cosworth-Ford. Two New Zealanders came fourth and fifth while world champion, Jack Brabham of Australia, was sixth.
Soon after the start two cars collided and one caught fire. British driver Chris Irwin, in a Lola-BMW, was hit by fellow-Briton Alan Fletcher in a Repco-Brabham-Cosworth-Ford. Fletcher was able to steer to safety but Irwin's car overturned and ignited. Irwin was later treated in hospital for a shoulder injury and facial cuts.