• Short Summary

    As temperature soared to over 40 degrees centigrade in Jarama, drivers set off in the latest round of the World Endurance Motorcycle Championships (9 July).

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXTERIOR Track
    0.05

    2.
    GV Riders running to motorcycles and leaving starting grid
    0.24

    3.
    GV Jean Lafond (No. 2) leading race
    0.32

    4.
    SVs Girl holding lap times up for riders as they changeover in pits (3 shots)
    0.50

    5.
    SV Leaders' board
    0.53

    6.
    GVs Jean Lafond (No. 2) followed by Herve Moineau of France and Richard Hubin of Belgium (No. 6) (2 shots)
    1.05

    7.
    SV Spectators watching as No. 6 overtakes No. 2 (2 shots)
    1.17

    8.
    GV Leaders' board showing change
    1.18

    9.
    GV No. 6 crossing finishing line as spectators applaud (2 shots)
    1.26

    10.
    SV Moineau and Hubin receiving trophies with other riders
    1.36




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    SPORT: MOTORCYCLING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: As temperature soared to over 40 degrees centigrade in Jarama, drivers set off in the latest round of the World Endurance Motorcycle Championships (9 July). Despite the testing conditions, the eventual winners, Herve Moineau of France and Richard Hubin put up a fine display of driving and passed the long-time leaders of the race, Jean Lafond and Patrick Igoa (Kawasaki) near the final lap of the 292 lap race, which covers over nine hundred kilometres of circuit. Current world champions, Jacques Cornu and Gerard Coudray of France crashed during the event, but the rider -- Cornu -- was unhurt. The Championships also test the as the speed of the mechanics, who have to carry out swift mechanical work as the drivers change over in the pits. Moineau and Hubin's Suzuki team worked with enough precision to ensure their driver's success, although both first and second placed teams covered the same distance in the close-run event. Third place went to Spaniards Luis Reyes and Carlos Morante (Ducati), a popular result with the home crowd, although they completed seven laps less than the winners.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAJEB8KNFMB1L4M4CXQ756M85V
    Media URN:
    VLVAJEB8KNFMB1L4M4CXQ756M85V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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