• Short Summary

    MOTOR-RACING: JACK BRABHAM, THE 40-YEAR-OLD VETERAN AUSTRALIAN DRIVER, RETURNED THE FASTEST TIME IN TODAY'S (FRIDAY) WARM-UP FOR THE DUTCH GRAND PRIX AT ZANDVOORT ON SUNDAY.

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    MOTOR-RACING: JACK BRABHAM, THE 40-YEAR-OLD VETERAN AUSTRALIAN DRIVER, RETURNED THE FASTEST TIME IN TODAY'S (FRIDAY) WARM-UP FOR THE DUTCH GRAND PRIX AT ZANDVOORT ON SUNDAY.

    BRABHAM, WINNER OF THE 1959 AND 1960 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, HAS A CLEAR LEAD IN THIS YEAR'S BATTLE FOR THE TITLE. FRESH FROM HIS RECENT VICTORIES IN THE FRENCH AND BRITISH GRAND PRIX, HE ROARED THE CAR HE BUILT HIMSELF AND POWERED BY THE AUSTRALIAN REPCO ENGINE AROUND THE ZANDVOORT SANDHILLS AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 106.09 MILES (170.75 KMS) AN HOUR.

    HULME, BRABHAM'S YOUNG PARTNER FROM NEW ZEALAND WHO FINISHED SECOND TO HIM IN LAST SATURDAY'S BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP, RETURNED EQUAL SECOND FASTEST TIME IN TODAY'S TWO PRACTICE SESSIONS. DAN GURNEY WAS FIFTH IN HIS AMERICAN-BUILT EAGLE, WHICH IS MAKING ITS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DEBUT.

    WORLD CHAMPION JIM CLARK HAS YET TO SCORE A POINT IN THIS YEAR'S CHAMPIONSHIP. HIS LOTUS HAS BEEN PLAGUED BY ENGINE TROUBLE, BUT TODAY IT SPED AROUND THE ZANDVOORT CIRCUIT TO EQUAL HULME'S TIME.

    JOHN SURTEES, THE 1934 CHAMPION, IS NOW WITH THE COOPER-MASERATI TEAM AFTER QUITTING FERRARI. BUT HIS TIME TODAY WAS SLOW LORENZO BANDINI LEADS THE RENEWED FERRARI CHALLENGE. HE IS EQUAL THIRD IN THE TITLE RACE, BUT TODAY RETURNED ANOTHER SLOW TIME.

    JUST AHEAD OF BANDINI IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP BUT WELL BEHIND BRABHAM IS AUSTRIA'S JOACHIM RINDT, WHO ALSO IS DRIVING A COOPER-POWERED MASERATI. HIS WAS THE FOURTH FASTEST TIME TODAY.

    (THE CHAMPIONSHIP POSITIONS: BRABHAM 21 POINTS; RINDT 11; BANDINI AND HULME 10; JACKIE STEWART AND SURTEES 9).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJV4H6QMIIHEUIG0NBASXAHOU
    Media URN:
    VLVAJV4H6QMIIHEUIG0NBASXAHOU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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