Italy's Giacomo Agostini -- would champion in the 350 and 500 cc classes -- yesterday (Saturday) won the 350 cc Dutch Grand Prix Tourist Trophy (TT) race at Assen, Holland, defeating the reigning 250 cc world champion, Phil Read of England.
GV Start of the 350 cc
GV Riders around bond and into stretch (2 shots)
SV Phil Read (No.2) of England leads followed by Renzo Pasolini (No. 12) of Italy with Giacomo Agostini (No.1) of Italy running third
SV Edu Colso Santos (No.32) of Brazil crashing on bend and gets up
LV PAN Agostini (No.1) rounding bend
SV Pasolini (No.11) rounding bend
SV Dieter Braun (No.14) of Germany round bend
GV Winner Agostini flagged down followed by second and third
SV Agostini waves to crowd and receives laurels
GV Start of 125 cc and riders down straight (2 shots)
LV PAN Charles Mortimer (No.2) of England followed by Angel Nieto (No.1) of Spain round bend
SV Harald Bartol (No.18) of Austria followed by Otello Buscherini (No.14) of Italy, Borje Jansson (No.13) of Sweden and Dave Simmonds(No.3) of England round bend
LV PAN Laszlo Szabo (No.17) of Hungary round bend and into straight
SV ZOOM FROM crowd to winner Nieto (No.1) being flagged down at finish (2 shots)
GV Other competitors past finish line
LV ZOOM TO Nieto being garlanded
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Background: Italy's Giacomo Agostini -- would champion in the 350 and 500 cc classes -- yesterday (Saturday) won the 350 cc Dutch Grand Prix Tourist Trophy (TT) race at Assen, Holland, defeating the reigning 250 cc world champion, Phil Read of England. Riding an Augusta MV, Agostini took an early lead in the 20-lap, 154.09-kilometre (95.71-mile) course, holding his position to win in a time of 1 hour 3 mine 33.3 seconds, at an average speed of 90.39 mph (144.52 kph).
The 125 cc class race was won by reigning champion Angle Nieto of Spain. Riding a Derbi over the 14-lap, 154.09-kilometre (67.01-mile) circuit, he clocked 48 mine 6.1 seconds at an average speed of 83.59 mph (133.74 kph).
Brazilian rider Adu Celso Santos crashed on a bend in the 350 cc race, but, as our film shows, he was not curiously injured and walked away from his fallen motorcycle.