• Short Summary

    The opening stages of the 18th International Moroccan Motor Rally's first leg saw the lead shared by four drivers from Finland and one each from Sweden and West Germany.

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    GV Moroccan hills ZOOM INTO Car moving along track
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    SV Car No. 10 rounds bend and moves past
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    SV Car No. 15 passing on dirt road
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    GV Car No. 9 driving over rough hilly track
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    SV Car No. 17 up and past
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    ZOOM IN MV Car No. 62 (Citron) on fire (2 shots)
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    CU Names of driving team on fender of car PULL OUT TO Damaged car No. 22
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    CU Number of car 22 on dented roof
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    SV Car No. 8 driving past
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    SV Car No. 8 up and past in cloud of dust
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    SV Car No. 7 up and past in dust
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    SCU Car No. 10 driving along track
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    MV Car No. 5 up and past and away
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    Initials CL/2346 CL/0001


    SPORT: MOTOR RALLYING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The opening stages of the 18th International Moroccan Motor Rally's first leg saw the lead shared by four drivers from Finland and one each from Sweden and West Germany.

    Before reaching the overnight stopover at Fez on the 1,982-kilometre leg from ??? to Marrakech, the field had been reduced to 88 cars from the original 105 entrants. Of those, 15 were knocked-out in the pre-rally run from Casablanca to Rabat.

    The field is dominated by French-made cars. A total of 14 manufacturers from 12 countries are represented in the event, which is regarded as the best in the Arab world. Drivers and vehicles have to cover a distance of 4,083 kilometres (2,537 miles), including the final stage over difficult desert tracks through the Atlas Mountains.

    In the lead in the early stages was Markku Alen (Finland) and Bo Waldegaard (Sweden), both in Fiats; they were followed by H. Nikkola (Finland) in a Paugeot and N. Rohrl (West Germany) in an Opel-Ascona; T. Makinen (Finland) and R. Aaltonen (Finland), both in Peugeots were next in the order of running.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1CQTF4QJTH9AR20PSRW3C59V6
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CQTF4QJTH9AR20PSRW3C59V6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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