• Short Summary

    Con Law won the 250 TT motor-cycle race held in the Isle of Man on June 9.

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    1.
    GV Graeme McGregor (No. 1) and Steve Tonkin (No. 2) at start of race.
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    2.
    GV Jon Ekerold (No. 3) and Jeff Sayle (No. 4) starting.
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    3.
    GV Charlie Williams (No. 5) and Bob Jackson (No. 6) starting.
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    4.
    GV McGregor around bend.
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    5.
    GV Williams taking bend.
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    6.
    GV Tonkin taking bend.
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    7.
    GV TILT DOWN Phil Mellor (No. 10) taking bend.
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    8.
    GV TILT DOWN Bob Jackson (No. 7) taking bend.
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    9.
    GV Richard Swallow (No. 12) closely followed by Sammy McClements (No. 16).
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    10.
    Con Law (No. 21) taking bend.
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    11.
    GV McGregor taking bend.
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    12.
    GV Tonkin following McGregor.
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    13.
    GV Law taking bend.
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    14.
    SV Spectators.
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    15.
    GV Law and Pete Wild (No. 14) down straight. (2 SHOTS)
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    16.
    GV Law crossing finishing line and winning race, with crowd applauding.
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    17.
    SV Law opening bottle of champagne.
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    SPORT: MOTORCYCLE RACING

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    Background: Con Law won the 250 TT motor-cycle race held in the Isle of Man on June 9. The Ulsterman, riding a British-built Waddon, covered the mountainous 60-lap course in 2 hours 8 minutes and 57.6 seconds. Out of 65 entrants, only 24 managed to finish. Norman Brown, who won the Senior race on June 7, had "gone out for a practice run", but said he surprised himself by finishing second. The favourite John Ekerold, former 350 World champion, was first to drop out when his Armstrong seized up. Another fancied rider, Donny Robinson also retired early, followed by Jeff Sayle and Graham Cannell. Charlie Williams, a regular TT winner, had built up a big lead when his Yamaha seized up. Australian Graeme McGregor took the lead, but he too had to abandon the race. Con Law had been racing steadily, and after Tony Rutter gave up because of gear-change problems the 28-year-old champion had an easy victory.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1V564X2TYIT3EVIHFOOVMW5QQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1V564X2TYIT3EVIHFOOVMW5QQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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