VISNEWS filmed the Bielstein Forest Motocross Course W.Germany June 21 as some 30,000 spectators watched?
GV Start of race and pan to backview.
GV PAN..Drivers around bend
SV British riders round bend.
GV Numbers 23, Lundin of Sweden followed by No. 5 Curtis of England.
LV PAN..Number 23, Lundin up slope.
SV Riders through dust with Lundin leading.
GV PAN..On cycles through dust.
SCU Numbers 23, 5 and 18 Lundin, Curtis, and Dirks of Holland rounding bend.
CV Numbers 23, 5 and 18 Lundin, Curtis, and Dirks of Holland rounding bend.
SV PAN..On 23, leading.
GV Number 23 arriving at finish.
CU From left to right...Dirks of Holland, who came 3rd. Lundin of Sweden the winner, and Curtis of Great Britain who was second being congratulated.
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Background: VISNEWS filmed the Bielstein Forest Motocross Course W.Germany June 21 as some 30,000 spectators watched more than 30 crack riders from Austria, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Sweden and Switzerland during the sixth event of the 1959 motocross world championships.
A fierce two-heat battle on the 2,172-metre course, with its steep gradients and blinding clouds of whirling sand, was won by Sweden's Sten Lundin (No 23). Second was David Curtis (No 5) of Britain, third Broer Dirks (No 18) of Holland.
Winner in the first heat was Swedish world champion of 1957, Bill Nilsson (No 22), whose luck did not hold in the finals when he finished i eighth place. Donald Rickman (No 7) of Britain for a long time held the leading position but eventually fell back.