• Short Summary

    Barry Sheene of Britain rode his Suzuki motorcycle to victory on Sunday (10 August) in the second leg of the two leg Silverstone Grand Prix, the British round of the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) Championship series.

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    1.
    SV John Player Grand Prix flag
    0.03

    2.
    SV & GV Spectators (2 shots)
    0.08

    3.
    GV Rider on grid and start of race (2 shots)
    0.24

    4.
    GV Bikes round bend
    0.43

    5.
    GV Leading pack including winner round bend followed by other riders (2 shots)
    1.23

    6.
    GV Winner passing checked flag
    1.28

    7.
    SV Winner receiving trophy
    1.39



    Initials CL/1630 CL/1642


    SPORT: CYCLE RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Barry Sheene of Britain rode his Suzuki motorcycle to victory on Sunday (10 August) in the second leg of the two leg Silverstone Grand Prix, the British round of the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) Championship series. The victory in the second leg gave him overall first place in the British round.

    The performance at Silverstone means 24-year-old Sheene has now clinched the FIM championship. With 45 points, Sheene cannot be overtaken by Jack Findlay of Australia who is in second place. Patrick Pons of France is third in the standings with 27 and Johnny Cecotto of Venezuela fourth with 25.

    Brian Ditchburn of Britain finished second in Sunday's race on his Kawasaki, and Tepi Lansivouri of Finland was third on another Suzuki. However, their overall performance in the two rounds was reversed.

    Cecotto had been the easy winner in Saturday's first leg at Silverstone, but had to withdraw from the field after only four of the 35 laps on Sunday (102.45 miles or 164.87 kilometres). His Yamaha overheated toward the end of Saturday's race and repairs couldn't be made in time for Sunday. He substituted a Suzuki loaned by Sheene, but it failed with engine trouble.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA571CYMIFP6J1492MQ8LVRK2PA
    Media URN:
    VLVA571CYMIFP6J1492MQ8LVRK2PA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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