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    BRANDS HATCH, KENT, UK

    Britain's Jonathan Palmer, sharing his Canon Porsche 956 with Dutchman Jan Lammers, won the British Aerospace one-thousand kilometres race at Brands Hatch on July 29.

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    1. TV Start of race. 0.14
    2. TVs Race in progress. (3 SHOTS) 0.40
    3. TV Car No.14 Jan Lammers and Jonathan Palmer leading field. (2 SHOTS) 0.56
    4. GV Rest of field along track. 1.05
    5. GV Car No.4, driven by Paolo Brilla and Wollek, on side of track after crashing. 1.09
    6. TV Car No.14, still leading field and pulling in for pit stop and change of drivers. 1.27
    7. GV Car No.55, Rupert Keegan and Thierry Boutsen. 1.34
    8. GV Car No.8, Henri Pescarolo and Jochen Mass. 1.39
    9. GV Car No.14 around track and winning race. (2 SHOTS) 1.51
    10. SV Winning drivers with trophy, Lammers and Palmer. 1.58
    InitialsGG/JRS

    SPORT: MOTOR RACING
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRANDS HATCH, KENT, UK

    Britain's Jonathan Palmer, sharing his Canon Porsche 956 with Dutchman Jan Lammers, won the British Aerospace one-thousand kilometres race at Brands Hatch on July 29. Palmer, known on the circuit as the flying doctor, dominated both the qualifying race and the 238-lap one-thousand kilometre race with brilliant display of endurance driving. His performance in the fifth round of the 1984 World Endurance Championship for Drivers was all the more commendable in the light of his crash the previous week in the British Grand Prix on the same circuit. The Palmer-Lammers team took the lead early on and finished with a two-lap advantage over the second-placed Joset Racing Porsche of Jochen Mass and Le Mans winner Henri Pescarolo. Mass's second place moves him into lead of the Drivers title by one point from Pescarolo. Britain's Rupert Keegan, driving with Belgian Thierry Boutsen, came third in their Skoal Bandit Porsche. Martini Lancia's challenge to the Porsche teams failed when Paolo Barilla crashed out of the race and their second car dropped to seventh after an early suspension breakage and then brake problems. Palmer also experienced mechanical problems, losing fifth gear with only two hours to run. But he said later it had made little difference to his lap times because he was able to run more turbo boost to compensate. Palmer's and Lammers' Brands Hatch performance brings them to fourth place on the World Drivers' points table. Both have 48 points. Jochen Mass, heading the table has 54, Pescarolo has 53 and Stefan Bellof has 49.

    Source: VIDEOVISION

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5FQ9BYCY4FAFSE0RNYWT7341T
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FQ9BYCY4FAFSE0RNYWT7341T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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