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    Motor-cycle racing -- and World champion Barry Sheene of Britain has won the 'Motor Cycle News Superike Championship' at Brands Batch in England.

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    Motor-cyle 'Superbike Championship', Brands Hatch, England - GV Bikes assembling on starting grid including No.4 John Williams
    SV PAN FROM Phil Read, No. 5, TO No. 7 Barry Sheene
    GV Crowd
    GV Bikes line up at start of race with Mike Grant, No. 6, in front line and bikes away
    GV Bikes around bend
    GV Grant around bend and along straight, followed by others
    GV Grant and Sheene around bend and Sheene taking lead on straight
    GV Bike along straight and Sheene, Grant and Wiliams crossing finishing line

    Initials OS SPORT - MOTOR CYCLE RACING
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    Background: Motor-cycle racing -- and World champion Barry Sheene of Britain has won the 'Motor Cycle News Superike Championship' at Brands Batch in England.
    SYNOPSIS: John Williams on number four-740-cc Suzuki-was among the front-line starters with former World Champion Phil Read on 750-cc Yamaha number five. They were challenging Sheene on another 740 Suzuki, carrying number seven. Also in the front tow was fellow-Briton Mick Grant on number six, 750-cc Kawasaki.
    The two-day Saturday-Sunday meeting was the traditional close of the international motor-cycle racing season. The field included a strong European entry, which featured riders like Giacomo Agostini, making his first appearance at Brands Hatch for three years, riding as usual for MV Augusta, on a four-cylinder 350. But in the earlier stages it was Mick Grant on the Kawasaki taking the lead.
    Barry Sheene followed Grant closely throughout - so closely that when he finally overtook to take the winning chequered flag it was by a mere one-fifth of a second. Williams followed them across the line to take number three place.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA83QIY3LI9JI3ZTXRWSLSRZV4G
    Media URN:
    VLVA83QIY3LI9JI3ZTXRWSLSRZV4G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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