• Short Summary

    English speedway rider Peter Collins of Belle Vue, Manchester, broke the track record and won the Wills Internationale speedway trophy at Wimbledon, London, on Monday (27 May) night.

  • Description

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    TV PAN Start of heat 17 between Barry Briggs (NZ) No. 1 and Anders Michanek (Sweden) No. 8, John Louis (England) No. 15 & Martin Ashby (England) No. 10. Riders round first lap
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    LV Crowd
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    LV PAN Final lap Louis wins from Ashby and Michanek
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    LV Crowd
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    SV PAN Start of heat 19 between Bob Valentine (Australia) No. 3, Peter Collins (England) No. 12, Davis Jessup (England) No. 13 & Ray Wilson (England) No. 6. From the start Collins leads from Wilson and valentine into start of second lap
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    SV Crowd
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    SV PAN Final lap. Collins wins from Wilson and Valentine with comfortable lead
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    SV PAN Collins waves to crowd from 'bike after race
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    LV Crowd
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    CU Ole Olsen (Denmark) No. 5 on line for start of heat
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    TV PAN Start of heat 20 between Olsen, Dag Lovaas (Norway) No. 11, Phil Crump (Australia) No. 4, and reserve rider No. 18. Olsen leads throughout first lap followed by Crump and Lovaas
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    SU Spectators
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    TV PAN Finish of race, with Olsen taking easy win
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    GV Crowd
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    SV Collins, Wilson and Olsen on winners' rostrum
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    Initials BB/1636 TA/MR/BB/1707


    SPORT - SPEEDWAY

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: English speedway rider Peter Collins of Belle Vue, Manchester, broke the track record and won the Wills Internationale speedway trophy at Wimbledon, London, on Monday (27 May) night.

    Collins' 59.6-second lap record helped him score 14 points to become the first English rider to win the trophy for five years.

    Three runners tied with 12 points for runner-up. So there was a run off to decide the final positions. England's John Louis withdrew. But fellow Englishmen, Ray Wilson of Leicester, beat Denmark's Ole Olsen to second place. Olsen finished third.

    The race organisers were criticised because ten of the 18 world class starts who competed had to hurry back from the World's Best Pairs Race in Rodenbachs (West Germany) the day before.

    Australians, New Zealanders, Danes, Swedes and Norwegian also competed for the trophy.

    The Australians invented speedway in which motorcycle riders ride round a cinder track using their feet as brakes.

    Americans and East European now also compete internationally in the sport. Speedway celebrated its fiftieth anniversary last year.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8TN74FU6L7CLK2QKWX60CKGP9
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TN74FU6L7CLK2QKWX60CKGP9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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