• Short Summary

    Giacomo Agostini of Italy avenged a series of defeats by the young Venezuelan Johnny Cecotto by beating him in the 350 C.

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    GV PAN Start of 250 C.C. race
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    GV Crowd watching as bikes pass
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    SV PAN No. 1 Walter Villa passing
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    SV PAN No. 10 & No. 45 passing (2 shots)
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    GV Racer taking corner
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    GV Crowd at finish line
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    GV No. 1 Villa crossing first
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    GV Newsmen taking photographs
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    CU Villa with winner's wreath
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    10.
    SV First three placers with trophies
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    11.
    SV Agostini waiting for start of 350 CC race
    1.01

    12.
    GV PAN Start of 350 C.C. race
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    13.
    GV PAN Agostini taking bend
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    GV PAN Racers taking bend (3 shots)
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    15.
    GV Agostini crossing finish first
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    16.
    SV Spectators
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    17.
    SCU Agostini drinking champagne from cup
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    Initials BB/0030 PS/PN/BB/0050


    SPORT: MOTORCYCLING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Giacomo Agostini of Italy avenged a series of defeats by the young Venezuelan Johnny Cecotto by beating him in the 350 C.C. event of the Spanish motorcycling Grand Prix in Madrid on Sunday (20 April).

    Agostini -- 14 times the world champion -- got off to a quick start and never trailed as he defeated his 19-year-old rival over 38 gruelling laps of the twisting Jarama circuit. Cecotto, who had beaten Agostini four times this season, was slow off the grid, losing precious seconds he never was able to make up.

    Agostini covered the 129 kilometres (80.8 miles) in one hour, four minutes and 18 seconds, almost 10 seconds ahead of Cecotto, who came second. Both men drove Yamahas.

    Earlier, Cecotto was forced out of the 250 C.C. event while leading it on the third lap when the chain on his bike broke, and the 250 C.C. world champion, Walter Villa of Italy, scored a clear victory in this event, driving a Harley. He covered the 35 laps over 119.151 kilometres (74.5 miles) in one hour and 59.8 seconds -- one minute and 19 seconds ahead of second-placed Patrick Pons of France on a Yamaha.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA97GTSUJCQNGMHIJGN4OCCKT7L
    Media URN:
    VLVA97GTSUJCQNGMHIJGN4OCCKT7L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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