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    Motor racing...and at Silverstone on Sunday (14 May) Jacky Ickx of Belgium and West Germany's?

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    1.
    GV: Stand PAN ACROSS FROM moving start.
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    2.
    GVs: Crowds look as car No.1, driven by Jochen Mass and Jacky Ickx, Passes. (2 SHOTS)
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    3.
    CU: Stopwatch.
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    4.
    GV: No.1 goes through chicane.
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    5.
    CU: Leader board showing cars 1,38 and 4 after first lap.
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    6.
    MV: Car No,8 (Wollek sand Pescarolo) skids out of chicane and drives on.
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    7.
    GV: Car No.38 (Peterson and Stuck) in second place.
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    8.
    MV: Car No.54 (Kottulinsky and Holz) goes through chicane and down past pits.
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    9.
    GV: Car No.1 through chicane and down straight.
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    10.
    GV: Car No.6 (one of the Gelo team's Porsches) drives into pits with smoking engine.
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    11.
    GV: Car No.53 (Grohs and Joosen) goes through chicane and past stands.
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    12.
    SV: Car No.8 (finally second place) through chicane.
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    13.
    GV: Car No.1 through chicane and takes chequered flag. (2 SHOTS)
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    14.
    GV ZOOM INTO MV: Leader board showing final places 1st 1. wnd, No.8, 3rd, 53, 4th, 54.
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    15.
    GV ZOOM IN TO MV: Mass and Ickx on winners' podium.
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    Results; 1 J. Ickx (Belgium)/J. Mass (West Germany) Porsche, completed 235 laps. 2.B. Wollek (France)/H. Pescarolo (France) Porsche, 228 laps. 3 H. Grohs (Belgium)/E. Joosen (West Germany) BMW, 219 laps...Grohs and Joosen also won the two-litre class.




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    SPORT: MOTOR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Motor racing...and at Silverstone on Sunday (14 May) Jacky Ickx of Belgium and West Germany's Jochen Mass won the World manufactures' six-hour race for the second successive year. Driving the new martini Porsche 935/78, they finished more than 20 miles (32 kilometres) ahead of the French pairing of Bob Wollek and Henri Pescarolo, who were in a similar Porsche 935.

    SYNOPSIS: The race was the fourth round in the Manufactures' championship, and it began at noon on a damp track.

    Shrewd judges had their eyes on the works turbo-charged Martini Porsche of Ickx and Mass.

    The Martini Porsche led from the start. It was more powerful than number eight, the Porsche of Wollek and Pescarolo.

    Early on, the main challenge came from the BMW of Ronnie Peterson and Hans-Joachim Stuck.

    Also going well was another BMW, driven by Sweden's Fredy Kottulinsky, and Markus Holz of Switzerland.

    The race was being used by Ickx and Mass as a trial for next month's 245-hour race at Le Mans.

    Not all cars escaped bother-engine trouble forced one of the Gelo team's Porsches into the pits.

    Leading the two-litre class was the BMW of Harold Grohs and Eddie Joosen.

    Wollek and Pescarolo moved up to second place, when an overheated transmission forced Peterson out, but they lacked the power to challenge the Martini Porsche.

    Ickx and Mass led throughout, and shattered their own record with a lap of 125.84 miles per hour (202.5 kph).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9IWN18JNZBS9YFKFP8ZR3FMXG
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IWN18JNZBS9YFKFP8ZR3FMXG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
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    N/A

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