For the first time in ten years, a Czech rider has won the "Golden Helmet of Czechoslovakia" speedway competition.
CU ZOOM OUT FROM Speedway Helmet to riders.
SCU Ivan Mauger and Barry Briggs in the pits.
CU Spinning wheel on motorbike.
SV Riders receiving flowers.
SV PAN Start of race and competitors around track (2 shots).
SV Rider crashing, remounting and continuing race.
GV Race in progress.
GV Chequered flag waved as riders pass
LV TV Camera.
SV Start of another race and rider crashing (2 shots)
GV Riders round track with Milan Spinka in lead.
GV Race finishes.
SV Winner Spinka receives laurels and dons Golden helmet.
Golden Helmet, and riders awaiting start; Ivan Mauger and Barry Briggs in pits; Ceremonial start of competition; riders in competition; Spinka leading and winning; Spinka receives laurels and dons Golden Helmet.
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Background: For the first time in ten years, a Czech rider has won the "Golden Helmet of Czechoslovakia" speedway competition. This year's running of the Golden Helmet competition at Pardubice on Sunday (23 September) attracted some of the best-known names in speedway competition. Ex-world champion Ivan Mauger and Ole Olsen, three-time winner of the Golden Helmet, led the field of contenders.
The Golden Helmet race is run under the same rules as normal international speedway competition, except that six riders compete in each heat, instead of four, and the final race is over six laps, instead of five.
The winner of this 25th running of the "Golden Helmet of Czechoslavakia" was Milan Spinka, with Ole Olsen second, and Ivan Mauger third.
SYNOPSIS: The "Golden Helmet of Czechoslovakia" is the prize -- and name -- of the race run at Pardubice each year. Ivan Mauger, ex-world champion, and Barry Brigge were among the international speedway competitors who took part in opening ceremony on Sunday.
The Golden Helmet race is run under international speedway rules, except that six men compete in each heat, instead of four.
Competition is keen, and the riders' determination is evident.
Through all the early heats Czech rider Milan Spinka continued to hold off the opposition. In the final race it was Spinka who set the pace.
In the last of the six laps Spinka led.
Spinka came in first, followed by Ole Olsen and Ivan Mauger. He won the Golden Helmet, and for the first time in ten years brought victory to Czechoslovakia.