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    INTRODUCTION: Motor cycle racing ...

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    1.
    GV PAN ALONG Competitors at start of 350cc race
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    2.
    CU Jan Ekerold of South Africa (No. 1) revving up (2 shots)
    0.18

    3.
    CU Anton Mang of West Germany
    0.26

    4.
    GV Start of race
    0.37

    5.
    SV Competitors rounding first bend
    0.56

    6.
    SV PAN Ekerold leading, followed by Mang and others round bend
    1.07

    7.
    SV Mang takes lead from Ekerold
    1.12

    8.
    SV Time board showing Mang in lead
    1.14

    9.
    SV Ekerold overtaking Mang on bend, and racing on to finish (2 shots)
    1.25

    10.
    SV Results board, and winner and second driving into pits (2 shots)
    1.34

    11.
    CU Winner Ekerold congratulated
    1.42




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    Background: INTRODUCTION: Motor cycle racing ... and world champion Jon Ekerold of South Africa won the 350cc class in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on Sunday (10 May). He beat Anton Mang of West Germany, to narrow Mang's lead in the championship standings of this class to three points.

    SYNOPSIS: There was a talented field in the event, with riders from three continents, including a strong contingent of Frenchmen, who fared poorly.

    Ekerold was in confident mood, having recently won the Argentine Grand Prix.

    Mang had the twin incentives of avenging his defeat by Ekerold in Argentina, and opening his championship lead. Times were expected to be slow in all races. Steady rain meant riders had to change for their slick tyres to the heavy wet-weather versions, and the organisers had introduced a deep double chicane before the fast Grand Curve on the circuit.

    Ekerold sprang quickly into the lead. Competitors had suffered a nasty moment early in the race. Only 80 yards (73.15 metres) from the start, a cat wandered onto the track and got caught in the front wheel of Swiss rider Jacque's Cornu's machine.

    Having lost the lead to Mang, Ekerold regained it when it really mattered -- just before the finish. The South African stayed in front to win by six tenths of a second. He'd clocked the fastest lap time of 1 minute, 58 point 94 seconds, on his Bimota, and averaged 175.5 kilometres an hour (109 m.p.h.) Massimo Matteon of Italy was third.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA32B4202JE3HNWCT9WB3HOQGK
    Media URN:
    VLVAA32B4202JE3HNWCT9WB3HOQGK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
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