In Macao, the Italian Formula One star Ricardo Patrese has won the 25th macao Grand Prix in a Chevron.
GV PAN Crowds in the stands
LV Cars on the starting grid
CU PAN FROM Alan Jones in car No. 111 TO Ricardo Patrese in car No. 1 (final winner)
LV PAN Start of race
LV & TV Crowd on buildings watch as car No. 1 leads car No. 3 down straight
TV Car 25 Peter Marshal (Hong Kong) followed by other cars including Alan Jones
LV PAN Car No. 2 driven by Keke Resberg (Finland) final second place, around bend
TV Other cars in pursuit
TV PAN Car No. 1 leading
TV Car No. 9, Graham Lawrence (New Zealand) in pursuit
TV PAN Car No. 76 (third place) Sketer McKitrich (USA) leading other cars
LV & SV PAN Crowd on building as first cars finish (3 shots)
CU & SV Newsmen filming as Patrese gets laurels flanked by Rosberg and McKitrich
SPORT: MOTOR RACING
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Background: In Macao, the Italian Formula One star Ricardo Patrese has won the 25th macao Grand Prix in a Chevron. It is his second successive win in the event.
SYNOPSIS: Thousands turned out for the Grand Prix on Sunday (19 November), which was to prove a bitter disappointment for one of the Australian drivers.
Alan Jones in March number 111 faced frustration while Ricardo Patrese in his Chevron had a much easier race. He had pole position and was never far from the front.
For the first 13 laps the places changed frequently, but on that lap Patrese regained the lead which he never lost. Jones had been in the lead briefly, but his troubles were just starting, while Finland's Keke Rosberg drove consistently to eventually finish second. The battle for minor placing continued as the unfortunate Australian Alan Jones stopped twice fro new spark-plugs, and a third time with more engine trouble. And each time he returned to the race, he shattered the lap record to become the hero of the day. His mechanical troubles allowed Patrese to cruise home.
The triumphant Patrese was followed in by rosberg and Sketer McKitrich of the United States in Ralt.