Light rain made conditions difficult yesterday for competitors in the 1971 Czechoslovakian motor cycling Grand Prix.
GV Mass start
GV Around bend, under bridge
GV Riders over crest and down steep slope (2 shots)
GV ZOOM IN Louwess around bend, cycle skids and rider falls off
GV Cycle over crest. Nieto (Spain) takes flag
SV Crowd PAN TO winners on rostrum
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Background: Light rain made conditions difficult yesterday for competitors in the 1971 Czechoslovakian motor cycling Grand Prix. The leading contenders for this year's world title lined up in the four events held at Brno. The day's main race, the 125 c.c. was won by A. Nieto of Spain who led from start to finish.
SYNOPSIS: Light rain at Brno made conditions difficult for competitors in the 1971 Czechoslovakian Grand Prix. The main event of the day....the 125 c.c. .....attracted all world championship. The meeting was the seventh of the world series. Fifty starters set out on the 111.5 (97 mile) course. The race soon developed into a three-way struggle with A. Nieto of Spain, B. Jansson of Sweden and D. Simmonds of Great Britain fighting for the lead.
The slippery surface took its toll. Louwess of the Netherlands was put out of the race following this accident.
The race proved a triumph for Nieto. He led from start to finish and beat off a strong challenge from Jansson in the dying stages to take the checkered flag.