• Short Summary

    ON THE EVE OF THE LE MANS 24-HOUR RACE, WHICH BEGINS TOMORROW (JUNE 18), A DISPUTE AND A DISQUALIFICATION MAY MEAN THAT TWO BRITISH FORMER WORLD RACING CHAMPIONS WILL BE ABSENT FROM THE STARTING GRID.

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    MECHANICS WORKING ON CARS; DRIVERS PRACTISING.




    Initials HT/V/JF/AM


    SPORT: CAR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ON THE EVE OF THE LE MANS 24-HOUR RACE, WHICH BEGINS TOMORROW (JUNE 18), A DISPUTE AND A DISQUALIFICATION MAY MEAN THAT TWO BRITISH FORMER WORLD RACING CHAMPIONS WILL BE ABSENT FROM THE STARTING GRID.

    JOHN SURTEES WALKED OUT OF THE FERRARI TEAM YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), AFTER A DISPUTE WITH THE MANAGER OF THE FERRARI TEAM OVER THE NAMING OF A THIRD DRIVER FOR THE CAR HE WAS TO SHARE WITH A FELLOW-BRITON, MIKE PARKES.

    AND DR. RICHARD THOMPSON, A 46 YEAR-OLD AMERICAN, WAS DISQUALIFIED BY RACE OFFICIALS FOR FAILING TO STOP AND REPORT AN ACCIDENT DURING TRIALS LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY). DR. THOMPSON WAS A CO-DRIVER IN THE FORD TEAM.

    MEANWHILE, THE GERMAN PORSCHE TEAM TODAY PLEDGED SUPPORT FOR FORDS WHO ARE TRYING TO GET DR. THOMPSON REINSTATED. IF THEIR ATTEMPT FAILS, IT WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY MEAN THAT BRITISH CHAMPION GRAHAM HILL, DRIVING IN THE FORD TEAM, WILL BE OUT OF THE RACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABY4Y4G4WW0TQRP2F501V8PLS9
    Media URN:
    VLVABY4Y4G4WW0TQRP2F501V8PLS9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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