A Maserati, driven by U.S. drivers Casner and Gregory, had an easy victory in the?
GTV Drivers scramble to cars, pan Porsche (Stirling Moss, Graham Hill), Aston Martin (Innes Ireland, Jim Clark) fast away, rest follow.
HIGH ANGLE - three cars
HIGH ANGLE - Rear view car round bend
GV Ferrari (Von Trips, Oliver Gendebien) pace another
SLV Lola (Charles Vogels, Peter Ashdown) followed by Porsche (Ben Pon, Graf de Beaufort) followed by another
GV/PAN Ferrari (Phil Hill, P. R. Ginther) at speed
SV/PAN Maserati (Gregory) laps another Ferrari (Pedro Rodriguez, Ricardo Rodriguez)0.53
SV/PAN Ferrari (A. G. de Heredia, A. Heredia de Bandeira) laps Ferrari (Von Trips, Olivier Gendebien)
GV/PAN Austin Henley (Bill McCowen, Andrew Hedges) overtakes Porsche (Lucien Blanchi, Claude Clemens)
SV/PAN Porsche (Stirling Moss, Graham Hill) at speed
HIGH ANGLE - Three cars
GV Ferrari (V. Trips) towards camera
GV/PAN To read view -- car past official
SV/PAN Porsche (Goffrid Kocherf) overtaken by Morgan (Christ Lawrence)
GV/PAN Eventual winner Gregory round bends
GV Winning Maserati flagged in
MV Gregory in car
SV Gregory and co-driver Casner with laurels
SPORT: CAR RACING
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Background: A Maserati, driven by U.S. drivers Casner and Gregory, had an easy victory in the 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) sports car race on the Nuerburgring, West Germany, May 28.
The American Camoradi international racing team 2.9 litre Maserati led from halfway of the 44-lap race after favoured Ferraris and Porsches dropped out. A Camoradi Maserati, driven by Stirling Moss, won the race last year. Moss who had begun to catch the leading Ferraris in his works 1.7 litre Porsche, retired with engine trouble in the twenty-first lap but continued in another Porsche to finish eighth.
The second place went to a three-litre front-engine Ferrari driven by Pedro Rodriguez, and his another Ricardo, of Mexico. The 2.4 litre works Ferrari driven by the American P. Hill and von Trips (Germany) crashed and burst into flames with Hill at the wheel during the twenty-fourth lap when it was more than five minutes ahead of the nearest competitor. Hill was not hurt and the pair took over another Ferrari, originally driven by Ginther (United States) and Gendebien (Belgium) to finish third.
RESULTS: M. Gregory and J. Casner (U.S.), Maserati, 7 hr. 51 min. 39.8 secs. Average speed 127.6 k.p.h. (79.29 m.p.h.), 1; P. and R. Rodrigues (Mexico), Ferrari, 7 hr. 52 min. 32.4 secs. 2; P. Hill (U.S.) and W. von Trips (Germany), Ferrari, 7 hr. 54 min. 59.3 secs., 3; C. Davis (G. B.) and C. Abata (Italy), Ferrari (one lap behind), 4; W. Mairesse (Belgium), and G. Baghetti (Italy), Ferrari (one lap behind), 5; F. Hahnl and H. Zick (Germany), Porsche (one lap behind), 6.