Finland's Keke Rosberg won the second British round of the European Formula Two Championships on Sunday (25 June) at Donnington Park, England, Rosberg took the first heat and came fourth in the second leg to finish first overall.
GV Start of first heat of race.
GV Cars around ben and down straight, number 9 Marc Surer of Switzerland, in front. (2 SHOTS)
GV Cars in pack around right-hand bend.
GV Car 14 Keke Rosberg of Finland around bend, followed by second car (number 39).
GV Similar shot
GV Cars 14 and 39 (Piero Necchi) take chequered flag.
SCU Winner Keke Rosberg with Laurel Wreath.
GV Start of second heat.
GV Two cars around bend nose to tail. followed by third after short gap.
GV Same three cars through S-bend.
GV Car 9 (Marc Surer through bends.
GV Two cars through same S-bend.
GV Car 77- (Don Briedenbaich) spins out gets off track and rejoins race.
GV Three cars accelerating into straight.
GV Car 9 takes chequered flag, followed by 7.
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Background: Finland's Keke Rosberg won the second British round of the European Formula Two Championships on Sunday (25 June) at Donnington Park, England, Rosberg took the first heat and came fourth in the second leg to finish first overall.
SYNOPSIS: British hopes were high when Brian Henton, who lives near the circuit, led the opening heat for two-thirds of the way. However, a fuel pipe in his March 782 Hart worked lose, and he was forced into the pits for repairs. Marc Surer, in car number nine, a March BMW, ran a convincing race, but had to be content with third place.
So, the first heat settled into a duel between Rosberg, car number 14, and Italy's Piero Necchi, who eventually came second.
Rosberg, in a Chevron B42, had his best performance so far in the championship, completing the 40 laps at an average speed of 105.7 miles an hour (170 kilometres per hour).
For local Brian Henton, there was better luck in the second heat, despite starting well back on the grid. He managed a third place finish and a new lap record of just over 108 miles (173 kilometres) an hour.
Formula Two is the final stepping stone for the World Championship Grand Prix contenders of the future, and competition was intense in each hear of the 50,0000 Pound (91,000 Dollar) race.
American Don Briedenbach had problems but managed to rejoin the race. Italian Bruno Giacomelli, the championship leader, was not so fortunate in the first heat. He crashed , but was able to walk away unhurt.
Switzerland's Marc Surer was the second heat winner, followed by Ingo Hoffman form Brazil, also in a March BMW.