Polish drivers Sobieslaw Zasada and Wojciecj Schramm in a Porsche Carrera were on top of the provisional placings as the London to Sydney motor rally passed through Delhi on Wednesday (24th August).
LV PAN: Car number 49 driving through the out-skirts of Delhi
SV PAN: Car number
SV PAN: Car number nine
TRAVELLING SHOT: Car number 72 leaving other rally cars through heavy traffic.
SV PAN: Car 49 arrives at Hotel Oberio check-point
SV: Driver of car 49 checks in
SV: Car number 72 arrives at checkpoint
CU: Polish driver, Zasada speaking in Polish
LV: Other cars assembled at checkpoint
CU: Driver of car number 45, Paddy Hopkirk, is garlanded
SV: Car 72 receiving attention
SV: Driver checking out with officials
SV PAN: Rose petals thrown as car 72 is flagged away at start of next leg.
SPORT: MOTOR RALLYING
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Background: Polish drivers Sobieslaw Zasada and Wojciecj Schramm in a Porsche Carrera were on top of the provisional placings as the London to Sydney motor rally passed through Delhi on Wednesday (24th August).
SYNOPSIS: In second place were the British drivers Anthony Fowkes and Peter O'Gorman in a Mercedes 280 E - car number 49
The gruelling rally is taking its toll. Of the 70 cars which left London on August 14th, only 44 survived to make it to the Delhi checkpoint.
The previous stage through Afghanistan and Pakistan took its toll, with the torrential rain that has been characteristic of this section of the route.
The Polish drivers, in car number 72, took the lead from West Germany's Joachim Warmbold when his Mercedes Benz broke a drive shaft in the eastern Iranian desert. In Delhi they had collected 59 minutes and 35 seconds as penalty points.
The cars spent three hours in Delhi before setting out on the next stage. The drivers received flowers from Indian girls dressed in saris.
There was just time to have a last minute look at the cars before the drivers went through the check-point and on to Madras.
The drivers then cross to Penang in Malaysia by sea. The rally is due to finish in Sydney on the 27th of September, after a journey of 20,000 miles (32,000 kilometres).