• Short Summary

    Barry Ditchburn of Great Britain won Sunday's invitation Gauloises Powerbike International at Brands Hatch in southern England.

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    1.
    CU Rider No. 4 Jack Middleburg of Holland revving m/cycle before race
    0.08

    2.
    LV Entrance and officials around bikes
    0.16

    3.
    CU No. 9 John Williams revving m/cycle
    0.19

    4.
    SV PAN No. 7 Barry Sheene driving up to starting grid
    0.29

    5.
    CU No. 3 Pat Hennen and Barry Sheene
    0.34

    6.
    LV Riders lined up in front of grandstand for start of race
    0.37

    7.
    GV PAN Start of race
    0.45

    8.
    GV Riders around bend
    1.01

    9.
    SV PAN Rider No. 5 Dave Footer along straight
    1.05

    10.
    SV PAN Riders around bend
    1.18

    11.
    SV PAN No. 12 Barry Ditchburn (CB) in lead
    1.18

    12.
    GV Crowd in grandstand as Ditchburn in lead sweeps past (2 shots)
    1.26

    13.
    GV PAN Ditchburn going round bend followed by other riders (2 shots)
    1.46

    14.
    LV PAN Ditchburn comes in to take chequered flag with Dave Potter second
    1.54

    15.
    SV Ditchburn receives garland
    2.02



    Initials BB/0330


    SPORT: MOTORCYCLING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Barry Ditchburn of Great Britain won Sunday's invitation Gauloises Powerbike International at Brands Hatch in southern England.

    SYNOPSIS: The French cigarette manufacturers are relative newcomers to motorcycle racing sponsorship, and they admit they got into the sport with some reserve. But, they say, that reserve has soon dispelled.

    Forty-four riders from the United States, France, Germany, Finland, Holland, Spain and Britain -- including the world 500cc champion Barry Sheene -- took part in the invitation event. Sheene's major rival, Pat Hennen of the United States, was there too.

    But neither Sheene nor Hennen were able to get top honours in this event, although the American did manage to come in third.

    It was Barry Ditchburn, riding a 750cc Kawasaki, who had started off, in row two, who took the lead early on. And he stuck to it....
    At the chequered flag, it was Barry Ditchburn followed by another Briton, Dave Potter, with American Pat Hennen third.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACMC3F68I3H0KATRDA03BGOGMC
    Media URN:
    VLVACMC3F68I3H0KATRDA03BGOGMC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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