Barry Ditchburn of Great Britain won Sunday's invitation Gauloises Powerbike International at Brands Hatch in southern England.
CU Rider No. 4 Jack Middleburg of Holland revving m/cycle before race
LV Entrance and officials around bikes
CU No. 9 John Williams revving m/cycle
SV PAN No. 7 Barry Sheene driving up to starting grid
CU No. 3 Pat Hennen and Barry Sheene
LV Riders lined up in front of grandstand for start of race
GV PAN Start of race
GV Riders around bend
SV PAN Rider No. 5 Dave Footer along straight
SV PAN Riders around bend
SV PAN No. 12 Barry Ditchburn (CB) in lead
GV Crowd in grandstand as Ditchburn in lead sweeps past (2 shots)
GV PAN Ditchburn going round bend followed by other riders (2 shots)
LV PAN Ditchburn comes in to take chequered flag with Dave Potter second
SV Ditchburn receives garland
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Background: Barry Ditchburn of Great Britain won Sunday's invitation Gauloises Powerbike International at Brands Hatch in southern England.
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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.