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    VARIOUS, ISLE OF MAN, U.K.

    The Rothmans RAC Open Motor Rally Championship points leader, Hannu Mikkola of Finland was forced out during the first day of the Manx International Motor Rally on the Isle of Man on September 13.

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    1. GV PAN Cars and drivers gathered on promenade. 0.11
    2. CU Side car of number 1 driven by Hannu Mikkola of Finland at start. 0.19
    3. SV Car number 1, leaving start of rally. 0.27
    4. SV Car number 3, Jimmy McRae of Scotland, leaving start. 0.34
    5. SV Spectators watching cars. 0.37
    6. GV PAN Car number 3 in open country. 0.42
    7. SV PAN Car number 5 Henri Toivonen with damaged wing. 0.46
    8. GV PAN Car number 3 rounding corner. 0.56
    9. SV PAN Car number 8, Tony Pond of the UK rounding bend. 1.04
    10. SV PAN Car number 7 rounding corner. 1.09
    11. GV PANs Car number 3, driving down country lane followed by car number 6 (Russell Brookes, UK) and car number 8. (3 SHOTS) 1.26
    12. CU Car number 3 leaving the start of the second stage of the race moving into fog. 1.31
    InitialsMAW/JRS

    SPORT: MOTOR RALLYING
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: VARIOUS, ISLE OF MAN, U.K.

    The Rothmans RAC Open Motor Rally Championship points leader, Hannu Mikkola of Finland was forced out during the first day of the Manx International Motor Rally on the Isle of Man on September 13. Mikkola, driving an Audi Quattro, retired just four stages from the start in Douglas with a jammed gearbox. Opel Manta drivers Russell Brookes and Jimmy McRae took over the lead and the event turned into a straight fight for the day with McRae finishing the first day's stages two minutes ahead of his compatriot and teammate. Brookes had taken the lead at the start, but a puncture cost him three minutes and McRae went into the lead. Brookes fought back - aided by a broken co-driver's seat and intercom problems in the McRae car - and narrowed the gap by thirty seconds at the end of the day. Tony Pond of the UK, driving a mass-produced Rover Vitesse, finished in third place at the end of the sixteen special stages. The three-time winner of the international event used his knowledge of the Isle of Man to compete with the specially-produced 'B' category cars. The survivors from the 104 starters in the final round of the championship will complete thirty-three more special stages before the finish in Douglas on September 15. If McRae or Brookes survive to the finish and win the event they will take the open Championship title.

    Source: REUTERS - JOHN GAGGS

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    Film ID:
    VLVADW9YEQTR8I254NRVVGL62XY4Z
    Media URN:
    VLVADW9YEQTR8I254NRVVGL62XY4Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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