• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Four times world champion, Harry Everts of Belgium, won the 1981 Toyota International Motocross series in Johannesburg on Saturday (19 December).

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    1.
    GV Start of race and rounding bends. (4 SHOTS)
    0.35

    2.
    SV Stevenson (South Africa) leading followed by world champion Harry Everts (Belgium) and Reg Statham (USA).
    0.44

    3.
    SV PAN Stevenson leading with Everts (in yellow) trying to overtake on inside at end of lap 3. (2 SHOTS)
    1.07

    4.
    GV Stevenson jumping over hill with Everts in close pursuit, Everts overtakes and Stevenson falls off PAN TO Everts in lead.
    1.27

    5.
    GV Everts on final lap and taking flag. (3 SHOTS)
    1.59




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    SPORT: MOTOCROSS
    NOTE TO EDITORS: THIS STORY INCLUDES NARRATION BY UNNAMED SABC COMMENTATOR WHICH MAY BE USED IF PREFERRED.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: Four times world champion, Harry Everts of Belgium, won the 1981 Toyota International Motocross series in Johannesburg on Saturday (19 December). He beat an international field of fifty riders to clinch the title. Everts won five of the nine races in the series.

    SYNOPSIS: Hundreds of people watched the event and first into the lead was South African Tyrone Stevenson. He was closely pursued by Harry Everts and Reg Stratham from the US.

    By the end of lap three of this eight lap race, Everts had closed on Stevenson and was trying to overtake on the inside.

    ON lap four, Everts overtook Stevenson, who promptly fell in spectacular fashion.

    Everts, riding a Suzuki, slowed down on the last lap, and took the chequered flag with ease. Second in the series was Austrian Champion, Heinz Kinigadner.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF2LKR162IJOEYUMACLJ5SF6IB
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2LKR162IJOEYUMACLJ5SF6IB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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