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Blast from the past: Scheckter accelerates to Belgian GP victory

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Blast from the past: Scheckter accelerates to Belgian GP victory

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1961 — The Springboks host Ireland for the first time, having played five times previously, four at Lansdowne Road and once in Belfast. Playing in front of 35,000 fans at Newlands, SA smash the Irish 24-8, scoring five tries to one. Centre Colin Greenwood and wing Ben-Piet van Zyl went over twice each, and legendary eighthman Doug Hopwood scored one. 

1979 — Jody Scheckter, driving a Ferrari, beats Jacques Laffite of France in a Ligier-Ford to win the F1 Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder and share the top of the drivers’ championship standings with the Frenchman. 

1979 — Double world champion Kork Ballington wins the 250cc event and finishes second in the 350cc race at the Italian Motorcycling Grand Prix at Imola. ..

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