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This year the 45th ISDT took place 5th – 10th October 1970 and was based at San Lorenzo de Escorial and mountain town to the North of Madrid, Spain.
ID came from Beppe Bonardi with thanks. Tom, Jeff & Jack Penton, some greats in developments & ISDT plus other competitions too. Thanks to Jim Hollander of USA for helping us to identify that is what the Guest book is for.
BIG THANKS to JIM HOLLANDER.
On the Map!
Here from Brian Catt’s collection is a much needed one of Mick Andrews on his 250 OSSA on Staircase which only looked easy!.
A Kind & helpful Message follows from SERAFIN who helped us identify“Staircase”. : By the way, we will ride that section today at 21 hours in the evening. We do it only one time a year, in the summer when the temperatures go down. Today is the day I do not believe they could go up over there with those bikes, they were supermen. It is 2 km of rocks like basketballs going up, corners, more rocks, 1 meter step, 200 meters of more rocks etc. In the half distance there is one big rock section inclined 30-45 degrees across the path you have to pass it with the right momentum, if not you will slide to the right 1 meter fall. If it is wet, forget to go there.
Only I believe they were there because the photos.:- SERAFIN.
The above numbers do not tally with the results sheet and these photos may have been taken at a test / qualifier event.
Scott Ellis, originally entered on aq 175 Greeves, this he rode however was a 175 Puch. a machine he rode in several Welsh 2 Days events.
Brilliant pics from Brian Catt without which we could not even have added the 1970 ISDT, I do like Triumphs anyway!
For more info on this bike see the feature in our Folks ‘n Motors sections. This bike was sent to auction in 2010 and more pictures and details can be found here
Rudi Marczi went on to win a Bronze Medal and is seen riding on of the 4 works Bultaco 250cc’s built especially for the ISDT in El Escorial Spain and the Canadian ISDT team
Trophy winners in 1970 ISDT, Czech Team Josef Fojtik, Jaroslav Briza, Kvetoslav Masita, Zdenek Cespiva, Frantisek Mrazek, Petr Cemus, Czechoslovakia is also listed as winning the Silver Vase
After the Speed Trial at the twisting Jarama Circuit L to R all listed in the programme to be on Triumphs not Cheney Triumphs, Mick Wilkinson 504cc, Jim Sandiford 504cc next, thought to be Malcolm Rathmell listed as 400cc in Programme, probably 490? his bike not in pic, then Ken Heanes 504cc John Pease (prog. says 501cc) probably 504cc next is thought to be Colin Dommett who rode the spare machine listed as 400 as per Rathmell’s machine. Great stuff from Brian Catt.
What did the Papers Say!
Not much right now but we are always happy to beg for gifts of scans of copies of foreign language magazine reports on the ISDT , translated even better.
The Final Score: Results
Speedtracktales wishes to thank Marc Pétrier of FIM Information Resources who has facilitated the scanning of the FIM archive of ISDT results material and is allowing us to make it available here as a public service. Download a copy of the original Results and Stewards Report at the link below.
Download Stewards Report for the 1970 ISDT here
Artifacts and Collectables
The following images are extracts of the supplementary regs for the event which were discovered in this eBay auction April 2013
Where are they now?
Just found this on the trials central web site, am trying to contact the poster to see if he has more details on this interesting bike ridden originally by a near neighbour and great friend of mine sadly now departed:
I have just aquired a 1970 Bultaco Matador prototype mk4 sd, one of 25 built for the ISDT in el Escorial in Spain in 1970 , this bike was ridden by a belgian called Jean crossett . It was then bought from fx Bulto himself by W I (Ivor) Smart of Wrexham after he followed it in the 1970 event in El Escorial. Ivor then rode it in the 1971 event in the Isle of Man winning a gold medal in the process, he rode it in a few events afterwards and then stored it for 30 odd years. I saw this bike when I went to look at another Bultaco never thinking i would get the chance to buy it, unfortunatly Ivor died a couple of years ago and the bike passed to one of his sons who kept it for a while and then decided to sell. It realy is in very original condition with its scrutineering marks from not only it’s IOM outing but also its 1970 debut in Spain. I would realy be very grateful if any body has or knows where i can get fotos of either event showing the Bultaco 1970 #226 1971 #154, Thanks in advance Pat Kean
Brian CATT said:
ISDT/1970 Rider 203. Polish Trophy Team Rider Zbigniew RUTKOWSKI, finished with 3 marks lost, so presumably a Silver Medal. Info from “ISDT 1970” Book by Javier Benito.
Rick Guilmette said:
My name is Rick Guilmette and I live in Canada.
I too have acquired and restored one of the four works Bultaco Matador’s
that was ridden in Spain in 1970, by members of the Canadian team.
The scrutineers markings are still visible on the flywheel with the #178 that was the number of Ray Boasman. Pictured on this website is #248 Rudi Marczi who was riding the sister bike of the one I have.
I would be very interested in any photo’s or info you may have regarding these machines.
Brian Catt said:
As many people know, a huge book on this event has been compiled and published and I am proud to have had over 30 of my pics published in it. Now the bad news…it’s written in Spanish and is quite expensive, but it really is a work of art. There are one or two small mistakes, no doubt due to following the programme rather than seeing what actually happened. The caption for Scott Ellis’s Puch being a prime example.
See http://www.1sdt1970.es or talk to me and I might let you see my copy!
I would love to see a copy its on my list of things to buy once i get all the old motor cycles and motor cycling for the ISDT events
Brian Catt said:
If not before.I’ll be in Carlisle. Where are you based?
About 100 yards off the most northerly part of the 1938 ISDT route in North East Wales.. hope to get to Carlisle for at least a day
juan carvajal said:
The photo that appears the British Cheney Triumphs after the speed trial, not for the Jerez circuit but at the Jarama in Madrid.
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Jota Pin said:
Jerez circuit was founded in 1985, the photo taken after the speed trial is, obviously, at the Jarama Circuit, Madrid. Jackie Ickx and Jack Olivier had an accident there few months before this photo was taken, during the f1 race.
Jota Pin said:
Photo of #203 is not a german rider, is the polish rider Zbigniew Rutkowski with an MZ ETS 250, but don´t ask me about him, i found it, casually, on the stewards official report.
thanks for this I’ll get some corrections made
The correct text for the photo of the British team is:
– Photo of the British Cheney Triumphs after the speed trial at the Jarama motor circuit ISDT 1970.
my stupid mistake not spotting that I’ve flown over Jarama enough flying into Madrid and seen Jerez on the way to Cadiz to be able to tell the difference
Mick wilkinson said:
Team pic practise L toR pease rathmell wilkinson. Domett. Heans. Sandiford jiles. Wilkinson sandiford rathmell Heans jiles pease pic at speed test
You done a great job. It is normal for small errors found.
In the following sentence to the photo also said Jerez: “After the Speed Trial at the Jerez Circuit L2R twisting to be listed on all Triumphs not Cheney”
Thank you and best regards from Madrid.
Brian Catt said:
I’m not sure I understand the last comment about “Triumphs,
not Cheneys”. All the bikes are Triumph powered Cheney machines but
the Official programme seems to ignore the Cheney element, merely
listing the bikes as Triumph.
I think its mostly the images were attributed by Taff to Jerez when it was clearly Jarama
I should add a lot of the ‘year’ pages are still based on Taff’s original work, I only add or correct as the opportunity arises
Brian Catt said:
Rick, best contact me direct on email@example.com. There were 32 Bultacos in the event many being Matadors.
Ernie Page said:
Great event . I was lucky to be given an Ossa by SACU and Ossa factory which helped me win my first Gold as a member of the British Vase Team.
Nice to hear from you ernie. if you have any material or memories you would like to share through this site with ISDT fans please let me know
Thomas McGeachin said:
Wow….Great site. My Dad was the USA team manager in 1970. Tom McGeachin