The Ivory Coast Rally, the 11th round in the 1989 World Championship series turned out to be a daunting affair with a stunning shock win!
Leading contenders were Billy Rautenbach/John Mitchell (Toyota Supra Turbo), Jan Pierre van de Wauwer/Luc Manset (Toyota Corolla 16v), Gustavo Trelles/Daniel le Saux (Lancia Delta Integrale N), Patrick Tauziac/ Claude Papin (Mitsubishi Station turbo) and Alain Orielle/Gilles Thimonier (Renault 5 GT Turbo N).
Of the seventy cars which set out, only seven completed the course!
In view of the savage carnage inflicted on the cars it is even more remarkable that the eventual winning vehicle managed to finish at all!
|Channel||Duke Classic Videos|
|Program||Duke Classics - World Rally|
|Episode title||Ivory Coast Rally 1989|
|Date added||7 June 2019|
|Original date||2 November 1989|
|Related racing series||FIA World Rally Championship|