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Monte Carlo Rally 1988

Added on 5 Sept 2018

Duke Classics - World Rally


In 1988, the scene was set for a showdown between the Martini Lancia team that had dominated 1987, and the rejuvenated Mazda team wanting to forget a disappointing season. While the works Lancia Delta HF 4WDs of Bruno Saby and Miki Biasion led the way, the Mazda 323s of Timo Salonen, Hannu Mikkola and Ingvar Carlsson were in trouble - diesel-contaminated fuel ruining their effort. When Biasion retired, the Lancias of Group N Champion Alessandro Fiorio and Yves Loubet joined the battle for victory. Loubet's luck ran out with the end in sight, his Lancia crashing into retirement. Behind Saby and the Jolly Club-backed Delta of Fiorio, Jean-Pierre Ballet's Peugeot 205 GTi took unexpected third. Incredibly, former World Champion Salonen recovered from 42nd to take fifth, just behind the battle-scarred Renault 11 Turbo of Alain Oreille. Enjoy incredible action, interviews with the stars and some spectacular 'moments' in these excellent highlights.


Episode titleMonte Carlo Rally 1988
Episode number8
Date added5 September 2018
Original date21 January 1988
Run time49:46
CategoryRacing coverage
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