1989 Paris–Dakar Rally

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1989 Dakar Rally
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1989 Dakar Rally also known as the 1989 Paris–Dakar Rally was the 11th running of the Dakar Rally event. The course went through Libya for the first time. A record 209 of the 473 competitors completed the rally.[1] The rally was won by 1981 world rally champion, Ari Vatanen.[2] The motorcycle class was won by Gilles Lalay.[1]


  1. ^ a b "History of Dakar - RETROSPECTIVE 1979-2007" (PDF). Dakar. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Vatanen on comeback trail". BBC Sport. 4 November 2002. Retrieved 2009-02-28.