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Saby at the 1989 Monte Carlo Rally
23 February 1949 |
|World Rally Championship record|
|Active years||1973 – 1991|
|Teams||Renault, Peugeot, Lancia|
|First rally||1973 Monte Carlo Rally|
|First win||1986 Tour de Corse|
|Last win||1988 Monte Carlo Rally|
|Last rally||1991 RAC Rally|
In 1981, Saby became French Rally Champion in a Renault 5 Turbo. He drove for the works teams of Renault, Peugeot, Volkswagen and Lancia during his career in the World Rally Championship. He took two World Rally Championship wins in his career—his first, driving a Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2, was in the infamous 1986 Tour de Corse, in which Henri Toivonen and his co-driver Sergio Cresto died. His only other win was with Lancia in the 1988 Monte Carlo Rally.
In 1978 Saby claimed the French Rallycross Championship title with an Alpine A110 1600. In the 1988 French Rallycross Championship he drove a Lancia Delta S4 to become the runner-up to Champion Guy Fréquelin who drove a Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evo 2.
He participated from 1992 to 2008 in cross country rallye and in the Dakar Rally, which he won in 1993 while driving for Mitsubishi. Driving for Volkswagen, he won the 2005 FIA cross-country rallye world championship. He retired in July 2008.
|1||30ème Tour de Corse||1986||Jean-François Fauchille||Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2|
|2||56ème Rallye Monte-Carlo||1988||Jean-François Fauchille||Lancia Delta HF 4WD|
- Profile of Saby and list of results, Rallybase.nl
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