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. The result of the rally was controversially decided by Peugeot Talbot Sport boss Jean Todt who decided the result on the toss of a coin. [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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Vatanen on comeback trail". BBC Sport. 4 November 2002. Retrieved 2009-02-28.