Patrick Tauziac

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Patrick Tauziac
Personal information
Nationality France French
Born (1955-01-18) January 18, 1955 (age 62)
Saigon, Vietnam
World Rally Championship record
Active years 19841992
Rallies 9
Championships 0
Rally wins 1
Podiums 4
Stage wins 2
Total points 78
First rally 1984 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire
First win 1992 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire

Patrick Tauziac (born 18 January 1955, in Saigon, Vietnam) is a French former rally driver. Tauziac competed in the Rallye Côte d'Ivoire nine times as a World Rally Championship event, winning it in 1990.

Career[edit]

Born in Saigon, Tauziac left Vietnam at the age of two to spend his entire childhood in Madagascar. At the age of 20 he went to France for four years before moving to the Côte d'Ivoire.[1]

After getting into rallying, Tauziac first entered the country's World Rally Championship round in 1984, and finished sixth in a Mitsubishi Colt. As the rally was only a round of the World Drivers' Championship and not the Manufacturers' Championship, it was not well supported by the factory teams. Tauziac finished the rally third in 1988 and second in 1989 before winning it in 1990.[2]

WRC Victories[edit]

 #  Event Season Co-driver Car
1 Ivory Coast 22ème Rallye Côte d'Ivoire 1990 Claude Papin Mitsubishi Galant VR-4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patrick Tauziac, le Chinois Vert !...". Rallye Côte d'Ivoire Bandama historique (in French). 5 July 2007. 
  2. ^ "Patrick Tauziac". rallybase.nl. Archived from the original on 1 July 2007. 

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