Sunday, January 22, 2017

Porsche Paris-Dakar Victory Overshadowed By 5-Deaths - January 22, 1986

January 22, 1986

(Photo: theignitionpoint.co.uk via photopin cc)
Porsche 959s finish first (Metge/Lemoyne), second (Ickx/Brasseur), and sixth (Kussmaul/Unger) in the Paris-Dakar Rally.

The 1986 Dakar Rally also known as the 1986 Paris–Dakar Rally was the 8th running of the Dakar Rally event. René Metge and Dominique Lemoyne won the car class for the second time and Cyril Neveu won the motorcycle class. The event was overshadowed by the death of the event organizer, Thierry Sabine, and four others, including French singer Daniel Balavoine, in a helicopter crash.

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