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Rally Australia 1989 counts for:

1989 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers
1989 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers

Facts
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 195th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 10 of 13 
 Official name: Commonwealth Bank Australia Rally 
 Edition: 2nd 
 Date: from Thursday 14-Sep-1989 to Sunday 17-Sep-1989 
 Rally HQ: Perth, Western Australia; Australia 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 58  
 Starters: 58  
 Finishers: 31 (53.4% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 32 
 Shortest: 1.70km(SS1 Richmond Raceway)
 Longest: 30.05km(SS22 Helena 2)
 Slowest: 68.00km/h(SS1 Richmond Raceway)
 Fastest: 124.79km/h(SS20 Westrail)
 Planned stage distance: 544.27km(29.5% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 544.27km(29.5% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 1,300.45km
 Total distance: 1,844.72km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 8th win and 15th podium for Juha Kankkunen.
 Second place was 5th podium for Kenneth Eriksson. 
 Third place was 53rd podium for Markku Alen. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 10th win and 1-2 win were 35th to 36th podiums for Toyota.
    Third place was 131st podium for Lancia.
Juha Kankkunen
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Juha Kankkunen scored Toyota Celica GT-4's elusive maiden win despite the fact that he had already agreed to join Lancia next season. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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1000 Lakes 1989
Rallye San Remo 1989
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