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 70th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 7 of 12 
 Official name: Rally of 1000 Lakes 
 Edition: 29th 
 Date: from Friday 24-Aug-1979 to Tuesday 28-Aug-1979 
 Rally HQ: Jyvaskyla, Central Finland; Finland 
 Clerk of the Course: Veikko Partanen 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 133  
 Starters: 128  
 Finishers: 74 (57.8% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 47 
 Shortest: 1.50km(SS25 Sirkkaharju)
 Longest: 31.40km(SS43 Mutanen)
 Slowest: 86.44km/h(SS14 Marjoniemi)
 Fastest: 123.65km/h(SS3 Urria)
 Planned stage distance: 423.50km(29.2% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 423.50km(29.2% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 1,025.00km
 Total distance: 1,448.50km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 7th win and 19th podium for Markku Alen.
 Second place was 3rd podium for Ari Vatanen. 
 Third place was 19th podium for Bjorn Waldegard. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 15th win and 42nd podium for Fiat.
    Second and third places were 40th to 41st podiums for Ford.
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Motogard 1979
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