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RAC Rally 1989 counts for:

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

Facts
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 198th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 13 of 13 
 Official name: Lombard RAC Rally 
 Edition: 45th 
 Date: from Sunday 19-Nov-1989 to Thursday 23-Nov-1989 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 202  
 Starters: 187  
 Finishers: 84 (44.9% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 55 
 Shortest: 2.01km(SS1 Wollaton Park)
 Longest: 30.16km(SS33 Pundershaw)
 Slowest: 69.58km/h(SS1 Wollaton Park)
 Fastest: 120.59km/h(SS7 Blenheim)
 Planned stage distance: 603.57km(19.6% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 603.57km(19.6% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 2,478.42km
 Total distance: 3,081.99km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 1st win and 6th podium for Pentti Airikkala.
 Second place was 3rd podium for Carlos Sainz. 
 Third place was 16th podium for Juha Kankkunen. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 4th win and 10th podium for Mitsubishi.
    Second and third places were 39th to 40th podiums for Toyota.
Pentti Airikkala
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A last minute win, both in career terms but also in rally. Pentti inherited lead from Sainz with three stages to go. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Related links
Ivory Coast 1989
Monte Carlo 1990
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