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Route
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Route ran on open roads, totalling 5,031 km with 82 controls.

Facts
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 67th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 4 of 12 
 Official name: Safari Rally 
 Edition: 27th 
 Date: from Thursday 12-Apr-1979 to Monday 16-Apr-1979 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 66  
 Starters: 66  
 Finishers: 21 (31.8% of starters) 
 
 Competitive sections: unknown 
 Planned competitive section distance: 5,031.00km(100.0% of total distance)
 Actual competitive section distance: 5,031.00km(100.0% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 0.00km
 Total distance: 5,031.00km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 2nd win and 4th podium for Shekhar Mehta.
 Second place was 12th podium for Hannu Mikkola. 
 Third place was 18th podium for Markku Alen. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 3rd win and 10th podium for Datsun.
    Second place was 1st podium for Mercedes Benz.
    Third place was 41st podium for Fiat.
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Portugal 1979
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