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Route
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Route ran on open roads, totalling 5,167 km with 99 controls.

Championship status
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Safari Rally 1985 counts for:

1985 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers
1985 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers

Facts
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 139th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 4 of 12 
 Official name: Marlboro Safari Rally 
 Edition: 33rd 
 Date: from Thursday 4-Apr-1985 to Monday 8-Apr-1985 
 Clerk of the Course: Mike Doughty 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 71  
 Starters: 71  
 Finishers: 20 (28.2% of starters) 
 
 Competitive sections: unknown 
 Planned competitive section distance: 5,167.00km(100.0% of total distance)
 Actual competitive section distance: 5,167.00km(100.0% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 0.00km
 Total distance: 5,167.00km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 1st win and 1st podium for Juha Kankkunen.
 Second place was 30th podium for Bjorn Waldegard. 
 Third place was 3rd podium for Mike Kirkland. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 6th win and 1-2 win were 21st to 22nd podiums for Toyota.
    Third place was 5th podium for Nissan.
Juha Kankkunen
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Off with the monkeys, I have a rally to win! Juha Kankkunen scares local wildlife on his way to win. Next year he would be there with Peugeot. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Salonen
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First visit by Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 to Africa brought seventh place after troubled run in unfamiliar terrain. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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Portugal 1985
Tour de Corse 1985
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