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Championship status
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Safari Rally 1996 counts for:

1996 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers
1996 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers

Facts
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 271st WRC rally 
 Round of season: 2 of 9 
 Official name: Safari Rally 
 Edition: 44th 
 Date: from Friday 5-Apr-1996 to Sunday 7-Apr-1996 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 59  
 Starters: 59  
 Finishers: 18 (30.5% of starters) 
 
 Competitive sections: 15 
 Shortest: 50.45km(CS3 Kajiado)
 Longest: 214.80km(CS14 Seyabei)
 Slowest: 98.90km/h(CS9 Eldama Ravine)
 Fastest: 165.76km/h(CS2 Kiboko)
 Planned competitive section distance: 1,784.40km(82.9% of total distance)
 Actual competitive section distance: 1,493.20km(69.4% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 658.75km
 Total distance: 2,151.95km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 3rd win and 4th podium for Tommi Makinen.
 Second place was 15th podium for Kenneth Eriksson. 
 Third place was 3rd podium for Ian Duncan. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 12th win and 33rd podium for Mitsubishi.
    Second place was 29th podium for Subaru.
    Third place was 110th podium for Toyota.
Tommi Makinen
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Tommi Makinen won Safari on his first attempt, only his mentor Juha Kankkunen had achieved the same before. Photographer behind the car is Martin Holmes. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Related links
Swedish Rally 1996
Indonesia 1996
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