CdL – Paris Dakar 1984

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CdL – Paris Dakar 1984


History of the race :

Between dropouts and Retirement Race, 19 competitors already missing the first African special to El Golea. Among them private cosmonaut Jean Loup Chretien assistance truck.
Puncture for Ickx, oil leak for Auriol, retirement Darnche race, favorites are not at the party.
Domination outrageous German stables, BMW motorcycles and in cars in Porsche.
In Ténéré less hostile than when editing 83, a light east wind gives wings to BMW and Porsche signing resounding tripled between Agadez and Dirkou. We wonder more and more if the rally is not taking precedence over the raid.
End of his hopes for Ickx victim of an exit road in Niger, which cost him three hours.
On motorcycle, Auriol heels Rahier to General.
The Dakar caravan leaves Niger for Upper Volta. During the bonding step, all leaders close to disaster. Rahier, Auriol then struck Metge cows.
The day is also marked by the problems of formalities when crossing the Niger-Upper Volta customs.
Stage winner between Bouna and Yaokro, Trossat finally disqualified because of unfair behavior. It would have benefited from surveys conducted in the region by his accomplice Briavoine.
Tension in the BMW stable where worried Rahier back Auriol suspects the mechanics of promoting the designs of the French.
But between Kedougou and Dialakoto, Rahier takes ten minutes decisive.
Exploit in Koupetoum special Lacaze, driving his Citroen Visa. it is necessary before the two Porsche Kussmaul and Ickx
Complete success for German companies Porsche and BMW that are needed in both categories with René Metge and Dominique Lemoyne motorcycle driver Gaston Rahier.

leotard1059Arrival of the base Mercedes, his studio at the time was in a Paris barge…

leotard1060finishes, applying stickers

6×4 is ready !

da005The rear axle is free, without transmission










Long live the Paris Dakar !


Founder of mm2 France, oto6, then from Sixmania. The 6 wheels and more have always been a passion for me. It started in 1980 thanks to a certain Christian de Léotard, you know ?

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