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02:00Feature

Scrutineering takes place

03:10Interview

Markku Alén talks about the championship

05:54Interview

Juha Kankkunen shares his thoughts on the rally

07:00Interview

John Buffum shares his thoughts

08:50Interview

Juha Piironen explains his role as Kankkunen's co-driver

10:51Start

Introduction of drivers and cars

14:09Race action

Leg 1 highlights

23:57Technical feature

Mechanics work on the cars before the next leg

25:27End of session

Standings after leg 1

25:46Race action

Leg 2 highlights

31:37Interview

Juha Kankkunen talks about leg 1

33:46Interview

Markku Alén shares his thoughts

35:06Race action

Leg 2 highlights continued

40:06End of session

Standings at the end of leg 2

40:28Race action

Leg 3 highlights

43:51Interview

John Buffum is running in third

45:18Race action

Leg 3 highlights continued

49:31Podium

Markku Alén celebrates his win

50:22Interview

Post-race interview: Markku Alén

52:02Interview

Post-race interview: Juha Kankkunen

53:30Interview

Post-race interview: John Buffum

53:56Race finish

Rally final standings

54:32End of session

Championship positions

55:02End of session

Manufacturers Championship standings

Olympus Rally 1986

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Duke Classics - World Rally

About

Two drivers were still capable of securing the World Rally Drivers’ Championship as the 1986 series was wound up in the United States of America. Juha Kankkunen (Peugeot) and Markku Alen (Lancia) battled it out through the forests of Washington State with scarcely a thought that the issue would really be decided by an FISA court later in the month. That situation was reached after Peugeot protested against their exclusion from the San Remo event in Italy, which significantly affected the points score. However, as the cameras show to great advantage, the action on the Olympus Rally was fast and furious, with local star John Buffum going really well in a semi-official works Audi Quattro and providing substantial opposition to the big two. But all eyes were on the Flying Finns as they ignored the political wrangles and got on with the driving. Hurtling along the smooth wooded straights and screaming round the curves, the French and Italian manufacturers top men tried all they knew.

ChannelDuke Classic Videos
ProgramDuke Classics - World Rally
Episode titleOlympus Rally 1986
Season1980s
Episode number52
Date1986-12-7
Run time56:34
CategoryRacing coverage
ProductionDuke
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