Five years of domination of the World Rally Championship came to a dramatic end in the opening round of the 1985 competition. Flying Finn Ari Vatanen displayed every ounce of the forceful style for which he is loved by fans all over the globe as he gave the Peugeot team a deserved victory over the previously all-conquering Audi Quattro driven by the host country’s Stig Blomqvist. After two days of flat-out driving Vatanen and co-driver Terry Hayman were one minute 49 seconds ahead of Blomqvist to establish the Peugeot 205 as a main rally contender.
|Channel||Duke Classic Videos|
|Program||Duke Classics - World Rally|
|Episode title||Swedish Rally 1985|
|Date added||February 26, 2018|
|Original date||February 16, 1985|
|Related racing series||FIA World Rally Championship|