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    NAIROBI, KENYA

    Ari Vatanen of Finland with his co-driver Terry Harryman from Northern Ireland drove their Opel Ascona 400 (Car No.

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    1. GV Car No. 1 driven by Michele Mouton leaving start 0.09
    2. SV President Arap Moi watching 0.13
    3. GV Car No. 2 driven by Ari Vatanen leaving starting line 0.22
    4. GV Car No. 2 driving along track 0.28
    5. GV PAN Car No. 10 giving along track driven by Vic Preston 0.39
    6. GV PAN Car No. 1 along track 0.50
    7. GV PAN Car No. 6 driven by Hannu Mikkola along track 1.02
    8. GV Car No. 10 at pit stop 1.09
    9. GV PAN Car No. 2 1.20
    10. GV TILT DOWN Car No. 6 on track 1.28
    11. GV Winner Ari Vatanen arrives at finishing line 1.31
    12. GV Vatanen spraying champagne 1.34
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    SPORT: MOTOR RALLYING
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: NAIROBI, KENYA

    Ari Vatanen of Finland with his co-driver Terry Harryman from Northern Ireland drove their Opel Ascona 400 (Car No. 2) to victory on April 4, the final day of Kenya's gruelling Safari Rally. Described by many as the toughest motor sport event in the world, the five-day marathon covered a distance of 5,000 kilometres (3,100 miles) Great interest was focused on the world's leading women's team, Michele Mouton of France and Italian Fabrizia Pons in an Audi Quattro (Car No. 1). They were determined to become the first lady drivers ever to win the rally, which Kenya President Arap Moi followed closely. Vatanen and Harryman had a slow start due to mechanical problems. On the final night of the event, Kenyan Vic Preston, also in an Audi (No. 10), looked set to win but at the last stage he crashed and was forced to retire. Preston's Audi team-mates Hannu Mikkola of Finland and Arne Hertz of Sweden in Car No. 6, tried to take up the challenge for the lead but Vatanen and Harryman came from behind to beat Mikkola's Quattro by a narrow six-minute margin. Michele Mouton came in 53 minutes later to take third place. The result puts Vatanen into third place in this year's World Rally Championship.

    Source: REUTERS - MOHAMMED AMIN

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2DHNA0IV90JNO3DNGZIK9XR6V
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DHNA0IV90JNO3DNGZIK9XR6V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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