The 1980 Zaire Rally has been won by a team from the Ivory Coast.
SV Crowd at second starting point
SV Car No. 22, a Renault 12 driven by Lefur/Mendes of Zaire, leaving start
SV Car No.5, a Datsun 1600 driven by Dasson Ville/Diot, leaving start
GV Car No. 1, a Mitsubishi Lancer driven by Vincens/ and Madame Vincens, last year's winners in open country
GV Peugeot 504 No. 2, driven by Ambrosino/Le Saux.. through mud and water
GV Car No. 1 along road
GV Car No. 2 (eventual winner) around bend on dusty road
GV Car No. 1 lying in second place down country road
GV Winners (Car No. 2) passing crowd in village
SPORT: MOTOR RALLY
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Background: The 1980 Zaire Rally has been won by a team from the Ivory Coast. The Ivory Coast also took second place. The event's growing international flavour was reflected in the presence of several European teams.
SYNOPSIS: The Zaire Rally, like most African motoring events, is a gruelling three days over two thousand kilometres of dirt roads and tracks through the steaming bush. The event's organisers have worked hard over the past 14 years in their attempt to place the Zaire Rally amongst the most prestigious on the world calendar. This year they were able to attract teams, not only from all parts of the continent, but from France and Belgium. The event has now been recognised by the International Automobile Federation.
The winning team of Ambrosino and Le Saux drove a French Peugot 504. Vincens and Vincens who came second drove a Japanese Mitsubishi Lancer.