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    BETWEEN LUXOS AND HURGHADA, EGYPT

    Frenchman Gerard Sarrazin extended his lead in the Pharaohs Rally with just two days left of the eight-day event.

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    OCTOBER 13:
    1. AV Karnak Temple, Luxor 0.06
    2. AV Vehicle 7 Gerard Sarrazin on desert road 0.20
    3. AV Car 38, Jean-Yves Michel 0.2
    4. AV Car 4, Claude Marreau 0.37
    5. SV Two motorcycle leaders Gaston Rahier and Eddy Hau 0.46
    6. GV PAN Car 7, Sarrazin 0.54
    7. GV PAN Car 4, Marreau 1.00
    8. SV PAN Motorcyclist Andre Boudou of France getting out of helicopter with broken arm 1.05
    9. SV PAN Motorcyclist Erik Lamarre stretched from helicopter with broken leg 1.19
    OCTOBER 14:
    10. AV Mountains near Hurghada 1.25
    11. SV PAN Car 7, Sarrazin 1.34
    12. GV Jean-Yves Michel in car (number not visible) 1.47
    13. GV Gaston Rahier and other motorcyclist 2.05
    14. GV Sunset 2.09
    InitialsBB/BB

    SPORT: MOTOR RALLYING
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BETWEEN LUXOS AND HURGHADA, EGYPT

    Frenchman Gerard Sarrazin extended his lead in the Pharaohs Rally with just two days left of the eight-day event. Less than half the starters remained in the rally when the field set off from Luxor on October 13. Sarrazin, in his Aro Proto VB, took an early lead with his fellow countryman Jean-Yves Michel close behind in a Mitsubishi Pajero. In the motorcycle section, Gerard Rahier held his lead, by just 39 seconds, over his BMW team-mate Eddy Hau. The gruelling terrain has taken a heavy toll in accidents and injuries. There were unconfirmed reports that two cars had been lost on the previous day's run from Abu Simbel to Luxor, known as the "Stage of a Million Skeletons". Rescue parties were believed to have mounted a search. On the October 13 stage from Luxor to the Red Sea at Hurghada, motorcyclists Andre Boudou of France and Erik Lamarre of Belgium fell victim to the conditions, and were helicoptered away. The next day, the competitors drove back to Luxor on a different route, with Sarrazin first in and Michel in second place. The rally was due to end on October 16 in Cairo at the foot of the Grand Cheops pyramid. The prize for the overall winner is 25,000 US dollars.

    Source: VIDEOVISION

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    Film ID:
    VLVA44HTFYIS6W7WMAVAC2S09CX3J
    Media URN:
    VLVA44HTFYIS6W7WMAVAC2S09CX3J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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