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    VARIOUS FRANCE, ALGERIA, MAURITANIA AND SENEGAL

    More preparation than usual has been carried out for the Paris to Dakar motor rally which commences January 1, 1983.

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    ELF PETROLEUM:
    1. GV Hubert Auriol's car driving across plain 0.03
    2. SV Auriol with others, including co-driver Herbert Schek, looking at map (3 shots) 0.20
    3. GV Car driving through desert, and moving over hill (3 shots) 0.45
    4. SV INTERIOR Drivers in car 0.51
    5. GV Car traversing rocky terrain (3 shots) 1.20
    6. CU Motorcycle rider Raymond Loizeaux (3 shots) 1.27
    7. CU & SV motorcycle going through sandy plains 94 shots) 1.48
    8. SV TRACKING SHOT Motorcycle riding as seen from camera attached to machine 2.00
    9. SV PAN Cyclist riding through sandy terrain 2.12
    FILE - JANUARY 1982:
    10. SV PULL BACK TO GV Eiffel Tower with rally cars nearby (2 shots) 2.21
    11. SV & CU Mark Thatcher's rally car (2 shots) 2.25
    12. SV Mark Thatcher arriving at Tamanarasset 2.38
    13. SV Mark Thatcher speaking to his father, Denis Thatcher 2.45
    InitialsRdeL/BB

    SPORT: MOTOR RALLY MARATHONAVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL SALE
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    Background: VARIOUS FRANCE, ALGERIA, MAURITANIA AND SENEGAL

    More preparation than usual has been carried out for the Paris to Dakar motor rally which commences January 1, 1983. This is a result of problems which beset the 1982 event, including death of three competitors and the loss for six days in Algerian desert of Mark Thatcher, the British Prime Minister's son. BMW joined other leading motor teams in responding to last year's difficulties by initiating exhaustive trials of men and equipment. Hubert Auriol and his co-driver Herbert Schek put their three-litre BMW R-100 to the test on hot, sandy and rocky tracks, with the intention of approximating the torrid conditions they will meet during the rally of some 10,000 kilometres (6,000 miles). Most types of vehicles are able to compete and BMW rider Raymond Loizeaux took his motorcycle along a similar course to his team-mates. Renault are also keenly tipped as contenders for the car-section title which they won in 1982, and the winning team of brothers Bernard and Claude Marreau will drive the new Renault 18 in the 1983 event. The rally start from the Place de la Concorde in Paris on January 1 and will finish in the Senegalese capital of Dakar on January 20. The course snakes its way through Algeria, Mali and upper Volta before reaching Senegal. It was in the desert stretch of Algeria where Mark Thatcher went missing for six days with his two French companions in his Peugeot station wagon. The disappearance, even more so than the three deaths, focused world attention on the dangers of the race. When found alive and well near the village of Tindert, 400 kilometres (250 miles) south west of Tamanarasset, Mr. Thatcher expressed surprise at the fuss. However, the incident brought heavy criticism of the organisation of the race. The organisers responded by imposing stricter controls on selection of drivers, preparation of machines and monitoring at checkpoints.

    Source: ELF PETROLEUM AND REUTERS LIBRARY

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4THYV0RKASHIIFJ97BQE4S3B1
    Media URN:
    VLVA4THYV0RKASHIIFJ97BQE4S3B1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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