Sport in Short: Rallying

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GILBERT SABINE, the director of the Paris-Dakar Rally since his son, Thierry, was killed in a desert helicopter crash, has retired. Sabine, 69, took over the reins after his son, the rally's founder, died during the 1986 event. A former journalist, Jean-Claude Fenouil, who has competed in 13 Paris-Dakar Rallies, will succeed him.

MONTE CARLO RALLY Leading standings (after 17 stages): 1 F Delecour (Fr) Ford Escort 4hr 42min 7sec; 2 M Biasion (It) Ford Escort 4:43:10; 3 D Auriol (Fr) Toyota Celica 4:43:18; 4 J Kankkunen (Fin) Toyota Celica 4:47:14; 5 K Eriksson (Swe) Mitsubishi Lancer 4:53:27; 6 A Schwarz (Ger) Mitsubishi Lancer 5:04:41; 7 O Burri (Swit) Ford Sierra 5:08:10; 8 B Thiry (Bel) Opel Astra 5:10:51; 9 P-M Jenot (Fr) Ford Escort 5:12:53; 10 C Spiliotis (Fr) Lancia Delta 5:13:20.