Sporting Digest: Rallying

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BAD weather halted the Paris-Dakar Rally on the second day with competitors getting bogged down in mud. None of the motorcycles started the 8.5km second special stage near Bordeaux and the car race was stopped after 38 of the 95 cars had made an attempt on a shortened 4.5km course.

PARIS-DAKAR RALLY Second stage (4.5km): 1 C Arnoux (Fr) Buggy 7min 42sec; 2 P Lartigue (Fr) Citroen +8; 3 H Auriol (Fr) Citroen +14; 4 T Dalmau (Sp) Mercedes +26; 5 F Germanetti (It) Nissan +56; 6 E Weber (Ger) Mitsubishi +1.05. Overall standings: 1 Lartigue 12:54; 2 Auriol +18; 3 Arnoux +32; 4 Weber +1:11; 5 Dalmau +1:18. 6 B Saby (Fr) Mitsubishi +1:23; 7 J-P Fontenay (Fr)Mitsubishi +1:29; 8 S Servia (Sp) Proto +1:52; 9 Germanetti +2:03; 10 K Shinzuka (Jap) Mitsubishi +2:04.

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