Bruno Saby

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Personal information
Nationality France French
Born February 23rd 1949
Grenoble
World Rally Championship record
Active years 1973~1991
Teams Renault, Peugeot, Lancia
Rallies 39
Championships 0
Rally wins 2
Podiums 7
Stage wins 58
Total points 192
First rally 1973 Monte Carlo Rally
First win 1986 Tour de Corse
Last win 1988 Monte Carlo Rally
Last rally 1991 RAC Rally

INTRODUCTION

Bruno Saby is a French specialist rally driver who debuted his career in 1967.

GROUP B RESULTS

(# = finish position / R = retired or DNF / = did not compete)

Y TEAM EVENT PTS
Monaco
MC
Sweden
SE
Portugal
PT
Kenya
KE
France
FR
Greece
GR
New Zealand
NZ
Brazil
BR
Finland
FI
Italy
IT
Ivory Coast
CI
United Kingdom
GB
82 Renault 5 5 4 26
Y Team Event pts
Monaco
MC
Sweden
SE
Portugal
PT
Kenya
KE
France
FR
Greece
GR
New Zealand
NZ
Argentina
AR
Finland
FI
Italy
IT
Ivory Coast
CI
United Kingdom
GB
83 Renault 13 5 9
84 Renault R R 8 3
85 Peugeot 5 R 2 R 23
86 Peugeot 6 1 3 R R United States
US-
86 pts 38

BIO (~1986)

EARLY CAREER

In 1978, Saby claimed the French Rallycross Championship title driving an Alpine A110 1600. In 1981, Saby became French Rally Champion driving a Renault 5 Turbo.

1985~1986: PEUGEOT

In 1985, Saby won a contract for the whole season with Peugeot to drive their top of the line 205 Turbo 16. Bruno finally got a competitive car to be able to prove that he could compete with the best. He was close to victory in the Tour de Corse, finishing second behind French compatriot Jean Ragnotti.

Saby’s first WRC victory would come one year later at the infamous 1986 Tour de Corse. He started the rally struggling to keep up with Lancia Delta S4 driver Henri Toivonen and quickly fell 90 seconds behind. On the 18th stage of the rally, Saby saw a large cloud of black smoke. He stopped to see what had happened, but by then, he could only witness the burning remains of the Lancia Delta S4 that still contained the dead bodies of Toivonen and co-driver Cresto. The rally continued on the next day. Bruno Saby’s victory at his home event was a sour one.

After the cancellation of Group B, Saby would find success in Group A and in rallycross where most of the Group B cars ended up competing for a few years more…

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Saby + http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Saby


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