1988 Paris–Dakar Rally

1988 Dakar Rally
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Front of 1988 Tatra 815 truck
Tatra 815 4x4, winner in the truck competition

1988 Dakar Rally also known as the 1988 Paris–Dakar Rally was the 10th running of the Dakar Rally event. 311 cars, 183 motorcycles, and 109 trucks started the rally.[1] The rally was won by Juha Kankkunen; the motorcycle category was won by Edi Orioli, the truck category was won by Karel Loprais on a Tatra 815.[2] The event was marred by the death of six people, three participants, a mother and child killed in Mauritania when a camera car ran into a group of spectators and a 10-year-old girl killed crossing the road in Mali.[2]


  1. "History of Dakar - RETROSPECTIVE 1979-2007" (PDF). Dakar. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2009-01-07.
  2. 1 2 Brooke, James (13 March 1988). "Dangerous Paris-Dakar Race Is Endangered". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-03-01.

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