The 1984 Paris-Alger-Dakar Rally


Sponsors: Penthouse - Antar
Colors: White with BMW M striping.
  100. Hubert Auriol - F
  101. Gaston Rahier - B
  102. Raymond Loizeaux - F
Technical data: GS1000
  Bikes prepared by HPN
  just less than 75hp, 1015cc engine, oil-cooler
  145Kg (empty tanks) with electrical starter
  Fork Marzzochi (white, 300mm travel)
  Ohlins shocks (300mm travel)
  Front brake with disk 
  39 liters steel tank (and 9 liters under the seat)
  White frame and engine protection bars
  Big front light plate
Tank 84

PD rally GS 1984

  99. Herbert Schek - D (semi-official Antar GS800) Pic
  113. A. Descorps-Declere - F (R80GS Arcueil Motor) out.

The rally

31/12/1983  "parc fermé" at the Place de la Concorde (Paris)
01/01/1984  Paris-Sète (liaison)
02/01/1984  Boat through Mediterannean Sea
03/01/1984  Alger-El Golea (925km liaison)
04/01/1984  El Golea-Chebaba (liaison)
            Chebaba-In Salah (297km chrono)
05/01/1984  In Salah- (80km liaison)
            -Arak (202km chrono)
            Arak-Tamanrasset (380km liaison)
06/01/1984  Tamanrasset- (80km liaison)
            -In Azoua (250km chrono)
            In Azoua-Iferouane (280km liaison)
07/01/1984  Iferouane-Chirfa (553km chrono)
08/01/1984  Chirfa-Dirkou (238km chrono)
09/01/1984  Dirkou-Agadez (617km chrono)
10/01/1984  Agadez-Tahoua (403km liaison)
            Tahoua-Talcho (244km chrono)
            Talcho-Niamey (210km liaison)
11/01/1984  Niamey-Djibo (464km chrono)
            Djibo-Ouagadougou (liaison)
12/01/1984  Ouagadougou-Kampti (430km chrono)
            Kampti-Bouna (122km liaison)
13/01/1984  Bouna-Yaokro (328km chrono)
            Yaokro-Yamoussoukro (liaison)
14/01/1984  Yamoussoukro-Seguela (215km chrono)
            Seguela-Touba (128km chrono)
15/01/1984  Touba-Koulé (244km chrono)
            Koulé-Kissidougou (279km chrono)
16/01/1984  Kissidougou-border (210km liaison)
            border-Fadugu (152km chrono)
            Fadugu-Freetown (220km liaison)
17/01/1984  Freetown-Labé (650km liaison)
18/01/1984  Labé-Kedougou (221km chrono)
            Kedougou-Dialakoto (166km chrono)
            Dialakoto-Tambacounda (69km liaison)
19/01/1984  Tambacounda-Mereto (101km chrono)
            Mereto-Sali Portudal (230km liaison)
20/01/1984  Sali Portudal-Thies (43km chrono)
            Thies-M'boro (21km chrono)
            M'boro-Yoff-Dakar (80km chrono)

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Final result :
  1. G.Rahier - B (BMW GS1000) 54h19'56''
  2. H.Auriol - F (BMW GS1000) 54h40'02''
  3. Philippe Vassard - F (Honda 600) 57h26'17''
  5. R.Loizeaux - F (BMW GS1000) 58h34'02'
  21. H.Schek - D (BMW GS800) 72h48'30''

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