Spectacular scenery provided the backdrop for the opening round of the 1988 World Rally Championship, the Monte-Carlo Rally. However, the historic special stages were without their traditional snow, setting up a finely balanced, and ultra-fast, battle over more than 630 competitive kilometres of dry asphalt. The event would prove to be a real car-breaker, eliminating almost half the field during 26 stages.
While the works Lancia Delta HF 4WDs of Bruno Saby and Miki Biasion led the way, the Mazda 323s of Timo Salonen, Hannu Mikkola and Ingvar Carlsson were in trouble - diesel-contaminated fuel ruining their effort. When Biasion retired, the Lancias of Group N Champion Alessandro Fiorio and Yves Loubet joined the battle for victory.
Incredibly, former World Champion Salonen recovered from 42nd to take fifth, just behind the battle-scarred Renault 11 Turbo of Alain Oreille.
Enjoy incredible action, interviews with the stars and some spectacular 'moments' in these excellent highlights.
Format: PAL DVD
Region Code: 0 (All Regions)
Running Time: 49 mins
FSK: No age rating