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The seasoned pairing of Alan Upton and Mark Laidlay have taken another victory in a Historic Rally Association event, this time winning the Rallye des Pyrenees in their Datsun Bluebird P510.

They took a narrow three minute victory over the Peugeot 404 of Rob Dyer and Steuart Snooks, with a big gap back to third placegetters Rick Hartmann and Dave Smith in another Datsun.

Twenty-four cars started the event, which was directed by Dave Gallacher and ran in the Pyrenees area near Ararat in central Victoria.

Final Results:
1 Alan Upton/Mark Laidlay - Datsun Bluebird P510 - 11 points lost
2 Robert Dyer/Steuart Snooks - Peugeot 404 - 14
3 Rick Hartmann/Dave Smith - Datsun Bluebird P510 - 40
4 Derrick White/David Fiddyment - Peugeot 504 Ti - 47
5 David Brown/David Carra - Datsun Bluebird P510 - 56
6 Doug Norman/Robert Knight - Peugeot 504 - 57
7 Chris Snell/Graham McGrath - Peugeot 205 GTi - 59
8 Daniel Murphy/Trevor Harvey - Lada Samara - 69
9 Graham Wallis/Phil Nicholas - Peugeot 504Ti - 75
=10 John Pinkerton/Peter Shearman - Volkswagen 1500 Beetle - 77
=10 David Curl/Winton Brocklebank - Mitsubishi Lancer LA - 77
12 Kim Harper/Martin Warneke - Ford Escort Twin Cam - 90
13 Bob Watson/Jim McAuliffe - Datsun Bluebird P510 - 109
14 Ken Harper/Lee Harper - Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000 - 111
15 Robert Cranston/Mike Novak - Toyota Celica - 155
16 Stephen Canny/Andrew Cochrane - Puegeot 504 - 183
17 Stephen Browne/Paul Wallace - Volvo 242 GT - 188
18 Tim Reynolds/Simon Reynolds - Datsun 180B - 203
19 Chris Wallace/Chris Henning - Mitsubishi Sigma - 229
5 Major Controls Missed
20 Brian Canny/Larry Walker - Peugeot 404 - 344
21 Alex Kovacevic/Kate Cotter - Fiat 131 - 391
Did not finish the event
David Burn/Stephen Dunbar - Mitsubishi Galant - DNF(8) Mechanical
Doug Fernie/Matt de Vaus - Datsun Bluebird P510 - DNF(8) Stranded
Rob Upstill/Carol Bellew Mitsubishi - Lancer 1600 GSR - DNF(1) Gearbox

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