Tour de France for automobiles 1980

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The 1980 Tour de France for automobiles was held as a stage race for automobiles from September 17th to 20th in France .

The 1980 Tour Auto was the last to be driven under the old regulations. From 1981 the tour was not only part of the French rally championship, but was also part of the European rally championship for a time. The women's ranking was also held for the last time in 1980.

The tour led from Villeurbanne via Rodez to Nice. The 112 starters had to cover 2644 km. 35 reached the destination in southern France. Overall winner was Bernard Darniche in a Lancia Stratos . Michèle Mouton secured the last women's standings in a Fiat 131 Abarth .

The first six of the overall ranking

Pl. driver Copilot vehicle
1 FranceFrance Bernard Darniche FranceFrance Alain Mahé Lancia Stratos
2 FranceFrance Bernard Béguin FranceFrance Jean-Jacques Lenne Porsche 911 SC
3 FranceFrance Michèle Mouton FranceFrance Annie Arrii Fiat 131 Abarth
4th Spain 1977Spain Antonio Zanini Spain 1977Spain Jorge Sabater Porsche 911 SC
5 FranceFrance Jacques Alméras FranceFrance Tilber Porsche 911 SC
6th FranceFrance Pierre Meny FranceFrance Jean-François Liénère Alpine A310 V6

Class winner

class driver Copilot vehicle Placement in the overall ranking
Group 4 FranceFrance Bernard Darniche FranceFrance Alain Mahé Lancia Stratos Overall victory
Group 3 FranceFrance Jean-Pierre Ballet FranceFrance Gerard Kérespert Porsche 911 Rank 7
Group 2 FranceFrance Jean-Pierre Leude FranceFrance Alain Lalanne Alfa Romeo Alfasud TI Rank 17
Group 1 FranceFrance Jean-Jacques Enjalbert FranceFrance Jacques Zagialomo Opel Ascona Rank 10