The 1980 "Oasis" Paris-Dakar Rally


Official Team: BMW France
Sponsors: Les Concessionnaires BMW
Colors: White
  86. Fenouil - F
  87. Hubert Auriol - F
Bikes technical data:
  Official  bikes prepared by HPN
  798cc engine, 55Hp at 7000rpm, compression: 9,3:1
  160Kg (empty tank)
  Bielstein shocks (170mm travel)
  Maico fork (from 1979 Enduro Maico bikes, 270mm travel)
  Akront wheels with Dunlop cross tires (front 3,50 x 21'' 
  rear 4,50 x 18''), front brake: Sachs drum 160mm.
  38 liters steel tank with air-box
  Engine protection bars on white frame

H. Auriol out on 16 January (gear box out and external assistance)
Tank 80

PD rally GS 1980

  89. P. Boujieau - F (R100GS proto), out (8 January?).

The rally

31/12/1979  "parc fermé" at the Trocadero (Paris)
01/01/1980  prologue at Olivet (chrono)
02/01/1980  Olivet-Sète (liaison)
03/01/1980  Boat through Mediterannean Sea
04/01/1980  Alger-Moudj Barra (320km liaison)
05/01/1980  Moudj Barra-Messad (38km chrono)
            Messad-Ghardaia (330km liaison)
06/01/1980  Ghardaia-In Salah (650km liaison)
07/01/1980  In Salah-Reggane (275km chrono)
08/01/1980  Reggane-Bordj Moktar (630km)
09/01/1980  Bordj Moktar-Gao (675km)
10/01/1980  Gao (rest day)
11/01/1980  Gao-Mopti (550km chrono passing Hombori mountain)
12/01/1980  Mopti-Segou (400km liaison)
            Segou-Niono (95km chrono)
13/01/1980  Niono-Tombouctou (570km chrono)
14/01/1980  Tombouctou-Gao (422km chrono)
15-16/01/1980 Gao-Niamey-Ouagadougou-Bobo Dioulasso (1308km liaison)
17/01/1980  Bobo Dioulasso-Koloko (122km chrono)
            Koloko-Bamako (400km liaison)
            Bamako- Kolokani (125km liaison)
18/01/1980  Kolokani-Nioro (300km)
19/01/1980  Nioro-Kayes (247km chrono)
            Kayes-Kidira (120km liaison)
            Kidira-Bakel (80km liaison)
20/01/1980  Bakel-Linguéré (369km liaison)
21/01/1980  Linguéré-Dara (43km liaison)
            Dara-Louga (86km chrono)
22/01/1980  Lompoul-Dakar (80km chrono on the beach)
Go to the map Go to the stages map of this 2nd Paris-Dakar rally

Final result :
  1. Cyril Neuveu - F (Yam XT500) 46h32'47''
  2. Michel Merel - F (Yam XT500) 47h17'58''
  5.(3rd bike) Jean-Noel Pineau - F (Yam XT500) 49h12'53''
  9.(5th bike) Fenouil 50h06'20''
  general result cars and bike together.

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