Finland 23rd August 1985
A superb chance to see how the bespectacled Timo Salonen judges the event to perfection for a 48-second win after 50 very rapid special stages over 3 days and 285 miles. The Finnish master blasts his fabulous world-championship-winning Peugeot 205 T16 Group B car through the forests to take the factory’s 11th world rally win in the world-renowned Rally of the 1000 Lakes.
As the Group B era reaches its peak of development, one can only admire the Finns who never seem to lift the right foot as ‘fly’ their 600 bhp projectiles through the forests and countryside. Marvel at the control they maintain while running at speeds the ordinary motorist can only imagine; the night time service halts in the pouring rain; the spot-lit dashes through the narrow lanes and undulating back-roads. All this is the backdrop to the no-holds barred contest between Peugeot, Audi and Lancia captured by Videovision's close-quarter ground cameras and in thrilling helicopter footage.