The 1984 Rally RACE Costa Blanca in Alicante, Spain featured epic mountainous stages with steep drops, twists, turns and hair pins and was the eighth round of the European Rally Championship. The rally took place over a total distance of 1272km and included 46 special stages. However, out of these 46 stages only 10 would be held in daylight and with only three hours of sleep, drivers had to focus and push hard through the night-time stages.
The rally started on March the 17th at 4:00pm and continued right the way through the weekend ending on the following Monday. The entry list was loaded with top drivers and machinery, including Antonio Zanini in the Ferrari 308GTB, Carlo Capone in the Lancia 037, Beny Fernandez in the Porsche 911 SC RS and Jimmy McRae in the Opel Manta 400.