Snow and ice put the heat on Waldegard as Thiry triumphs in Belgium
The group 4 Audi quattro of former WRC driver Bruno Thiry narrowly beat 1979 World Rally Champion Bjorn Waldegard’s Ford Escort MkII at February’s Legend Boucles de Spa rally in Belgium. The event drew 30,000 spectators, lured by an entry list packed with stars from world rallying. Snow and ice late in the one day event favoured the four-wheel drive quattro and reeled in Waldegard, who had excelled on clear tarmac earlier in the day. Swedish 1984 World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist finished seventh in yet another Escort MkII.