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In 1985 the world rally champion was Finnish, and he drove a Peugeot, but to the surprise of many it was not the one everyone expected, but Timo Salonen, who began the season as the teammate of the very fast Vatanen and ended up establishing himself as a driver. In the Portuguese rally he achieved his first victory of the year, and to be able to make this version Decalcas has designed this complete decal sheet, with all the necessary logos and numbers. The decoration of a champion!

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The 1985 Portuguese rally was an event of the taste of Audi drivers Walter Röhrl and Stig Blomqvist, and its combination of dirt sections with smooth asphalt sections gave some hope to the Lancia squad that still had its 037s with traction rear. But Peugeot with its 205 Turbo 16 was still on a roll, and Vatanen made one of his now traditional storming exits, leaving Röhrl behind fighting against the Lancias. Unfortunately, a failure in the suspension of his car forced him to abandon early.

But not all was lost for Peugeot, since in the second unit was Timo Salonen, who took the beginning of the rally slowly to get used to the car before beginning to follow Röhrl's every move. When the road surface was loose, the Audis dominated and when there was asphalt the Lancias galloped, but Salonen simply stayed close to the fastest in each stage before launching a devastating attack at the end of the rally winning six stages in a row, thus taking the victory.

It was a completely professional victory by the quietest man in the service park against all the biggest names in the sport. And it was also the kind of performance that Jean Todt really enjoyed, because while Ari Vatanen was a fan favorite, his inability to leave any margin of safety caused his boss some concern. Salonen would never inspire the same kind of passion as Vatanen, but he was exactly the kind of man Todt had been looking for. And time proved him right, when Salonen finally became World Rally Champion that same season.

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Image 1: Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Peugeot Sport Team sponsored by Shell - Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto 1985 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Decalcas (ref. DCL-DEC054)Image 2: Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Peugeot Sport Team sponsored by Shell - Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto 1985 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Decalcas (ref. DCL-DEC054)Image 3: Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Peugeot Sport Team sponsored by Shell - Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto 1985 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Decalcas (ref. DCL-DEC054)Image 4: Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Peugeot Sport Team sponsored by Shell - Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto 1985 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Decalcas (ref. DCL-DEC054)Image 5: Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Peugeot Sport Team sponsored by Shell - Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto 1985 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Decalcas (ref. DCL-DEC054)Image 6: Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Peugeot Sport Team sponsored by Shell - Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto 1985 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Decalcas (ref. DCL-DEC054)Image 7: Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Peugeot Sport Team sponsored by Shell - Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto 1985 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Decalcas (ref. DCL-DEC054)Image 8: Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Peugeot Sport Team sponsored by Shell - Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto 1985 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Decalcas (ref. DCL-DEC054)