RACING DRIVER

Thierry Sabine

1949 - 1986

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Thierry Sabine (13 June 1949, Neuilly-sur-Seine – 14 January 1986, Mali) was a French wrangler, motorcycle racer and founder and main organizer of Paris Dakar. In 1977 he got lost on the Tchigai Plateau, near the isolated mountain of Emi Fezzan during the Abidjan-Nice Race, and realized that the desert would be a good location for a rally where amateurs could test their ability. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thierry Sabine has received more than 78,991 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Thierry Sabine is the 202nd most popular racing driver (up from 218th in 2019), the 3,173rd most popular biography from France (down from 2,854th in 2019) and the 29th most popular French Racing Driver.

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Among RACING DRIVERS

Among racing drivers, Thierry Sabine ranks 202 out of 888Before him are Roberto Moreno, Nick Heidfeld, Timo Salonen, Kurt Adolff, Jacques Villeneuve, and Johnny Herbert. After him are Colin McRae, Felice Bonetto, Jules Bianchi, Emilio de Villota, Wayne Rainey, and Marc Surer.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1949, Thierry Sabine ranks 227Before him are Michel Djotodia, Michael Brecker, Josip Bozanić, Zé Maria, Hennie Kuiper, and Steven Williams. After him are Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, Caroline Munro, Eric Carmen, Ric Ocasek, Sotiris Kaiafas, and Paulo Cézar Caju. Among people deceased in 1986, Thierry Sabine ranks 128Before him are Moses Finley, Ernst Lehner, Leif Erickson, Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari, Juan Carlos Corazzo, and Ernst Haas. After him are Broderick Crawford, Jaroslav Burgr, Tommy Douglas, Harald Reinl, Floyd Gottfredson, and Fumiko Enchi.

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In France

Among people born in France, Thierry Sabine ranks 3,173 out of 5,234Before him are Guy Marchand (1937), Irène Jacob (1966), Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948), Nicolas Baudin (1754), Stéphane Courtois (1947), and François Bayrou (1951). After him are Pierre Sinibaldi (1924), Guy Laroche (1921), Maxime Rodinson (1915), Jean Desmarets (1595), Albert I, Count of Namur (1000), and Albert Aurier (1865).

Among RACING DRIVERS In France

Among racing drivers born in France, Thierry Sabine ranks 29Before him are Louis Rosier (1905), Raymond Sommer (1906), Robert Manzon (1917), Johnny Servoz-Gavin (1942), Didier Auriol (1958), and Toulo de Graffenried (1914). After him are Jules Bianchi (1989), Harry Schell (1921), Jean Ragnotti (1945), Philippe Streiff (1955), Philippe Alliot (1954), and Érik Comas (1963).