Markku Alen took some time to get used to his Stratos but eventually won comfortably after Munari, Rohrl and Vudiafieri had all crashed.
Descending through the rain clouds from the mountain township of Baiardo is the Porsche Carrera of French privateer Francis Vincent who made third place. He was backed by a French fashion house.
After both his team-mates had crashed, Maurizio Verini kept the remaining works Fiat on the road to take second place and 16 championship points. The stout barriers were by no means general and many cars sailed straight over unguarded drops.