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Björn Waldegård, The WRC's First Champion, Passes Away At 71


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Sweden's Björn Waldegård was the first person to win the WRC's driver's championship back in 1979. Today it was announced he has passed away from cancer.



Waldegård (you'll often see it spelled Waldegaard or Waldegard) was one of the great drivers of rallying's immensely strenuous transition years, when rallies were still long-distance endurance events, but the cars participating were growing faster and faster.



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