Patrick Tambay won the second Donington Rallysprint contest between Grand Prix drivers and rally stars at the end of October. This Eaton’s Yale-sponsored TV spectacular involved Ari Vatanen, John Watson, Jochen Mass, Alan Jones, John Taylor, Per Eklund, Tony Pond and Tambay. Jones, heading the pack through the Donington chicane, above, won the 10-lap Triumph TR7 circuit race from Tambay, at the rear of this shot.
From TR7s, action moved to 1.5-mile special stage and rally cars. Fastest against the clock was Tony pond, whose Talbot Lotus is seen driving through the water-splash, below. Tambay goes flying in Vatanen’s Escort, above, to fourth place on the stages and a win on aggregate. Jones showed style in the works TR7 V8, below, but fell victim of the water-splash. Taylor and Eklund came second and third overall.