SANREMO RALLY

SANREMO RALLY

The Sanremo Rally attracted the most significant field of works cars of any event in this year's World Championship series, and the heat of the competition was such that only four of them went the whole distance. Bjorn Waldegard's 12-valve Stratos (above) took outright victory after Sandro Munari's more powerful car lost a wheel after leading for over half distance. Walter Rohrl's new Opel Kadett (left) was not reliable on its first outing and retired with a broken prop-shaft joint. whilst Jean-Luc Thanes Alpine (below) in its new yellow livery finished a very good third behind the Fiat 124 Abarth of European Champion Maurizio Verini.