Articles tagged Alain Oreille

Page 16 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, January 1991

Rally review - Lombard RAC

To casual watchers, November's Lombard RAC Rally probably seemed little changed from the previous year. Apart from a shift of headquarters from Nottingham to Harrogate, and some differences in the actual special stages used, the style was just the same. Indeed, it was as it has been for some years; stately homes and private estates on the Sunday, followed by forest roads on the weekdays. But...

Page 32 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, December 1989

World Rally Championship: Sanremo Rally

It has been some years since the relentless advance of tarmac in the mountains overlooking the Riviera of the Flowers eventually 'destroyed' all the decent dirt roads which were used in the Sanremo Rally. Formerly a compact event, all of which was within easy reach of Sanremo itself, it then became extended when the organisers, after trying an all-tarmac route, went further afield in search of...

Page 30 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, December 1989

Rally review: Australian Rally

On top down under It is never easy for an organising group to enter the World Championship for the first time, no matter how many times their event has been held outside the series. When an event jumps straight into the world series in only its second year the difficulties can be enormous. Experience counts for a great deal, and it says much for the abilities of the organisers of the 10th...

Page 20 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 1990

Group En-ergy !

Group En--ergy! WHEN the organisers of the Ivory Coast Rally distributed publicity material in advance of the 1989 event, they emphasised that it would not be a car-breaker and that rough roads would be avoided as much as possible. However, when crews went out to begin their reconnaissance they soon discovered that the expression "not rough" was merely relative, and that the route was as rugged...

Page 29 of December 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, December 1990

Ivory Coast Rally

From the moment the Bandama Rally was held for the first time in 1969, organised by that irrepressible adventurer Jean-Claude Bertrand, it has generated controversy. It began as an attempt to copy the Safari, and then to better it, but it has never succeeded in matching the Kenyan event. Indeed, in an effort to make it more difficult than the Safari in 1972 the sections were timed so tightly they...

Page 40 of June 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1992

Didier's strong quartet

If you wish to observe clearly the dissimilarity between two things which are quite different, the best way is to place them side by side so that their differences become more pronounced. Show a peach to an Eskimo and then show him an apple and he may think they are the same fruit, but show them to him together and he will realise that they are not. The contrasting inherent characters of rallies...

Page 42 of June 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, June 1993

Revenge is sweet

Whilst the Safari was rough, dusty and not very well supported by works teams, the Tour of Corsica was the opposite. The tortuous, undulating ribbons of narrow tarmac on this mountainous island attracted four major teams and two others which were using two-wheel-drive cars. Whilst not rough by any standards, Corsican tarmac can be very abrasive, and the main feature of this event was the...

Page 35 of March 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1994

3rd time lucky

Rally review After two near-misses, François Delecour's luck finally held together in Monte-Carlo,the Frenchman giving Ford its first victory in the event for some 41 years It has been said more than once that the economy of the Principality of Monaco is based on the turn of a card, the throw of a dice and the spin of a wheel. Even of such a tiny state without any real industry of its own that...

Page 39 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, September 1990

World Rally Championship

Drivers (After 7 of 12 rounds) Carlos Sainz (E) 95 pts. Didier Auriol (F) 67 pts. Massimo Biasion (I) 64 pts. Juha Kankkunen (SF) 42 pts. Mikael Ericsson (S) 26 pts. Dario Cerrato (1) 20 pts. Björn Waldegård (S) 20 pts. Bruno Saby (F) 16 pts. Ingvar Carlsson (S) 15 pts. Rudolf Stahl (A) 14 pts. Francois Chatriot (F) 12 pts. Erwin Weber (D) 12 pts. Ross Dunkerton (AUS) 10 pts. Alain Oreille (F) 10...

Page 76 of July 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, July 2006

Renault – A century

The circle is neatly completed as Renault — and its industry soulmate Michelin — carry the champion's number one in Formula One this season. For it was exactly 100 years ago that they carved out the commandments for grand prix success: technical innovation, detailed preparation, a tyre advantage, carefully choreographed pit work and neat, fast, consistent driving to a pre-arranged strategy. That...



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