Articles tagged Bernard Occelli

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 67 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, June 1986

Rally Review - Corsica

Tragedy repeated in Corsica For the second year in succession tragedy has struck the Lancia team whilst competing in the Tour of Corsica. Last year Italian driver Attilio Bettega was killed when his Lancia Rally ditched and hit a tree. This year popular Finnish driver Henri Toivonen and his American-born Italian co-driver Sergio Cresto both died in a terrible accident when their Lancia Delta S4...

Page 61 of October 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, October 1994

Tommi gun

Given a rare opportunity in a top works rally car on home soil, Tommy Mäkinen didn't waste it As the 1994 World Rally Championship heads towards its close, three drivers have emerged with a chance of securing the title: Didier Auriol and Juha Kankkunen in Toyotas and Subaru's Carlos Sainz. In Finland, at the end of August, where the Neste 1000 Lakes Rally was the eighth qualifier of the 10-round...

Page 33 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, July 1994

Carlos and Carless

CCRIOS and While one member of the Subaru was winning his Erst WM event since late 1992k the other found himself excluded... Very few people at the 1994 Acropolis Rally could have remembered the SCDA. It was an organisation beyond the memories of most of rallying's present followers, born of the time when the event was not only scorchingly hot, throatburningly dry and eye-stingingly dusty, as it...

Page 44 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, October 1993

Finntasia

When Mikko Helander, then manager of Finland's Teboil Team which existed to help promising private drivers, told me after an Arctic Rally many years ago that a little known driver called Ari Vatanen would one day become world champion, I was sceptical. I had been approached by self-considered talent scouts many times before and I was not easily convinced. A few years later, after Vatanen had...

Page 40 of December 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1993

First is not enough

Francois Delecour needed to win. What he didn't need was for Juha Kankkunen to fare so well... There are two ways of looking at the situation which arises when a championship is settled before it reaches its final round. The first involves disappointment that the series has not lasted its full term, and that the last qualifier will not be as fiercely contested as it might. Second, it could be...

Page 50 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, September 1994

Making amends

Colin McRae had endured a miserable 1994 prior to New Zealand. There had even been talk that his place at Subaru was in jeopardy. But then. . . After an indifferent year during which his feet have sometimes been given greater credit for intelligence than his brain, a driver has walked away with a World Championship rally victory by the comparatively huge margin of well over two minutes, less than...

Page 44 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1995

Bruno's rough cut

On the verge of his first outright World Rally Championship success, Bruno Thiry’s Escort came to a halt. Didier Auriol was handily placed to profit. The Ford team suffered the tantalising and bitterly disappointing loss of a maximum points score in the all-tarmac Tour of Corsica when, just as it seemed likely that Belgian crew Bruno Thiry and Stephane Prevot would romp home to a win, ahead of...

Page 35 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, September 1991

Rally Review -- Argentinian Rally

Five and Out No matter how many manufacturers' teams contest the World Rally Championship, history records that, when the half-year stage is reached, the number actually in contention for the lead has been whittled down to two. This year is no exception, and although no less than ten makes have scored points so far, two are so far ahead that neither can be overtaken by any of the others. Toyota...

Page 14 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, March 1990

A Catalogue of Disasters

A Catalogue of Disasters IT CAME as no surprise that this year's Monte Carlo Rally was completely snow free and that the dry stages contained only occasional ice patches. After all, winter had been mild all over Europe and the ski resorts were facing financial disaster. Nevertheless, the teams and tyre companies had to lay in stocks of all their tyre types, just in case a last minute snowfall...

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