Articles tagged Christian Geistdorfer

Page 30 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, September 1992

Tyred And Weary

Budgets running into several millions of pounds, the most modern technology available and the most comprehensive development and support programmes that can be amassed are still not enough to fend off one of the oldest pitfalls in the rally game — a puncture! During the Argentina Rally at the end of July the main battle, well ahead of all the others, was between the leading drivers of Lancia and...

Page 54 of March 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, March 1985

Monte Carlo Rally

Winning margins of the order of 13 minutes are normally associated only with endurance rallies such as the Safari, or, in Europe, only with something as rough and demanding as the Acropolis. Those based on comparatively short and smooth special stages — as the majority in Europe are — usually produce results in which the leaders are separated by mere seconds. It is all the more praiseworthy,...

Page 38 of October 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, October 1982

Rally of the Thousand Lakes

RALLY REVIEW Rally of the Thousand Lakes THERE was once a popular notion among rally organisers that they need only announce an event to bring a flood of entries from eager competitors. Some even felt that their events should be compulsory for the leading teams of the world, whilst others only even issued entry forms to those whom they selected. That kind of conceit has now gone. The days of...

Page 12 of April 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, April 1988

World Rally Championship: Portuguese Rally

No more stage fright Sitting before the start of the Portuguese Rally at the event's headquarters in Cascais, the fishing port and tourist resort some twenty miles west of Lisbon, we overheard the remark that "times have changed". Several other visitors spoke up in agreement, and we wondered what had prompted this nostalgia, for such expressions usually imply regret at the passing of some popular...

Page 78 of July 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, July 2002

Mother courage

Losing this rally cost Michele an historic world title. But, she tells John Davenport, there was a far bigger battle to be fought and won It was the tenth year of the World Rally Championship and only the fourth season in which the drivers had competed for their own title. And it looked as if something amazing was about to happen — the first female rally champion. But there was to be a sad twist...

Page 80 of December 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, December 1982

Ivory Coast Rally

TWO months ago we spoke of the drift towards very lean entry lists for World Championship rallies, and how the Rally of the Thousand Lakes was an exception to this — the Lombard RAC Rally is another outstanding exception. Since then there has been an event at the opposite extreme, illustrating that a rally can only hold interest proportional to the calibre of those who take part in it. Even the...

Page 8 of March 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, March 1989

Monte Carlo Rally

A routine expedition A man's achievements have grown, and his machines become more advanced, many of what were once difficult, strenuous challenges are now considered no more than routine. Journeying by road to the south of France in winter, via the Alps, was once a risky undertaking indeed. The Monte Carlo Rally was a venture not for the faint-hearted, and those well-wrapped ladies and gentlemen...

Page 67 of October 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, October 2004

The 50 greatest partnerships

It can be a selfish sport. yet its impossible to succeed without the support of others. We felt it was time to select the most dynamic of duos. And the nominations are... 50: Ma & Pa Moss For procreating the best all-round racing driver and finest female competition driver of all time — Stirling and Pat, that is. Greatest achievement: See above 49: Dale Earnhardt & Richard Childress `...

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