Articles tagged Derek Ringer

Page 17 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, April 1992

Great scot

It used to be commonly expressed that you could beat neither the Finns in Finland nor the Swedes in Sweden. Drivers from these two countries have dominated the world's leading rallies and it has been difficult enough to beat them anywhere — witness their success rate in the RAC Rally, for example. On their home ground, beating or even matching them has been close to impossible. Now, we have a...

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...

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RALLY REVIEW - RALLY AUSTRALIA

Telecom Gold Colin McRae continues his run of success in the Antipodes This year's Telecom Rally Australia lacked nothing of its former stature, despite having lost its full World Championship status to become a qualifier in only the two-wheel-drive, two-litre series, which is considered no more than a little brother of the major championship even though talk (and so far it is only talk) says...

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King Carlos

One of the reasons for New Zealand's great enchantment and fascination is its remoteness. No one ever goes there on the way to somewhere else because there's pretty well nowhere else to go. It has thus escaped most of the ravages of popular tourism. It is by no means a backward country - its cities, resources and amenities are as modern as any you will find in the world but the visitor cannot...

Page 17 of February 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, February 2008

Rally winners mark 75th

Eight former winners of Britain’s biggest rally were present when the 2007 Wales Rally GB celebrated the 75th anniversary of the event formerly known as the RAC Rally. Three winning drivers and five co-drivers came together at the event’s ceremonial start in Cardiff last November, including 1965 winner Rauno Aaltonen, 1989 winner Pentti Airikkala and Juha Kankkunen, three-time winner in 1987, ’...

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...

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Bitter sweet

Juha Kankkunen's victory delighted Toyota, which became the first Japanese manufacturer to take the World Championship, but celebrations were overshadowed by the death of popular Kiwi Rodger Freeth Sadness and delight came together during September's Rally Australia, backed primarily by Telecom Australia. With an outstanding win, virtually unchallenged, Juha Kankkunen and Nicky Grist scored...

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Rota blades

Subaru is the favourite for the 1996 World Championship, with Piero Liatti bolstering the driving squad. The Monte-Carlo Rally will be over by now, but it does not form part of the full WRC this year. We look forward to some of the events which do The FIA's method of "rotating" World Championship qualifying events so that, in turn, they lose their main championship status and sometimes count...

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Rally review: Swedish Rally

Relegation Last year there was talk that the Swedish Rally was a candidate for FISA's chopping-block; that it was in danger of being dropped from the World Championship. Happily, that did not happen, and the series kept its one event which can lay claim to being a snow rally. However, it was dropped from the makes section, a move which is generally considered to be akin to relegation. FISA's view...

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Intense purposes

Prior to Corsica, Didier Auriol hadn't won a WRC event since Monte-Carlo last year. Despite intense pressure, he finally put that to rights . . . The Tour of Corsica used to be regarded as a kind of hybrid of the Targa Florio and the Alpine Rally, perhaps even leaning a little towards the Mille Miglia. It was pretty much a road race, with time controls placed here and there only so that it would...

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