Articles tagged Derek Ringer

Page 34 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1992

The Mark Of A Champion?

There was a time when no one thought it possible that a driver from outside the Nordic region could ever win the Rally of the 1000 Lakes, as it was then called. To beat the Finns anywhere was a difficult task indeed; to beat them on their home ground was inconceivable. The rally used well-founded dirt roads which were hard but loose-surfaced, and there were so many blind crests that the slightest...

Page 38 of December 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, December 1995

Chaos reigns in Spain

McRae is forced to let his team-mate win, but that quickly became the secondary talking point… What a commotion was caused during and after Spain's qualifier in the World Rally Championship! It was nothing to do with the contest itself, which was organised efficiently, but secondary events were bizarre; disqualifications as a result of cheating; team orders affecting the overall winner; and, to...

Page 52 of November 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, November 1994

RALLY REVIEW - SANREMO RALLY

When Carlos Sainz’s Subaru picked up a misfire almost within sight of the finish, it allowed Didier Auriol to enter the final round of the WRC with an unexpectedly large points advantage There were tense moments indeed when Italy's Sanremo Rally drew to a close on Wednesday, October 12. After leading the rally throughout, Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya, their Subaru Impreza 555 having developed a...

Page 38 of November 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1996

A Fistful Of Aces

Overnight success for Mitsubishi is the result of years of experience, says David Williams Andrew Cowan and Phil Short, the men who run RaIliart Europe, are cautious, sober-sided characters, no more likely to take a wild gamble than make a joint entry for the Eurovision Song Contest; which may explain why Cowan seemed almost taken aback by Tommi Makinen's crushing victory in this year's World...

Page 60 of July 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, July 1996

Taming the Acropolis

David Williams witnessed a dazzling drive from Colin McRae on an Acropolis that was as tame as it seemed A minute oversight had become apparent in Prodrive's normally meticulous planning the mechanics had a tennis ball and the stumps but someone had left the cricket bat in Athens. Cricket bat" Stumps'? What sort of an Acropolis Rally was this? The old days of a 50 mph average on road sections may...

Page 20 of January 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 1996

Rally review: McRae of sunshine

Despite setbacks during the early stages of the event, Colin McRae fought back to take a second consecutive victory on home soil. In so doing, the Scot becomes the UK's first outright world rally champion Hard on the heels of that great commotion which followed Spain's Catalunya Rally, after which the works Toyota Castrol Team was not only deprived of all its points for 1995 but disallowed from...

Page 41 of September 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, September 1995

Kiwi polish

Colin McRae takes a third straight win in New Zealand, and keeps his slim WRC hopes alive. Sponsorship of events, teams and drivers by tobacco companies, notably to promote particular cigarette brands, has been as common for many years in rallying as it has in other sports. The reason is straightforward. Tobacco advertising is severely restricted in many countries, banned altogether in some, and...

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

Rally review

Seconds out. . . Rallying doesn't come much closer than this. Argentina witnessed an epic battle between the WRC's top two protagonists There have been many close tussles in the World Rally Championship, even on such a high penalty event as the Safari, which once recorded a dead heat and required the tie-breaker to be invoked to decide the winner. But there can be very few events indeed, World...

Page 10 of January 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, January 1995

McRae of sunshine

As threat of a controversial stages finish evaporated, Britain's rising star completed a deserved victory - the first such home success since 1976 Eighteen years: a long time for a premier British sporting event to be without a British winner. But that is as long as it has taken for a Briton to repeat the feat of Roger Clark, The 1994 Network Q RAC Rally was won in fine style by Scotsmen Colin...

Page 18 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, April 1993

Game, set and Mats - Swedish Rally

Twenty years ago; five years ago; even one year ago, had a driver spluttered to a halt on a special stage because he was out of fuel, but was fortunate enough to stop where a spectator was able to provide a can of petrol to get him on his way, it would have been considered part of the game. The driver and co-driver would have been criticised for running out in the first place, but their stars...

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