Articles tagged Ernesto Soto

Page 38 of July 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, July 1990

Heat and Dust

As a general rule, smooth and relatively short rallies produce low penalty differences, whilst those of rougher, longer ones are usually much higher. Seconds, certainly no more than minutes, normally separate the first ten on the Tour of Corsica, for instance, whilst on the Safari Rally this year the gap between the first and tenth (last) finishers was not far short of a complete day! The...

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 38 of August 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, August 1990

Sainz's Antipodean Win

When Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya scored their first win World Championship victory by winning the Acropolis Rally in June, the unanimous comment was that it was an achievement which they had richly deserved for some time. They had amassed such a string of near-misses that it could only have been a matter of time before that elusive first place would be theirs. The Greek event must have given them...

Page 34 of October 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1990

First non-Nordic driver to win

When the Safari Rally achieved world recognition and began to attract drivers from all over the globe, the visitors, even the most experienced and battle-hardened professionals found it very difficult indeed to beat the local crews. A special skill was required to do well on this event, and East African residents were so accustomed to local conditions and "reading the signs" that it was not until...

Page 32 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, September 1990

Lancia's Revenge

Originally, Toyota Team Europe's programme for 1990 was one with which the team could cope without any frantic scrambling to prepare cars for event after event, but when Carlos Sainz won the Acropolis Rally and became a real contender for the world title, all that changed. It was decided to back Sainz with as much effort as possible, and the team's primary object for the remainder of the year is...

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