Articles tagged Giorgio Pianta

Page 36 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 1994

No half measures

Alfa Corse, the slick, Milan-based racing division of Alfa Romeo, has chosen to contest the BTCC to do rather more than simply raise brand awareness in the UK. Last year, success in the DTM was reflected by increased sales in Germany. The feeling at Alfa HQ is that the profile of the British two-litre series, in which at least 10 major manufacturers will be involved this year, is such that...

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Giorgio Pianta, 1935-2014

Giorgio Pianta, who has died at the age of 78, was always dubbed Lancia test driver, but his role within Fiat’s competitions depart was more important than that and led to him being given control of motor sport at Alfa Romeo. The Italian did join up as a test driver and played a key role in development of the Fiat 131 Abarth in which Walter Röhrl won the 1980 World Rally Championship. But his...

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Rally review

Acropolis Rally General classification 1st: C. M. Skogh/L. Berggren (Volvo Amazon) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 453.66 2nd: E. Carlsson/T. Ahman (Saab Sport) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..462.53 3rd: R. Trautmann/Mme. Claudine Bouchet (Lancia Flavia) .. .. ..576.63 4th: A. Andersson/G. Palm (Saab Sport) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .734.61 5th: D. Glemser/M. Baumgart (Mercedes...

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Kyalami 1,000 Kms

Bell's race, Ickx's title For the first time since 1974 the Sports Car Club of South Africa was allocated a championship endurance race, the Kyalami 1,000 Kms event on December 10th being the seventh and final round of the 1983 World Endurance Championship. Run a full two months after the previous round, at Fuji, the South African event attracted a top-class entry, 25 cars from Europe including...

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Safari Rally

When a rally takes place in some of the toughest terrain imaginable, is run smoothly and efficiently by organisers whose fingers are always at the control buttons, and Is blessed by a talented field of the world's best drivers, it has the necessary ingredients for a superb and memorable competition. Add the inevitable African seasoning of unpredictable and rapidly changing weather conditions and...

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The complete works

Once a champion co-driver, Gino Macaluso gave up reading pace notes to run the family firm. Then a chance ‘barn find’ led to his creating a stellar collection of ex-works rally cars by John Davenport. Photography: Ian Fraser The approach is low-key: we appear to be heading for an industrial estate. But, past the gate, there are neat hedges and a cobbled area between two buildings, with gently...

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Four on the floor

The one that got away Daniele Audetto: 1978 Monte Carlo Rally To have one team car stuck is unfortunate... to have four looks like very bad publicity. Fiat's team director tells John Davenport about it Fiat had been World Rally Champions in 1977. After a year as Ferrari team manager, Daniele Audetto had returned to Fiat for the 1977 season to run the Italian manufacturer's onslaught with the Fiat...

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Martini, Tarquini and Ninni

Lancia, Alfa Romeo and Fiat all owe Ninni Russo a great debt and he's still going strong. He talks to John Davenport To have seven World Rally Manufacturer titles on your CV of which six were in consecutive years is a pretty powerful indication that as a rally manager you know what you're doing. When you also have a British Touring Car title, then versatility creeps into the equation. Today,...

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Wings aroudabou

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Alfa Romeo's 1990 World motorsport plans

Confident enough to emphasise its return to one of the major leagues of motor racing, Alfa Romeo recently held a press conference in Milan to announce its activities. Whilst the Indycar project was at the heart of the matter, the occasion was also used to publicise its other activities, some of which were otherwise unbeknown to British enthusiasts. In the British Formula 3 championship, for...

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