Articles tagged Hannu Mikkola

Page 84 of October 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, October 1980

The Rally of the 1000 Lakes

WHENEVER we hear racing circuits being called dangerous our immediate reaction is to say that cars should always be driven according to prevailing conditions, and that danger is something which is created, not a phenomenon which is there in the first place. After all, a district nurse (and no offence meant to that honourable profession) driving a solitary saloon car around Silverstone could put...

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Rally review

The Welsh Rally There are several reasons, some apparent and some obscure, why international rallies in Britain’s forests are popular among many of Europe’s leading professional drivers. It was the RAC Rally which first gathered a large following, not forgetting the equally popular former London Rally, and when the forest roads found favour with foreigners they very quickly realised that there...

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Fighting on the home front

Jimmy McRae never really carved out an international rally career – but he didn’t need to when the competition was so good at homeBy John Davenport To successfully take up rallying after the first flush of youth is not unknown in our sport. Eugen Böhringer did not start his career until 1958 when he was 36 years old, then went on to win the European Rally Championship and the Liège-Sofia-Liège...

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Stigs of dynamite

This quiet Swede with a love of the loud pedal played a pivotal role in rallying's wildest period: Group B. Twenty years on he floors it again. John Davenport reports A typical summer's day in England: rain. And talk was of the Northants floods just forded. Then two things happened, almost simultaneously: a transporter carrying three Audis, two Lancias, a Ford and a Peugeot lumbered into sight —...

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Ove achiever

The spot on the F1 pit wall which Ove Andersson occupies today seems a far cry from his background as a top-line rally driver. But, as John Davenport explains, these early experiences were crucial in shaping Toyota's motorsport general It cannot have escaped your notice that several successful rally men have migrated to the world of Formula One in recent years. Ferrari has two, its president and...

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Monte Carlo Rally

After penetrating the blockades (see Rally Review) fifty-one finishers were led into Monte Carlo by a trio of factory Alpines, winners being Jean-Claude Andruet and his young girl co-driver Michele Petit, known as "Biche". Two works-entered 2-litre Escorts started well but the quicker, that of Hannu Mikkola and Jim Porter, could only manage fourth place though it did win the Touring Car category...

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Rally Review

Sanyo Rally of New ZealandA crucial win The importance that New Zealand had in this year's World Rally Championship was underlined by a decision taken a week after this most southerly and one of the most far flung events in the series. With Markku Alén finishing in second place in his late-entered Lancia Rally 037, the Turin management promptly lost interest in seriously contesting the next round...

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Around and about

The GP Opel conclusion Last month we published pictorial proof that Opel I, described in Motor Sport for September 1977, and owned by Noel Mavrogordato, is the car which finished 10th in the 1914 French Grand Prix, driven by Carl Jorns and which came to Brooklands as Opel II, entered by Capt. A. G. Miller. Since then I have turned up some engine and chassis numbers for these cars, as declared...

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MATTERS OF MOMENT • THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WAS "The maxim of the British people is 'Business as tauar" — Winston Churchill. This is the last issue of MOTOR SPORT that will be published this year, the first twelve months of the 1980s, so it behoves us to glance hack at a few of the significant motoring happenings therein. From our viewpoint it has been mostly a good peat—use in which Fl Grand Prix...

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Like most British Motorsport fans, I was flying on anticipation. I tuned into the novel televised start-cum-stage in Nottingham's Wollaton Park. And came down to earth with a big bump. Henri Toivonen fired his Lancia Delta S4 along a piddly, very slippery straight and almost fused the radar gun. I recall a three-figure reading. Four cars later, `Pondy' could only manage a high-70s mark in the...



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