Articles tagged Harri Toivonen

Page 53 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, December 2000

Audits & Plaudits

In the final part of his Metro 6R4 story, John Davenport explains how he had to fight to keep the project's momentum going, how inter-company rivalries and red tape conspired against it, and how the team's efforts were rewarded by a euphoric World Championship debut Just as George Orwell gloomily predicted, 1984 started badly with Austin Rover Group endlessly embroiled in the pointless spat...

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Controversy in East Midlands

Smoke pours from the vast, fat power station towers on the horizon between Nottingham and Derby, and although the gathering gloom concealed the fact at Donington Park, a smoke cloud of equal proportions rose above Tom Walkinshaw's motorhome. The Silk Cut Jaguars had been excluded from the results of the seventh round of the World Sports-Prototype Championship, on a track that might fairly be...

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Carry on racing

The very existence of the Sportscar World Championship, the modern incarnation of endurance racing, was called into question at the end of the 1991 season. It survived, though by the skin of its teeth, and teams now have exactly one season to pull the series round and make it worthy of the title. Should they not be able to do so, there will be no second chances for 1993. Two-car teams will be run...

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Cotton On

Corporate Cowardice Already hard-pressed for business and profits, the world's airlines are now hit again by the Gulf war crisis. Many major international companies have forbidden their staffs to board international flights, and the first effect of this in motor racing was the absence of Olivetti's Rolando Argentero from Daytona, on the first leg of his contract to time the IMSA series. This...

Page 28 of April 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, April 1986

Rally review - The Sweddish Rally

Several significant developments have taken place in Sweden in the past two decades. Among the more trivial (though some would say otherwise) are the nation's lump sugar finally becoming soluble and its toilet paper at last perforated, whilst evolution of a more weighty nature has included the shifting of the driving lane from the left to the right, and the country's premier rally from Summer to...

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Under scrutiny; Rally Engineering Development

The French connection Jimmy McRae has received a great deal of praise in the last couple of years following success in the British Open Rally Championship in both 1987 and 1988, as has Ford since he claimed the title on both occasions driving a Sierra Cosworth. Talent and a competitive car would not be enough, however, without the third side of the triangle, that of the preparation. To the casual...

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Rally review: Thousand Lakes Rally

Delta meets its match At last a manufacturer has been able to take to a rally car capable of matching, even bettering, the performance of the Lancia Delta HF Integrale. The Italian team has had things all its own way for some two years and, with no real opposition, has romped to the top of results lists with boring regularity. But in Finland's Thousand Lakes Rally at the end of August, all that...

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Close Fight

Whether it be at Twickenham, Murrayfield or a levelled coal tip on the slopes of the upper Neath Valley, a rugby match is only as good as its players make it. Send a bunch of duffers to Arms Park and the crowd will go away feeling cheated; take the Barbarians to any club ground, however modest, and it will respond with vigor and enthusiasm. So it is with rallying. The best rally in the world will...

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A corner of Corsica that is forever Finnish

It’s 25 years since rallying star Henri Toivonen and co-driver Sergio Cresto perished at an innocuous-looking turn on the Mediterranean isle. Today, fans and competitors still stop to pay their respects By Anthony Peacock The cheerful yellow townhouses that pack the centre of Corte – or Corti as it’s known in local dialect, often the only language visible given the propensity of patriotic...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

Nov 8: Alister McRae, son of Jimmy and younger brother of Colin, is surprise winner of the Shell Rally Scholarship. His prize is a full British Rally Championship season in a Ford Sapphire Cosworth 4x4 sponsored by the oil giant. His programme will also include a couple of overseas events. Nov 9: Wisbech Stadium hosts its last-ever meeting. Danny Semrau wins the saloon stock car race which signs...

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