Articles tagged Jean-Claude Andruet

Page 84 of July 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, July 1986

Acropolis Rally

No sensible person would argue with or complain about measures to lessen the chances of accidents such as that which caused the deaths of of two competitors during the Tour of Corsica. Halting the extreme technological advancement which took competing cars right out of the realms of rallying, and to which the door should never have been opened in the first place, is such a measure. Diluting the...

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Years of the Dragon

A strange brew of fiery Latin passion and Brit cool made Sandro Munari, iI Drago, a potent force in 1970s rallying, writes John Davenport. Curious thing, the trick question. Name a rally which has been a part of the world championship for 30 years but which eight of our 16 world champions have never won. Give up? Well, the answer is Monte Carlo. It's an event that bestows its favours generously...

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Tour Auto 2000

Two hundred drivers from some 20 nations will blast down France's greatest roads on the Tour Auto 2000, the famed recreation of the Tour de France, which starts in Paris on April 11, and visits the Montlhéry, Dijon, Magny-Cours, Albi and Nogaro race circuits during an epic five-day thrash to Biarritz on the Atlantic coast, just north of Spain. Jean-Claude Andruet, the three times winner of the...

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Targa Florio

Surprise Porsche win After fifty-six editions of the arduous Targa Florio, Sicily's Piccolo Madonie road circuit hosted what was touted as being the very last race over the open roads early in May. Next year, the CSI have not allowed it to be included in the International Calendar, the powers that be having run out of events to get excited about banning, and thus been forced to turn their...

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Les Sept magnifiques

Jean-Claude Andruet Born in Montreuil, 1942. Ebullient and eccentric. Joined in '67. Won '68 Index of Performance at Le Mans. European Rally Champion, '70. Won Monte in '73. Spent 10 years with Italian cars from '74. Bernard Darniche Born in Cenon, 1942. Externally pessimistic, internally motivated. Joined in '70. Won Corsica. French Champion of '72. Won Morocco and Austrian Alpine, '73. Spent...

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Alpine A110

France’s finest earned its formidable reputation in top-level rallying thanks to light weight and nimble handling. Just don’t call it a Renault  So it’s true: your life really does flash before your eyes. Approaching what appears to be an especially tight left-hander – and still gaining speed – the blaring cacophony behind is matched for volume only by a random expletive from the ‘ballast’: sorry...

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Between a rock

He didn't think so at the time, but the hard lesson Bjorn learned on this event proved to be a blessing in disguise. John Davenport explains In 1979, Bjorn Waldegard became the first man to win the title of world rally champion. But, in his own opinion, he only did it by learning a hard lesson on the very first world championship round of that year, the Monte Carlo Rally. To start with, things...

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Speed --Fast times, gripping stuff. Red lorry, yellow lorry ?

Famously described as a fast truck, the Ferrari Daytona was an unlikely racing car. Built for comfort as well as speed, so was the 550 Maranello. Yet both proved winners. Richard Heseltine drives them to find out why Should have seen that coming. Giving impulse free reign, goaded into pressing on by the searing frenzy of that pure-bred V12 nearing its sweet spot, understeer beckons. And how....

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Rally Review - Tour de Corse

When one has been competing in rallies for some time, one develops preferences in much the same way as more vaunted reporters get to like—or dislike—Grand Prix venues. During the season, the Acropolis rates fairly high as it takes you to Greece in late May when there are not too many tourists and the weather is usually marvellous while, for the same sort of reason, you are normally pretty...

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Renault R8 Gordini

This ’60s learning tool for some of the biggest names in French rallying and racing has plenty of Gallic flair, but is hard to come by in its original form By Richard Heseltine Photos by Howard Simmons The glory of the moment was muted by the need to rig proceedings. Unofficially, mind – nothing too blatant. Over a balmy weekend in July 1970 at Castellet-Paul Ricard, Renault chose to showcase...

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