Articles tagged Jean-Pierre Nicolas

Page 60 of June 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, June 2003

Munich or bust

It was quick, powerful, reliable and adaptable. With more finance – and imagination – BMW's rally contender could have been a serious rival to Escort and Stratos, writes John Davenport During the 1970s the Stratos was writing rally history. Following its first appearance in October 1974, it scored three straight world championship titles and won the inaugural FIA Cup for Drivers for Sandro Munari...

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TAP Rally

Rally review Choose any rally in the world and, if you wanted to, you could probably pick out a score of features which characterise that event and render it different from all others. But when each one is over, one or two points always remain firmly fixed in your mind above all the others. The TAP Rally had several unique features, but perhaps the ones which are most likely to be remembered...

Page 60 of March 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, March 1970

Daytona 24-Hours

PORSCHE VICTORY.—On the first lap of the Daytona 24-Hours, the two JW Automotive Porsche 917s sweep off the banking (left) with Andretti's Ferrari 512S only inches behind. Siffert's car (leading) lost a lot of time in the pits, leaving an unchallenged win to Kinnunen and Rodriguez (right) with the first victory for the new Gulf/Porsche alliance. PEDRO RODRIGUEZ made a spectacular return to the JW...

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Rally review: Monte Carlo rally

A MONTE CARLO Rally without any controversy, without any disqualifications, without any snow-shovelling, but with all the ingredients of hard, clean competition may well endear itself to those for whom rallying is life blood, but in Fleet Street it kindled the faintest spark ever and the great newspaper-reading British public was left with the most scantily-covered Monte since it began. We all...

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Rally review - All Change in the Market Place

Almost by tradition, RAC Rally time is when professional drivers and co-drivers are seen dining and otherwise hobnobbing with managers from opposing teams. As a new year approaches and thoughts are being given to the renewal of contracts and the making of new ones, the immense popularity of the RAC Rally has given rise to a sort of market place atmosphere. Nearly all Europe's team managers come...

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Tap Rally

Of all the rally financiers in this world—and there are several who keep their chosen events alive by an annual subsidy exchange for publicity—the national airline of Portugal must come very close indeed to being the most generous. On second thoughts, the company contribution to the TAP Rally must top the poll, for in its six years as an International event its organisers have been given the...

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Marlboro Safari Rally

Its organisation is antiquated, its timing system straight out of a British event of some twenty years ago, its communications hopelessly inadequate and its results processing probably the slowest of all comparable events throughout the world, yet the Safari Rally continues to be one of the most physically gruelling, mechanically demanding and highly popular events in the calendar. What is more,...

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The PSA Group plans rally winners

French national pride has been well served by Grand Prix racing in the past ten years, Elf Petroleum, Matra, Renault, Ligier and Michelin having risen to the top of their field and brought with them a star-studded list of drivers of the calibre of Cevert, Beltoise, Prost, Arnoux, Laffite and Tambay. On the other hand the Gallic fortune's in rallying have waned. Nothing has equalled the victories...

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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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Peugeot to build diesel Le Mans challenger

In a surprise move, Peugeot has announced its intention to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2007 with a radical turbo-diesel sports-prototype. The French marque has long been at the cutting edge of diesel road car technology and already runs the RC Cup in France, for Diester-fuelled sports-prototypes. The news arrived in the same week as the event organisers announced a new ecology award, the...

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