Articles tagged Malcolm Wilson

Page 117 of April 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, April 2010

Around the houses

– Bonhams – First RM Auctions sold the Aston Martin DB2 works car (VMF 64) that Motor Sport featured in the November 2009 issue, and now Bonhams is selling its sister car, VMF 65. The factory racer is coming up in Bonhams’ 11th annual Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars sale on May 22, and is estimated to fetch between £380,000-440,000. That’s a similar estimate to VMF 64, but that car sailed...

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Rally review: Swedish Rally

Relegation Last year there was talk that the Swedish Rally was a candidate for FISA's chopping-block; that it was in danger of being dropped from the World Championship. Happily, that did not happen, and the series kept its one event which can lay claim to being a snow rally. However, it was dropped from the makes section, a move which is generally considered to be akin to relegation. FISA's view...

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Intense purposes

Prior to Corsica, Didier Auriol hadn't won a WRC event since Monte-Carlo last year. Despite intense pressure, he finally put that to rights . . . The Tour of Corsica used to be regarded as a kind of hybrid of the Targa Florio and the Alpine Rally, perhaps even leaning a little towards the Mille Miglia. It was pretty much a road race, with time controls placed here and there only so that it would...

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Rally review: Lombard RAC Rally

Kankkunen's Kingdom Last month we took a gamble by suggesting that a Lancia domination of November's Lombard RAC Rally, very probable on recent form, might give rise to one of the contrived results for which the Italian team has become noted in the past year or so. The gamble ended in deadlock and we find ourselves having neither to eat our words, nor to crow about them. Whilst Massimo Biasion,...

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OPPORTUNITIES & KNOCKS

UNITIES & KNOCKS FORD'S RALLY BOSS, MALCOLM WILSON, WANTS THE SPORT TO NURTURE NEW TALENT; FOR WHEN HE WAS BRITAIN'S BRIGHT RALLY STAR, THE SYSTEM LET HIM DOWN. BY JOHN DAVENPORT RECOVERING FROM A LOW POINT IS not easy, but it helps considerably when your team principal understands exactly what you are going through. Ford's Colin McRae will vouch for that. An unpleasant crash in Corsica last...

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RALLY REVIEW - SANREMO RALLY

When Carlos Sainz’s Subaru picked up a misfire almost within sight of the finish, it allowed Didier Auriol to enter the final round of the WRC with an unexpectedly large points advantage There were tense moments indeed when Italy's Sanremo Rally drew to a close on Wednesday, October 12. After leading the rally throughout, Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya, their Subaru Impreza 555 having developed a...

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Rally Review -- Acropolis Rally

Ride a Crooked Trail They used to call it the toughest rally in the world outside Africa. In a way, it still merits that description, for it still uses special stages which are rougher than those of any other round of the World Championship, and has the highest retirement rate of the series, largely due to heat, dust, rocks and a time schedule which still allows very little opportunity indeed for...

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Ford rally history celebration

Ford will be the featured marque at the fifth RaceRetro, the International Historic Motorsport Show at Stoneleigh Park from March 14-16, 2008. A display of Ford rally cars from the ’50s to today, called ‘From Gatsonides to Grönholm’ will be central to the event. The 40th anniversary of the Ford Escort will be marked, while the GT40 will also be celebrated. Current Ford WRC team boss Malcolm...

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Rob Widdows

A Welsh Chorus I asked for this. So, here I am. On a Welsh hillside in mid-November in relentless rain, because I dared to suggest that modern World Rally Cars are not exciting to watch. That would have been alright had I not made this suggestion to Malcolm Wilson, whose M-Sport empire presides over the Ford world rally teams. Well, I admit I was wrong. OK, it would have been nice to find this...

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Groomed for the Garlands

When Markku Alén, having spent considerable time developing and testing the Delta Integrale in Kenya prior to this year's Marlboro Safari Rally, was then withdrawn by Lancia from the event itself, the inference was that the team's main objective was to get Biasion to win. After all, Lancia had never won the Safari, and what better than to have its first victory go to an Italian crew? The official...

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