Articles tagged Malcolm Wilson

Page 113 of January 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 113, January 2009

Wilson: win is sweetest feeling

After narrowly missing out in 2004, Ford WRC boss Malcolm Wilson dominated this year’s Roger Albert Clark Rally to honour his childhood hero By Paul Lawrence For one weekend, Ford’s world rally team boss Malcolm Wilson turned his attention away from state-of-the-art WRC cars to climb back behind the wheel of a Ford Escort. The result was a resounding victory on the Roger Albert Clark Rally. In...

Page 4 of May 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, May 1994

The month in MOTOR SPORT

The month in MOTOR SPORT MARCH 18: Benetton reports that JJ Lehto will not be fit to race in the Brazilian GP. los Verstappen will deputise. 18: Arguments about TV coverage of World Championship rallying continue after a meeting between team principals, manufacturers and broadcasters fails to produce entirely positive solutions. 20: In the wake of Alain Prost's definitive decision to retire from...

Page 60 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, June 1999

One giant leap

When Ford dropped a rorty competition engine into a compact family car called Escort, it created a new breed of rally winner overnight. John Davenport was there. In the summer of 1967, Tony Fall and Mike Wood won the Danube Rally, a counter in the European Rally Championship, driving a BMC 1800. Irreverently known as the 'Land Crab' this uncharismatic rally car came home ahead of Renault R8...

Page 40 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1998

A Survivor's Guide to the RAC Rally

Still one of the hardest rallies, the RAC was once a by-word for toughness. John Davenport tells some first-hand forest tales. Ten days from the publication date of this issue of Motor Sport, the top rally professionals and over 100 amateurs from all round the world will be locked in conflict on Britain's number-one motor rally. For many people, the Network Q RAC Rally will comprise a brief...

Page 18 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, April 1993

Game, set and Mats - Swedish Rally

Twenty years ago; five years ago; even one year ago, had a driver spluttered to a halt on a special stage because he was out of fuel, but was fortunate enough to stop where a spectator was able to provide a can of petrol to get him on his way, it would have been considered part of the game. The driver and co-driver would have been criticised for running out in the first place, but their stars...

Page 35 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1984

Ford's New Supercar The RS200

Ford's New Supercar The RS200 AFTER eighteen months of speculation and rumour, Ford has released details of the RS200, the "homologation special" which is expected to form the basis of the company's rally programme from the end of 1985 onwards. Four cars have already been completed with two more shortly to follow but, at the time of writing, the decision to complete the further 194 examples to...

Page 111 of July 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, July 1980

Mikkola's masterful Scottish Rally

Though he was fairly defeated by his younger Finnish team-mate in the David Sutton prepared Escorts on the last British home international, Hannu Milkkola made no mistakes in beating his fellow Finn in Scotland. Driving the now almost obsolete Escorts once more, the two Finns were in a class of their own for much of the rally. Miltkola gradually built up the best part of two minutes advantage...

Page 24 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, January 1993

Rally review

At the end of November, when the Lombard RAC Rally signs were taken down in Chester, it marked the end of an era. Lombard North Central has been the primary sponsor of Britain's biggest sporting event for no less than 19 years, but 1992's rally was the final event under the association, not due to any breakdown of relationships but simply because Lombard felt that both sponsor and rally should...

Page 6 of November 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, November 1987

Tragedy in the Ivory Coast

Soon after 1am on September 23, rallying lost two of its stalwarts when the Cessna 340 aircraft chartered by Toyota Team Europe for use as a radio relay station during the Ivory Coast Rally crashed into dense tropical forest about a minute after take off from Yamoussoukro Airport. On board were the two pilots and two Toyota staff, Henry Liddon and Nigel Harris. All were killed instantly when the...

Page 4 of September 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, September 1993

The month in Motor Sport

July 15: Active ride and traction control are banned from F1 forthwith as FISA's World Motor Sports Council meets in Paris. 16: Jaguar loses its Le Mans GT victory. The ACO's decision to exclude the X1220C has nothing to do with technical regulations; rather, the race organiser points out that Jaguar ran in the race under appeal, but had failed to comply with the correct appeal procedure....

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