Articles tagged Michele Mouton

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Driver opinions

Only two men have driven works-built 131 and Escort in the relevant period : Björn Waldegård and Simo Lampinen. Lampinen: 'The Escort was fantastic, a real joy. You could do 20 things wrong and still get it back each time. It was a natural oversteerer. So long as you could turn the wheel, you were okay. And the engine was unbelievable. "The Fiat was more of a racing car. It helped to be really...

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Holding on for the ride

Power was king, but its generation was often more subtle than the wider world appreciated. Irrespective of methodology, the spectacle was absolute Writer Simon Arron Portugal, 1984. It is early evening and teams are taking part in the recce for round three of the World Rally Championship. For the first time, Juha Kankkunen is being co-driven by Fred Gallagher in one of Toyota Team Europe’s...

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Preview Race Retro

Group B rally action and 450 stands at Stoneleigh show One of the biggest ever gatherings of Group B rally cars, many of them in action on a demonstration special stage, will feature at Race Retro, the International Historic Motorsport Show at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry on March 23-25. The event will include 450 stands covering 70 years of historic motorsport. After a trade day on Friday,...

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Stigs of dynamite

This quiet Swede with a love of the loud pedal played a pivotal role in rallying's wildest period: Group B. Twenty years on he floors it again. John Davenport reports A typical summer's day in England: rain. And talk was of the Northants floods just forded. Then two things happened, almost simultaneously: a transporter carrying three Audis, two Lancias, a Ford and a Peugeot lumbered into sight —...

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Datsun 240Z wins traditional Safari

Rob Collinge and co-driver Anton Levitan ran out comfortable victors of the Kenyan Airways East African Safari Rally in the week before Christmas. Their Datsun 240Z finished 48min ahead of Frédéric Dor and Didier Bréton's Porsche 911, which in turn was 38min clear of the similar Porsche of Stuart Rolt and Richard Tuthill. This recreation of the old Safari Rally was only open to pre-1972 cars, so...

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Peter Wright

As the 1983 Grand Prix season begins, we talk to Team Lotus's Director of Research and Development about life with Colin Chapman and prospects for the future without him The late Colin Chapman originally set up a research and engineering base in Ketteringham Hall, a tastefully converted former boys' school close to the Lotus Cars factory at Hethel, back in 1976. The dynamic, forward-thinking...

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Rally Review - Corsica

Tragedy repeated in Corsica For the second year in succession tragedy has struck the Lancia team whilst competing in the Tour of Corsica. Last year Italian driver Attilio Bettega was killed when his Lancia Rally ditched and hit a tree. This year popular Finnish driver Henri Toivonen and his American-born Italian co-driver Sergio Cresto both died in a terrible accident when their Lancia Delta S4...

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Rally review - The Sanremo Rally

Most lady drivers are content to compete for trophies only against others of their own sex and we would not be doing them any injustice by saying that against men they have very little chance of scoring top places in a general classification. There have been exceptions, of course. Jennifer Birrell, then Jennifer Nadin, used to win rallies in Britain even against the tough opposition of the...

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East African Safari retro draws famous names

Four-time winner Björn Waldegård is among entries for a recreation of the East African Safari Rally in December 2003, marking 50 years of the rally. The 1979 champion will drive a Porsche 911 in the 3000-mile event, 1500 of it competitive, through some of the most rugged landscapes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Other notable entries include Michéle Mouton (Ford Escort), and ex-sportscar driver...

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Rally Review

Sanyo Rally of New ZealandA crucial win The importance that New Zealand had in this year's World Rally Championship was underlined by a decision taken a week after this most southerly and one of the most far flung events in the series. With Markku Alén finishing in second place in his late-entered Lancia Rally 037, the Turin management promptly lost interest in seriously contesting the next round...

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