Articles tagged Mikael Ericsson

Page 38 of July 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, July 1990

Heat and Dust

As a general rule, smooth and relatively short rallies produce low penalty differences, whilst those of rougher, longer ones are usually much higher. Seconds, certainly no more than minutes, normally separate the first ten on the Tour of Corsica, for instance, whilst on the Safari Rally this year the gap between the first and tenth (last) finishers was not far short of a complete day! The...

Page 46 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, May 1991

Rally Review -- Safari Rally

The Right One It must be all of twenty years since we first warned against the Europeanisation of that unrivalled event in the world rallying calendar, the East African Safari Rally, as it was then called. It was refreshingly different from all other rallies and was run in a way which used the vast expanse of East Africa's countryside to its fullest advantage. Its delight lay not only in the...

Page 30 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, December 1989

Rally review: Australian Rally

On top down under It is never easy for an organising group to enter the World Championship for the first time, no matter how many times their event has been held outside the series. When an event jumps straight into the world series in only its second year the difficulties can be enormous. Experience counts for a great deal, and it says much for the abilities of the organisers of the 10th...

Page 18 of March 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, March 1988

Rally review: Swedish Rally

Markku in the murk When all Europe seemed to be enduring wind and rain in place of the customary winter cold, and predominantly dry conditions had characterised the Monte Carlo Rally, it was hardly surprising that Sweden's Varmland should have far less than its usual coating of snow in February. When the Swedish Rally set out from Karlstad on February 4, dark clouds and murk merged with the...

Page 8 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, January 1990

Four-Play!

Four-play! IN ONE of the conference rooms of Heathrow's Excelsior Airport Hotel, there was a hubbub of the kind which is common at gatherings of people who share a common interest; people of many nationalities who had assembled for a sporting purpose and who were itching to see the morning, when they would set out in pairs on their five day contest against a hundred-odd other pairs, the weather,...

Page 35 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, September 1991

Rally Review -- Argentinian Rally

Five and Out No matter how many manufacturers' teams contest the World Rally Championship, history records that, when the half-year stage is reached, the number actually in contention for the lead has been whittled down to two. This year is no exception, and although no less than ten makes have scored points so far, two are so far ahead that neither can be overtaken by any of the others. Toyota...

Page 14 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, March 1990

A Catalogue of Disasters

A Catalogue of Disasters IT CAME as no surprise that this year's Monte Carlo Rally was completely snow free and that the dry stages contained only occasional ice patches. After all, winter had been mild all over Europe and the ski resorts were facing financial disaster. Nevertheless, the teams and tyre companies had to lay in stocks of all their tyre types, just in case a last minute snowfall...

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...

Page 18 of July 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, July 1987

World Rally Championship: Acropolis Rally

The chosen one "Walk purposely not aimlessly" is the counsel of the natioal airline's magzine to those who wish to escape the tourist tag in Athens. "Avoid the sun", it goes on, "if shade is available: keep your stares for pretty girls, not monuments: and never ask for ice in your drinking water." Such precision of advice is typical of Greek character, though the rigid exactitude of behaviour...

Page 28 of April 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, April 1986

Rally review - The Sweddish Rally

Several significant developments have taken place in Sweden in the past two decades. Among the more trivial (though some would say otherwise) are the nation's lump sugar finally becoming soluble and its toilet paper at last perforated, whilst evolution of a more weighty nature has included the shifting of the driving lane from the left to the right, and the country's premier rally from Summer to...

Pages

LATEST ISSUE

January 2020
Racing Rivalries: The 25 most explosive battles between drivers, teams, cars... and families.
 

SUBSCRIBE

NEWSLETTERS

Sign up to our newsletters
The latest news, straight to your inbox – click below to sign up to the newsletter list.

SIGN UP

THE APP

The Motor Sport App
Carry Motor Sport with you, wherever you go. On iOS, Android and Kindle.

DOWNLOAD

Noticed a mistake on this page?

Tell Us About It