Articles tagged Nicola Larini

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"Going up the mountain was fantastic, but going back down was not so good..."

His track record spoke volumes for his potential and there were many who placed great faith in Stefano Modena, a young Italian who preferred to eschew the spotlight. When he reached Formula 1, however, his career momentum simply petered out… Writer: Rob Widdows Aspiring to sing at La Scala is one dream, but others would prefer to score for Juventus. Some think only of designing the perfect suit....

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The Passage of Rarities

Back in the 1980s I was occasionally asked to buy classic and competition cars on behalf of the wealthy Japanese collector Yoshiyuki Hayashi. His pink Italya Trading sponsorship livery became quite familiar on assorted Group C cars, racing not only in Japan but also internationally. Those occasional commissions proved a useful avenue to my actually handling some great cars, and learning so much...

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TOURING CARS - PAUL RADISICH COLUMN

On top of the world Paul Radisich, Touring Car World Champion – it’s got a nice ring to it. In fact I think I’ll say it again – Paul Radisich, Touring Car World Champion. To retain this title – I won it at Monza last year –doesn’t make up for failing to win the British Touring Car Championship – that’s a year of effort and the World Cup was just one week – but the kudos it carries makes it very...

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Giorgio Pianta, 1935-2014

Giorgio Pianta, who has died at the age of 78, was always dubbed Lancia test driver, but his role within Fiat’s competitions depart was more important than that and led to him being given control of motor sport at Alfa Romeo. The Italian did join up as a test driver and played a key role in development of the Fiat 131 Abarth in which Walter Röhrl won the 1980 World Rally Championship. But his...

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The month in Motor Sport

June 16: Having passed scrutineering at Le Mans, the Jaguar X122005 are declared illegal after it is observed that they are running without catalysts. After some discussion. TWR appeals and the cars are allowed to run pending the outcome. 16: Shortly after setting what was to be the Le Mans pole time, Philippe Alliot crashes his Peugeot. Although the car is initially declared to be a write-off,...

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Mansell Is Finally Crowned

Senna wins dramatic race, but second is enough to secure Mansell's first World Championship The first 38 laps of the Hungarian GP did not follow the script that Nigel Mansell would have wished to have signed off, but the inkling of the role that Riccardo Patrese had written in for himself had already become evident on Saturday night. After dominating each practice session, the Italian was in good...

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The complete works

Once a champion co-driver, Gino Macaluso gave up reading pace notes to run the family firm. Then a chance ‘barn find’ led to his creating a stellar collection of ex-works rally cars by John Davenport. Photography: Ian Fraser The approach is low-key: we appear to be heading for an industrial estate. But, past the gate, there are neat hedges and a cobbled area between two buildings, with gently...

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Formula One -- United States GP

Senna's Warning Shot Senna and Honda Marlboro McLaren wrote themselves another slice of F1 history in Phoenix with a faultless performance which netted the Brazilian his 27th Grand Prix victory and, in the process, brought him level with Jackie Stewart's tally. To the consternation of its rivals, the new MP4/6 maintained the Woking team's already enviable record of success first time out,...

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Priaulx guns for third title at Brands

Double FIA World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx is looking for a pair of top results when the series visits Brands Hatch on September 21-23 as he bids to make it three WTCC titles in succession. Driving for BMW Team UK, the Guernseyman is again in the thick of the title battle, with fellow works BMW drivers Jorg Müller and Augusto Farfus Jr his chief rivals. It’s not all about BMW in 2007...

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A new world order

SEAT’s diesel has risen to the fore in this year’s World Touring Car Championship, to the consternation of its petrol-powered rivals. And the battle’s coming to Britain soon By Rob Widdows The Pyrénées are hidden in heavy cloud. The rain is falling on Pau, ‘ville de soleil et de jardins’. Every gust of wind, every passing cloud, brings new anxieties for those who race around the streets of this...

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