Articles tagged Rui Madeira

Page 30 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, April 1996

Two Routes, Same Destination

The mechanical soft-touch isn't always best, says David Williams; sometimes brutality has the edge Suppose Freddy Loix hadn't had the puncture, what then? Rui Madeira looked thoughtful. It would, he agreed, have been difficult. He had led the Rally of Portugal from the fourth of the 33 stages, and now, with the second lap of Arganil and four further stages to go, victory was very definitely in...

Page 44 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1995

Bruno's rough cut

On the verge of his first outright World Rally Championship success, Bruno Thiry’s Escort came to a halt. Didier Auriol was handily placed to profit. The Ford team suffered the tantalising and bitterly disappointing loss of a maximum points score in the all-tarmac Tour of Corsica when, just as it seemed likely that Belgian crew Bruno Thiry and Stephane Prevot would romp home to a win, ahead of...

Page 38 of December 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, December 1995

Chaos reigns in Spain

McRae is forced to let his team-mate win, but that quickly became the secondary talking point… What a commotion was caused during and after Spain's qualifier in the World Rally Championship! It was nothing to do with the contest itself, which was organised efficiently, but secondary events were bizarre; disqualifications as a result of cheating; team orders affecting the overall winner; and, to...

Page 20 of January 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 1996

Rally review: McRae of sunshine

Despite setbacks during the early stages of the event, Colin McRae fought back to take a second consecutive victory on home soil. In so doing, the Scot becomes the UK's first outright world rally champion Hard on the heels of that great commotion which followed Spain's Catalunya Rally, after which the works Toyota Castrol Team was not only deprived of all its points for 1995 but disallowed from...

Page 41 of September 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, September 1995

Kiwi polish

Colin McRae takes a third straight win in New Zealand, and keeps his slim WRC hopes alive. Sponsorship of events, teams and drivers by tobacco companies, notably to promote particular cigarette brands, has been as common for many years in rallying as it has in other sports. The reason is straightforward. Tobacco advertising is severely restricted in many countries, banned altogether in some, and...

Page 28 of April 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, April 1995

Gripping stuff

Carlos Sainz wins one of the most exciting World Championship rallies on record Suggest to the main players that World Championship rallying is getting a shade unsubtle and that even wrestling isn't fixed as blatantly as this, and they smile sheepishly. No one had quite expected the Rally of Portugal to produce such a barnstorming finish. For Subaru, victory came as a relief; for Toyota, there...

Page 40 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, November 1995

New Status, New Symbol

With a re-named sponsor and restored championship status, the Rally Australia drew a world-class entry, an an unexpected victor. Before you think that Australia's contribution to the World Rally Championship has acquired a new sponsor, let me explain that it is the same one as last year, with a different name. Australian Telecommunications has combined bits of its former title to become known as...

Page 20 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, April 1992

Port for all

Gone are the days when the old TAP Rally had no roadbook, no mapping of any real value to navigators and presented its route merely by a list of the numbers displayed on roadside kilometre stones. If you hadn't made a reconnaissance of the whole route and made your own road book as well as pace notes, you stood no chance, and privateers who could not afford to make a pre-event run used to get...


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