Articles tagged Sergio Cresto

Page 161 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 161, July 2014

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...

Page 67 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, June 1986

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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Michèle Mouton

Guest column Fun, with a serious message Back in 1988, when Fredrik Johnsson and I started the whole Race of Champions event, we had no idea what a big thing it would become. I hadn’t done world championship rallies since driving the Peugeot 205 T16 E2 in 1986. That was a year that had some bad things [Henri Toivonen and his Lancia co-driver Sergio Cresto were killed on the Tour of Corsica] and...

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The Death of Innocence

It is common practice not to award number 13 in the start list for any form of motorsport. On the Tour of Corsica, there has been no number four since 1986. Twice running, the driver of car number four - a Lancia on both occasions, as it happened had been killed. Rallying went about its business after the death of poor Attilio Bettega, but the demise of Henri Toivonen and his codriver, Sergio...

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Grand designs 1986

Lancia battled Peugeot in the final year of Group B in the WRC. Keith Howard examines the technology If 1994 was F1's annus horribilis, for world championship rallying it was 1986. On the Portuguese Rally Joaquim Santos lost control of his Ford RS200 and flew into spectators. Four were killed and 31 injured. Then, on the Tour de Corse, championship and event leader Henri Toivonen left the road in...

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One-man banned

Group B rallying was fantastic but fatally flawed. Groups was ment to take all the best bits and leave out the bad. It would have done just that, says John Davenport, given half a chance This is a story of power. Not the sort measured on the dyno (though there's plenty of that) but the high-octane material found in smoke-filled rooms. In the 1980s there was something called Group S. It was meant...

Page 58 of June 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1987

World Rally Championship: Tour of Corsica

Factories defeated Outside France, the Tour of Corsica has never achieved the popularity enjoyed by other rallies in the World Championship. Its all-tarmac route, and the way it used to mix and even overlap special stages with impossibly-timed (in seconds) sections called selectives, appealed rather less to overseas privateers than rallies which used dirt roads. Even though Corsica is not a...

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News: End of Group B

Fatal shunt and `supercar' ban There was a time when rallying not only sold motor cars but also helped develop new ones. Alas, today the sport can hardly be said to fulfil either function. Popular identification with the cars of rally drivers is a phenomenon of the past, and what possible production purpose can there be in perfecting a specialised Metro, Delta, Peugeot 205 or Ford RS200 which has...

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An enduring beauty (that couldn't last)

On looks alone the Lancia LC2 was a stunning sports car challenger to Porsche; in terms of results, it was an underachieverBy Gary Watkins Pole position by the better part of a second. Some early glory at the front of the field. And then a dramatic technical failure. The story of the Lancia LC2’s debut at the 1983 Monza 1000Kms set the tone for the career of a car that has come to be regarded as...

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Matters of moment

The Future of Rallying There was a time when rallying not only sold motor cars but also helped develop new ones. Alas, today the sport can hardly be said with any legitimacy to fulfill either function. Popular identification with the cars of rally drivers is a phenomenon of the past and what possible production purpose can there be in perfecting a specialised Metro, Delta, Peugeot 205 or Ford...

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