Articles tagged Timo Salonen

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Rally Review

Fiat Invincible Since last month's Rally Review was written, two events in the World Rally Championship have taken place, and before this issue of Motor Sport is published yet another will have gone by before the RAC Rally of Great Britain in November. By that time the World Rally Championship will have been Italian clinched by Fiat, for after the Sanremo Rally the Italian team's points total was...

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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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African Gloom

In a nutshell, the Ivory Coast Rally was a pretty rotten event. As an attempt at copying the Safari it has never, in all its 19-year history, even looked like making the grade, and the small improvement which it managed to achieve in recent editions was blotted out this year, when the already weak organisation wilted under the strain of trying unsuccessfully to meet FISA's impossible demands...

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Rally review - Lombard RAC

To casual watchers, November's Lombard RAC Rally probably seemed little changed from the previous year. Apart from a shift of headquarters from Nottingham to Harrogate, and some differences in the actual special stages used, the style was just the same. Indeed, it was as it has been for some years; stately homes and private estates on the Sunday, followed by forest roads on the weekdays. But...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

Mallory Park rescued New operator hands under-fire track a lifeline, By Paul Lawrence The new operator of Mallory Park has pledged to maintain a strong element of four-wheeled activity in the circuit’s programme for 2014 and beyond as they plan for the circuit’s re-opening in March. Stuart Hicken and Eddie Roberts, both well known in the motorcycle racing world, have formed a jointly owned...

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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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Short, sharp shocker

The Audi Sport Quattro evoked respect from its drivers, fear from its opponents and awe in rally spectators. Andrew Frankel tested one and felt a combination of all three phenomena It dawns on you slowly, at least letting you absorb the hideous truth at your own pace. A soft breeze of suggestion blowing on your face becomes a howling gale of conviction. My God, this car is ugly. Think what you...

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Editorial

Like most British Motorsport fans, I was flying on anticipation. I tuned into the novel televised start-cum-stage in Nottingham's Wollaton Park. And came down to earth with a big bump. Henri Toivonen fired his Lancia Delta S4 along a piddly, very slippery straight and almost fused the radar gun. I recall a three-figure reading. Four cars later, `Pondy' could only manage a high-70s mark in the...

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Audits & Plaudits

In the final part of his Metro 6R4 story, John Davenport explains how he had to fight to keep the project's momentum going, how inter-company rivalries and red tape conspired against it, and how the team's efforts were rewarded by a euphoric World Championship debut Just as George Orwell gloomily predicted, 1984 started badly with Austin Rover Group endlessly embroiled in the pointless spat...

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Diary

The Month in Motor Sport Sep 14: John Gray sets a new course record at Brighton Speed Trials in his Pilbeam MP58. Despite losing a sidepod during a run, his time was 14.48sec over the half-mile -- a terminal speed of 181mph. Other new class records fall to Anthony Mayman (ERA): 18.91sec, 139mph; Phil Cook (Jedi Gamma): 20.44sec, 120mph; Clive Harris (Ralt RT4): 17.65sec, 148mph. Fastest Lady:...

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