Articles tagged Tina Thorner

Page 61 of October 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, October 1994

Tommi gun

Given a rare opportunity in a top works rally car on home soil, Tommy Mäkinen didn't waste it As the 1994 World Rally Championship heads towards its close, three drivers have emerged with a chance of securing the title: Didier Auriol and Juha Kankkunen in Toyotas and Subaru's Carlos Sainz. In Finland, at the end of August, where the Neste 1000 Lakes Rally was the eighth qualifier of the 10-round...

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 17 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, April 1992

Great scot

It used to be commonly expressed that you could beat neither the Finns in Finland nor the Swedes in Sweden. Drivers from these two countries have dominated the world's leading rallies and it has been difficult enough to beat them anywhere — witness their success rate in the RAC Rally, for example. On their home ground, beating or even matching them has been close to impossible. Now, we have a...

Page 44 of June 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1994

Intense purposes

Prior to Corsica, Didier Auriol hadn't won a WRC event since Monte-Carlo last year. Despite intense pressure, he finally put that to rights . . . The Tour of Corsica used to be regarded as a kind of hybrid of the Targa Florio and the Alpine Rally, perhaps even leaning a little towards the Mille Miglia. It was pretty much a road race, with time controls placed here and there only so that it would...

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 50 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, August 1994

Rally review

Seconds out. . . Rallying doesn't come much closer than this. Argentina witnessed an epic battle between the WRC's top two protagonists There have been many close tussles in the World Rally Championship, even on such a high penalty event as the Safari, which once recorded a dead heat and required the tie-breaker to be invoked to decide the winner. But there can be very few events indeed, World...

Page 18 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, April 1993

Game, set and Mats - Swedish Rally

Twenty years ago; five years ago; even one year ago, had a driver spluttered to a halt on a special stage because he was out of fuel, but was fortunate enough to stop where a spectator was able to provide a can of petrol to get him on his way, it would have been considered part of the game. The driver and co-driver would have been criticised for running out in the first place, but their stars...

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...

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