Articles tagged Walter Rohrl

Page 69 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, November 1978

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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World Rally Championship

World Championship Positions (After Safari and Corsica) Drivers (After 5 rounds) Markku Alén ..................48 Hannu Mikkola ..............44 Stig Blomqvist ................43 Massimo Biasion ............31 Walter Röhrl ...................26 Attilio Bettega ................24 Jean Ragnotti .................20 Björn Waldegård............20Makes (After 4 rounds) Audi...

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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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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 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...

Page 75 of June 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, June 1977

International Welsh Rally

Single car or single driver domination doesn't really make for exciting competition, but four different makes leading the finishers into Cardiff in mid-May ended a stirring contest indeed, even if significantly enough, they were all driven by foreigners. Most noteworthy was that the winning car was a Vauxhall Chevette (top), its Finnish driver Pentti Airikkala providing Britain's Dealer Team...

Page 66 of January 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, January 1994

Walter falls

Double world rally champion Walter Röhrl, driving a Francis Tuthill-prepared Porsche 911 and co-driven by Beatty Crawford, led the International Rally Britannia from the third stage to the finish. And then he was excluded at post-event scrutineering, which handed victory to the similar car of Norwegian Monty Karlan. It was KarIan's second consecutive victory on the event, which supported the...

Page 31 of March 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, March 1975

Rally Review - Winter Classics

Monte Carlo Rally What went wrong with the Monte Carlo Rally this year ? Why was it that only 96 cars set out from the various starting points whereas two years ago, when the rally was last held, it attracted all of 270? The reasons are simple enough; the organisers increased the entry fee from 1,500 francs in 1973 to 3,000, piled on the useless kilometres of the concentration run to something...

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Rally of the Thousand Lakes

RALLY REVIEW Rally of the Thousand Lakes THERE was once a popular notion among rally organisers that they need only announce an event to bring a flood of entries from eager competitors. Some even felt that their events should be compulsory for the leading teams of the world, whilst others only even issued entry forms to those whom they selected. That kind of conceit has now gone. The days of...

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