1983 Thousand Lakes Rally Finland Part 1
1983 Rally Finland thousand lakes rally with the Quattro Rally cars with
Stig Blomquist and Hannu Mikkola Link to Part 2
Group B DVDs http://www.torquenpower.com/nzentry.htm
WRC Rally Monte Carlo 1986 Group B (deel 1)
WRC Rally Monte Carlo 1986 Group B (deel 1)
The 1980s saw the rear-wheel-drive Group 2 and the more popular Group 4
cars be replaced by more powerful four-wheel-drive Group B cars. FISA
legalized all-wheel-drive in 1979, but most manufacturers believed it was
too complex to be successful. However, after Audi started entering Mikkola
and the new four-wheel-drive Quattro in rallies for testing purposes with
immediate success, other manufacturers started their all-wheel-drive
projects. Group B regulations were introduced in the 1982 season, and with
only a few restrictions allowed almost unlimited power. Audi took the
constructors' title in 1982 and 1984 and drivers' title in 1983 (Mikkola)
and 1984 (Stig Blomqvist). Audi's French female driver Michèle Mouton came
close to winning the title in 1982, but had to settle for second place
after Opel rival Röhrl. 1985 title seemed set to go to Vatanen and his
Peugeot 205 T16 but a bad accident at the Rally Argentina left him to watch
compatriot and team-mate Timo Salonen take the title instead. Italian
Attilio Bettega had even a more severe crash with his Lancia 037 at the
Tour de Corse and died instantly.
[HD] WRC Rally Germany 2013 - @BunningsVideo
Rally Deutschland 2013: incl. Crash Campedelli, Jumps & Show
Dani Sordo takes his first ever WRC victory.
Leaders on the final morning of Rallye Deutschland, Dani Sordo and Carlos
del Barrio sweated blood and tears on the fourth leg to secure their maiden
World Rally Championship win. Citroën Racing thus claimed its twelfth
consecutive win in Germany, the eleventh since the rally joined the WRC
Thanks to the third place secured by Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen, the
Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team has cut a large part of their
rival's lead in the Manufacturers' Championship.
The situation going into day four of the rally was straightforward enough.
With a lead of just 8/10ths of a second over Thierry Neuville, Dani Sordo
had to push all the way on the two runs on the 24.58km-long Dhrontal stage.
As the roads were dry when the drivers chose their tyres, everyone went
with soft-compound Michelin Pilot Sport tyres.
In the service park, all eyes were focussed on the green and red squares on
the timing screens, which indicate the split times. The start of SS15 went
well for Neuville, but Sordo fought back to win the stage by 2.2 seconds.
"I made a minor mistake in the first few kilometres of the stage," reported
an out of breath Dani at the stop control. "It was very slippery, with
quite a lot of mud towards the end. I concentrated and pushed hard to try
and get ahead, but it's going to go down to the wire!"
At the start of SS16, in which the Power Stage bonus points were up for
grabs, Dani Sordo therefore held a three second lead over Thierry Neuville.
In other words, not a lot! Quicker on the opening two 'splits', Dani could
see his rival was slightly ahead of him by the half-way point of the stage.
Tied with four kilometres to go, the two drivers were responsible for many
a sweaty brow in the service park! In the end, Neuville faltered and went
off the road, leaving Dani to win by 53 seconds!
"It's fantastic to claim my first win after such a close fight," commented
the delighted Spaniard. "We had no choice but to keep applying the pressure
and in the end, Thierry was forced into a mistake. We didn't get off to a
particularly good start, but we all worked together to improve. We did the
hardest part yesterday, but we had to maintain our form today and that's
exactly what we did. Now that I have my first win, I want some more!"
A long way clear of the fourth-placed driver, Mikko Hirvonen wasn't
competing in the same race as the front two. Adopting a sensible pace,
dictated by the split times, he drove in controlled fashion to the end to
secure third place. On the podium for the first time since Rally de
Portugal, the Finn enjoyed the moment: "Above all, I'm pleased that Dani
has finally won his first WRC rally. Of all the WRC drivers, he's the one
who deserves it the most! My result means that the team has closed the gap
in the Manufacturers' World Championship, so the end of the season should
be interesting. It'll be my turn to win in Australia!"
"It's a great day for the entire team," concluded Yves Matton, Citroën
Racing Team Principal. "Dani has competed in so many rallies with us that
we are particularly pleased to have supported him in winning a round of the
World Championship. This win ensures that Citroën maintains its unbeaten
record in Germany and it equally shows that the DS3 WRC can also win
without Sébastien Loeb. We were right not to give up; we'll be pushing
hard in the final part of the season and have every intention of fighting
our corner right to the end!"
BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP RALLYE 1979
BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP RALLYE 1979 (la calidad de la imagen no es muy buena
porque la cinta vhs tenía sus años y fue pasada a dvd) (The image quality
is not very good because the VHS tape had many years and was passed to dvd)
East African Safari Rally 1972 part2
East African Safari Rally (EAS) 1972, a great movie to highlight the Works
With four Works 240Z and a bunch of 1600SSS Datsun took part in this event.
Z s where driving by nowadays well known men; Rauno Aaltonen / Tony Fall
(SF/UK) Shekhar Mehta / Mike Doughty (EAK/EAK) Edgar Herrmann / Hans
Ford wanted revenge for last year, an armada of Escorts came to the start.
Datsuns took fifth, sixth and tenth with a 240Z
For detailed information about the Works Datsuns please visit
23º Rallye Sanremo FIA World Rally Championship 1981
5-10 October 1981 in Sanremo. 2847 km including 751 km over 59 special
stages. Asphalt and gravel. 63 teams at the start, 27 at the finish.
Questo bellissimo video è di Enniovernengo. Un' edizione fantastica del
Sanremo, basta guardare i partecipanti qui sotto.
n° 1 Walter Röhrl Christian Geistdörfer Porsche 911 SC
n° 2 Markku Alén Ilkka Kivimäki Fiat 131 Abarth
n° 3 Guy Fréquelin Jean Todt Fra Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
n° 4 Ari Vatanen David Richards Fin Ford Escort RS1800
n° 5 Hannu Mikkola Arne Hertz Fin Audi Quattro
n° 6 'Tony' 'Rudy' Ita Opel Ascona 400
n° 7 Timo Salonen Seppo Harjanne Fin Datsun Violet GT
N° 9 Attilio Bettega IMaurizio Perissinot ta Fiat 131 Abarth
N° 10 Jean-Luc Thérier Michel Vial Fra Porsche 911 SC
N° 11 Henri Toivonen Fred Gallagher Fin Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
N° 12 Adartico Vudafieri Arnaldo Bernacchini Ita Fiat 131 Abarth
N° 14 Michèle Mouton Fabrizia Pons Fra Audi Quattro
N° 15 Tony Pond Ian Grindrod Gbr Datsun Violet GT
N° 16 Lucky' Fabio Penariol Ita Opel Ascona 400
N° 18 Dario Cerrato Luciano Guizzardi Ita Fiat 131 Abarth
N° 19 Federico Ormezzano Claudio Berro Ita Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
N° 20 Holger Bohne Peter Diekmann Frg Mercedes 500 SLC
N° 22 Carlo Capone Luigi Pirollo Ita Fiat Ritmo 75 Abarth
N° 23 Maurizio Verini Andrea Ulivi Ita Opel Ascona 400
N° 25 Miki Biasion Tiziano Siviero Opel Ascona 400
N° 26 Antero Laine Juha Piironen Fin Ford Escort RS
N° 29 Michele Cinotto Emilio Radaelli Ita Audi Quattro
N° 30 non so chi sia Ascona 400
N° 31 Franco Cunico Eraldo Mussa Ford Fiesta
N° 32 non so chi sia Ferrari 308
La gara fu vinta da Michèle Mouton in coppia con Fabrizia Pons. Al secondo
posto il mitico Henri Toivonen e Fred Gallagher con il Talbot Sunbeam
Lotus. Terzo Tony Fassina in coppia con Rudy con l' Ascona 400 di Conrero.
Gli altri piazzamenti sono 4° Hannu Mikkola, 5° Lucky' con Penariol, 6°
Miki Biasion con Siviero, 7° il grande Ari Vatanen, 8° Dario Cerrato con
Guizzardi, 9° Markku Alén e 10° Federico Ormezzano con Berro con il
Mi piace ricordare 11° Presotto e Perissutti con la Ford Escort RS 1800
ufficiale che all' Elba del 1979 partiva davanti a me (navigatore era Max
Sghedoni), furono primi del gruppo 1.
Da notare che navigatore di Fréquelin è Jean Todt.
Ricordo che nel 1981 eravamo al rally del Ciocco, facemmo poche curve con
il Kadett GTE prima di rompere il radiatore per un dritto. Cinotto con la
nuova Audi quattro, ancora meno, perchè un meccanico sfacciò la sua
macchina mentre la portava al parco chiuso;.lo ricordo nella hall dell'
albergo sconsolato mentre mi raccontava quello che era accaduto.
Il n° 22 Carlo capone con la Ritmo 75 abarth tre anni dopo è campione
europeo rally con la Lancia 037, davanti a Henry Toivonen giunto secondo
con il Porsche 911.
Mentre nel 1981 campione europeo era stato Vudafieri che dà il via ad un
periodo di dominio italiano in europa che va dall' 81 all' 88. Vudafieri
appunto poi negli anni successivi Tony, Biasion, Capone, Cerrato, Tabaton,
In 1981 the Rallye San Remo was again making history. The World
Championship battle was very much between (Peugeot-)Talbot, Ford and
Datsun, the drivers between Talbot driver Guy Fréquelin and Rothmans-Ford
driver Ari Vatanen. When Fréquelin retired with a blown engine, Vatanen
kept the drivers title exciting with an unnecessary crash from 2nd
place.For Peugeot-Talbot Fréquelins blown engine was bad news, because
Herni Toivonen in their 2nd car was well off form and complained about bad
and unpredictable handling. Then to add to slipping title worries Toivonen
had a huge crash, the doors wouldnt open any more, the drivers could only
get in and out through the windscreen the car was nick named Banana but
suddenly with that junk Toivonen started winning one stage after the other!
Henri drove this banana into an unbelievable 2nd place. This was
Peugeot-Talbots WRC title confirmed! This was the very moment when
Automobiles Peugeot directors took Talbot Sport management aside and
decided on a new sport department with Fréquelin navigator Jean Todt as
team boss. The whole Peugeot 205 T16 groupB idea is born in San Remo 1981!
San Remo 1981 is a classic for another reason. With Toivonen in a title
winning 2nd in a Talbot Banana, the winner was an Audi Quattro. But while
Audi team leader Hannu Mikkola only came 4th, it was Michèle Mouton to win
the rally outright. Rallye San Remo 1981 was the first time ever a lady
driver won a WRC event
Rally de Portugal 1982
16º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
3 a 6 de Março de 1982
40 etapas - 639 km
1º Michèle Mouton / Fabrizia Pons - Audi Quattro
2º Per Eklund / Ragnar Spjuth - Toyota Celica 2000GT
3º Franz Wittmann / Peter Diekmann - Audi Quattro
WRC Rally Finland 2014 - Highlights
JARI-MATTI LATVALA CLAIMED HIS SECOND NESTE OIL RALLY FINLAND VICTORY WHEN
HE WON AN ENTHRALLING EIGHTH ROUND OF THE FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP IN
The Finn, driving a Volkswagen Polo R, defeated team-mate and championship
leader Sébastien Ogier by 3.6sec. Kris Meeke finished third in a Citroen
DS3, a further 47.0sec behind.
Ogier won the rally-closing live TV Power Stage to take maximum bonus
points. Latvala claimed two points for second with Meeke taking one.