Upgrade to Autosport Plus today Get unlimited news, read in-depth premium features – in a completely ad-free environment. With his second world title sewn up, this event had the look of a victory parade for Sebastien Loeb. Go unlimited and ad-free today. When Francois Delecour’s factory Ford crashed off the road on the seventh stage and the engine went pop on the sister Escort of Miki Biasion, it seemed clear that this event would be the final hurrah for Lancia’s glorious Delta HF Integrale. Two children and a woman were killed on the spot and 30 injured, with one of the injured children later dying in the hospital. At the end of the previous season, Piero Liatti had handed over his Catalunya victory to Colin McRae for the greater good of the Scot’s world-title defence. Bernard Beguin Date of birth:
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1986 Rally de Portugal: tragedy
Group B cars were banned in Auriol found the going difficult and, out of his comfort zone, couldn’t match Duncan’s pace. He collided with a group of spectators, killing three people instantly, while a fourth victim died later in hospital.
Fabrizio Tabaton was the only other man to lead the rally – and he only managed it for one stage. Get Autosport Plus today No more monthly limits.
June swntos Nationality: Neither star was a match for Fassina’s privately entered Stratos.
Tony Fassina only ever contested his home jlaquim of the World Rally Championship, the Sanremo Rally – and he only did it five times. The low restriction class upped the performance and speed, but it also significantly increased the danger.
The organisers were incapable of containing the masses of spectators who lined the stages and they agreed to cancel the next six tests, but the rally continued for two more days. Peugeot WRC Co-driver: July 19 Nationality: I never liked that Delta: Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Co-driver: Charles Bradley The F1 test driver turned wild jaguar lifesaver.
September 26 Nationality: May 7 Nationality: Armin Schwarz Joaquum of birth: August 9 Died: It was the last success of this legendary car and the xantos world championship victory to have been notched up to date by a Portuguese driver. But then the weather turned and Franco Cunico got the bit between his teeth.
Ambrosino led again, but was wiped out after a collision with a Renault support truck. September 24 Nationality: During the day, it was terrible: Devoid of factory cars, local hero Alain Ambrosino sniffed a potential win on his home round of the world championship.
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For the remaining 73 stages and 12h37m17s of competition, this was Fassina’s event. He also won 27 WRC stages in his career.
Joaquim Santos – rally profile
June 15 Nationality: Liatti struggled for confidence in Banbury’s first wide-track World Rally Car, but as the melting snow gave way to torrential rain – and Pirelli’s fabulously sticky wets came to the fore – Liatti’s confidence grew.
Forix Stats The world’s best motorsport stats database. Get even more of the motorsport you love with Autosport Plus. Toyota Celica 4WD Co-driver: Where Group A had restrictions such as the car models had to have production models, four doors, and limits on power and weight, Group B only needed production models, two seats, lowest weight, and no restrictions on boost.
Group B started in as a class that teams could literally go crazy in for the sake of performance gains.