From then on, Duncan was in charge. Fabrizio Tabaton was the only other man to lead the rally – and he only managed it for one stage. Santos was seeded 12th and the lead drivers were already through the stage and the road was less busy with spectators but still there were occasional spectators standing in middle of the road to cheer on the local drivers. Devoid of factory cars, local hero Alain Ambrosino sniffed a potential win on his home round of the world championship. FISA and rally representatives later arrived to make a visit but left with empty hands.

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Sign in or register. Our S4 was developing about horsepower by the end; the Group A Delta had around Ocon qualifying gains important to Mercedes F1.

He was handed the factory Galant after winning the British title swntos a Group N car. Ambrosino led again, but was wiped out after a collision with a Renault support truck. Subscribe to Autosport Plus. Stig Blomqvist was the only world champion in attendance in a non-turbo Sierra XR4x4.

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Fitted with the latest specification of Pirelli rubber, the Italian played the changeable conditions around Carrara beautifully – an incredible feat considering he only had one weather crew to range against the might of Sainz’s Jolly Club effort. I never liked that Delta: His Toyota had stopped with an electrical fault. October 11 Nationality: And then he hit a tree. The car exploded and by the time rescue crews found the car all that was found was the tube frame.


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And he moved into the lead on the mile Portuezuelo-El Vallecito stage in an joaquiim time of 1h29m21s. Toyota Celica 4WD Co-driver: I already have an account. The team prepared his Galant perfectly, but there was still a strong expectation that Tauziac would struggle to contain pre-event favourite Kenjiro Shinozuka.

But then the weather turned and Franco Cunico got the bit between his teeth. This can be seen in the first picture on this post.

World rallying’s one-hit wonders. The one-second F1 tech gain that made a car slower For the season, the Benetton Formula 1 team made a stunning technical breakthrough that it hoped would sntos it to its previous glory. 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.

A successful rally driving father ensured an early introduction to motorsport and, fascinated as he was by rallying, the fourth estate was of equal interest. Please note joquim unauthorised reproduction or translation of any content including words, data, information, photos, videos and any other intellectual property published on this page and any other copyrighted content published on Autosport.

Andrea Aghini Date of birth: Two months before the fatal accident of Henri Toivonen in Corsica which led to the demise of the infamous Group B cars, the World Rally Championship was marked by rall tragedy.

1986 Rally de Portugal: tragedy

A competent Portuguese national driver, Joaquim Moutinho had never threatened at a world level. The local man was expecting the call from the hierarchy in the Italian team especially with the nearest competition to the two Torino-built machines more than 25 minutes behindbut it never came and he went on to deliver the only homegrown win on the event.


Indeed, he never tasted WRC competition outside of his native Rxlly. Tony Fassina only ever contested his home round of the World Rally Championship, the Sanremo Rally – and he only did it five times.

Not since had a Celica been beaten and with factory cars for Didier Auriol, Juha Kankkunen and Yoshio Fujimoto it didn’t look like being beaten this year. The radiator was josquim and he was out, leaving Tauziac to his finest hour. Group A went on to become very successful with stars such as Carlos Joaquij, Didier Auriol and Colin Mcrae winning championships in the new era.

This would eventually be Group A. He collided with a group of spectators, killing three people instantly, while a fourth victim died later in hospital. During the Portuguese Rally, driving his Ford RS, driver Joaquim Santos attempted to avoid fans lining the road but ended up crashing into the crowd injuring 31 fans and killing three.