Gigi Galli

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Gigi Galli
GIGI Galli.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1973-01-13) January 13, 1973 (age 41)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 1998–2008
Teams Stobart Ford, Mitsubishi, Bozian Racing
Rallies 66
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 2
Stage wins 23
Total points 56
First rally 1998 San Remo Rally
Last rally 2008 Rally Deutschland

Gianluigi Galli (born January 13, 1973), better known as Gigi Galli, is an Italian rally driver, best known for his spectacular driving style. He comes from, and lives in Livigno, Italy.

Career[edit]

Galli at the 2006 Rally Argentina.

Galli debuted in the World Rally Championship at the 1998 San Remo Rally with a Group N Mitsubishi Carisma GT. His first world rally with a WRC car was the 2004 Monte Carlo Rally. In 2005, Galli drove for Mitsubishi and competed in 13 events with a Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05. He finished 11th in the drivers' world championship. In 2006, he drove a Peugeot 307 WRC in six world rallies. He achieved his first podium place by finishing third in the Rally Argentina.

In the 2007 season, he competed in three rallies with a Citroën Xsara WRC for the Italian privateer outfit Aimont Racing. His best result was sixth at the Rally Norway.

In 2008 Galli drove for the Stobart Ford team in all rounds of the WRC,[1] replacing Jari-Matti Latvala. His first outing with the new team, after 10 months of absence in the series was quite successful - Galli managed to score 3 points in the drivers' and manufacturers' championship by finishing sixth overall. The Italian had some problems with the power steering on day two which cost him over a minute, but he was able to keep a good position.[2] In Sweden, after three days of consistent pace, Galli equalled his best WRC result, finishing third and scoring another 6 points, which gave him fourth position in drivers' championship after two rounds.[3]

After Rally Finland, Galli was eighth in the drivers' championship, only three points behind teammate Henning Solberg. However, at the following event, the Rallye Deutschland, Galli crashed heavily fracturing his left femur. As the recovery was expected to take five months, Galli would miss the five last rallies of the season.[4]

WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1998 Ralliart Italia Mitsubishi Carisma MON SWE KEN POR ESP FRA ARG GRC NZL FIN ITA
19
AUS GBR - 0
1999 Gianluigi Galli Mitsubishi Carisma GT Evo IV MON SWE
23
KEN POR
Ret
- 0
Mitsubishi Carisma GT Evo V ESP
Ret
FIN
25
CHN ITA
22
AUS GBR
Mitsubishi Carisma GT Evo VI FRA
Ret
ARG GRC NZL
2000 Vieffe Corse Srl Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V MON
12
SWE
26
KEN POR
Ret
ESP ARG GRE NZL FIN
27
CYP - 0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI FRA
Ret
ITA
22
AUS GBR
2001 Gianluigi Galli Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI MON
Ret
SWE POR ESP ARG CYP GRE KEN - 0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V FIN
Ret
NZL ITA FRA AUS GBR
2002 Gianluigi Galli Fiat Punto S1600 MON SWE FRA ESP
23
CYP ARG GRE
Ret
KEN FIN GER
Ret
ITA
19
NZL AUS GBR - 0
2003 Gianluigi Galli Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII MON SWE
22
TUR NZL ARG GRE CYP GER FIN
21
AUS ITA FRA
Ret
ESP GBR - 0
2004 Mitsubishi Motors Mitsubishi Lancer WRC04 MON
Ret
MEX
Ret
TUR
10
ESP
7
15th 5
Gianluigi Galli Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII SWE
24
NZL
Ret
CYP GRE ARG
Ret
FIN
14
GER
Ret
JPN GBR FRA
Ret
AUS
Ret
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII ITA
6
2005 Mitsubishi Motors Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 MON SWE
7
MEX NZL
8
ITA
Ret
CYP TUR
8
GRE
7
ARG
Ret
FIN
Ret
GER
5
GBR
13
JPN
Ret
FRA
9
ESP
Ret
AUS
5
11th 14
2006 Gianluigi Galli Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 MON
Ret
SWE
4
MEX ESP 11th 15
Peugeot 307 WRC FRA
9
ARG
3
ITA
Ret
GRE GER FIN
5
JPN CYP TUR AUS NZL GBR
2007 Gianluigi Galli Citroën Xsara WRC MON SWE
13
NOR
6
MEX 15th 5
Aimont Racing Team POR
7
ARG ITA GRE FIN GER NZL ESP FRA JPN IRE GBR
2008 Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 07 MON
6
SWE
3
MEX
Ret
ARG
7
JOR
8
ITA
4
GRE
Ret
TUR
Ret
FIN
Ret
GER
Ret
NZL ESP FRA JPN GBR 9th 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Galli joins Stobart Ford for '08". Autosport. 2007-12-21. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  2. ^ "'Special' start for Galli.". Crash.net. 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Galli uses his head to claim podium.". Crash.net. 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Injured Galli sidelined for five months". Autosport. 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 

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