Rali Vinho da Madeira

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The Rali Vinho da Madeira is a tarmac rally held in Madeira Island, Portugal, and it is the biggest annual sporting event of the island,[1] bringing thousands of people into the roads to watch the drivers compete through the hilly terrain and the natural landscapes. Its first edition was in 1959, having later entered the European Rally Championship in 1979, and remained in its calendar ever since. It has also been part of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge since the championship was first held in 2006, which brought further exposure to the event as Eurosport broadcasts footage of this championship to many countries.

The rally is traditionally run in the summer, in early August or late July. The stages of Chão da Lagoa, Paul da Serra and the Encumeada downhill are known as its biggest driving challenges. Several drivers of international note such as Ari Vatanen, Henri Toivonen, Massimo Biasion and Andrea Aghini have won this rally before going on to win World Rally Championship rounds and championships. Aghini is the most successful driver in the events history, winning four times between 1992 and 2002. In 2013 Giandomenico Basso became the second driver to achieve a fourth victory.

The event is named after the Madeira wine.

Winners[edit]

Year Driver[2] Car International championship(s)
1959 Portugal José Lampreia MGA
1960 Portugal Horácio Macedo Mercedes 300SL
1961 Portugal António Peixinho Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1962 Portugal Horácio Macedo Ferrari 250 GT SWB
1963 Portugal Horácio Macedo Ferrari 250 GT SWB
1964 Portugal Fernando Basílio dos Santos Porsche 911 SC
1965 Portugal Zeca Cunha Triumph TR4
1966 Portugal António Sarmento Rebelo NSU Prinz 1000
1967 France Jean-Pierre Nicolas Renault R8 Gordini 1300
1968 Portugal Américo Nunes Porsche 911 S
1969 Portugal Américo Nunes Porsche 911 S
1970 Portugal Américo Nunes Porsche 911 ST
1971 Portugal Giovanni Salvi Porsche 911 S
1972 Portugal Luís Neto Fiat 125 Special
1973 Portugal Gomes Pereira Opel 1904 SR
1974 Not held
1975 Portugal João Clemente Aguiar Ford Escort RS1600
1976 Portugal Giovanni Salvi Ford Escort RS2000
1977 Portugal Américo Nunes Porsche 911 ST
1978 Finland Ari Vatanen Ford Escort RS2000
1979 Italy Antonio Fassina Lancia Stratos HF European Rally Championship Coef. 1
1980 Italy Adartico Vudafieri Fiat 131 Abarth European Rally Championship Coef. 2
1981 Luxembourg Aloyse Kridel Ford Escort RS1800 European Rally Championship Coef. 3
1982 Italy Antonio Fassina Opel Ascona 400 European Rally Championship Coef. 3
1983 Italy Massimo Biasion Lancia 037 European Rally Championship Coef. 4
1984 Finland Henri Toivonen Porsche 911 SC European Rally Championship Coef. 4
1985 Spain Salvador Servià Lancia 037 European Rally Championship Coef. 4
1986 Italy Fabrizio Tabaton Lancia Delta S4 European Rally Championship Coef. 4
1987 Italy Massimo Biasion Lancia Delta HF 4WD European Rally Championship Coef. 4
1988 Belgium Patrick Snijers BMW M3 European Rally Championship Coef. 20
1989 France Yves Loubet Lancia Delta Integrale European Rally Championship Coef. 20
1990 Italy Fabrizio Tabaton Lancia Delta Integrale European Rally Championship Coef. 20
1991 Italy Fabrizio Tabaton Lancia Delta Integrale 16V European Rally Championship Coef. 20
1992 Italy Andrea Aghini Lancia Delta HF Integrale European Rally Championship Coef. 20
1993 Belgium Patrick Snijers Ford Escort RS Cosworth European Rally Championship Coef. 20
1994 Italy Andrea Aghini Toyota Celica GT-Four European Rally Championship Coef. 20
1995 Italy Piero Liatti Subaru Impreza WRX European Rally Championship Coef. 20
1996 Portugal Fernando Peres Ford Escort RS Cosworth European Rally Championship Coef. 20
1997 Italy Piero Liatti Subaru Impreza WRC European Rally Championship Coef. 20
1998 Italy Andrea Aghini Toyota Corolla WRC European Rally Championship Coef. 20
1999 Belgium Bruno Thiry Subaru Impreza WRC European Rally Championship Coef. 20
2000 Italy Piero Liatti Subaru Impreza WRC European Rally Championship Coef. 20
2001 Portugal Adruzilo Lopes Peugeot 206 WRC European Rally Championship Coef. 20
2002 Italy Andrea Aghini Peugeot 206 WRC European Rally Championship Coef. 20
2003 Portugal Miguel Campos Peugeot 206 WRC European Rally Championship Coef. 20
2004 Portugal Vítor Sá Peugeot 306 Maxi European Rally Championship
2005 Italy Renato Travaglia Renault Clio S1600 European Rally Championship
2006 Italy Giandomenico Basso Fiat Punto Abarth S2000 European Rally Championship
Intercontinental Rally Challenge
2007 Italy Giandomenico Basso Fiat Punto Abarth S2000 European Rally Championship
Intercontinental Rally Challenge
2008 France Nicolas Vouilloz Peugeot 207 S2000 European Rally Championship
Intercontinental Rally Challenge
2009 Italy Giandomenico Basso Fiat Punto Abarth S2000 European Rally Championship
Intercontinental Rally Challenge
2010 Belgium Freddy Loix Škoda Fabia S2000 European Rally Championship
Intercontinental Rally Challenge
2011 Portugal Bruno Magalhães Peugeot 207 S2000 European Rally Championship
2012 Portugal Bruno Magalhães Peugeot 207 S2000 European Rally Championship
2013 Italy Giandomenico Basso Peugeot 207 S2000 ERC Cup Coef. 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rally Vinho da Madeira - ERC". Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Rali Vinho da Madeira - Previous Winners". Retrieved 2009-01-08. 

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