Antonio Fassina

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Antonio "Tony" Fassina
Personal information
Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1945-06-26) June 26, 1945 (age 72)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 1976–1981
Teams Lancia, Opel
Rallies 5
Championships 0
Rally wins 1
Podiums 3
Stage wins 28
Total points 32
First rally 1976 Rallye Sanremo
First win 1979 Rallye Sanremo

Antonio "Tony" Fassina (born July 26, 1945) is a former rally driver from Italy. He won the Italian Rally Championship in 1976 and 1979 driving a Lancia Stratos HF, and then again in 1981 behind the wheel of an Opel Ascona. In 1982, he drove the Ascona to victory in the European Rally Championship. He also competed with success in the Italian round of the World Rally Championship, Rallye Sanremo, scoring four top five results between 1976 and 1981, including outright victory in the 1979 event ahead of Walter Röhrl.

He now runs Gruppo Fassina S.p.A. (Fassina Group), the business group he established in 1982 as a Milanese car dealership as he approached retirement from racing.

WRC victories[edit]

  #   Event Season Co-driver Car
1 Italy 21º Rallye Sanremo 1979 Mauro Mannini Lancia Stratos HF
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Adartico Vudafieri
European Rally Champion
1983
Succeeded by
Miki Biasion

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