January 22, 1951 |
|World Rally Championship record|
|Active years||1973 – 1982|
|First rally||1973 Rallye Sanremo|
|First win||1977 Rally New Zealand|
Bacchelli began rallying in 1971. In 1974 he joined the works Fiat team, finishing sixth on that year's Tour de Corse. He finished fourth in the 1975 Monte Carlo Rally. In 1977 he won Rally New Zealand, or the South Pacific Rally as it was then known, in his Fiat 131 Abarth. At the end of the year Fiat and Lancia's rally departments merged and he lost his factory drive.