International Rally of Messina

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International Rally of Messina (in Italian Rally internazionale di Messina) was a former rally competition that was held in Messina, Italy.

History[edit]

Lancia Stratos won the 1st edition of Rally in 1979
Toyota Corolla WRC won four edition of Rally (1999, 2000, 2003 and 2004)

The event was held for 26 editions, from 1979 to 2004 and was part of the European Rally Championship schedule and the Italian national rally championship.

Many of Italian top drivers for several years fought for the Italian title, because the rally was one of the last race of the season, and often decisive. Among the winners are remembered Andrea Aghini, Franco Cunico and Piero Liatti.

Editions[edit]

Ed. Season Championship Driver Car
1 1979 Italy Sergio Montalto Lancia Stratos
2 1980 Italian rally championship[1] Italy "Dielis" Porsche 911 SC
3 1981 Italian rally championship Italy Paolo Pasutti Porsche 911 SC
4 1982 Italian rally championship Italy Ninni Runfola Lancia Stratos
5 1983 Italy Nunzio Panebianco Opel Kadett GTE
6 1984 Italian rally championship Italy Ninni Runfola Lancia 037
7 1985 Italian rally championship Italy Roberto Rosselli Lancia 037
8 1986 Italian rally championship Italy Andrea Zanussi Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
9 1987 Italian rally championship Italy Piero Liatti Lancia 037
10 1988 Italian rally championship Italy Maurizio Ferrecchi Lancia Delta Integrale 8v
11 1989 Italian rally championship Italy Franco Cunico Ford Sierra Cosworth
12 1990 Italian rally championship Italy Piero Liatti Lancia Delta Integrale 16v
13 1991 Italian rally championship Italy Franco Cunico Ford Sierra Cosworth
14 1992 Italian rally championship Italy Piero Longhi Lancia Delta Integrale 16v
15 1993 Italian rally championship Italy Vanio Pasquali Ford Sierra Cosworth
16 1994 Italian rally championship Italy Giovanni Russo Renault Clio Williams
17 1995 Italian rally championship Italy Piero Liatti Subaru Impreza
18 1996 European Rally Championship[2]
Italian rally championship
Italy Andrea Dallavilla Toyota Celica GT
19 1997 European Rally Championship[2]
Italian rally championship
Italy Andrea Dallavilla Subaru Impreza
20 1998 European Rally Championship[2]
Italian rally championship
Italy Andrea Dallavilla Subaru Impreza
21 1999 European Rally Championship[2]
Italian rally championship
Italy Andrea Aghini Toyota Corolla WRC
22 2000 European Rally Championship[3]
Italian rally championship
Italy Piero Longhi Toyota Corolla WRC
23 2001 European Rally Championship[2]
Italian rally championship
Italy Gianluca Vita Renault Mégane Kit
24 2002 European Rally Championship[2]
Italian rally championship
Italy Maurizio Ferrecchi Peugeot 206 WRC
25 2003 European Rally Championship[2]
Italian rally championship
Italy Salvatore Riolo Toyota Corolla WRC
26 2004 Italian rally championship Italy Alessandro Battaglin Toyota Corolla WRC

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1st edition which was valid for the Italian championship
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Rally di Messina Roll of Honour". rallybase.nl. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "22º Rally Internazionale di Messina". rallybase.nl. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 

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