Jolly Club

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Jolly Club was an Italian racing team, which competed in the World Rally Championship and Formula 1, it was mainly connected to brands like Lancia and Alfa Romeo. It was created in 1957 in Milan by idea of Mario Angiolini,[1] the team won several championships. The team´s main sponsor was Totip so the cars used orange and green colors on their livery until the World Rally Championship 1996.

Carlos Sainz's and the Jolly Club team's 1993 Lancia Delta HF Integrale at the Lancia centenary celebrations in Turin in 2006.
Fiat 131 Abarth of Walter Rohrl, prepared by Jolly Club

Drivers[edit]

The team's most successful drivers were:

  • Alessandro Fiorio, 8 races and World Champion 4WD Group N with a Lancia Delta in 1987.
  • Dario Cerrato, 41 runs between the European Championships and Italian and European Champion in 1985 with a Lancia 037.
  • Miki Biasion, 32 races in World Championships and European Jolly Club and twice world rally champion with Martini Racing, also won the 1983 European Championship and the Italian Championship.

The team also competed in other drivers like: Roberto Businello, Arnaldo Cavallari, Sandro Munari, Lele Pinto, Amilcare Balestrieri, Tony Carello, Andrea Zanussi, Gianfranco Cunico,Tonino Tognana Italian Rally Champion 1982 with a Ferrari 308 GTB, Adartico Vudafieri, Italian Rally Champion in 1984 and Michele Rayneri, winner of Gr.B class in 1987 with the same car,the Lancia 037. Many others srivers run with Jolly Club Team. The Jolly Club one of the most important rally teams from Italy, because it lets a lot of young drivers run.

After a bankruptcy in 1997 the Jolly Club closed.

In 2007, the Jolly Club was reborn in Florence, Italy, with the good idea from an Italian gentleman driver Andrea Guidi. The Mark is registered from 2007 in all European Community and now the Jolly Club, is an organization, TV. Media and Team for the Motorsport Passion in all world.

Cars[edit]

Initially Jolly Club cars were mainly Alfa Romeos. Between 1957 and 1963 was used: Alfa Giulietta, TI Giulia Super, GTV 1.6, GTA 1.6. From 1963 team collaborated with Autodelta development and career preparation GT Junior, AM GT, Alfa GTV 2.5 and 75 T. That same year began partnership with Lancia and Fiat Fulvia 2C developing and the Lancia Stratos HF, the team continued his collaboration with Abarth to develop the Fiat 131 Abarth,

Lancia Rally, Ritmo, Fiat Uno Turbo, Delta S4 and Delta 4WD. Apart from the rally also developed Formula 1 cars, F2, F3 and Formula Junior, where the team won several times.

The team also collaborated with other brands like Ferrari and Porsche developing prototypes. The Jolly Club team was active in other areas of the world of motor racing developed and planned, planned and financed the young hopefuls, led to the sponsors on their investments, built race cars, engines, parts, etc.

WRC results[edit]

Season Driver Vehicle Victories Final position Constructors championship
Jolly Club
1993[2]  ESP Carlos Sainz Lancia Delta HF Integrale 8 / 0 8th 5th
 ITA Andrea Aghini 5 / 0 14th
 URU Gustavo Trelles 4 / 0 9th
1991[2]  FRA Didier Auriol Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 11 / 1 3rd -

WRC Results (Group B era)[edit]

Year Car Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Points
1983 Lancia 037 Italy Adartico Vudafieri MON SWE POR KEN FRA
3
GRC NZL ARG FIN ITA
Ret
CIV GBR 12th 20
Italy Miki Biasion MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN ITA
5
CIV GBR 21st 8
Italy Tonino Tognana MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN ITA
Ret
CIV GBR - 0
1984 Lancia 037 Italy Miki Biasion MON
6
SWE POR
4
KEN FRA
2
GRC
Ret
NZL ARG FIN ITA
3
CIV GBR 6th 43
Italy Adartico Vudafieri MON SWE POR KEN FRA
Ret
GRC NZL ARG FIN ITA
Ret
CIV GBR - 0
1985 Lancia 037 Italy Miki Biasion MON
9
SWE POR
2
KEN FRA
Ret
GRC NZL ARG FIN ITA
6
CIV GBR 12th 23
Italy Dario Cerrato MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN ITA
5
CIV GBR 25th 8
1986 Lancia Delta S4 Italy Dario Cerrato MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA
2[1]
GBR USA - 0
1 The results of the 1986 Rallye Sanremo were annulled by the FIA.

WRC Results (Group A era)[edit]

Year Car Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 WRC Points
1987 Lancia Delta HF 4WD Italy Alex Fiorio MON
12
SWE
20
POR
13
KEN FRA GRC
20
USA
11
NZL ARG FIN
11
CIV ITA
7
GBR 46th 4
Italy Vittorio Caneva MON
87
SWE
26
POR
Ret
KEN FRA GRC
Ret
USA NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA
13
GBR - 0
Sweden Mikael Ericsson MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC
Ret
USA NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA
8
GBR 10th 28
Argentina Jorge Recalde MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC USA
7
NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA GBR 9th 30
1988 Lancia Delta HF 4WD Italy Alex Fiorio MON
2
SWE
11
POR
2
KEN FRA GRC
3
USA
2
NZL ARG FIN
7
CIV ITA
2
GBR 3rd 76
France Yves Loubet MON SWE POR
3
KEN FRA GRC
Ret
USA NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA
Ret
GBR 10th* 28*
Italy Dario Cerrato MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC USA NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA
3
GBR 20th 12
1989 Lancia Delta Integrale Italy Alex Fiorio SWE MON
Ret
POR
3
KEN
10
FRA GRC
3
NZL ARG
2
FIN AUS
4
ITA
2
CIV GBR 2nd 65
Italy Dario Cerrato SWE MON
7
POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA
4
CIV GBR 23rd 14
Italy Paolo Andreucci SWE MON POR
8
KEN FRA GRE
Ret
NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV GBR 58th 3
1990 Lancia Delta Integrale 16v Italy Dario Cerrato MON
4
POR
4
KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA
4
CIV GBR 6th 30
Italy Alex Fiorio MON POR KEN FRA GRC
5
NZL ARG FIN
Ret
AUS ITA
8
CIV GBR 9th* 25*
France Didier Auriol MON POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV GBR
5
2nd* 95*
Belgium Robert Droogmans MON POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV GBR
10
64th 1
1991 Lancia Delta Integrale 16v France Didier Auriol MON
Ret
SWE
9
POR
2
KEN FRA
2
GRC
4
NZL
3
ARG
3
FIN
2
AUS
Ret
ITA
1
CIV ESP GBR
12
3rd 101
Italy Dario Cerrato MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA
3
CIV ESP GBR 19th 12
Italy Andrea Aghini MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA
5
CIV ESP
5
GBR 14th 16
Uruguay Gustavo Trelles MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV ESP
Ret
GBR 49th* 3*
1993 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Spain Carlos Sainz MON
14
SWE POR
Ret
KEN FRA
4
GRC
2
ARG
Ret
NZL
4
FIN AUS
Ret
ITA
Ret
ESP
Ret
GBR 8th 35
Italy Andrea Aghini MON
Ret
SWE POR
3
KEN FRA
Ret
GRC
4
ARG NZL FIN AUS ITA
Ret
ESP GBR 14th 22
Uruguay Gustavo Trelles MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC
5
ARG
4
NZL
7
FIN AUS ITA ESP
6
GBR 9th 28
Italy Dario Cerrato MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC ARG NZL FIN AUS ITA
Ret
ESP GBR - 0
1994 Ford Escort RS Cosworth Italy Gianfranco Cunico MON POR KEN FRA GRC ARG NZL FIN ITA
6
GBR 25th 6
United Kingdom Malcolm Wilson MON POR KEN FRA GRC ARG NZL FIN ITA
9
GBR 23rd 8
1996 Ford Escort RS Cosworth Italy Gianfranco Cunico SWE KEN IDN GRC ARG FIN AUS ITA
6
ESP 20th 6
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III Italy Piergiorgio Bedini SWE KEN IDN GRC ARG FIN AUS ITA
Ret
ESP - 0
1997 Ford Escort WRC Italy Gianfranco Cunico MON SWE KEN POR ESP FRA ARG GRE NZL FIN IDN ITA
Ret
AUS GBR - 0
1998 Ford Escort WRC Italy Gianfranco Cunico MON SWE KEN POR ESP FRA ARG GRE NZL FIN ITA
Ret
AUS GBR - 0
Italy Angelo Medeghini MON SWE KEN POR ESP FRA ARG GRE NZL FIN ITA
Ret
AUS GBR - 0
1999 Ford Escort WRC Italy Andrea Navarra MON SWE KEN POR ESP FRA ARG GRE NZL FIN CHN ITA
10
AUS GBR - 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jolly Club: that cold and misty winter evening". lanciarally037. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  2. ^ a b "1993 season data". Juwra.com. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 

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