Lancia in rallying

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Two times world rally champion, the Italian Miki Biasion and his Lancia Delta Integrale with the colors of Martini Racing

Italian manufacturer Lancia participated in top-level rallying until 1992, winning sixteen World Rally Championship titles.

History[edit]

Lancia has been very successful in motorsport over the years, and mostly in the arena of rallying. Prior to the forming of the World Rally Championship, Lancia took the final International Championship for Manufacturers title with the Fulvia in 1972. In the WRC, they remain the most statistically successful marque (despite having withdrawn at the end of the 1993 season), winning constructors' titles with the Stratos (1974, 1975 and 1976), the 037 (1983) and the Delta (six consecutive wins from 1987 to 1992). The Delta is also the most successful individual model designation ever to compete in rallying. All this gave Lancia a total of 11 championships over the years.

Juha Kankkunen and Miki Biasion both won two drivers' titles with the Delta. Among other drivers to take several World Rally Championship wins with Lancia were Markku Alén, Didier Auriol, Sandro Munari, Bernard Darniche, Walter Röhrl, Björn Waldegård and Henri Toivonen. The history of the brand in rallying is also tainted with tragedy, with deaths of Italian driver Attilio Bettega at the 1985 Tour de Corse in a Lancia 037 and then Finnish championship favourite Toivonen in a Lancia Delta S4 at the same rally exactly a year later. These deaths would eventually lead to the end of Group B rallying.

Martini Racing[edit]

In 1982, just as they had done one year previously with sports cars, Martini Racing signed with the works Lancia team, sponsoring the brand new Group B Lancia 037, with Attilio Bettega and Markku Alen as drivers.[1] The Lancia Martini partnership in the World Rally Championship was one of the company's longest, remaining until the end of the 1992 season, with several cars, including the Group B Delta S4 and Group A Delta Integrale winning events and titles with drivers such as Juha Kankkunen, Bruno Saby, Massimo Biasion and Didier Auriol. The Martini Lancia cars won the WRC Drivers' title in 1987 and 1991 with Kankkunen, and 1988 and 1989 with Biasion, as well as the Constructors' title with the 037 in 1983, and consecutively with the Group A Delta from 1987 to 1992. In 1993, Martini managed a smaller sponsorship program, restricted to the Italian Rally Championship with Italian rallyman Dario Cerrato.

WRC Results (Group B era)[edit]

Year Car Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Points WMC Points
1982 Lancia 037 Finland Markku Alén MON SWE POR KEN FRA
9
GRE
Ret
NZL BRA FIN
Ret
ITA
Ret
CIV GBR
4
21st 12 9th 25
Italy Attilio Bettega MON SWE POR KEN FRA
Ret
GRE NZL BRA FIN ITA CIV GBR - 0
Italy Adartico Vudafieri MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRE
Ret
NZL BRA FIN ITA CIV
Ret
GBR - 0
Italy Fabrizio Tabaton MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRE NZL BRA FIN ITA
Ret
CIV GBR - 0
1983 Lancia 037 Germany Walter Röhrl MON
1
SWE POR
3
KEN FRA
2
GRC
1
NZL
1
ARG FIN ITA
2
CIV GBR 2nd 102 1st 118
Finland Markku Alén MON
2
SWE POR
4
KEN FRA
1
GRC
2
NZL ARG
5
FIN
3
ITA
1
CIV GBR 3rd 100
France Jean-Claude Andruet MON
8
SWE POR KEN FRA
Ret
GRC NZL ARG FIN ITA CIV GBR 41st 3
Italy Adartico Vudafieri MON SWE POR
5
KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG
Ret
FIN ITA CIV GBR 12th* 20*
Italy Attilio Bettega MON SWE POR KEN FRA
4
GRC
5
NZL
3
ARG FIN ITA
3
CIV GBR 7th 42
Argentina Francisco Mayorga MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG
Ret
FIN ITA CIV GBR - 0
Finland Pentti Airikkala MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN
5
ITA CIV GBR 21st 8
1984 Lancia 037 Finland Markku Alén MON
8
SWE POR
2
KEN
4
FRA
1
GRC
3
NZL
2
ARG FIN
2
ITA
Ret
CIV GBR 3rd 90 2nd 108
France Jean-Claude Andruet MON
Ret
SWE POR KEN FRA
6
GRC NZL ARG FIN ITA CIV GBR 30th 6
Italy Attilio Bettega MON
5
SWE POR
3
KEN FRA
7
GRC
4
NZL ARG FIN ITA
2
CIV GBR 5th 49
Finland Henri Toivonen MON SWE POR
Ret
KEN FRA GRC
Ret
NZL ARG FIN
3
ITA CIV GBR 16th 12
Kenya Vic Preston Jr MON SWE POR KEN
6
FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN ITA CIV GBR 30th 6
1985 Lancia 037 Finland Markku Alén MON SWE POR KEN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GRC NZL ARG FIN
3
ITA
4
CIV GBR 7th 37 3rd 70
Finland Henri Toivonen MON
6
SWE POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN
4
ITA
3
CIV GBR 6th 48
Italy Attilio Bettega MON SWE POR KEN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GRC NZL ARG FIN ITA CIV GBR - 0
Kenya Vic Preston Jr MON SWE POR KEN
Ret
FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN ITA CIV GBR - 0
Lancia Delta S4 Finland Markku Alén GBR
2
- 0
Finland Henri Toivonen GBR
1
- 0
1986 Lancia Delta S4 Finland Markku Alén MON
Ret
SWE
2
POR
Ret
FRA
Ret
GRC
Ret
NZL
2
ARG
2
FIN
3
CIV ITA
1
GBR
2
USA
1
2nd 104 2nd 122
Finland Henri Toivonen MON
1
SWE
Ret
POR
Ret
KEN FRA
Ret
GRC NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA GBR USA 13th 20
Italy Miki Biasion MON
68
SWE POR
Ret
FRA
Ret
GRC
2
NZL
3
ARG
1
FIN CIV ITA
3
GBR USA 5th 47
Sweden Mikael Ericsson MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC
Ret
NZL
4
ARG FIN
5
CIV ITA GBR
Ret
USA - 0
Argentina Jorge Recalde MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG
4
FIN CIV ITA GBR USA 22nd 10
Sweden Kalle Grundel MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN
6
CIV ITA GBR USA 9th* 26*
Lancia 037 Finland Markku Alén KEN
3
Italy Miki Biasion KEN
Ret
Kenya Greg Criticos MON SWE POR KEN
9
FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA GBR USA 60th 2
Kenya Johnny Hellier MON SWE POR KEN
10
FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA GBR USA 70th 1
Kenya Vic Preston Jr MON SWE POR KEN
Ret
FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA GBR USA - 0

WRC Results (Group A era)[edit]

Year Car Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 WDC Points WMC Points
1987 Lancia Delta HF 4WD Finland Juha Kankkunen MON
2
SWE
3
POR
4
KEN FRA GRC
2
USA
1
NZL ARG FIN
5
CIV ITA GBR
1
1st 100 1st 140
Italy Miki Biasion MON
1
SWE POR
8
KEN FRA
3
GRC
7
USA
2
NZL ARG
1
FIN CIV ITA
1
GBR 2nd 94
Finland Markku Alén MON SWE
5
POR
1
KEN FRA GRE
1
USA
3
NZL ARG FIN
1
CIV ITA
Ret
GBR
5
3rd 88
France Bruno Saby MON
Ret
SWE POR KEN FRA
Ret
GRE USA NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA GBR - 0
Sweden Mikael Ericsson MON SWE
2
POR KEN FRA GRE USA NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA GBR
4
10th 28
Kenya Vic Preston jr MON SWE POR KEN
14
FRA GRE USA NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA GBR - 0
France Yves Loubet MON SWE POR KEN FRA
2
GRE USA NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA GBR 20th 15
Argentina Jorge Recalde MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRE USA NZL ARG
2
FIN CIV ITA GBR 9th* 30*
1988 Lancia Delta HF 4WD
Lancia Delta Integrale
Italy Miki Biasion MON
Ret
SWE POR
1
KEN
1
FRA GRC
1
USA
1
NZL ARG
2
FIN CIV ITA
1
GBR 1st 115 1st 140
France Bruno Saby MON
1
SWE POR KEN FRA
3
GRC USA NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA GBR 6th 32
France Yves Loubet MON
Ret
SWE POR KEN FRA
2
GRC USA NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA GBR 10th* 27*
Sweden Mikael Ericsson MON SWE
Ret
POR
Ret
KEN FRA GRC
2
USA NZL ARG FIN
2
CIV ITA GBR
Ret
8th 30
Finland Markku Alén MON SWE
1
POR
6
KEN FRA GRE
4
USA NZL ARG FIN
1
CIV ITA
4
GBR
1
2nd 86
Kenya Vic Preston jr MON SWE POR KEN
Ret
FRA GRC USA NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA GBR - 0
Argentina Jorge Recalde MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC USA NZL ARG
1
FIN CIV ITA GBR 9th* 27*
1989 Lancia Delta Integrale
Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
Italy Miki Biasion SWE MON
1
POR
1
KEN
1
FRA GRC
1
NZL ARG FIN
6
AUS ITA
1
CIV GBR 1st 106 1st 140
France Didier Auriol SWE MON
2
POR
Ret
KEN FRA
1
GRC
2
NZL ARG FIN
Ret
AUS ITA
Ret
CIV GBR 5th 50
France Bruno Saby SWE MON
3
POR KEN FRA
Ret
GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV GBR 25th 12
Finland Markku Alén SWE MON POR
2
KEN FRA GRE NZL ARG FIN
Ret
AUS
3
ITA CIV GBR 9th 27
Argentina Jorge Recalde SWE MON POR KEN
Ret
FRA GRC NZL ARG
3
FIN AUS ITA CIV GBR 15th* 20*
France Yves Loubet SWE MON POR KEN FRA
4
GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV GBR 29th 10
Sweden Mikael Ericsson SWE MON POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG
1
FIN AUS ITA CIV GBR 4th* 50*
1990 Lancia Delta Integrale 16V Italy Miki Biasion MON
3
POR
1
KEN
Ret
FRA GRC
3
NZL ARG
1
FIN AUS ITA
Ret
CIV GBR
3
4th 76 1st 137
Finland Juha Kankkunen MON
Ret
POR
3
KEN
2
FRA GRC
2
NZL ARG
Ret
FIN
5
AUS
1
ITA
2
CIV GBR
Ret
3rd 85
France Didier Auriol MON
1
POR
2
KEN FRA
1
GRC
Ret
NZL ARG
3
FIN
Ret
AUS
Ret
ITA
1
CIV GBR
5
2nd 95
Italy Alex Fiorio MON POR KEN
Ret
FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS
3
ITA CIV GBR 9th* 25*
France Yves Loubet MON POR KEN FRA
Ret
GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV GBR - 0
1991 Lancia Delta Integrale 16V Italy Miki Biasion MON
2
SWE POR
3
KEN
Ret
FRA GRC
3
NZL ARG
2
FIN AUS ITA
2
CIV ESP GBR
Ret
4th 69 1st 137
Finland Juha Kankkunen MON
5
SWE POR
4
KEN
1
FRA GRC
1
NZL
2
ARG
4
FIN
1
AUS
1
ITA
Ret
CIV ESP
2
GBR
1
1st 150
Argentina Jorge Recalde MON SWE POR KEN
3
FRA GRC NZL ARG
5
FIN AUS
8
ITA CIV ESP GBR 9th* 29*
France Bruno Saby MON SWE POR KEN FRA
Ret
GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV ESP GBR 33rd* 8*
France Yves Loubet MON SWE POR KEN FRA
6
GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV ESP GBR 33rd* 8*
1992 Lancia Delta Integrale HF Finland Juha Kankkunen MON
3
SWE POR
1
KEN
2
FRA GRC
2
NZL ARG FIN
2
AUS
2
ITA
2
CIV ESP
2
GBR
3
2nd 134 1st 140
France Didier Auriol MON
1
SWE POR
Ret
KEN FRA
1
GRC
1
NZL ARG
1
FIN
1
AUS
1
ITA
Ret
CIV ESP
10
GBR
Ret
3rd 121
Italy Andrea Aghini MON SWE POR
Ret
KEN FRA
6
GRE NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA
1
CIV ESP
3
GBR
10
7th 39
Sweden Björn Waldegård MON SWE POR KEN
Ret
FRA GRE NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV ESP GBR - 0
Argentina Jorge Recalde MON SWE POR KEN
3
FRA GRE NZL ARG
Ret
FIN AUS ITA CIV ESP GBR 10th* 28*
France Philippe Bugalski MON SWE POR KEN FRA
3
GRE NZL ARG FIN
9
AUS ITA CIV ESP GBR 13th* 22*

Titles[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]