Piero Liatti

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Piero Liatti
Personal information
NationalityItaly Italian
Born (1962-03-07) 7 March 1962 (age 56)
Biella
World Rally Championship record
Active years1990–2004
Co-driverItaly Carlo Cassina
Italy Fabrizia Pons
Italy Alessandro Alessandrini
Italy Luciano Tedeschini
TeamsSubaru, Ford, SEAT, Hyundai
Championships0
Rally wins1
Podiums9
Stage wins72
Total points164
First rally1990 San Remo Rally
First win1997 Monte Carlo Rally
Last rally2004 Rally Sardinia

Piero Liatti (born 7 March 1962) is an Italian rally driver. His specialty was driving on tarmac rallies like Monte Carlo, Catalunya, Corsica and the San Remo Rally.

At the end of season 2017, Liatti is the last Italian driver to win a race in the World Rally Championship.[1]

Biography[edit]

His WRC career began as a private entrant, driving a Lancia Delta Integrale, then a Subaru Impreza. His exploits in the Subaru in 1994 caught the eye of the Prodrive Subaru team and he was signed by then for 1995 through to 1998. A year each with SEAT, Ford and Hyundai team followed before, in 2002 he found himself without a works drive. 2003 saw him return to the WRC, albeit as a private entrant in a Super 1600 class Peugeot 206.

The highlight of his career was in 1996 when he came 5th in the World Rally Championship with the Subaru 555 team gaining no less than 56 points. Other highlights were wins in the Sanremo rally in 1995 (although that year, the event was not a round of the WRC) and the Monte Carlo rally in 1997.

WRC results[edit]

Victories[edit]

 #  Event Season Co-driver Car
1 Monaco 65ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1997 Fabrizia Pons Subaru Impreza WRC 97

Results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1990 Piero Liatti Lancia Delta Integrale 16V MON POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA
5
CIV GBR 27th 8
1991 A.R.T. Engineering Lancia Delta Integrale 16V MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA
5
CIV ESP GBR 40th 4
1992 A.R.T. Engineering Lancia Delta Integrale 16V MON SWE POR KEN FRA
8
GRC NZL ARG FIN AUS
2
ITA
7
CIV ESP GBR 12th 22
1993 A.R.T. Engineering Subaru Legacy RS MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRC ARG NZL FIN AUS ITA
4
ESP GBR 24th 10
1994 A.R.T. Engineering Subaru Impreza 555 MON POR KEN FRA GRC ARG NZL FIN ITA
Ret
GBR - 0
1995 555 Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza 555 MON
8
SWE POR FRA
6
NZL AUS ESP
3
GBR 8th 21
1996 555 Subaru WRT Subaru Impreza 555 SWE
12
KEN
5
IDN
2
GRC
4
ARG
3
FIN
DNS
AUS
7
ITA
Ret
ESP
2
5th 56
1997 555 Subaru WRT Subaru Impreza WRC'97 MON
1
SWE KEN POR ESP
2
FRA
5
ARG GRC NZL FIN IDN ITA
2
AUS GBR
7
6th 24
1998 555 Subaru WRT Subaru Impreza WRC'98 MON
4
SWE
9
KEN
Ret
POR
6
ESP
Ret
FRA
3
ARG
6
GRC
6
NZL
6
FIN ITA
2
AUS
Ret
GBR 7th 17
1999 Seat Sport Seat Cordoba WRC MON
6
SWE KEN
Ret
POR
Ret
ESP
10
FRA
9
ARG
Ret
GRC
Ret
NZL FIN 23rd 1
Seat Cordoba WRC Evo2 CHN
Ret
ITA
Ret
AUS GBR
2000 Ford Motor Co Ltd Ford Focus RS WRC '00 MON SWE KEN POR ESP ARG GRC NZL FIN CYP FRA
6
ITA
Ret
AUS GBR 24th 1
2001 Hyundai Castrol WRT Hyundai Accent WRC MON
Ret
SWE POR - 0
Hyundai Accent WRC2 ESP
Ret
ARG CYP
Ret
GRC KEN FIN NZL ITA
Ret
FRA
8
AUS GBR
Ret
2003 Piero Liatti Peugeot 206 S1600 MON SWE TUR NZL ARG GRC CYP GER FIN AUS ITA
15
FRA ESP GBR - 0
2004 Piero Liatti Peugeot 206 S1600 MON SWE MEX NZL CYP GRE TUR ARG FIN GER JPN GBR ITA
Ret
FRA ESP AUS - 0

Summary[edit]

Liatti finished fifth in the 1996 World Rally Championship standings, his highest overall position during his WRC career. His car was paraded at the 2017 Ignition Festival of Motoring.
Year Team Starts Wins Podiums DNF's Points Rank
1990 Private 1 0 0 0 8 31st
1991 Private 1 0 0 0 4 46th
1992 Private 3 0 1 0 22 12th
1993 Private 1 0 0 0 10 26th
1994 Private 1 0 0 1 0 -
1995 Subaru 3 0 1 0 21 8th
1996 Subaru 8 0 2 1 56 5th
1997 Subaru 5 1 3 0 24 6th
1998 Subaru 11 0 2 3 17 7th
1999 Seat 9 0 0 6 1 23rd
2000 Ford 2 0 0 1 1 24th
2001 Hyundai 6 0 0 5 0 -
2003 Private 1 0 0 0 0 -
2004 Private 1 0 0 1 0 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "L'addio alle WRC e i 20 anni senza vittorie italiane" (in Italian). corrieredellosport.it. Retrieved 24 January 2018.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Robert Droogmans
European Rally Champion
1991
Succeeded by
Erwin Weber