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Category   SLOWLY
Year 1981
Group 2

 

 

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Yesterday : Henry TOIVONEN / Fred GALLAGHER - World Rally Championship 1981


In 1980, Henry TOIVONEN took part in fourteen rallies, including four WRC and four ERC rounds, at the wheel of a Talbot Sunbeam Lotus. He will finish nine rallies including three in first place – the RAC Rally, the Sanremo and the Arctic Rally.

In 1981, he took part in eleven rallies - including seven WRC and three ERC rounds - and finished five rallies: Monte-Carlo in fifth place, Arctic Rally in third place, Rally Portugal in second place just like the Pace Petroleum Welsh Rallysprint and the Sanremo.

Eric RALLET bought the old Sunbeam Lotus from the late René GOESEL. He entrusted it to the good care of two former Dess O'Dell team members: Jim Little for the chassis and Phil Davison for the engine. It has been brought up to the standards of the 1981 factory cars. A lot of work has been done on the chassis, the car has seen its wheelbase increased and the masses refocused thanks in particular to the repositioning of the engine. The car has been transformed. It will again be at the start of the Alsace Rallye Festival in the hands of its generous driver.

 

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