Brian Moylan, a team mechanic, was dragged from his seat to sort the problem with no tools. Boxing Day Down Royal races [photos]. The driver David Joshi sustained serious injuries. By Sammy Hamill They are final events of the rally season and crews are queuing up to see out the year in a post-Christmas blow out. He demanded their rally road book to record a breach of traffic regulations — an offence which carried disqualification. He and the BMC team had spent a week in Gap, in the south of France, checking out the route — in effect, preparing pacenotes as they do today — but there was less snow than expected. Ireland Awards Search Go.

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Topical and political cartoons from Belfast Telegraph. Brian Moylan, a team mechanic, was dragged from his seat to sort the problem with no tools. He and the BMC loddon had spent a week in Gap, in the south of France, checking out the route — in effect, preparing pacenotes as they do today — but there was less snow than expected.

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Retrieved 20 January He began his racing career in the s and rose to fame as co-driver to Paddy Hopkirk. After miles and miles of mostly unreasonable roads, past Russian crowds who begged to be taken along into Poland, the final stage took them through Monaco. Raul Falin, chairman of AKKFinland’s sporting authority for motorsport and the raloy representative in the FIA, was quickly taken to a hospital but died from his injuries soon after. Yet Hopkirk still managed to keep pace with the Falcon of Ljunfeldt and the Saabs of the Carlssons, arriving in Monte Carlo with a second lead based on the ‘factor of performance’ — although he didn’t know it.


On the first stage of the Rally PortugalJoaquim Santos lost control of his Ford RS while trying to avoid spectators on the road, crashing into a crowd of spectators, killing three and injuring over thirty. Together, they won the Rallye de Monte-Carlo in He died on September 23, in a plane crash on the Ivory Coast with three others, his assistant Nigel Harris, the pilot and navigator, during the Bandama Rallye.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Rallyy and Privacy Policy. It took three days of day and night driving, Liddon taking spells at the wheel while Hopkirk slept, and they were sustained by a diet of Heinz self-heating soup and tins of Shippham’s Chicken Supreme supplemented by biscuits, chocolate and Lucozade.

This page was last edited on 17 Septemberat The fatal accidents of the Group B era resulted in its demise. Yves Serradori [nb 3]. And these are the days before the five-point harness, which is evident in this footage from Minsk.

Despite the bitter cold, the snow and the difficulty of navigating in Russia, Hopkirk and Liddon progressed safely down through Poland, Holland and Germany, rendezvousing with their BMC service team at predetermined points along the way, and on towards Reims before the all-important speed tests through the Alps. The driver David Joshi sustained serious injuries.

But it was the Mini which was to launch his career to a different level, his first association with the dinky car coming in January when he hfnry a cc Cooper to sixth place on the Monte. It was worth more than the prize money for winning the rally,” he explained.


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The format then was so different, too, with drivers choosing their starting points from cities like Oslo, Lisbon, Frankfurt or even Monte Carlo itself.

Digging the toolkit from the boot, Moylan used what he had, cleaned the start motor’s pinion, and off it rakly.

Retrieved 20 July They were stopped by the authorities who put Liddon to a breathalyzer test before realizing the Mini was right hand drive and stopped again for motoring the wrong way down a one-way street and were let off after telling a tale about being late for a funeral.

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Astonishingly, it later emerged that Hopkirk might never have won the rally but for his quick-thinking. Well-known fatalities involving officials, spectators and team members are also mentioned. Why was it liddno special? Among his teammates, Liddon counted some impressive and familiar names: Bad weather was deemed a factor in the crash.

However, hemry fatalities peaked inwhen five competitors died in the first three rallies of the season two during reconnaissance, two who were spectating having only done reconnaissance rakly the event, and only one as an active competitor. He was every PR man’s dream — and their worst nightmare. All had to complete a route of more than miles before converging on Reims in France for the final push to the Mediterranean.

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