LANCIA 037 RALLY ABARTH 

This is actually (after the Group 5 Montecarlo Turbo) the second evolution of the Beta Montecarlo. Again only the centre section of the road car was used with additional subframes for the front and rear suspension and a longitudinal 2L, 16V supercharged 4 cylinder engine.

After design started in 1980, homologation of (200 built) Lancia's new rally weapon in Group B was achieved per April 1st, 1982 and Lancia starts building 20 EVO1 cars (#301 - #320) for the FISA inspection end July 1982. The EVO2 (#400 - #420) was later homologated per January 1st, 1984.

All the chassis destined for rally use were just drawn from the stock and taken to the special production process. For the EVO1 some cars were also renumbered ( #302 = ex 005; #320 = ex #161; #318 = ex #176; #317 = ex #153 ). 

The rally version (Corsa) has 16" front and 18" rear wheels, the stradale 16" front and rear. The early rally version also still had a Weber carburettor.

The 1982 season would be seen as a test for contesting the 1983 season with a perfect car to win the World Rally Championship.

For a more extensive review of the development see: 
Development of the 037

 

Contents:

Development of the 037
 1982 rally season.  
 1983 rally season.
 1984 rally season
 1985 rally season
 1986 rally season
Group S ECV 1986-88    
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1982 Rally season.

For 1982 Markku Alen, Attillio Bettega and Adartico Vudafieri would be the factory Martini drivers and the season should be seen as a test season.

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1982 World Championship.

April 1-4 Costa Smeralda Rally Sardinia (EC)

Markku Alen/Illkka Kivimaki, no.1 Martini, TOY09061, chassis 319

Attillio Bettega/Maurizzio Perissinot, no.4, Martini, TOY07377, #156

Both cars retired, gear selection problems; 250 bhp carburettor.

Cesare Falco Bracco/Rosy Del Bueno, no. 36, red

As muletto Alen used chassis 320 and Bettega chassis 318 = ex 176 in March 1982

April 22-24 Elba (EC)

Adartico Vudafieri/Maurizzio Perissinot, no.1, Martini, TOY09061, chassis 319, 7th after gearbox troubles. As muletto chassis 318, TOY09060 was used.

May 6-8 Corsica World Championship debut (260 bhp)

Attillio Bettega/Maurizzio Perissinot, no.1, Martini, chassis 198?, A6.33089, crash from 3rd place, Bettega sustained 2 broken legs.

Markku Alen/Illkka Kivimaki, no.6, Martini, chassis 197?, A6.33088, 9th place.

Alen used chassis 156 as muletto.

May 20-22

 Rally 4 Regioni

(EC)

Andrea Zanussi/Arnaldo Bernacchini, no.2, Jolly Club Totip, TOY09061, #319, 4th place.

Cesare Falco Bracco / Antonio Martino, no.24, red, Volta, private car, crashed

TOY09060, #318 was used as muletto.

May 31- June 4

Acropolis

57 stages

Markku Alen/Illkka Kivimaki, no.2, Martini, chassis 197?, A6.33088,  retired after 34 stages, broken chassis.

Adartico Vudafieri/Arnaldo Bernacchini, no.8, Martini, chassis 161, A6.33104,  retired after 5 stages, compressor.

For testing in April A6.32926 was used. Alen used chassis 156 as muletto.

June 25-27

24 hrs Ypres(EC)

Andrea Zanussi/?Bernard Chenne, Jolly Club Totip, TOY09061, chassis 319, homologation troubles, allegedly over cooling system, retired head gasket.

Used TOY09062, #320 (ex 161) as muletto.

1-3 July 7. Rally Il Ciocco  (EC)

Adartico Vudafieri/Maurizio Perissinot, no.1, Martini, #304?, 3rd place

Fulvio Bacchelli/Spollon, Nordmende car, no.10, 6th place

Barbero/Mario Necco, 8th place

24-25 July Colline di Romagna Rally (nat.Championship)

Fulvio Bacchelli/Spollon, no.9, Nordmende car, accident, driver thrown from car through the roof.

Adartico Vudafieri/Maurizio Perissinot, no.1, Martini, TOY07377, #156

   

August 6-8 Madeira Wine Rally (EC)

Andrea Zanussi/Arnaldo Bernacchini, no.3, Jolly Club Totip, TOY09061,#319, now upgraded to EVO1, retired 10th stage, broken engine.

EVO1 newly homologated per 1.8: new injection, different compressor, lighter body shell, 975 kg, 304hp.

August 24-26 Halkidikis Rally (Greece) (EC)

Andrea Zanussi/Arnaldo Bernacchini, no.3, Jolly Club Totip; not the EVO1 but TOY09058, chassis 179, retired, broken glass from rear window cut engine belts. The later remedy was to cover the glass with plastic safety film. 

August 27

1000 Lakes (Finland)

Markku Alen/Illkka Kivimaki, no.2 without Martini-wording, chassis 317, plate TOY09059, 15" wheels and 310 bhp, retired stage 5, engine. 

EVO1 World Rally debut.

Some time before before Alen used TOX98907, #301 (still with pre-EVO body) for testing. Alen used Red chassis 318, TOY09060 in EVO1 specification as muletto.

Sept. 17 - 22

Tour de France (EC)

Adartico Vudafieri/Maurizzio Perissinot, no.3, Martini, TOY21248, chassis 303 (Osella built), retired near Lyon trough distributor failure.

Jean-Louis Clarr/Arnaldo Bernacchini, no.6, Martini, TOY09062, chassis 320, 3rd place.

Vudafieri used chassis 314 (Osella built) and Clarr chassis 317 (=ex 153) as muletto.

Andrea Zanussi did not start for his last chance of the European Championship as he was called up for National Service; he was replaced by Jean-Louis Clarr. Both cars had lots of distributor problems, the team changed a total of 5 units for both cars!

October 3 - 9 San Remo

(290 bhp)

Markku Alen/Illkka Kivimaki, no.2, Martini, chassis 317, TOY09059, 39 stages, engine failure.

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, no.10, Martini, TOY20776, chassis 314,  5 stages, accident.

Fulvio Bacchelli/Paolo Spollon or Giuseppe Volta?, no.20, Volta, Nordmende, ( private entry), CN532053, #132, 5 stages, accident.
 

Cesare Falco Bracco/Rosy Del Buono, no.30, Red, Ruote Nori, private car, Volta prepared, CN532264, #135, retired.
 

Alen used chassis 318 and Tabaton chassis 156 as muletto.

October 16

Pace National Rally (GB)

Markku Alen/Illkka Kivimaki, no.1, Martini, chassis 317, TOY09059, 1st place; First win!

The muletto used could be (proto) chassis 005, now rebuilt as chassis 302.

This rally was used as practice for the RAC Rally.

Oct 26-31

Ivory Coast Rally

Adartico Vudafieri/Maurizzio Perissinot, no.7, Martini, chassis 319, TOY09061, retired 2nd day, engine overheated.

Only 6 cars finished. 1050 kg, 270 bhp at 0.6 bar.

Nov 14

San Marino Rally (Italy)

Antonio Tognana/DeAntoni, no.8, Jolly Club run, white-Panasonic, TOY21248, #303; (formerly driving a Ferrari 308 GTB Gr.4 Rally), 1st place

Tabaton/Tedeschini, no.2,

First home win for the 037, Tognana leads the Italian Championship.

Nov 21-25 Lombard RAC Rally (GB)

Markku Alen/Illkka Kivimaki, no.3, chassis 320, TOY09062,  according to team manager Nino Russo had done 1 race before (Tour Auto), 4th place. 290 bhp.

Dec 10-12

Rally Valle D'Aosta

Tabaton/Tedeschini, Martini, no.2, 1st place

Antonio Tognana/DeAntoni, Jolly Club run, white-Panasonic, TOY21248, #303, 3rd place; Tognana 1982 Italian Rally Champion

Celesia, no.12, red, 4th place

Barnero-Mario Necco, Lancia Rally 037, 8th place

Lancia finished 9th in the World Championship for Makes.

Andrea Zanussi, despite not finishing the season for National Service, finished 3rd in the European Rally Championship using a Fiat Abarth 131 and as from the Rally 4 Regioni the new Lancia Rally 037.

Antonio Tognana/DeAntoni won the Italian Championship by using a 037 for the last 2 rallys.

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1983 Rally season.

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The target for the factory Martini Team was the 1983 World Championship for Makes. The Martini team used 11 of the Sergio Limone designed cars with Pirelli tyres.

 

For 1983 Lancia decided to support 5 Italian teams with cars:

Jolly Club /Totip, 3 cars: Carlo Capone, #178, (Italian Championship), Antonella Mandelli and Massimo Biasion (both for the European Championship).

Grifone / Wurth: Fabrizio Tabaton (Italian Championship) and Michele Cinotto/Sergio Cresto with R6 - sponsoring (for the European Championship), Gianfranco Cunico also did the European and Italian Championship with Wurth sponsoring.

1983 European Rally season

1983 World Rally Championship.

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Jan 22-26

Monte Carlo

Rally

Walter Rohrl/Christian Geistdorfer, no.1, TOY63865, chassis 305, 1st place

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.4, TOY63864, chassis 310, 2nd place

Jean Claude Andruet/"Biche", no.7, TOY63868, chassis 304, 8th place

All 3 new cars, 305 bhp, 15"Frt - 16"Rr on asphalt, the reverse on snow and ice.

Francois Seppaggi/Michel Neri, no.33, red/Bosch, Grifone car, GE891344, chassis 315, 9th place

Mar 1-6

Port Wine Rally of Portugal

Walter Rohrl/Christian Geistdorfer, no.2, TOY67909, chassis 180, 3rd place

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.4, TOY67908, chassis 160, 4th place

Adartico Vudafieri/Maurizio Perissinot (1981 EC champions), no.7, TOY67910, chassis 151, 5th place. All cars had the now homologated new oil pump system.

May 5-7

Tour de Corse

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.9, TOY88744, chassis 196, 1st place

Walter Rohrl/Christian Geistdorfer, no.5, TOY88745, chassis 174, 2nd place

Attillio Bettega/Maurizio Perissinot, no.14, TOY09061, ch.319,Martini, 4th place

Jean Claude Andruet/"Biche", no.1, TOY88743, #210, Martini, retired: engine

Adartico Vudafieri/Luigi Pirolo, no.11, Jolly Club/Benetton, MI81459S?, #145?, 3rd place

These 5 cars had 2 Litre, water injection and now 280-310 bhp

Francois Serpaggi/Emanuelli Donyso, no.19, private French entry, GE891344, chassis 315, accident 2nd stage

May 30/June2

Acropolis Rally

Walter Rohrl/Christian Geistdorfer, no.3, TOY63864, chassis 310, 1st place

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.7, TOY63865, chassis 305, 2nd place

Attillio Bettega/Maurizio Perissinot, no.15, TOY88743, chassis 210, 5th place

3 new Martini cars with dry-sumped gearbox

Michele Cinotto/Sergio Cresto, no.17, Grifone/R6: entry withdrawn

June 25-28

Sanyo Rally of New Zealand

Walter Rohrl/Christian Geistdorfer, no.1, TOYX98907, chassis 301, 1st place

Attillio Bettega/Maurizio Perissinot, no.4, TOY67910?, chassis 151?, 3rdplace

Both cars had titanium roll cages

Aug 1-6

Marlboro Rally of Argentina

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.7, #305?, 5th place

Adartico Vudafieri/Maurizio Perissinot, no.4, Martini, TOY88744, #196, rolled at speed on last day (SS15)

These were 2 ex-Acropolis cars with 300 bhp and fitted with harder rear-springs. A third car entry for Bettega should have been driven by Carlos Reutemann but was withdrawn

Francisco Mayorga/Martin Christie (Argentinian circuit racer), no.30, TOY09061, ch.319, stuck in the mud after 3 stages

Aug 26-28

Rally of the 1000 Lakes

Finland

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.2, TOYX98907, chassis 301, 3rd place

Pentti Airikkala/ Juha Piironen, no.5, TOY88743, chassis 210, 5th place

Hannu Valtaharju/M. Lammi, no.17, old Lancia practice car on loan for making Alen's ice notes on Monte Carlo, accident SS19

Oct 2-8

25th San Remo

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.6, TOYX98907, chassis 301, 1st place

Walter Rohrl/Christian Geistdorfer, no.2, TOY88745, chassis 174, 2nd place

Attillio Bettega/Maurizio Perissinot, no.9, TOY67910, chassis 151, 3rd place

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.18, Jolly Club/Totip,TOY70772, chassis 178, 5th place

Adartico Vudafieri/Luigi Pirolo, no.10, Jolly Club/Totip, TOY20776, chassis314, new car, accident SS50 (Passo di Ghimbegna)

Antonio Tognana/Massimo Di Antoni, no.20, Jolly Club/Benetton, MI814598, chassis 145, gearbox failure SS15 (Ulignano)

Fabrizio Tabaton/Tedeschini, no.16, Grifone/Wurth, TOY70773, chassis 169, accident SS27 (Murlo)

Andrea Zanussi/Sergio Cresto, no.12, new car, Maglioli prepared, Tre Gazzelle R6,  TOY70772?, #178?, accident SS53 (Oggia)

New camber angles as first in Argentine, homologated 1.7.1983

Repositioned shockabsorbers, homologated 1.10.1983

Carlo Capone and Michele Rayneri were using practice 037's for clearing the road on the third day!

Lancia wins the 1983 World Rally Championship for Manufacturers.

After the RAC rally (Nov 19-23) Hannu Mikkola (Audi Quattro) was confirmed as World Rally Champion.

Of 21 official Lancia Martini entries in 8 championship events there were only 2 retirements (1 engine, 1 accident)!

1983 WRC

WC Manufacturers Pts   WC Drivers Pts
1 Lancia 118   1 Mikkola 125
2 Audi 116   2 Rohrl 102
3 Opel 87   3 Alen 100
4 Nissan 52   5 Blomqvist 89
5 Renault 27   5 Mouton 53
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1983 European Rally Championship for drivers.

The European and Italian Championship was contested by the junior teams of Jolly Club (Totip) and Grifone (Wurth-car and R6-car), the French importer Chardonnet (Pioneer/Total) and the Volta prepared EVO1 TOY75887, #133 (Eminence).

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Feb 18/20

Costa Brava (E)

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.2, Jolly Club/Totip, 1st place

Antonella Mandelli/Tiziana Borghi, Jolly Club/Totip, no.6, excluded at start

Jean-Louis Clarr (French)/Patricia Trivero, no.5, TOY75887, #133, Michelin tyres, Volta/Eminence, pull out after missing service, SS6

The junior teams also used 3 practice cars. All cars had redesigned oiltanks and higher rev oilpump

Mar 3/5

Rally of Sicily

67e Targa Florio

Gianfranco Cunico/Ergy Bartolich, no.24, Grifone/Wurth,TOY70773, #169, 1st place

Carlo Capone/Gigi Pirollo, no.7, Jolly Club/Totip, TOY70772, #178, 2nd place

Michele Cinotto/Sergio Cresto, no.3, Grifone/R6, TOY70774, #189, 3rd place

Giovanni Alberti/Codognelli? Torregrossa,  no.27, private entry, Syntax,  PV526000, #309

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Wurth, no.2, TOY09060, #318, crashed

As a 'trailblazer' a red stradale was used, TOY00777, #100
 

Mar 11/13

Costa Blanca

RACE Rally (E)

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.2, Jolly Club/Totip, TOY70772, #178, 1st place

Antonella Mandelli/Tiziana Borghi, no.4, Jolly Club/Totip, crashed out

Mar 23/26

Costa Smeralda Rally (I)

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.1, Martini, retired compressor SS12

Attillio Bettega: ran Martini course car, no. B

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, Jolly Club/Totip/Fiat Ricambi, no.3, 1st place

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeshini, no.4, Grifone/Würth, TOY09060, #318, 2nd place

Gianfranco Cunico/Ergy Bartolich, Grifone/Wurth, no.16, 3rd place

Carlo Capone/Gigi Pirollo, Jolly Club/Totip/Fiat Ricambi, no.6, 4th place

Antonio Tognana/Massimo de Antonio, Jolly Club/Totip, no.8, 5th place

Michele Cinotto/Sergio Cresto, Grifone/R6 / Tre Gazzelle?, no.5, 6th place

Jean-Louis Clarr (French)/Patricia Trivero, Volta/Eminence, Michelin tyres, no.9, accident SS27

Gianmario Francone-Andrea Francone, Chieri Corse, Private car, black-Atvit, Gobbi tuning, Nr. 30, TOY42785, #138, Retired

Apr 1/5

Rothmans Circuit of Ireland

Pentti Airikkala/Juha Piironen, no.3, TOX98907, #301, white/Evening Herald, 310 bhp, accident SS46

Dessie McCartney/McFarland, Volta car, no.13, TIA2700, #124. retired engine SS47

Apr 8/10

Critérium Alpin - Behra

Jean-Louis Clarr/Patricia Trivero, no.3, Eminence, retired
May 12/15

Rally 4 Regione (I)

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.8, TOY63863, #307,  Jolly Club/Totip, 1st place

Andrea Zanussi/Paolo Spollon, no.2, TOY75888, #141,Volta/Eminence, ret.SS15 accident

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeshini, no.4, Grifone Wurth, retired

Michele Cinotto/Sergio Cresto, no.5, Tre Gazzelle R6, 3rd place

Carlo Capone/Gigi Pirollo, no.6, Jolly Club Totip, retired

Gianfranco Cunico/Ergy Bartolich, no.10, retired accident

Sivel/Saez (F), no.18, Grifone Wurth, retired

Giovanni Alberti/Ivano Albertazzi, no.26, Alberto Alberti, 11th

Jun 2/5

Rally della Lana (I)

Carlo Capone/Gigi Pirollo, no.7, Jolly Club/Totip, TOY70772, #178, 1st place

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.2, Jolly Club/Totip, TOY63863, #307, 2nd (1st according to Autosport magazine)

Gianfranco Cunico/Ergy Bartolich, Grifone-Wurth, no.11, TOY70773, #169, 3rd place

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeshini, Grifone-Wurth, Maglioli tuning, no.4, TOY09060, #318, 5th place

Michele Cinotto/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/R6, no.5, crashed SS12

Christian Blanc/Jo Bubloz, Lugano R.T., no.18, VD240947, #306, retired

Jun 24/26

24 hrs d'Ypres (B)

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.6, Jolly Club/Totip, 1st place

Jean Claude Andruet/Francoise Sappey, no.3, TOW09905, #313, Maglioli prepared car Chardonnet/Pioneer-Total, 2nd place

Andrea Zanussi/Paolo Spolon, no.2, Michelin, TOY75887, #133, Volta/Eminence, retired SS8  engine

Antonella Mandelli / Tiziana Borghi , no.10, Jolly Club/Totip, 18th

July 7/10

16. Int. Hunsrück Rallye
 

Andrea Zanussi/Arnaldo Bernacchini, no.2, Eminence, retired
Aug 5/7

Madeira Rally(P)

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.1, Jolly Club/Totip, 1st place

Antonella Mandelli/Tiziana Borghi, no.3 (6?), Jolly Club/Totip, 3rd place

Aug 22/25

Halkidikis Rally (GR)

Antonio Tognana/Massimo de Antonio, no.8, Jolly Club/white Totip, 1st place

Andrea Zanussi/Sergio Cresto, no.5, R6, 3rd place

"Micky" Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.6,  ?Jolly Club/Totip, TOY09058, #179, blown engine

'Melas'/Anastasios Hassapis, no.12, retired engine

Sep 2/4

Bianchi Rally (B)

Simon Everett/E. Borremans, no.3, Volta/Tuborgh, RE423653, #139, accident
Sep 19/23

42e Tour de France Auto

Bernard Darniche/Alain Mahe, no.1, Volta Chardonnet/Eminence, TOY75887, #133, 3rd place

Jacques Fossa/Bernard Meullenot, Imer, no.15, SI253722, #134, 5th place

Jean Claude Andruet/Michel Roissard (Francoise Sappey?), blue Pioneer/Total? car, no.3, 7235HX93, #313, engine failure - injection pump, SS1

Oct 2

Rally du Vin (CH)

Christian Blanc/Georges Bubloz, 3rd place
Oct 13/15

Rally d'Antibes (F)

Jean Claude Andruet/Michel Roissard (Francoise Sappey?), Chardonnet/Pioneer/Total car, no.4, 7235HX93, #313, accident, SS9; Ecuri Total, Andruet/Michel Roissard?

"Micky" Biasion/Siviero, Jolly Club/Totip, no.6, clutch failure

Oct 21/23

Cataluna Rally (E)

Adartico Vudafieri/Tiziano Siviero, no.2, Jolly Club, white Totip/Benetton, 1st place
Nov 10/12

San Marino Rally

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, Jolly Club/Totip, 1st place and EC Champion

Andrea Zanussi/Sergio Cresto, R6 ?, 2nd place

Gianfranco Cunico/Bartolich, Grifone/Wurth, accident 2nd day

Dec 7/11

Rally d'Aosta (I)

Gianfranco Cunico/Ergy Bartolich, no.4, Grifone-Wurth, 1st place

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, Jolly Club/Totip, no.3, 3rd place

Tabaton/Tedeschini, Grifone-Wurth, no.1, 2nd place

Massimo Biasion (I) wins the 1983 European Rally Championship for Drivers (510 pts).

Gianfranco Cunico 9th place (132 pts).

The 1983 Italian championship was also won by Massimo Biasion (381 pts), with Gianfranco Cunico (376 pts) second and Carlo Capone (23 pts) fourth.

In Germany Walter Rohrl/Christian Geistdorfer won the ADAC Rally (Sep 3/4) and came second on the ADAC Saarland Rally (Apr 8/10) with TOY09061, ch.319.

 

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1984 Rally season.

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The target for the factory Martini Team was the defence of the World Championship for Manufacturers, and not the Drivers. The EVO 2 was homologated on January 1 1984 with external a sharper cut-off at the back and a 2111 cc, 325 bhp engine.

It would be a difficult season competing with the 4 WD Audi Quattro and the new 4 WD Peugeot 205.

 

For 1984 Lancia also supported 3 Italian teams with cars:

Jolly Club /Totip: 2 cars Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero and Adartico Vudafieri/Luigi Pirollo.

Grifone / Olio Fiat: Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini (Italian Championship)

Tre Gazzelle / WEST: Carlo Capone/Sergio Cresto for 9 rounds of the European Championship

1984 European Rally season

1984 World Rally Championship.

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Jan 22-29

Monte Carlo

Rally

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.2, TOW67785, #416, Martini, 8th place

Attillio Bettega/Maurizio Perissinot, no.8, TOW67783, #414, Martini, 5th place

Jean Claude Andruet/Sergio Cresto, no.5, TOW67772, #404, Martini, excluded

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.9, TOW67773, #405, Jolly Club/Totip, 6th place

Mar 6-11

Port Wine Rally of Portugal

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.2, TOW67771, ch.403, Martini, 2nd place

Attillio Bettega/Maurizio Perissinot, no.5, TOW67775, ch.407, Martini, 3rd place

Henri Toivonen/Juha Piironen, no.10, TOW67770, ch.402, Martini, accident SS6

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.8, TOW67784, ch.415, Jolly Club/Totip, 4th place

Antonio Rodrigues/Cotter, no.19, TOY09060, #318, rented factory car in circuit specification, retired in asphalt stages although Lancia had offered parts for gravel stages.

April 19-23

Marlboro Safari Rally

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.7, TOW67787, ch.418, Martini, 4th place

Vic Preston Jnr/John Lyle, no.17, TOW67778, ch.409, Martini, 6th place

Greg Criticos/Marzio Kravros, no.20?, ch.165, ex factory RED EVO1,

For practice Alen used TOW67778, #409

May 3-6

Rothmans

Tour de Corse

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.5, TOW67785, ch.416, Martini, 1st place

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.9, TOW67784, #415, Jolly Club/Totip, 2nd place

Jean Claude Andruet/Martine Rick, Chardonnet/Total, no.11, 7235HX93, ch.313,6th place

Attillio Bettega/Sergio Cresto, no.1, TOW67783, #414, Martini, 7th place

Adartico Vudafieri/Gigi Pirollo, no.7, TOW67772, #404, Jolly Club/Totip, accident SS16

May 28/31

Acropolis Rally

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.2, TOW67771, ch.403, 3rd place

Attillio Bettega/Sergio Cresto, no.6, TOW67774, #406, Martini, 4th place

Henri Toivonen/Juha Piironen, no.11, TOW67770, ch.402, Martini, acc. SS25

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.9, TOW67784, ch.415, Jolly Club/Totip, retired driveshaft SS41

Carlo Capone/Paolo Spollon, no.15, TOW67787, ch.418, WEST, retired differential SS1

Melas/Ioánnis Halaris, ch.137, updated to EVO2

June 23-26

Sanyo Rally of New Zealand

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.6, TOW67772, ch.404, 2nd place

ex Monte Carlo and Corsica car

Aug 22/26

1000 Lakes Finland

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.2, TOW67785, ch.416, ex Corsica car, 2nd place

Henri Toivonen/Juha Piironen, no.10, TOW67776, ch.408, 3rd place

Sep 30/ Oct 5

San Remo Rally

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.1, new car 330bhp, 963kg, TOW67769, #401, retired engine SS28

Attillio Bettega/Maurizio Perissinot, no.4, TOW67775, #407, 2nd place

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.6, TOW67784, #415, Jolly Club/Totip, 3rd place

Adartico Vudafieri/Gigi Pirollo, no.7, TOW67779, #410, Jolly Club/Totip, accident SS20

Cunico/Max Sighedoni, no.9, Bologna Corse, TOY63867, #311, Volta/Goldie Italia, accident SS46

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, no.11, Grifone,  Olio Fiat/Canonica stickers but used Pirelli tyres, GE941679, #178, 4th place

'Ragastas'/Gozzi, no.29, Team Bora EVO1, retired

1984 WRC

WC Manufacturers Pts   WC Drivers Pts
1 Audi 120   1 Stig Blomqvist (Audi) 125
2 Lancia 108   2 Hannu Mikkola (Audi) 104
3 Peugeot 74   3 Markku Alen (Lancia) 90
4 Toyota 62   4 Ari Vatanen (Peugeot) 60
5 Renault 55   5 Attilio Bettega (Lancia) 49
6 Opel 48   6 Massimo Biasion (Lancia) 43
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1984 European Rally Championship for drivers.

The European and Italian Championship was contested by the junior teams of Jolly Club (Totip), Grifone (Olio Fiat) and the French importer Chardonnet (Pioneer/Total). The Volta/Eminence EVO1 car was used in practice for Bologna Corse Team with 'Tony' Fassina/Max Sghedoni and Gianfranco Cunico/Max Sghedoni in several rallys.

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Feb 3/4

Boucle de Spa (B)

Carlo Capone/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/WEST, no.4, TOW67782, #413, 1st place
Feb 16/19

Costa Brava (E)

Carlo Capone/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/WEST, no.2, TOW67782, #413, accident from lead, second leg SS1
Mar 10/11

Rally Circuit des Ardennes (B)

Simon Everett/Jamar, Volta/Rizla, no.4, TOY63867, #311, retired from 2nd place with a broken driveshaft. Not a ERC rally.
Mar 17/19

Costa Blanca Race Rally (E)

Carlo Capone/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.4, TOW67782, #413, 1st place
Mar 29/31

Rally of Sicily

68e Targa Florio

'Tony' Fassina/Max Sghedoni, Volta/Goldie Italia EVO1, no.2, TOY63867, #311, 1st place

Roberto Beretta/Francesca Pozzi, private EVO1, red, no.15, CO756151, #315, retired

Adartico Vudafieri/Gigi Pirollo, Jolly Club/Totip, no.1, EVO2, TOW67779, #410, retired throttle cable broken SS4

Mar 30/ Apr 1

Garriques Rally (F)

Jean Claude Andruet/Martine Rick, Chardonnet/TOTAL, no.5, 7235HX93, ch.313, 1st place

Gauthier, 'La Mare au Diable', TOW70500, #149

Apr 26/29

Costa Smeralda Rally (I)

Carlo Capone/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/WEST, no.4, TOW67782, #413,2nd place

Vittorio Carlino/Silvetti, Gomo-Clarion,  no.24, TOW49366, #314, 8th place

Attillio Bettega/Maurizio Perissinot, Martini, no.1, accident SS2, broken leg Perissinot

Adartico Vudafieri/Gigi Pirollo, Jolly Club/Totip, no.2, EVO2, blown engine near end

'Tony' Fassina/Max Sghedoni, Volta/Goldie Italia EVO1, no.3, retired engine

May 12/13

Zlatni Piassatzi (Bulgaria)

Carlo Capone/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/WEST, no.3, 1st place
Jun 7/9

Elba Rally (I)

Gianfranco Cunico/Max Sghedoni, Volta/Goldie Italia, no.6, EVO1, TOY63867, #311, 1st place

Adartico Vudafieri/Gigi Pirollo, Jolly Club/Totip, no.1, EVO2, TOW67779, #410, 4th place

Jun 28-30

7º Rally Internazionale della Lana  (I)
 

Adartico Vudafieri/Gigi Pirollo, Jolly Club/Totip, no.1, 1st place

Gianfranco Cunico/Max Sghedoni, Bologna Corse/Goldie Italia, no.3, 3rd place

Gianluigi Serena/Amerio, no.22, 5th place

Jun 29/Jul 1

24 hrs d'Ypres (B)

Jean Claude Andruet/Martine Rick, Chardonnet/TOTAL, no.4, 7235HX93, ch.313, 2nd place but excluded for illegal wheel change.

Carlo Capone/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/WEST, no.2, finished 4th, after protest 3rd

Aug 3/5

Madeira Rally(P)

Carlo Capone/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/WEST, no.2, accident SS2

Antonella Mandelli/T. Borghi, Jolly Club/Totip, no.5, 3rd place

Jon Woodner/Ronan Morgan, no.3, Michelin tyres, retired

Aug 20/23

Halkidikis Rally (GR)

Carlo Capone/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/WEST, no.3, 1st place

'Melas'/Ioánnis Halaris, 7th place

Aug 30-Sep 2

5º Rally Piancavallo (I)
 

Adartico Vudafieri/Gigi Pirollo, Jolly Club/Totip, no.1, 1st place

Gianfranco Cunico/Max Sghedoni, Bologna Corse/Goldie Italia, no.3, 2nd place

'Pau' Baggio/Flavio Zanella, Jolly Club, no.11, 3rd place

Sep 26/30

Cyprus Rally

Carlo Capone/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/WEST, no.3, retired engine
Sep 23/30

Tour de France

Jean Claude Andruet/Annick Peuvergne, Chardonnet/TOTAL, no.5, ch.313, 2nd place
Oct 11/14

Rally d'Antibes (F)

Carlo Capone/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/WEST, no.6, TOW67782, #413, 1st place
Oct 26/28

Cataluna Rally (E)

Juane Pons/Francesc Grané, Escudería Baix Empordá, no.16, 4th place

Antonella Mandelli/T. Borghi, Jolly Club/Totip, no.5, 5th place

Nov 9/11

San Marino Rally

Adartico Vudafieri/Gigi Pirollo, Jolly Club/Totip, EVO2, no.2, 1st place (and Italian Champion)

Attillio Bettega/Maurizio Perissinot, Martini, no.1, 3rd place

Nov 24/25

Rally du Var (F)

Not a ERC rally.

Jean Claude Andruet/Annick Peuvergne, Chardonnet/TOTAL, no.4, ch.313, 1st place

D. Gauthier/F. Gauthier, 4th place

1984 EC

1 Carlo Capone 428   Lancia 037
2 Henri Toivonen 369   Porsche
3 Harald Demuth 245   Audi Quattro
4 Salvador Servia 192   Opel Manta 400
5 Adartico Vudafieri 189   Lancia 037
14 Jean Claude Andruet 120   Lancia 037
29 Antonella Mandelli 72   Lancia 037

 

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1985 Rally season.

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At the annual press conference in December 1984 Lancia unveiled the DELTA S4, their latest rally-creation. It was expected to enter the World Rally Championship from the 1000-Lakes (end of August) onwards. Up to then the Martini 037 Rally will be used for a limited number of rallys. Updated now with wider rear wheels and 340bhp.

It would again be a difficult season competing with the 4 WD Audi Quattro and the 4 WD Peugeot 205, but the priority for Lancia was developing the Delta S4 to beat the other 4WD makes.

Martini Factory cars: Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, Henri Toivonen/Juha Piironen, Attillio Bettega/Maurizio Perissinot

For 1985 Lancia supported 3 Italian teams with cars:

Jolly Club / Totip: 2 cars Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, Dario Cerrato/Giuseppe Cerri

Grifone / Esso: Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini

Tre Gazzelle / WEST: Attillio Bettega and Andrea Zanussi/Sergio Cresto, Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci for the European Championship

Tre Gazzelle / Bastos: Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders-Eddy Symens (TOY88745, ch.172)

In the Spanish Championship a Rothmans backed car was run for Salvador Servia/Jorge Sabater

1985 European Rally season

1985 World Rally Championship.

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Jan 25- Feb 1

Monte Carlo

Rally

Henri Toivonen/Juha Piironen, no.4, Martini, new car, TO09006D, ch.216, 6th place

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.5, TOW67783, #414, Jolly Club/Totip, 9th place

Dominique Gauthier/Marie-Christine Lallemont, no.16, TOW70500, #149, retired

Mar 6-9

Port Wine Rally of Portugal

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.4, TOW52181, ch.196, Jolly Club/Totip, 2nd place
April 4/8

Marlboro Safari Rally

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.9, TO09011D, ch.220, Martini, retired engine TC15

Attillio Bettega/Maurizio Perissinot?, no.8, TO09009D, ch.187, Martini, retired engine

Vic Preston Jnr/John Lyle?, no.15, TO09012D, ch.164, Martini, retired electrical TC66

Greg Critikos/Marzio Kravos, no.20?, KWD497,private car, white, Inter-Continental Hotels

All Martini cars were new and had 325bhp.

May 2/4

Rothmans

Tour de Corse

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.1, new TO09005D, #172, Martini, withdrew after SS4

Attillio Bettega/Maurizio Perissinot, no.4, TO09006D, #216, Martini, 2.5,fatal accident SS4

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.7, new TO09007D, #202, Jolly Club/Totip, withdrew SS4

De Castelli-Bigot, no.31, Le Colisee, 4314RT74, #129, retired
 

May 27/30

Acropolis Rally

Andrea Zanussi/Sergio Cresto, no.7, TOW67788, ch.419, Tre Gazzelle/West, retired accelerator cable SS30

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci, no.10, ch.407, Tre Gazzelle/West, retired brakes SS37

Melas, ch.409, private EVO2 built to Safari spec, with Momo sponsoring. This was TOW67777, Alen practice car 1984 Safari and Bettega practice car 1984 Acropolis. It was then used as Pirelli tyre-testing car for Alen and sold to Greece 10.1984

Aug 21/25

1000 Lakes Finland

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.2, Martini, ex Portugal 1983 car, 3rd place

Henri Toivonen/Juha Piironen, no.5, Martini, TO09010D, #201, ex Costa Smeralda 1985, 4th place

The car of Toivonen was actually the car in which he had his heavy crash, in the Costa Smeralda Rally in April, and sustained back injuries. It was rebuilt with a new rear-subframe.

Sep 29/ Oct 5

San Remo Rally

+CIR

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.6, Martini, TO Y67908, #160, 4th place

Henri Toivonen/Juha Piironen, no.1, Martini, TO09010D, #201, same car as 1000-Lakes, 3rd place

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.4, Jolly Club/Totip, 6th place

Dario Cerrato/Guiseppe Cerri, no.8, Jolly Club/Totip, TO30683D, #198, 5th place

Dall'Olio/Scalvini, no.32

Nov 23/28

Lombard RAC Rally

Henri Toivonen/Neil Wilson, Martini Delta S4, no.6, A6 37353, ch.202, 1st place

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, Martini Delta S4, no.3, A6 37352, ch.201, 2nd place

This was the debut World Rally Championship win for the new Delta S4, 430bhp.

 

1985 WRC

WC Manufacturers Pts   WC Drivers Pts
1 Peugeot 142   1 Timo Salonen(Peugeot) 127
2 Audi 126   2 Stig Blomqvist(Audi) 75
3 Lancia 70   5 Henri Toivonen(Lancia) 48
4 Nissan 56   7 Markku Alen (Lancia) 37
5 Toyota 44   11 Miki Biassion(Lancia) 23
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1985 European Rally Championship for drivers.

The European Championship was contested by the junior teams of Jolly Club (Totip), Grifone (Esso) and Tre-Gazzelle/West as well as by Snyders (Bastos) and Servia (Rothmans). The Volta, now EVO2, car TOY75887 was hired out to Tre Gazzelle in the Costa Esmeralda for practice with Preston/Lyle and took 4th place in the Liburna with Aghini/Lampugnale.

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Feb 8/10

Boucle de Spa (B)

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, no.5, TOY88745, chassis 174, Bastos, retired electrics
Feb 21/24

Costa Brava (E)

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.1, Jolly Club/Totip, TOW67783, #414, 1st place

Dario Cerrato/Giusppe Cerri, no.7, Jolly Club/Totip, TOW67780, #411,  2nd place

Salvador Servia/Jorge Sabater, no.4, Jolly Club prepared/Rothmans, 2-M-3343-P, 3rd place

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci, no.6, Tre Gazzelle/West, 4th place

Atillio Bettega/Cresto, no.2, Tre Gazzelle/West, accident SS2

Mar 16/17

Ciocco Rally (I)

Gianfranco Cunico/Pierangelo Scalvini, no.1, Jolly Club/TamAuto, 1st place

Dall'Olio-Loris Roggia, Private car, 4th place

Alberti-Rossi, Alberto Alberti, 11th place

Giacomo Bossini-Ugo Pasotti, Mirabella 1000 Miles/Brixia, Retired

Mar 22/24

Costa Blanca

Race Rally (E)

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, Jolly Club/Totip, no.1, TOW67784, #415, 1st place

Salvador Servia/Jorge Sabater, Jolly Club prepared/Rothmans, no.3, 2.M.3343.P, 2nd place

Dario Cerrato/Giusppe Cerri, Jolly Club/Totip, no.8, 3rd place

Andrea Zanussi/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.10, 4th place

?? Zanini-Autet, Jolly Club Seven Up, 6th place

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.6, TOW67786, #417, accident

Mar 28/31

Garriques Rally (F)

Patrick Snyers/Eddy Symens, no.5, Bastos, Tre Gazzelle, 4th place
Apr 17/20

Costa Smeralda Rally (I)

Dario Cerrato/Giusppe Cerri, Jolly Club/Totip, no.6, 1st place

Attillio Bettega/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.3, 2nd place

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Esso, no.8, TO30684D, ch. 205, 3rd place

Vic Preston Jnr/John Lyle, no.9, TOW67776, #408, red Tre Gazzelle-Volta, Arancione  4th place

Vittorio Carlino/Luigi dal Bard, private car, Volta, no.22, 5th place

Massimo Cellino/Alessio Bellisai, private car, Starter, no.32, Around 20th place

Henri Toivonen/Juha Piironen, no.1, Martini, TO09010D, #201, accident, broken vertebrae Toivonen

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.7, retired - head gasket

May 11/12

Zlatni Piassatzi (Bulgaria)

Dario Cerrato/Giusppe Cerri, Jolly Club/Totip, 1st place
May 17/19

Haspengouw Rally(B)

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, no.1 (3?), TOY88745, chassis 174, Bastos, 1st place
May 23/25

Elba Rally (I)

Dario Cerrato/Giusppe Cerri, Jolly Club/Totip, no.3, TO30683D, #198, 1st place

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, Jolly Club/Totip, no.1, TO09007D, #202, 2nd place

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Esso, no.5, TO30684D, #205, 3rd place

Nicola Busseni/Daniela Ciocca, Taxi, no.18, TO20483D, #090, 5th place

Maggi/Ercole, Savio, no.23, retired

Egizii/Nieri, Volta/Bardi, no.9, accident from 6th

Lugli/?, private car, accident

Jun 15/16

Corte Ingles Rally (E)

Salvador Servia/Jorge Sabater, Jolly Club prepared/Rothmans, 2nd place
Jun 28/30

24 hrs d'Ypres (B)

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders,Bastos, no.2, TOY88745, #174, 4th place

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.6, TOW67786?, 6th place

Andrea Zanussi/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.4, TO09008D, #214, differential broken on last stage

Jul 3-6

Targa Florio (I)

Dario Cerrato/Giusppe Cerri, Jolly Club/Totip, no.2, ?TOW67783, 1st place

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Esso, no.3, TO30684D, ch. 205, 2nd place

Gianfranci Cunico/Piercarlo Scalvini, STARTER, no.4, TOW67780, #411, retired?

Dall'Olio/Cassina, STARTER, no.16, TOW67773, #405, retired?
 

Jul 11/14

Hunsruck Rally (D)

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.2, TOW67772,- #404, 7th place

Andrea Zanussi/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.4, retired, engine on 2nd day.

No West sponsoring on the cars.

Aug 3/4

Madeira Wine Rally(P)

Salvador Servia/Jorge Sabater, Jolly Club prepared/Rothmans, no.1, 1st place

Andrea Zanussi/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.2, 2nd place, despite broken throttle-cable on last stage, operated by hand to finish!

Dario Cerrato/Giusppe Cerri, Jolly Club/Totip, no.3, 3rd place

Harri Toivonen/Cedric Wrede, Tre Gazzelle/West, retired transmission

Aug 23

Halkidikis Rally (GR)

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, Jolly Club/Totip, no.1, 1st place

Andrea Zanussi/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.5, 2nd place

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.7, 3rd place

'Melas'/Iórgos Mantzagriotis, no.18, 10th place

Aug 30/31

6º Rally Piancavallo (I)
 

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Esso, no1, 1st place

Gianfranco Cunico/Pierangelo Scalvini, TamAuto, no.5, retired electrics

Paolo Baggio/Flavio Zanella, no.7, retired gearbox

Massimo Lugli/Enrico Santini, no.23, retired brakes

Tiziano/Condotta, private car, no.26, retired electrics

Sep 6/8

Bianchi Rally (B)

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, no.2, Bastos, 1st place
Sep 20/22

Cyprus Rally

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci, no.5, Tre Gazzelle/West, 1st place

Andrea Zanussi/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/West, retired gearbox

Sep 20/22

Asturias Rally (E)

Salvador Servia/Jorge Sabater, Jolly Club prepared/Rothmans, no.1, 1st place
Sep

Tour de France

Maurice Chomat/Breton, Volta/Total, No.10, 3rd place
Sep 24

Rally Du Vin (Valais) (CH)

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, no.2, Bastos, 1st place
Oct 17/20

Rally d'Antibes (F)

Andrea Zanussi/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.3, TO09008D, #214, 1st place

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.5, TOW67785, #416, 4th place

Oct 25/27

Cataluna Rally (E)

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Esso, no.5, TO30684D, ch. 205, 1st place

Andrea Zanussi/Sergio Cresto, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.6, TO09008D, #214, 2nd place

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.4, TOW67785, #416, 4th place

Henri Toivonen/Juha Piironen, Martini, no.1, accident SS3

Salvador Servia/Jorge Sabater, Jolly Club prepared/Rothmans, no.2, blown engine SS1

Nov 9

San Marino Rally

Ercolani-Roggia, San Marino/Volta, 1st place

Salvador Servia/Jorge Sabater, Jolly Club prepared/Rothmans, 2nd place, 2M3343P

Pregliasco-Cianci, Tre Gazzelle West, retired SS5 half shaft

Busseni-Ciocca, Star Racing/Piombanti-lillo, accident SS17, TO20483D, #090?

Nov

Rally du Var (F)

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci, no.3, Tre Gazzelle/West, 5th place

J. Pierre Jarrier/M. Roisard, no.10, Chardonnet, no finish

1985 EC

1 Dario Cerrato 409 Lancia 037
2 Fabrizio Tabaton 264 Lancia 037
3 Salvador Servia 261 Lancia 037
4 Mauro Pregliasco 254 Lancia 037
5 Andrea Zanussi 250 Lancia 037
6 Massimo Biasion 245 Lancia 037
13 Patrick Snyers 170 Lancia 037

Patrick Snyers clinched his 3rd successive Belgian Championship with a win at the Bianchi Rally on Sep 6/8

Salvador Servia clinched the Spanish Championship with a win at the San Froilan Rally on Oct 12/13

Fabrizio Tabaton won the Italian Rally Championship

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1986 Rally season.

The DELTA S4, the most expensive investment Lancia had made in a rally machine, would be the Lancia Martini factory weapon for the World Rally Championship, the proven Martini Rally 037 will only be used for the Safari Rally.

It would again be a difficult season competing with the 4 WD Peugeot 205and the 4 WD Audi Quattro. The Delta S4 had around 425 bhp - 45 m/kg and a weight of around 1000 kg. The factory used Pirelli tyres.

After the tragic Toivonen/Cresta accident in the Tour de Corse on May 2 1986 the FIA banned the Group B cars for the 1987 WRC season and stopped further evolution models immediately. Audi Sport withdraw from the WRC after the Tour de Corse.

 

Martini Factory cars: Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, Henri Toivonen/Sergio Cresto, Miki Biasion/Tiziano Siviero

For 1986 Lancia supported again 3 Italian teams with cars:

Jolly Club : 2 cars, Salvador Servia/Jordi Sabater (Bendix) Rally 037  and Dario Cerrato/Giuseppe Cerri (Totip), Delta S4

Grifone / Esso: Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Delta S4

Tre Gazzelle / Bastos: Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, Rally 037 Delta S4

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci Rally 037 ex works

1986 European Rally season

1986 World Rally Championship.

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Jan 18-25

Monte Carlo

Rally (MC)

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.3, Martini, retired engine SS16

Henri Toivonen/Sergio Cresto, no.7, Martini, 1st place

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.9, Martini, crash SS31

Salvador Servia/Jordi Sabater, no.12, TOY67908, #160, Rally 037, 7th place

Feb 14-16

Swedish Rally (S)

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.3, Martini, 2nd place

Henri Toivonen/Sergio Cresto, no.5, Martini, retired valve problem SS12

Mar 5/8

Port Wine Rally of Portugal (P)

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.2, Martini

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.5, Martini

Henri Toivonen/Sergio Cresto, no.8, Martini

Carlos Bica/Cândido Júnior, no.18, CJ457, #196, Rally 037, 2nd place

All works teams /drivers withdraw after fatal accident to spectators on SS4.

Mar 28/April 2

Marlboro Safari Rally (EAK)

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.3, TOW67768, ch.400, Martini, Rally 037, 3rd place

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.4, TO24958E (re-plated TO09007D), ch.202, Martini, Rally 037, retired head gasket TC36

Vic Preston Jnr/John Lyle, no.14, TOW67779, ch.410, Martini, Rally 037, retired accident TC28

Greg Criticos/Marzio Kravos, no.20, KWD497, ch.165, white, private entry, Rally 037, 9th place

John Hellier/David Williamson, no.27, KYK 328 or KXK328, red, private car from Associated Vehicle Assemblers in Mombassa, Rally 037, 10th place

Both private cars of Criticos and Hellier were nominated as official drivers by Cesare Fiorio. The works cars had steel wheels.

During testing early February, Biasion destroyed ch.187 in an 170 kph end-over-end crash. The redesigning of the front roof pillars after Bettega's fatal Corsica accident in 1985 helped saving the crew from injuries.

Vic Preston's car contested the Kenya National Championship as a round-the-year development program.

May 1/3

Rothmans

Tour de Corse (F)

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.1, Martini

Henri Toivonen/Sergio Cresto, no.4, Martini

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.6, Martini

Izé De Castelli/'Marquetou', no.27, 037EL2A, #129, red, Rally 037,retired

The Lancia Team withdraw after accident on 2nd day, SS18, killed Toivonen and Cresto

June 2/4

Acropolis Rally (GR)

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.1, ch.206, TO76794E, Martini, retired engine SS44

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.6, Martini, 2nd place

Mikael Ericsson/Claes Billstam, no.11, Martini, retired suspension SS18

'Melas'/Iórgos Mantzagriotis, no.30, 13th place

July 5/8

AWA Clarion Rally of New Zealand (NZ)

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.2, ch.222, TO90679E, Martini, 2nd place

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.?, ch.224, TO90681E, Martini, 3rd place

Mikael Ericsson/Claes Billstam, no.6, ch.206, TO76794E, Martini, 4th place

Aug 4/7

Marlboro Rally of Argentina (RA)

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.3, ch.223, TO90680E, Martini, 2nd place

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.5, ch.209, TO73073E, Martini, 1st place

Jorge Recalde/Jorge Del Buono, no.6, ch.204, TO77890E, Martini, 4th place

Sep 2-5

1000 Lakes Finland(SF)

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.2, ch.224, TO90681E, Martini, 3rd place

Kalle Grundel/Benny Melander, no.4, ch.223, TO90680E,Martini, 6th place

Mikael Ericsson/Claes Billstam, no.7, ch.206, TO76794E, Martini, 5th place

Oct 12-18

San Remo Rally (I)

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.3, new car, Martini, 1st place

Massimo Biasion/Tiziano Siviero, no.5, new car, ch.226, TO19737F, Martini, 3rd place

Dario Cerrato/Guiseppe Cerri, no.8, Jolly Club/Totip, 2nd place

Riccardo Trombi/Alessio Nieri, no.26, Serchio Corse, Rally 037

Stefano Rosina/Dario Paglia, no.38, Balestrero, Rally 037, TOW67780, #411

Fabrizio Tabaton, Michelin tyres, Esso, ran a few stages (6) for film work.

Nov 16-19

Lombard RAC Rally

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.3, ch.226, TO19737F, Martini, 2nd place

Mikael Ericsson/Claes Billstam, no.9, ch.206, TO76794E, Martini, turbo failure SS44

Dec. 4-7

Olympus Rally

Washington State (USA)

Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki, no.2, Martini, 1st place

Paolo Alessandrini/Alessandro Alessandrini, no.11, ch.223, TO90680E, Roncaglia OPR, 6th place

Bassa/Sabater, Rally 037, no.13, was also on the entry list

Markku Alen was now leading the Drivers Championship (124 pts), but the final positions had to wait for the FISA to rule on a protest from Peugeot after its exclusion mid-way the San Remo Rally.

On December 1986 the FISA scrapped the results of the San Remo, so Juha Kankkunen is the 1986 Driver Champion!

1986 WRC

WC Manufacturers Pts   WC Drivers Pts
1 Peugeot 137   1 Juha Kankkunen(Peugeot) 118
2 Lancia 122   2 Markku Alen (Lancia, S4, 037) 104
3 Volkswagen 65   5 Miki Biassion(Lancia, S4) 47
4 Audi 29   16 Carlos Bica(Lancia, 037) 15
5 Ford 24   45 Greg Criticos(Lancia, 037) 2

The ban on Group B and the proposed Group S cars for 1987 meant that Lancia would compete in the 1987 WRC with the new Delta HF 4WD Group A car. The 2 L turbo with intercooler would have 230 bhp and 5000 cars had to be made for homologation.

The cancellation of Group S was a big and expensive blow to Lancia. They had a car ready, officially known as Fiat Experimental Composite Vehicle, ECV. The totally carbon fibre car, from wheel rims to roof, had a specially designed Triflux engine with twin turbochargers providing 600 bhp. However this car had been further developed into the ECV2 (1988), with a changed body and boosting even more bhp, this car is now in the Lancia Collection in Turin.

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ECV, 1986 Group S

Triflux 16V, 1759 cc

ECV 2, 1988

 

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1986 European Rally Championship for drivers.

The European Championship was contested by the junior teams of Jolly Club (Totip/Bendix), Grifone (Esso) and Tre-Gazzelle/West/Bastos.

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Feb 8/9

Boucle de Spa (B)

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, Tre Gazzelle/Bastos, no.1, TOY88745, #174, Rally 037; could not restart engine on second day (while leading).
Feb 20/22

Costa Brava (E)

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Esso, Delta S4, 1st place

Salvador Servia/Jorge Sabater, Jolly Club/Bendix, no.3, 2M5511P, Rally 037, 3rd place

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci, Tre Gazzelle/West, no.2, Rally 037, ex works car still in Martini livery, 4th place

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, Tre Gazzelle/Bastos, no.7, Rally 037, retired engine SS1

Mar 21/23

Costa Blanca

RACE Rally (E)

Salvador Servia/Jorge Sabater, Jolly Club/Bendix, no.2, Rally 037, 1st place

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci, Tre Gazzelle/tako, no.4, Rally 037, 2nd place

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, Tre Gazzelle/Bastos, Rally 037, 3rd place

Mauro Panontin/M. Ferfoglia, Tre Gazzelle/tako, no.8, Rally 037, 4th place

April 3/6

Garriques Rally (F)

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, Tre Gazzelle/Bastos, no.4, TOY88745, chassis 174, Rally 037, 2nd place

Pregliasco , retired

Apr 18/19

Costa Smeralda Rally (I)

Henri Toivonen/Sergio Cresto, Martini Delta S4, 1st place

Dario Cerrato/Giuseppe Cerri, Jolly Club/Totip Delta S4, 2nd place

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Esso Delta S4, Michelin, 4th place

Mauro Pregliasco/Nicola Imperio, Tre Gazzelle/West, Rally 037, 5th place

Massimo Ercolani/Tiziana Borghi, Rally 037, 6th place

May 9/11

Haspengouw Rally(B)

Mauro Panontin/ ,Depositi, no.9, TO09005D, #172, Rally 037, 2nd place

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, Tre Gazzelle/Bastos, Rally 037, retired

May 15/17

Elba Rally (I)

Dario Cerrato/Giuseppe Cerri, Jolly Club/Totip Delta S4, 1st place

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Esso Delta S4, Michelin, 2nd place

Gianfranco Cunico/Pierangelo Scalvini, no.7, TamAuto, red-Wurth, CO824444, #412, Rally 037, 4th place

Tiziano Chiti/ Arles Montenesi, no.5, Totip, Rally 037, 5th place

Paolo Alessandrini/Alexandro Alessandrini, no.20, Varvit, Rally 037, 6th place

Giacomo Bossini/Ugo Pasotti, no.8, Rally 037

"Crazy Snoopy" - Lippi, no.24, Rally 037

Nicola Busseni/Max Chiapponi, Rally 037

May 22/24

Volta Galp a Portugal (P)

Carlos Bica/Cândido Júnior, No.2, CJ457, #196, Rally 037, 2nd place
Jun 12-16

Targa Florio

Dario Cerrato/Giuseppe Cerri, Jolly Club/Totip Delta S4, 1st place

Giacomo Bossini/Ugo Pasotti, Rally 037, no.7, 3rd

Massimo Ercolani/Loris Roggia, Jolly Club Totip, Rally 037, 4th

Antonio Runfola/Donatella Poli, Rally 037, 5th

Tiziano Chiti/Arles Montenesi, Jolly Club Totip, Rally 037, Accident

Jun 28/30

24 hrs d'Ypres (B)

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Esso, Delta S4, accident

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, Tre Gazzelle/Bastos, no.6, TOY88745, #174, Rally 037, 2nd place

Mauro Pregliasco/Daniele Cianci, Tre Gazzelle/Tako-Saxon, no.3, TOW67772, #404, Rally 037, 5th place

Christophe Spiliotis/Isabelle Spiliotis, Volta-red, no.21, 12th place

Mauro Panontin/Mario Ferfoglia, Tako-Depositi, no.12, TO09005D, #172, Rally 037, retired engine

Francis Vincent/Michel Rousseau, TamAuto/OPAtransport, white-red, no.14, TOW67773, #405, Rally 037, retired engine

July 10-13

13e Rallye Bohemia

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, Tre Gazzelle/Bastos, no.6, TOY88745, #174, Rally 037, 1st place

Mauro Pregliasco/Alessandro Cavalleri, 2nd place

Aug 1/3

Madeira Wine Rally (P)

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Esso, no.1, Delta S4, 1st place

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, Tre Gazzelle/Bastos, no.6, Rally 037, 2nd place

Paolo Alessandrini/Alesandro Alessandrini, Jolly Club, white/Clarion, no.17, Rally 037, 3rd place

Gianfranco Cunico/Pierangelo Scalvini, no.12, ??(TamAuto, no.15, TOW67780, #411), Rally 037, 4th place

Carlos Bica/Cândido Júnior, no.4, CJ457, #196, Rally 037, 5th place

Mauro Pregliasco/Nicola Imperio, no.3, Tre Gazzelle/West, Rally 037, 6th place

Mario Panontin/Mario Ferfoglia, Tre Gazzelle/Tako-Depositi, no.10, TO09005D, #172, Rally 037

Enrico Bertone/Rossen, no.15, Rally 037

Aug 29/31

Bianchi Rally (B)

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, Tre Gazzelle/Bastos, Rally 037, 3rd place
Aug 25/28

Halkidikis Rally (GR)

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Esso, Delta S4, 1st place

Mauro Pregliasco/Nicola Imperio, no.2, TO09005D, #173, Tre Gazzelle, Tako
 

'Melas'/Andreas Arkentis, no.15, Rally 037, 10th place

Sep 19/21

Asturias Rally (E)

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Esso, Delta S4, 1st place

Salvador Servia/Jorge Sabater, Jolly Club/Bendix, Rally 037, retired engine

Sep 26/28

Cyprus Rally (CY)

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, Tre Gazzelle/Bastos, Rally 037, 1st place

Mauro Panontin/M. Ferfoglia, Rally 037, 4th place

Oct 9

Rally d'Antibes (F)

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, no.5, Rally 037,

Francis Vincent/Michel Rousseau, no.16, O.P.A, Rally 037, TOW67773, #405, 3rd place

Patrick Levegue/Leuenberger, no.17, Rally 037, 9th place

Jean-Michel Blanchi (MC)/Vitali, no.18, Rally 037, TOW09061, #319,

Spiliotis/Spiliotis, no.20, Rally 037,

Bernard Darniche/Mahé, no.7, Rally 037, accident

Oct 24/26

Cataluna Rally (E)

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Esso, Delta S4, 1st place and EC Champion.

Salvador Servia/Jorge Sabater, Jolly Club/Bendix-7Up, no.2, Rally 037, 2M6667P, 3rd place

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, Tre Gazzelle/Bastos, Rally 037, 4th place

Oct 29/Nov2

Algarve Rally (P)

Carlos Bica/Cândido Júnior, CJ457, #196, Rally 037, 3rd place
Nov 6/9

San Marino Rally (RSM)

Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini, Grifone/Esso, Delta S4, 1st place

Ercolani/Roggia, Rally 037, 2nd place

Grossi/Ricci, Rally 037, 3rd place

Gianfranco Cunico/Pierangelo Scalvini, Rally 037, 4th place

Barel/Ercole, Rally 037, 5th place

Xanon/Stella, Rally 037, 6th place

Nov

Condroz Rally (B)

Patrick Snyers/Danny Colebunders, Tre Gazzelle/Bastos, Rally 037, 9th place

1986 EC

1 Fabrizio Tabaton 465 Delta S4
2 Patrick Snyers 385 Lancia 037
6 Dario Cerrato 228 Delta S4
8 Mauro Pregliasco 185 Lancia 037
11 Salvador Servia 164 Lancia 037
5 Mario Panontin 120 Lancia 037
16 Massimo Ercolani 108 Lancia 037
19 Gianfranco Cunico 90 Lancia 037

Lancia politics found they didn't have a car for poor Patrick on the Antibes Rally when the two contenders had equal points. Of course the championship had to be won with the new Delta S4!

Jolly Club also entered the ex Grifone/Esso, TO30684D, ch. 205 in the Italian Championship

Patrick Snyers, Rally 037, also contested the Belgian Championship

Salvador Servia, Rally 037, clinched the Spanish Championship with wins at the Gerona Rally (Apr. 5/6) and the Villa de Llanes Rally

Carlos Bica, Rally 037, came second in the Portuguese Championship

In Switzerland the Criterium Jurassien (Mar. 14/16) was contested:

Jean-Pierre Balmer/Denis Intermühle, Rally 037, 1st place
Roger Krattiger/Reto Meier, Rally 037, ex Volta EVO2, TOY75887, #133, 2nd place

Philippe Roux/Paul Corthay, Rally 037, 3rd place

Roger Krattiger/Reto Meier also took 1st place in both the Lugano and Baden Würtenberg rally with Nordica/Canonica sponsor.

 

At the FISA Executive meeting, December 1986, the regulations for the European rally Championship were turned inside out in a totally unforeseen manner. Having confirmed at various meetings during 1986 that most Group B cars could compete, FISA now issued a statement that 'under no circumstances may a Group B car win a round of the European Championship and may not be able to complete the full course of the event' .

So effectively 1986 was the last year a Lancia Rally 037 had competed in a rally.

 

1987 Rallying 037

In 1987 however in Italy the 037's were allowed to compete in part of several rallys.

   
27. 8. – 30. 8. 1987

Piancavallo, ERC

Tabaton, Fabrizio - Tedeschini, Luciano, Lancia Delta HF 4WD, Grifone Esso, 3:57:29.0, 1st place

Trofeo Europeo Gruppo B
1. Liatti, Piero - Imerito, Maurizio, no.202, Lancia 037 Rally , Grifone Esso, 2:21:16.0
2. Rayneri, Michele - Cassina, Carlo, no.201, Lancia 037 Rally, Jolly Club Totip, 2:21:21.0
3. Panontin, Mario - Ferfoglia, Mario, no.205, Lancia 037 Rally, 2:21:26.0
4. Tagliapietra, - Sollazzo, Paolo, no.204, Lancia 037 Rally, 2:24:12
5. Savio, Franco - Spoletti, Renato, no.208, Lancia 037 Rally, 2:25:12
Bertone, Enrico - Arioli, Valerio, no.203, Lancia 037 Rally, Retired, SS1

Coca D'oro Runfola
26-27 June 1987 -

4° Citta del Santo

Manfrinato-Cavaliore, no.7, SO132175, #044

Pianezzoia-Peruzzi, red, no.6, VI540110, #308

16-18 July 1987

Rally della Lana, ERC

Rayneri/Cassina, Jolly Club, no. 201

Bertone/X, Novara Corse, no. 202

Liatti/Riccardi, Grifone/Esso, no. 203

Disegna/Merlin, Biella Corse, no.206

13 Nov

Rally Sestrieres

 

Now also working on the full Italian Championship results from 1982 to 1988.

 

 

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