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Volta ao Algarve ERC. Lindisfarne Rally Great Britain. I had a meeting with Ford boss Stuart Turner one morning when he came to my hotel room and offered me the drive. Actually, I lost a lot of rallies because of technical problems, engine problems at the beginning and simple things that went wrong. Cup for Rally Drivers 2. What was it like to drive? East African Safari Rally Int.

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The digital age has delivered fast and affordable motorsport photography to everyone with a That was a hard rally. Yes I mikkolx her lights, her suspension, I did everything.

He was partnered by Johnny Johansson for the season. To win the Safari back in was a much more important result then as the event lost some of its toughness over the years. A Merry Christmas from the RallySport Magazine team Thanks for your support during — we hope you and your family have We knew that they would call him and that they would call me, rallh we agreed what we were going to say.

Interview: World Rally Champion, Hannu Mikkola

I had some great battles with Ari Vatanen, although ral,y was very quick, but he crashed a lot! I had a meeting with Ford boss Stuart Turner one morning when he came to my hotel room and offered me the drive. Castrol Rally South Africa.


Hannu Date of birth: Hannu Mikkola was involved in the only international rally to end in a dead heat.

With a memory as good as you could find, the then almost 61 year-old Finn showed why he really is one of the legends of the sport. It was pulling and it was very unstable, with mijkola limited slip diffs and how to have them and all that. Hamnu, nobody was interested. Rallye du Bandama Ivory Coast. The last question Michele asked when they were discussing about the contract was: I remember we were leading quite well and I slowed down because it was important to make a result.

I got there on time and they changed the engine mount.

Hannu Mikkola – rally profile

Was that a major decision in your career? That was a rally I will never forget.

Was that a strange invitation to come to the other side of the world to compete? In the first World Championship, inBjorn beat you by just one point.

Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements. Were your family interested imkkola the sport, and did your interest stem from there?

Was that real, or just media hype? Total International Rally South Africa. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Interview: 1983 World Rally Champion, Hannu Mikkola

After a successful stint in Escorts, where he finished second in the World Championship in andhe finally won the title at the wheel of the pioneering Audi Quattro in With Bjorn, when we did the testing we worked together as that was the best way to do it, but with Stig he tended to work more for himself. That was very unfair, and when you think that it was enough to take the World Championship away from me ….

He retired from professional driving inbut still competes occasionally when the urge gets the better of him. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jim Porter was my co-driver at that time, but for a while it looked like Tony Mason would be coming dally me. Hannu Mikkola even drove a Peugeot in the Morocco Rally.