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Rally Monte Carlo - The Crown Jewel of the WRC

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Rally Monte-Carlo is the WRC’s crown jewel and the oldest race on the calendar.
First run in 1911,the rally now takes place along the French Riviera in the Principality of Monaco and southeast France

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The Porsche 959 Conquers Paris Dakar

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The Porsche 959 was designed to comply with FIA Group B regulations. In theory, it could compete with other Group B rally cars like Audi Quattro Sport, Lancia Delta S4 and Peugeot 205 T16 in the World Rally Championship, which was the most exciting and most sophisticated rally category ever appeared. But a whole season of WRC might cost dozens of million, which was not affordable by a car maker producing 50,000 cars annually.So Porsche very cleverly chose the Paris-Dakar race for advertising purposes, and simultaneously to test the reliability of 959 in the worst conditions.. It was the most...

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Rally | Group B | Highlight Mix

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This is a tribute to Group B allying of the middle '80s Introduced in 1982 by the FIA, the group B regulations led to some of the most powerful and sophisticated rally cars ever built, before a series of fatal accidents involving both drivers and spectators led to it's being discontinued in 1986 Commonly referred to as the golden era of rallying. the new ruleset and the race to take advantage of it led to some of the most sophisticated and powerful rally cars ever built Enjoy the mayhem! Group B Group B was a set of regulations introduced in...

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Dakar Rally The Worlds Toughest Race

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The Dakar Rally is known as the ‘world’s toughest motor race’. A gruelling off-road endurance contest where finishing is an achievement in itself, the Dakar Rally has grown from humble origins to being a highlight on the world motorsports calendar. 

The rich tapestry of landscapes in Saudi Arabia will host the 2021 Dakar Rally, as they did in 2020.  From 2009 to 2019, the gruelling Dakar Rally has contested in South America, starting and leaving from Buenos Aires, Argentina. But it wasn't always a travelling show

Traditionally the Paris Dakar Rally began in Paris and crossed Andalucia to North Africa.

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Lancia Stratos - Legends of Rally Racing

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Lancia Stratos, Legend of Rally Racing The Lancia Stratos HF(High Fidelity) was launched in 1971. With a mid-mounted Dino Ferrari V6 producing 190 hp, it started a new era in rallying as it was the first car designed from scratch for this kind of competition. Winner of the World Rally Championship in 1974, 1975 and 1976 in the hands of Sandro Munari and Björn Waldegård; the 1974 Targa Florio, five time winner of the Tour de France Automobile and three the time winner of Giro d'Italia The three leading men behind the entire rallying project were Lancia team manager Cesare...

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