SUBARU World Rally Team -Three Days To Go Until Rallye Monte Carlo

16.01.2007: SUBARU World Rally Team -Three Days To Go Until Rallye Monte Carlo

15 January 2007

Carlos Sainz, Rallye Monte Carlo 1995

The Subaru World Rally Team has won Rallye Monte Carlo three times in the past.

The team first won on the icy, snowy mountain roads in 1995, when Carlos Sainz won seven stages and led all the way from start to finish.

The win in 1997, courtesy of Piero Liatti, was that famous debut victory for the Subaru Impreza World Rally Car.

In 2002, Tommi Makinen started his career with the team by winning first time out on the event, which at the time was based in Monte Carlo and Digne-les-Bains.

Other rallies that the Subaru World Rally Team has won three times include Australia, Corsica and Portugal.

On the gravel stages of Australia the team won with Colin McRae in 1997, Richard Burns in 1999 and Petter Solberg in 2003.

McRae was also a master of the sinuous roads around the Mediterranean island of Corsica (home of France’s round of the World Rally Championship. The Scottish driver won there in 1997 and 1998. The third win was taken by Petter – to date his only win on an asphalt rally – in 2003.

‘King’ Carlos claimed the Impreza’s first Portuguese win in 1995. McRae added a second victory for the team in 1998 and Richard Burns grabbed the third in 2000.

 

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