Born in Italy in 1958, Massimo "Miki" Biasion won 17 WRC rallies and was world champion in 1988 and 1989.
He first came to prominence in 1983 when he won the European and Italian Rally Championships in a Jolly Club-run Lancia 037.
In 1986 he joined the factory Lancia team as one of the pilots of the Group B Delta S4 and scored his first WRC win at Rally Argentina. Group B cars were banned at the end of that season but Biasion excelled in the Group A cars which replaced them.
In 1987 he won three rallies in a Lancia Delta HF 4WD and finished the drivers’ championship as runner up to team-mate Juha Kankkunen. In 1988 and 1989, however, Biasion dominated the series in his Delta Integrale, winning 10 rallies and the title on both occasions.
After such a phenomenal period of success, however, Biasion struggled in the years that followed. In 1990 he notched up two victories but in 1991 he failed to win at all. In 1992 he was signed by Ford, but fared no better that year with the Sierra RS Cosworth.
His last WRC win came on the 1993 Acropolis Rally in an Escort RS Cosworth. The following year he parted company with Ford and retired from the WRC at the end of 1995.