News in Brief: Kubica / Neuville / Kruuda
A selection of stories that are making the news in the WRC
‘Group 2 – The genesis of world rallying’ is a comprehensive review of rallying from 1946 to 1972, the year before the birth of the FIA World Rally Championship.
Rallies like Monte-Carlo, Liège-Rome-Liège, Acropolis and RAC were the jewels in the sport and during this period they were joined by new challenges such as the East African Safari, Finland’s 1000 Lakes and the Tour de Corse.
Author John Davenport, who lived that era as a co-driver and journalist, describes how the sport was transformed from an activity for amateur drivers to one that became professional and generated names like Erik Carlsson, Timo Mäkinen and Paddy Hopkirk.
Davenport focuses heavily on the late 1960s and early 1970s, with well-researched reviews of the key rallies and an in-depth look at the works teams and their cars.
Look out also for the Odds and Ends section which brings to life some great tales.
The words are supported by fantastic statistics from all the major rallies of the period and fascinating black and white and colour images from McKlein – which provides many of the current day WRC images you see on wrc.com.
|Group 2 - the genesis of world rallying|
|Authors||John Davenport and Reinhard Klein|
|Photographs||82 colour / 337 black and white|
|Languages||English and German versions|