ALISTAIR SUTHERLAND RALLY DRIVER DOWNLOAD

Their enthusiasm had doubtless been fired by the appearance for the first time on a round of the National series of Brian and Liz Patterson’s bulletin service, such a popular feature of the Shell Oils RAC Open Championship. From that point on, the 6R4 was always going to be limited in front line competition, although they were run with limited success for the remainder of the year. Now, when he thought he was almost home and dry, he had been robbed. The new car certainly turned heads as it prepared to make its world debut. The Mazda had been quietly impressive up to now and arrived at the tricky corner in perfect balance. At the time, all other Group B rally cars had four-cylinder engines with turbo, but Britons made it differently — they used a 3-liter V6 engine. This page was last edited on 8 January , at

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Chance of rakly lifetime is a gripping and exciting story of how clubman rally driver Alistair Sutherland, and co driver Peter Watts, won the marlboro national rally championship in the CBC Motorsport prepared MG Metro 6R4. Andrew Wood shook his head in disbelief when he saw that, despite his efforts, Sutherland had forced his way past on that penultimate stage.

The Mazda had been quietly impressive up to now and arrived at the tricky corner in perfect balance.

Preset with 60 per cent of the drive to the rear wheels, a boost pressure switch operating from the throttle gives 72 per cent to the rear under deceleration to enable tight corners to be negotiated easily. Enormous power with a four-wheel-drive traction was a brilliant combination, but the transmission also brought other advantages in grip, stability and braking.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. By lunch time in Machynlleth, Blomqvist and Grundel were clear at the head of the field as their cars were refettled, while Wood now held the upper hand in the championship race. Grundel had been forced to stop and change a puncture in the complex and so slipped to fourth behind the battling duo who were now just 3secs apart with two stages left in this intriguing championship.

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All through the season they have battled tooth and nail for the title and no-one was taking bets on the outcome. It was an emotional finish, with CBC boss, Alan Clegg, moved almost to tears as he realised what the team had done. Austin Rover withdrew from the rallying scene at the end of the season, but in all the parts and engines were sold to Tom Walkinshaw Racingwhereupon the V6 engine reappeared in the Jaguar XJthis time with turbochargers added.

MG Metro 6R4 – Alistair Sutherland/Peter Watts Skip Brown Rally 1986

The book is available by contacting Alistair Sutherland – This email address is being protected from spambots. While these two battled for the crown, Stig Blomqvist calmly demolished the opposition to win at a canter with his works Ford RS while rallly, Kalle Grundel, took third after a troubled day.

The odds were stacked high against him. Coates Hire Newcastle With Steve Davies carless after his Quip shunt and therefore on spectator control duty, it was left to Callum Guy to net top Volkswagen Junior Team honours after a fraught season. But having come from virtually nowhere, Sutherland and Watts were enjoying victory for the first time.

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Granite City Rally – Alistair Sutherland, (MG Metro 6R4), Car 1, Sonat Granite City Rally: JAWD

Designed by Ellmore Digital. InGroup B rally cars were banned and that resulted in the creation of the problem of what to do with those cars. We have to go all the way to the beginning sutherlnad the story of the MG Metro 6R4 to see why the car was so special among all the others.

If you like your motorsport, then we can’t recommend this book enough. He had started the season with the aim of getting miles under his belt and ended it by challenging for the National title. In the past he has been his own worst enemy, seemingly unable to string together any sort of consistency, even though he was undeniably quick. Now, when he thought he was almost home and dry, he had been robbed.

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Chance Of A Lifetime

On the other hand, the original Group B rally cars were perfect for rallycross, without a decrease in power. Further 20 were taken and built to International specifications which had a recorded output of over bhp. The book is a fantastic read, with so many interesting stories from Alistair including getting the phone call to be offered the 6R4 drive for There were no arguments and Willie retired on the spot, although he tackled the remainder of the stages for testing.

It was Carlsson who led the category, the looking good on the stages, while Sundstrom’s car had already begun to show signs that all was not well. Smoke indicated a blown head gasket although that sort of thing was not to slow a Finn overmuch!

Their enthusiasm had doubtless been fired by the appearance for the first time on a round of the National series of Brian and Liz Patterson’s bulletin service, such a popular feature of the Shell Oils RAC Open Championship.

This was undertaken at the group’s large manufacturing facility at Longbridge. The third Ford, that of Mark Lovell, finished in the trees but not before the new British Champion had shown alistakr colleagues a clean pair of heels But his win was lucky. Grundel nearly overshot for the second time in the rally but had the car in reverse before it had stopped going forwards and was quickly away, while the arrows fell victim to Brown’s Metro, destined for only its third finish of the season.

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