Toivo­nen to be re­mem­bered at Race Retro

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

The life of rally driver Henri Toivo­nen will be cel­e­brated at Race Retro, at Stoneleigh near Coven­try on Fe­bru­ary 26-28.

Toivo­nen and co-driver Ser­gio Cresto died on the 1986 Tour de Corse and their deaths con­trib­uted to the ban­ning of Group B rally cars for 1987. The 30th an­niver­sary of the ac­ci­dent will be marked by a fea­ture dis­play cars from his ca­reer in­clud­ing an ex­am­ple of the Lan­cia Delta S4.

Other cars on show will be the re­built Ford Es­cort Mk2 he drove on the 1979 Lombard RAC Rally, as well as an Opel As­cona, Porsche 911 and Tal­bot Sun­beam Lotus.

The dis­play has been co-or­di­nated by Peter Clarke, owner of the Es­cort that Toivo­nen drove in 1979.

The event or­gan­is­ers hope that his younger brother Harri will be present along with for­mer co-driv­ers Paul White and Phil Boland.

Toivo­nen’s iconic Lan­cia

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