Andy Wallace picks out his favourite cars. By Kevin Turner TOY­OTA TS010

Motor Sport News - - Andy Wallace's Greatest Cars -

Although bet­ter known for his time at Jaguar, Wallace was part of the Toy­ota ef­fort as the Group C era came to a close with so­phis­ti­cated 3.5-litre ma­chines. The TS010 made its world sportscar cham­pi­onship de­but at the end of 1991, with Wallace and Geoff Lees fin­ish­ing sixth at Au­topo­lis.

With the with­drawals of Jaguar and Mercedes, it was left to Toy­ota to chal­lenge the might of Peu­geot in 1992. Lees and Hi­toshi Ogawa won the Monza opener, but there­after Peu­geot’s 905 dom­i­nated. Wallace is nev­er­the­less sure about his first choice for this list. “The car was still full ground ef­fect, so had mas­sive down­force, and was only 750kg, so the g- forces were amaz­ing,” he says. “There were also spe­cial fu­els al­lowed.

“The grip through medium-speed corners was off the clock. You kept adding speed and the grip level was so high – a bit fur­ther than the Jaguar XJR-14.”

In par­tic­u­lar, he re­mem­bers test­ing at for­mer French Grand Prix venue Paul Ri­card:

“While we were there we had a cou­ple of F1 teams test­ing and we were com­pa­ra­ble to them. When they had full fuel loads we were quicker.

“Signes, the fast right-han­der at the end of the back straight, was ab­so­lutely flat. I just couldn’t be­lieve it was flat so the only way to do it was to put one foot on top of the other.

“The Peu­geot had a lit­tle more horse­power – the 905 was one of the greats – but the TS010 was state-of-the-art and the mem­o­ries of driv­ing that su­perb car will stick in the mind for­ever.”

Wallace shared with Lees and Ogawa

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