Benet­ton B186 Year: 1986

Motor Sport News - - World Rallycross -

The Bmw-pow­ered Benet­ton B186 was the first be­spoke de­sign for the team, which had been born out of the ashes of the Tole­man set-up. Work on the elec­tron­ics of the mo­tor meant that the BMW unit was ca­pa­ble of push­ing out 1350bhp and even more in qual­i­fy­ing. It was de­signed by South African Rory Byrne and worked im­me­di­ately, but the ‘new’ team still took its time to gel to­gether. Berger took his first F1 ca­reer vic­tory at Mexico – no doubt helped by be­ing one of the few run­ners on Pirelli tyres – and also, re­mark­ably, set the fastest speed trap record­ing of the sea­son at Monza, with 218mph.

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