The Delta? That was an incredible surprise. We hoped it worked, but we weren't sure about anything until the end of the first stage of the 1987 Monte Carlo Rally, when we discovered we were leading with three cars.
In 1986 we'd been contesting the Group B rally championship with the new Delta S4. It was a winning car, created to win for the next five years, and it was fulfilling all our expectations. Then, on 2 May 1986 in Corsica, came the accident that killed our driver Henri Toivonen, his co-driver Sergio Cresto and the Group B cars. We knew that something was going on even before; the team managers all had a feeling about it, but we all thought about a turbo pressure limitation or a weight increase. Group B cars were too often involved in accidents; we'd already had the Sainz one in Portugal, the Vatanen one in Argentina
Published Dec 7th, 2015
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