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In 2003 the stage was set for the closest WRC final ever. This explosive DVD covers the battle for the 2003 FIA World Rally Championship where after thousands of miles across 14 events it all came down to one final rally in Wales. At 200mph helicams track the cars across hostile terrain, whilst on-board cameras put you at the heart of the action as you experience every gut wrenching twist and turn of the WRC. As well as the full review of the WRC season, get the inside track on WRC with over 70 minutes of additional features including: gravel driving techniques, the clash of the constructor bosses – Frequelin vs Provera, farewell profile of Tommi Makinen, unseen edit of the final stage of Wales Rally GB and three complete unseen stages from in-car cameras including Tommi in Finland for the last time. All providing a unique 360-degree view of the 2003 season.
Defending World Rally Champion Colin McRae was back behind the wheel of his Subaru Impreza, but faced a battle to retain his crown. The threat posed by Finland's Tommi Makinen brought out the very best in the celebrated Scot's performance, and now you can relive all the best action on DVD. This extensive review of the 1996 season is packed with fast and furious rallying, superb in-car footage and explosive entertainment.
Relive all the nerve shredding power and excitement from the most challenging WRC yet as RECHARGED takes you through the highs, lows, thrills and spills from the 2004 FIA World Rally Championship. Subaru's Petter Solberg began the season as the reigning champion but after thousands of miles of rallying across some of the most inhospitable terrain, the championship took a very different turn. Featuring a full review of the 2004 season, RECHARGED will take you on a no-holds barred drive across 16 events and 5 continents. We put you at the heart of the action, letting you see all the blood, sweat, toil and tears that go into the most gruelling motorsport on the planet.
Relive a nail-biting year of record-breaking action and excitement, as Ignition revisits the most memorable and heart-stopping moments of the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship. Citroen's superstar Sebastien Loeb shone as he defended his title as World Champion in awesome style, breaking numerous records en route, making his closest rivals work harder than ever before. Featuring a full review of the 2005 season, Ignition takes you on a journey through 16 rallies over four continents where the best drivers in the world faced challenging snow to intense heat, gruelling gravel to tricky asphalt, highlighting the highs, lows, tears, sweat and frustrations that are all key to success on the most diverse, exciting and gruelling motorsport on the planet.
Re-experience the excitement of the 2006 FIA World Rally Championship. Sebastien Loeb started the year as two-time World Champion and boosting his statistics to an awesome 28 WRC victories, becoming the most successful WRC driver ever. Citroen's superstar claimed a hat-trick of driver titles to finish off the season. Ford finally clinched its first FIA WRC Manufacturer's title for 27 years.
From the snow-laden roads of Monte Carlo to the dusty tracks of Spain, the 1987 World Rally Championship provided entertainment to rival any previous race series. This review travels the full 12 rounds, with superb camerawork from the very heart of the action. Lancia were favourites but BMW, Mazda and Audi were intent on blocking runaway success for the Italian marque. Reigning champion Juha Kankkunen was the driver they all wanted to beat, but team orders demanded that on occasion he be 'allowed' to win. At other times Micki Biasion led as the HF4WDs were put into front running places. All of the flips, dips and hard-core dirt road action is captured during the battle for finish line honours. Not until the very last round of the RAC Rally could the champion be guessed at, in what turned into a thrilling season finale.
Emerging talent from the East challenges the front-running rally teams in this riveting review of the 1988 World Rally Championship.
Although Lancia took both manufacturers' and drivers' titles, they were under serious threat from the Japanese built Toyota Celica GT4s and Mazda 323 4WDs. All 13 of rallysport's most famous races are covered, from Monte Carlo to Harrogate. On-board cameras show the teams battling through sleet, snow, gravel and mud, while helicopter cameras capture the action from the air. Alex Fiorio was in fine form driving a Jolly Club Lancia. Frenchmen Bruno Saby and Didier Auriol each won one title round, while the Spaniard Carlos Sainz was probably the most spectacular driver of the year in his Ford Sierra. Crowd favourites Kankkunen, Alen and Mikkola were a force to be reckoned with, in what became an epic showdown between the old and new.
In 1989 Japanese teams took the rallying world by storm, sparking one of the most exciting series in rally history.
The Italian camp had pinned their hopes on LanciaÍs new 16-valve Integrale in an attempt to counter the growing challenge from Japanese manufacturers Toyota, Mazda and Mitsubishi. Outstanding performances were produced by world favourites Jorge Recalde, Juha Kankkunen, Hannu Mikkola and Ari Vatanen. The sensational Carlos Sainz, Didier Auriol, Alex Flori and Miki Biasion also appear in record-breaking form.
On-board and helicopter cameras follow the action through over 28,000 km of snow, mud and dust from Sweden and Africa to Australia and New Zealand. The East vs West battle reaches a thrilling finale, topping off a highly successful season.
Enjoy all 12 rounds of the 1990 FIA World Rally Championship. If you missed any of the action the first time round, this is the way to catch up all in one go. And what a year to catch up on! 1990 was set to be a fantastic season, with Toyota taking on Lancia and the Europeans taking on the Scandinavians head-to-head. Manufacturer interest was hotting up again with five entering the championship, and the name Subaru was beginning to make a mark on the world rally stage for the first time. Rallying came alive again as spectators enjoyed the spectacle of such brilliant drivers as Carlos Sainz, Timo Salonen, Didier Auriol, Colin McRae, Hannu Mikkola, Juha Kankunnen and Tommi Makinen, behind the wheel of machinery with performance on a par with the old Group B "supercars" which so entranced world audiences in the mid-80s. In this review every round is covered in detail, with event-by-event updates of championship positions letting you see how the title race developed.
From the first special stage on the Monte-Carlo, to the final chequered flag on the RAC, Carlos Sainz (Toyota Celica GT4) and Juha Kankkunen (Lancia Delta 16v Integrale) waged a year-long battle for the Drivers World Championship, a battle destined to be won and lost on the very last event of the year, the RAC Rally. Auriol, Schwarz, Biasion, Eriksson, Wilson, Mitsubishi, Ford, Mazda, Subaru gave chase all the way through the 14 round series. The highs and lows of another incredible rally season are yours on this spectacular, newly re-vamped programme, featuring all rounds of the championship.
This comprehensive review of the 1992 World Rally Championship brings you the action, drama and controversy from all 14 gruelling rounds of one of the most sensational battles for the title. From the snow and ice of the opening events in Monte-Carlo and Sweden to the mud and rain of the final round in Great Britain - this is the full story. While Juha Kankkunen started the year as reigning champion, his Lancia Delta HF Integrale was expected to be no match for the awesome Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD. Toyota's Carlos Sainz maintained a determined assault on the championship, despite trailing the Lancias, but his heroics looked destined to go unrewarded as Didier Auriol produced a series of near-faultless drives to dominate the mid-season. This exceptional title battle would go down to the final round as Auriol and Sainz went head-to-head for the biggest prize in rallying, with the Spanish legend emerging victorious.
Triumph, tragedy, drama and exceptional driving skill shaped the 1993 World Rally Championship, a year that saw records fall, reputations made and pride - as well as cars - dented. Let the incredible footage, including plenty of in-car action, in this comprehensive review take you around the world as you relive action from all 13 rounds of a truly momentous year.
From the opening round in Monte-Carlo to the season's conclusion in Great Britain, the 1993 race for the title was the stuff of legend. Defending champion Carlos Sainz struggled in his Lancia Delta HF Integrale, opening the way for Juha Kankkunen and Didier Auriol to mount a season-long battle for the world crown. This season would see seven different drivers claim victory, including the very first WRC win in British hero Colin McRae's illustrious career, to set up a real fight for the World Championship.
Experience all 10 rounds of the exhilarating battle for the 1994 World Rally Championship on DVD for the first time.
The action-packed and extensive review recalls the fast and furious chase for the titles, which was decided at the final round.
This is a chance to see legends including the late, great Colin McRae, Francois Delecour, Carlos Sainz and Didier Auriol in stunning form, including on-board footage.
The 1986 World Rally marked the end of an era in international rallying. An era in which the cars progressed from modified versions of ordinary saloons to turbocharged 'supercars' as dangerous as they were spectacular to watch. An era of extreme spectacle on the stages for millions of fans in dozens of countries. With the technical advances edging the sport even nearer to the limits of safety for both drivers and spectators, the rally season was distinguished by both triumph and tragedy. Triumph for 'youngster' Juha Kankkunen and tragedy at the loss of Henri Toivonen and Co-driver Sergio Gresto in an accident which stunned the rallying world to its core. Witness another milestone in rallying history with this full review of an unforgettable season.
Looking back at the 1983 World Rally Championship season the quality of the field and the array of stunning cars is simply breathtaking. Besides defending champ Walter Röhrl and eventual victor Hannu Mikkola, there were no fewer than six past or future champions in the field: Stig Blomqvist, Markku Alen, Ari Vatanen, Timo Salonen, Miki Biasion, Björn Waldegård and Juha Kankkunen.
The thrills and spills of the 1984 World Rally Championship.
The year 1985 saw some of the biggest investments ever in rallysport from several of the world's leading manufacturers. Audi Quattros - the first of the 'supercars', Peugeot with their new 4WD lightweight flyer and Lancia with the effective Delta S4.
Experience the roller coaster 1997 World Rally Championship in this action-packed review of all 14 incredible rounds. Car-mounted cameras, onboard footage and fascinating interviews put you at the heart of the drama in a down-to-the-wire title battle between some of the greatest rally drivers ever. The opening rounds were dominated by the new-look Subaru Impreza, with Britain's Colin McRae securing his first victory of '97 in the heat of the Safari Rally. Reigning World Champion Tommi Makinen was soon in contention in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV, and Spain's Carlos Sainz overcame early season reliability problems in the Ford Escort to join the title battle. Throughout the season, the likes of Juha Kankkunen, Kenneth Eriksson, Britain's Richard Burns and Piero Liatti couldn't be discounted.
This comprehensive review looks back at every single action-packed round of a dramatic year of high-speed competition.
This is the complete story of how Finland's Tommi Makinen managed to retain his World Championship crown against the determined efforts of veteran Carlos Sainz, and the incredible five wins he took on his way to a third title.
The review follows the entire dramatic story, from Monte-Carlo to Great Britain, in amazing action footage, including plenty captured by in-car cameras.
The battle for the championship may have come down to a fight between Sainz and Makinen, but they aren't the only stars of this show - you're also treated to Colin McRae in winning style, the legendary Juha Kankkunen showing the advantage of consistency and Richard Burns, the man who would become England's first World Rally Champion, delighting the home crowd with victory on the last round.
Three-times World Rally Champion Tommi Makinen was determined to make it a record-breaking four in a row in 1999, but he would face a season-long battle with some of the greatest drivers ever. Enjoy high-speed action, controversy, drama and spectacular spills from all 14 rounds of this truly incredible season, with stunning footage and behind-the-scenes interviews putting you at the heart of the WRC title chase. The Flying Finn in his Mitsubishi Lancer would be challenged by British hero Colin McRae, the Subaru Impreza pairing of veteran Juha Kankkunen and Richard Burns, Didier Auriol and Carlos Sainz in their Toyota Corollas plus many more. It started well for Makinen, but McRae in the brand new Ford Focus battled his way into contention in typically determined style, while wins for Kankkunen, Burns, Auriol and even Formula Two Citroen driver Philippe Bugalski ensured this would be a dramatic fight for the World Championship.
WRC Rally Magazine was a show on Speed Channel. The show always preceded the network's coverage of a World Rally Championship event. It had the latest news and notes from the championship, while previewing the upcoming event. The show debuted in January 2004 just before the Monte Carlo Rally. Ralph Sheheen was the host/narrator. It lasted just one season.