Motor Sports Photo Library

Motor Sports Photo Library
1. RX-7 and the World Rally Championship
Motor sport challenges in Europe
Racing rivalries in Japan
Motor sports in the U.S.A
Rallying and other challenges
The Road to Le Mans
Racing rotaries of today
Chapter 4: Rallying and other challenges(1/3)
1. RX-7 and the World Rally Championship

  At the RAC Rally held in the UK in 1981, though it was the first time for the RX-7 to fully participate in the race, an 11th place finish. was achieved.
  The following year, two RX-7s participated in the at the final RAC rally of 1982. Rod Millen, who had achieved an admirable finish in the prior year's rally series, piloted his RX-7 in Group 2 to everyone's expectations; at mid-race, he was in 15th place. However, later on in the race he went off the course due to a tight corner. As it was nighttime, and lacking assistance from the gallery, he was forced to retire. The other RX-7, entered in the stock car class and driven by Bror Danielsson in Group A, maintained an amazing pace and was in 24th place when a rock hit his oil cooler head-on at the SS21 stage and he was also forced to retire from the rally.

  

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