Wednesday, 16 February 2011

BBC 'Rally Sprint' - 1983

A lovely bit of retro archive footage here. In 1983, the BBC staged an event entitled 'Rally Sprint', pitting Formula One stars against rally drivers to see who would come out on top. The F1 drivers in question were Danny Sullivan, Derek Warwick, John Watson and Nigel Mansell, while the rally world was represented by Jimmy McRae, Pentti Arikkala, Stig Blomqvist and Tony Pond. In the following videos you'll see them going head to head in 300bhp Rover SD1 V8s, autotesting in MG Metro 1300s and racing at Donington Park in MG Maestros. A truly unusual spectacle.

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