Rally Tour De Corse 1985

You can't resist the call of history, especially if a call is a mythical race, that is the "Tour de Corse".

The rally was founded in 1956 and has become a fixture of the World Rally Championship in 1973. An event that wrote many memorable pages and, unfortunately, also many sad pages of the history of the rally's sport.

The unforgettable victories by legendary pilots like Andruet, Munari, Alen, Ragnotti, Auriol (the winningest with 6 wins), Sainz, Mcrae, Panizzi, Bugalski and of course Loeb (who won the last four editions before the divorcein 2009, between FFSA and organizers courses).

In counterpart many tragedies along the asphalt courses: among others like forget Attilio Bailey. He died in 1985 on probation "Zérubia-Santa Lucia" aboard the Lancia 037, and Henri Toivonen died the following year along with his Navigator Sergio Cresto aboard the most powerful Lancia Delta S4 in a terrible crash on PS "Corte-Taverna".

Narrow winding streets that have always been a big technical challenge with an associated risk component definitely above average. 

The story, however, cannot and should not be enough to join the World calendar, especially if the race that left space at the Tour de Corse - Rallye d'Alsace has always shone for organization and attention to detail.

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