the Rally world cup series, drivers like that, have 40 years. The first official drivers ' world champion crowned Swedish Björn Waldegard in 1979.
the Official masters have to date received a total of 17, and all of them was added Wednesday in Paris at a meeting attended by the fia of the hall of fame.
master you make in the gallery followed by 33 F1 world champion, for whom a similar ceremony was held two years ago, the hall of fame based on the context.
world Rally champion in the hall of fame was added to the 1981 world champion Ari Vatanen , the 1983 world champion , Hannu Mikkola , the 1985 world champion Timo Salonen , 1986, 1987, 1991 and 1993 world champion Juha Kankkunen , the years of 1996-1999 world champion Tommi Mäkinen as well as the 2000 and 2002 world champion Marcus Grönholm .
All the Finnish master, or their map-reading, which also took into account, were not present at the event, but Grönholm and map read to their Timo Rautiainen take to the gala stage over already rally time from the familiar humor.
– oh, my, Grönholm shocked the wide grin on his face the presenter's assertion that his mestaruuksiaan is time for almost 20 years.
It's been a long time, oijoijoi.
Grönholm ended his career in the 2007 season at the end but has since participated in two rally: in 2009 Portugal rally and the 2010 Swedish rally.
more than two weeks Grönholm and Rautiainen returning starter on the line, when they get to your favorite competition bones, snow driven in the Swedish rally under Toyota brand new Yaris WRC:no. Participation is last year 50 years have been Grönholm gift himself, though the Toyota team manager Tommi Mäkinen is, of course, have their own hand in it.
Thank you, Tommi, Grönholm said in the front row seat who Hilly.
the opportunity for the presenter asked grönholm night, what rally time doing so fine, that the double world champion now wants to return.
They were, of course, some great years. Stop already 2007. I've been driving it after just a few rallies, mainly for fun. Now I come back, but it's just for fun new car.
Well, maybe it means also a few good stage times, I don't know, see, Grönholm says.
at This point, the stage was also called the map reader Rautiainen, who got FIAlta their own memory of their prize. Also Rautiainen got to tell their own thoughts of the Swedish rally and back in relation to.
the word ready co-pilot did not leave anyone indifferent.
we Made the first test we, and the car feels incredibly fast, but don't forget, that was last weekend's Arctic Lapland rally in WRC car, Rautiainen remind Valtteri Bottas co-pilot as achieved viitossijasta.
– I have good memories. Part of the memories you have concerning more effective than others, some maybe a little too touching, Rautiainen carve, looked to the audience Grönholm familiar with made by fist movement and had not only stood the Grönholm also gala guests laugh.”What happened?!”
Rautiainen refers to a gesture in 2004 Turkey rally, where the road edge-line of the fence pidikkeeksi been hit rebar rose Peugeot 307 s against the bottom, and the bottom to give up. Rebar entered the base and Made the bench go through.
the Blow was hard. I felt like someone had hit with a hammer directly kankkuun, Rautiainen described the evening newspaper a few years ago.
Rautiainen screamed out in pain, and next to it sat Grönholm was stumped.
– What happened?! Grönholm said with concern.
I Should ass something through. Oh fuck, Rautiainen groaned.
the Duo drove a snippet of honor finish, and there Grönholm gave the legendary left has the English interview.
– We have to stop because it came some stone or something through Timo's seat. Up in the ass of Timo Grönholm refresher and peppered with his story Rautiainen now, repeat the fist move.
I didn't change anything. Great, great memories. They were good times. I'm proud of what Marcus has achieved, Rautiainen continued Wednesday gala in the stake to the end.Timo Rautiainen and Marcus Grönholm won together 30 WORLD rallies and two world championships. ZUMAWIRE.COM/MVPHOTOS