Round 10 of the 1990 World Rally Championship series had something for everyone - including some enjoyable, unseasonably hot weather.
Didier Auriol ended his run of bad luck in the Lancia Delta, Carlos Sainz survived a nasty roll to drive on to good fortune in the Toyota Celica. Louise Aitken-Walker edged closer to the Ladies Cup and Ford's Cosworth Sapphire 4x4s put the wind up Lancia and Toyota with superb performances - pointing to an exciting future.
Miki Biasion, back from an enforced lay-off due to a slipped disc was clearly in no mood to let victory slip through his fingers: on the other hand neither were Juha Kankkunen, ALex Florio, Markku Alen, Mikael Ericsson, Alex Fassina or Malcolm Wilson.
The heat of the pace was equalled by the heat of the weather and Malcolm Wilson - who ran into trouble on stage 13 - lost four kilograms of bodyweight during the event.
All-in-all it proved to be an action-packed and entertaining event, and interesting precursor to the Lombard RAC Rally.