Round 10 of the 1990 World Rally Championship series had
something for everyone – including some enjoyable, unseasonably hot weather.
Didier Auriol (Lancia Delta) ended his run of bad luck,
Carlos Sainz (Toyota Celica), survived a nasty roll to drive on to good
fortune, Louise Aitken-Walker (Vauxhall Astra) edged closer to the Ladies Cup
and Ford’s Cosworth Sapphire 4x4s put the wind up Lancia and Toyota with superb
performances – auguring real hope for the future.
Miki Biasian (Lancia Delta), back from an enforced lay-off due
to a slipped disc was clearly in no mood to watch victory slip through his
fingers; on the other hand neither were Juha Kankkunen (Delta), Alex Florio (Delta),
Markku Alen (Subaru Legacy), Mikael Ericsson (Celica) or Alex Fassina and
Malcolm Wilson – both piloting new Sierras.
The heat of the pace was equalled by the heat of the weather
and Maloclm 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, an interesting pre-cursor to the Lombard RAC Rally.