Experience the roller coaster 1997 World Rally Championship in this action-packed review of all 14 incredible rounds.
cameras, onboard footage and fascinating interviews put you at the
heart of the drama in a down-to-the-wire title battle between some of
the greatest rally drivers ever.
The opening rounds were dominated by
the new-look Subaru Impreza, with Britain's Colin McRae securing his
first victory of '97 in the heat of the Safari Rally.
Champion Tommi Makinen was soon in contention in the Mitsubishi Lancer
Evo IV, and Spain's Carlos Sainz overcame early season reliability
problems in the Ford Escort to join the title battle.
season, the likes of Juha Kankkunen, Kenneth Eriksson, Britain's Richard
Burns and Piero Liatti couldn't be discounted.
A series of
mechanical woes left McRae's championship hopes in tatters, but in
typical style the indefatigable Scot pressed on to take back-to-back
wins and set up a last round title decider on Britain's RAC Rally.
McRae needed to win, sixth place would be enough for Makinen to take
the title - and the championship was settled by a single point.
Action-packed footage, shocking crashes and an intense title battle - this is rallying at its best.
terrific collection of World Rally Championship reissues on DVD
continues to offer fantastic nostalgia trips for rally fans....the
seasonal reviews are great - all work in the Motorsport News office
ground to a halt as we relived Colin McRae's glorious 1995 WRC success' Motorsport News, July 2008
the end of the Group B rallying era and the start of the Group A
revolution with Duke's superb season review DVDs. The years 1985 to 1991
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brigade. Muddy brilliant!' Autosport November 2007