I thought I would search out some good youtube Rally action following the Group B retrospective today, but I ended up choosing two great clips of Ari Vatanen and co-driver, Terry Harryman on the Manx Rally, way back in 1983.
Most people will be aware of the famous Pikes Peak video which is so good, we’ve featured it twice! Always good to feature something different.
Vatanen was driving a rear wheel drive Opel Manta 400 Group 4 Rally car. Even so, some great action, particularly when Ari slides through a gate around 1.40 in the second video! Got to love the 1980′s on screen graphics!
Today, Vatanen is up against his old Peugeot boss, Jean Todt for the FIA presidency later this year. There is an interesting interview with him here, from RadioLeMans.com Midweek Motorsport show earlier this week if you are interested.