Remember the story of Rally of Great Britain 1998?
Tommi Mäkinen and Mitsubishi arrived with a two-point lead over Toyota’s Carlos Sainz in the World Rally Championship title battle… but then a controversial altercation with a concrete block (a shunt in which a Hillman Imp played a role) cost Mäkinen’s car its right-rear wheel and seemingly cost him a third straight championship.
Derek Dauncey was Mitsubishi Ralliart’s man in the middle of this crisis – and the unforgettable roller coaster that followed. In our latest podcast, he relives it all.
But this is just the first half of a fascinating story. Next week, Colin Clark talks to then Toyota team manager George Donaldson about the disappointment that led Sainz’s co-driver Luis Moya to find a new way of putting his crash helmet back in the car…