Podcast: Looking back on Henri Toivonen

Thirty-five years on, we remember a great whose death spelled the end of Group B

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May 2, 1986 was the day Henri Toivonen and co-driver Sergio Cresto lost their lives in a Tour de Corse crash that changed the face of rallying.

Lisa O’Sullivan leads an intriguing and emotive history lesson into the life and times of the mercurial Finn in this episode of Spin, The Rally Pod. David Evans, George Donaldson and Colin Clark analyze Toivonen’s impact on rallying, the man himself, where he came from and where he was heading.

There’s also a look into the ramifications of the accident that spelled the end of Group B, world rallying’s most controversial five-year formula.