FOREWORD BY INGEGNER ANDREA ADAMO, head for the Hyundai Motorsport programme through to 2021
The first World Rally Championship for constructors was held in 1973, which means that 2023 will mark the 50th anniversary of the first World Championship rally. A fascinating and in many ways heroic story told in a book that retraces this authentic epic by dedicating specific chapters to the World Championship events that “made history”: from the Monte to the Acropolis, from Portugal to the Safari by way of the Sanremo, the Tour de Corse, the 1000 Lakes and the RAC.
Telling this story in his own words and through the extraordinary images produced by his camera, is Manrico Martella, one of the most assiduous devotees of the world of rallying and one of the most appreciated photographers in the field.
In addition to the images, this book also features the stories of the greatest protagonists of the World Championship, those who over fifty years of competition have indissolubly linked their name to that of rallying: from Metha to Mikkola, from Waldegärd to Munari, and on to the present day with Loëb and Rovanperä.
An invaluable volume in which text and images merge, bringing back to life a partially lost world.