WRC: Memories of Kenneth Eriksson on his 60th birthday

Anecdotes from a time when a Hyundai leading a world championship event was a cause for great surprise

Overdrive May 13, 2016 14:53:51 IST
WRC: Memories of Kenneth Eriksson on his 60th birthday

Some drivers are always good value and never fail to impress, for their driving or their personalities. The Swedish driver Kenneth Eriksson is one of them. I have known Kenneth since he first came to the WRC scene as a works VW driver in 1986. That year he won the once-only rally Group A world championship, the next year he won the Ivory Coast Rally. That was the tragic event when Toyota lost some leading team personnel in a plane crash and withdrew from the event. Eriksson was leading the Toyotas before they withdrew, then headed off in the...

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