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Delta HF4WD and Integrale

Below is a small slection of cars that were used by the Factory Martini team as well as the "Semi Works" Jolly Club and Grifone teams. Works cars can be researched further. If there is a car you are interested in please contact us.

TO 13721T is the Evolution version of the Integrale that was born into the Martini Racing team for the 1992 Season. The car was first used by Didier Auriol at the 1000 Lakes Rally and then followed by Rally Australia and Rallye España Catalunya Costa Brava. For the 1993 Season the car was used by Jolly Club for Dario Cerratoto use in the later part of the Italian Championship at events like the Sanremo, Targa Florio, and Rally Piancavallo. The car was also used by Gustavo Trelles at the 1993 Rallye El Corte Inglés. MRT then aquired the car and used it in a Marlboro livery in Hungary for László sen. Ranga. From 1995 onwards the car went into private ownership and continued to be used up until 1997 where the car was restored back to Martini colours.

TO 89094H is an 8V Integrale that was built for the latter of the 1988 Season for Markku Alen. He used the car at the 1000 Lakes Rally and the Sanremo. The car was then used by Yves Loubet at the 1989 Rally Catalunya in Martini Colours. The car was then rallied by the Grifone Esso team with Loubet at Rally Albena Zlatni Piassatzi in 1989 before being used by Fabrizio Tabaton in Madeira and at the 1990 Costa Brava. Maurzio Ferrecchi also used the car in Grifone colours at the 1989 El Corte Ingles. Enrico Bertone then used the car at the 1991 Rally Rajd Polski.

TO 36176N Chassis ZLA831AB000458692 is a 16V Integrale that was built for Miki Biasion to use at the 1990 Rally Monte Carlo to which he finished third, some three minutes behind Didier Auriol also in a Works Integrale. The car was then used by Bruno Saby in Fina colours at the 1990 Tour De Corse Rally. Piero Liatti rallied the car with the ART Team in 1991 at events like the Costa Smeralda and the Rallye El Corte Ingles.

TO 01769G is a HF4WD that was built for Miki Biasion for the 1987 Tour De Corse Rally. Dario Cerrato then took to the wheel at the famous Targa Florio and other selected events in 1987. The car was then used by Alex Fiorio at the 1988 Rally Monte Carlo to which he finished in second place. The car was then also used at the Swedish Rally by Florio to finish in 11th place.

TO 92332P was originally a 16V Integrale that was built for Juha Kankkunen to use at the 1991 Rally Monte Carlo to which he finished fifth. This was the only outing for the car in the 16V form. The car was then upgraded to the Evolution specification for the Jolly Club Team to use in the 1993 Season. The car was used at the 1993 Sanremo Rally by Andrea Aghini who won the 1992 event. However it was not to be as Aghini crashed out on the 7th stage of the rally.

After the demise of Group B in 1986 FISA introduced a new set of rules for the 1987 season limiting the amount of modifications available to standard road cars. Lancia used the HF4WD as a basis for their Group A car and from the start, Lancia scored a 1-2 finish at the 1987 Monte Carlo Rally with Miki Biasion winning the event. Juha Kankkunen went on to win the drivers championship with the HF4WD and Lancia won the manufacturers title. Lancia introduced the Integrale at the 1988 Rally Portugal and again it won on its first outing with Miki Biasion. Biasion went on to win two drivers titles in 1988 and 1989 for lancia. After this Lancia introduced a 16V engine for the integrale at the 1988 Sanremo. In typical fashion Biasion went on to win the event with team mate Didier Auriol crashing out. Success was also found at European level. From 1987 to 1991 the Delta won the European Rally Championship with Dario Cerrato in 1987, Fabrizio Tabaton in 1988, Yves Loubet in 1989, Robert Droogmans in 1990 and Piero Liatti in 1991. At the end of 1991 lancia retired from the rallying scene after winning a record breaking 5 titles. However for 1992 the operations were handed over to Jolly Club with factory assistance. The team introduced the most famous Integrale Evo known as the "Deltona" for the 1992 season. More success was on the cards with Didier Auriol, Juha Kankkunen, Andrea Aghini, Philippe Bugalski, Jorge Recalde, and Bjorn Waldegard driving the Martini cars the team won the title again for the 6th time. A record that still stands today. For 1993 Jolly Club continued with the Integrale with Carlos Sainz, Andrea Aghini and Gustavo Trelles and with split sponsorship. Sainz and Trelles ran in Repsol colours and Aghini ran Totip. With limited development the car struggled with Sainz and the success was not to be repeated. The cars last victory was with Andrea Aghini at the Italians home event, the 1992 Sanremo Rally.

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