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#1 Wolfi

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:16

Hello,

I am looking for information about Livio Lorenzelli, a FIAT works driver.

Thanks you.

Regards

Wolfi


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#2 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 15:42

Hello,

I am looking for information about Livio Lorenzelli, a FIAT works driver.

Thanks you.

Regards

Wolfi


Hi Wolfi, here is the Motorsport-Memorial ("Lest We Forget") page on Livio Lorenzelli:
http://www.motorspor...f...;db2=&n=957

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#3 RS2000

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 20:48

So he (76 Tour de Corse) drove a full works car once? I couldn't recall him as a works driver.

#4 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 07:33

So he (76 Tour de Corse) drove a full works car once? I couldn't recall him as a works driver.


Don't know whether it was a "full works car" or not. Probably yes. I know it was a blue Oliofiat-sponsored Fiat Abarth 124 Rally 1800.

Here (an Italian forum) is a picture scanned by magazine Autosprint (year 1976).
http://rallymania.fo...=37561043&st=75

#5 jrally

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 17:15

Don't know whether it was a "full works car" or not. Probably yes. I know it was a blue Oliofiat-sponsored Fiat Abarth 124 Rally 1800.

Here (an Italian forum) is a picture scanned by magazine Autosprint (year 1976).
http://rallymania.fo...=37561043&st=75


Livio Lorenzelli was never a works driver ! In 1976 he used a Fiat 124 Abarth with the OlioFiat colours but the official team were using the 131 Abarth !

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#6 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:16

According to the book "Fiat 131 Abarth" by Graham Robson, in the 1977 Rallye Sanremo, the Fiat Rally Team entered six brand new Fiat Abarth 131s. Three Oliofiat cars with Maurizio Verini, Walter Röhrl and Fulvio Bacchelli (and surprisingly not Markku Alen), the Fiat-France car for Jean-Claude Andruet (who won the rally) and two works-backed cars (Jolly Club-Parmalat?) for "Tony" Fassina and Livio Lorenzelli.
Livio Lorenzelli had not been a Fiat works driver, but something very similar...
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#7 RS2000

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 19:37

(and surprisingly not Markku Alen)


I think San Remo was an all or largely tarmac event around that time. I recall being asked to co-drive on San Remo around then (for my RAC Rally driver in a UK forest-optimised "tank") and persuading him it wasn't a very good idea to go. Of course it was different other years, including tarmac and gravel legs at one time.