Hammond vs Lancia Delta Integrale Evo II
When he was a young man, Richard was taught a lesson on a lonely Pennine road. Time for revenge
Posted: 24 Mar 2011
In fact, he caned my arse across the Pennines. A genuinely startling achievement, seeing as even a moderately powerful bike like mine would generally outgun anything on four wheels. The fact is though, that the Delta Evo II was one of the most successful rally cars of all time, and the car that had just left me in the weeds was the final incarnation of a string of homologation cars. Cars that existed only to gain Lancia admission into the World Rally Championship in their competition-spec Integrale - which won just about everything, including the Group A Constructors' Championship six times between '87 and '92.