This weekend at Race Retro, 22nd – 24th February, Reis Motorsport Insurance is displaying the late Henri Toivonen’s 1980 Lombard RAC Rally winning car, a Talbot Sunbeam Lotus.
After making his World Rally Championship debut in 1975, Henri won the 1980 Lombard RAC Rally in his diminutive Talbot Sunbeam Lotus and was catapulted to stardom. Henri beat his more experienced and fellow countrymen Hannu Mikkola and Timo Makinen in the process and became the youngest driver to win a WRC event, at 24 years and 86 days old. He held that record for nearly 30 years until his countryman Jari-Matti Latvala won the 2008 Swedish Rally at 22.
Mark Taylor, Operations Manager at Reis Motorsport Insurance, comments: “We actively support all levels of motorsport from grass roots through to national level and we’re absolutely thrilled to have Henri Toivonen’s RAC Rally winning Talbot Sunbeam Lotus on the stand! Henri showed true dedication, skill and passion to the sport throughout his career, qualities we pride ourselves on here at Reis. I am sure the car will be a real crowd pleaser!”
Race Retro is taking place at the International Historic Motorsport Show, Stoneleigh Park from 22nd – 24th February 2019. For more information on features, exhibitors and to book tickets, visit www.raceretro.com