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Will Gollop Tribute

Will Gollop Tribute

Will Gollop remains one of the post popular and successful British rallycross drivers, winning the annual Grand Prix event at Brands Hatch (1988,1989 & 1992) and the European Championship in 1992.

Classic Rallycross Image Gallery

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Classic Rallycross Image Gallery

Gone but not forgotten, the great rallycross cars of the 1980s-1990s, we have put together a gallery of classic rallycross images from the ‘Golden Era of rallycross, we hope you lik ‘em…

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Classic Rallycross Image Gallery 2

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Classic Rallycross Image Gallery 2

There were too many great photo’s not to put up a second post of the greatest rallycross cars of all time, enjoy…

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Brands Hatch British Rallycross Grand Prix (‘The Golden Era’) 1988-1994

Rallycross is essentially a timed event and even though the drivers are seen to race against each other in the qualifying heats, they are actually racing against the clock in order to record the best possible time in qualifying to make the all-important finals. In the finals it is every driver for himself and a regular race format, first past the post wins. The races were part-track and part off-road, providing excellent and entertaining close racing.

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Will Gollop’s Peugeot 309 T16 (1993)

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Will Gollop’s Peugeot 309 T16 (1993)

Gollop’s Peugeot 309 T16 car replaced his European Rallycross Championship winning MG Metro 6R4 BiTurbo. The Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 was designed to win World Rally Championships (and it did). The T-16 derived technology was bolted to Gollop’s 309. When European Rallycross Will Gollop announced that he would be driving a Peugeot in 1993 there were knowing nods of approval from the rallycross fraternity. The 205T16 E2 had won four titles from 1987 to 1990. However, there were questions over Gollop’s choice when details of the package that would make up his Silkolene Peugeot 309T16 ‘Supercar’ were released.

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1993 British Rallycross Grand Prix Final (Video)

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1993 British Rallycross Grand Prix Final (Video)

Enjoy Richard Hutton, Barry Squibb (Ford Escort), Martin Schanche (Ford Escort Cosworth), Pat Doran (Escort Cosworth), Will Gollop (Peugeot 309) exchange paintwork in this classic Rallycross final from Brands Hatch.

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1992 British Rallycross Grand Prix Final (Video)

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1992 British Rallycross Grand Prix Final (Video)

Autoglass Rallycross GP Final from Brands Hatch. The UK has a glut of entrants including Will Gollop, Barry Squibb, Rob Gibson, John Welch, Trevor Hopkins, Dermot Carnegie and Dennis Biggerstaff, all competing for the UK’s ultimate Rallycross title.

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1991 British Rallycross GP Final (Video)

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1991 British Rallycross GP Final (Video)

Will Gollop already has two GP Rallycross title’s to his name and is all-out for a record third…Enjoy the Metro 6R4 and Ford RS200 Group B rally cars before they are banned forever!

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1991 Brands Hatch Rallycross Grand Prix Challengers…

The man who must start the event as favourite, Gollop has this year clinched his first ever outright British Championship and fought long and hard against Martin Schanch in the European series too. The letter series of course ended with his big crash at Lydden and the G-Tech team worked hard rebuilding its charger into a spare body shell. In the process Will took the opportunity to make some improvements to the handling.

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1991 British Rallycross Grand Prix Preview

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1991 British Rallycross Grand Prix Preview

It’s difficult to believe that it is ten years since Rolf Nilsson emerged through the mist and rain to win the first British Rallycross Grand Prix. Difficult too, to believe the pace of technological development within rallycross during those ten years, the two wheel driven Porsche that Nilsson used to win with a decade ago may well struggle to match the fastest of the drivers in the 1991 Brands Hatch British Rallycross Grand Prix. However, ten years on, with Autoglass taking over the sponsorship and the cars going faster than ever.

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