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Old 17 Nov 2008, 12:40 (Ref:2336392)   #3
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For the WTCC in 1987, Alfa got serious with a new Evo version of the turbo. Despite the radical bodykit, it proved to be off the pace. Although it improved as the season went on, it never matched the M3s

The main Alfa representation was:

Alfa Corse- 2 cars, with a very heavyweight driver squad- Jacques Laffite, Jean-Louis Schlesser, Nicola Larini, Alessandro Nannini, a one-off for Michael Andretti at Monza- they really weren't messing about here....Just a pity the car didn't deliver....

Brixia- 2 black cars with Beretta sponsorship- Rinaldo Drovandi, Carlo Rossi, Gabriele Tarquini amongst others

Albatech- a single white car for Voulaz/Cipriani

Q Racing- Swedish entry for ex-Volvo man Thomas Lindstrom, shared variously with Mikael Nabrink and Steven Andskar. Another white car, often unsponsored I think, was crashed heavily during TT qualifying and not seen again. Can't find a pic

Dixi Racing- Belgian (French?) squad ran a pair of cars in a mix of ETCC and WTCC races for a variety of French and Belgian drivers

Alfa Corse, Brixia, Albatech and Q were all factory-backed and eligible for WTCC points as I recall. Not sure about Dixi? The 4 factory-supported teams all pulled out before the 'long-haul' leg of the WTCC- Australia/NZ/Japan

ARDT ran a pair of turbos in the BTCC for Dooley & Kirby- they had a troubled season with them- I think one dirver reverted to the V6 at one point?

Network Alfa ran a single Caltex-backed car for Bond- this was the only Alfa representation at Bathurst, apart from an Italian-entered Alfa 33 in the 1600 class- I think it may have been factory-backed, despite being miles off the pace of the Corollas all year?
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