Lancia Delta HF Integrale (Group A)
The Lancia Delta Group A is a Group A rally car built for the Lancia Martini by Lancia to compete in the World Rally Championship. It is based on the Lancia Delta road car and replaced the Lancia Delta S4. The car was introduced for the 1987 season of the World Rally Championship and dominated the World Rally Championship, scoring 46 WRC victories and winning the record six times in a row from 1987 to 1992, as well as Juha champion titles. Kankkunen (1987 and 1991) and Miki Biasion (1988 and 1989), making Lancia the most successful brand in the history of the WRC and Delta the most successful car.
In 1987, the Lancia were led by Massimo Biasion, Juha Kankkunen and Markku Alén. Biasion opened with the victory in the Monte Carlo Rally and later in the season won the rallies of Argentina and Sanremo. However, the four places on the podium of Juha Kankkunen, along with victories in the Rally Olympus and the final, RAC Rally, led him to win the title ahead of Markku Alén, whose title hopes ended in the RAC with a series of accidents including car in front of the television cameras in one of the opening spectator short stages. Lancia won seven of the eleven rounds he had for the manufacturers’ championship and with them the world title. However, Kankkunen, allegedly disillusioned with the team’s policy and the apparent favoritism demonstrated by Biasion, left the team at the end of the season and returned to Toyota.