Group B was one of the most spectacular motorsport categories ever devised and boosted the popularity of rallying around the world. Thirty years on from the end of a dramatic era in the World Rally Championship, we pay homage to the cars and stars in this week’s special issue of Autosport.
As well as looking at the rise and fall of Group B, we talk to some of the heroes – Markku Alen, Walter Rohrl and Ari Vatanen – and compare a current WRC Volkswagen Polo with its bewinged Audi Quattro great-grandfather.
It’s not all about the past, of course. We also bring you the tantalising new Manor Formula 1 duel between Mercedes’ junior talents Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon, coverage of Jason Plato’s breakthrough British Touring Car success for Subaru, and Ducati finally ending its drought in MotoGP.
Plus national coverage spanning Formula 4 to Trucks, Marcus Pye’s Humble Pye column and much more