1989 - 1997
1989 - 1997
Carlos Sainz marked an era in Spanish motorsport. He started at the tender age of 25 and obtained 7 points in his first season. In 1989, he achieved the best result ever achieved by a Spanish driver.
In 1990, he rose to the top of the podium on three occasions, which helped him win his first World Rally Championship, something unreachable until then by Spanish drivers.
Winner of the Seat Panda Championship and runner-up in the R5 Cup in 1981
Winner of the Renault cup in 1982 and 1983
World Rally Champion in 1990 and 1992
World Rally Championship runner-up in 1991, 1994, and 1995
About Moya's notes
When you understand them, the notes are very simple, "sasar" was an abbreviation for "sacrifice" and "ras" for "cut"Carlos Sainz
This was the nickname given by Juha Piironen to Sainz, which is still used affectionately.
Carlos used his brother-in-law Juan Carlos Añoro's notes to navigate sections and added a few of his own.
This language, spoken at full speed by his co-driver Luis Moya, continues to be one of the most legendary and most recognised among fans.
Throughout his sports career, Sainz drove legendary cars, such as a Toyota Celica, a Subaru Impreza, a Lancia Delta, or a Ford Escort, next to true legends of rallying.
1990 New Zealand Rally
1992 Portugal Rally
Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya in 1997
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