In slopes he was unbeatable, on the dirty he didn’t have rivals. At the Rally of Sanremo, he won eight special stages, and the rally finished in second place, the highest position of his career. His first days in motorsport were limited to some local competitions. The law of the mountain is hard, such as the one of the sport and, aware of this, he knew that soon or later the destiny would have issued its hard sentence. E lo ha dimostrato in parecchie occasioni. Attilio driving a Fiat Abarth. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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Inhe achieved his first success when he won the Campeonato Triveneto competition. Only the death has stopped him. Bettega’s accident pressured the safety aspects of Group B cars.

In May, he went in the Rally of Corsica. Molti avversari come ogni campione ma nessun nemico. His first podium finish was the one in the Rallye San Remo where he was third again in Quella volta sul “Turini” They had two children: Attilio driving a Fiat Abarth.

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Bettega then took 5th position in Greece. E lo ha dimostrato in parecchie bettsga. Rally Il Ciocco e Valle del Serchio. His first days in motorsport were limited to some local competitions.


This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat He knew how to drive over the limits but always in the total respect of the danger. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Exactly one year later his former teammate Henri Toivonen and his co-pilot Sergio Cresto with the Lancia Delta S4 4 same number of the Bettega’s car died in a fireball accident at the same event, causing the ban for Group B.


Retrieved from ” https: La sua classe era immensa. In October, he went back to the Sanremo Rally. A true champion, a special man that has been able to do of his humility, his loyalty and his honesty his winning weapons, virtues these that belong only to a great men.

In March, Bettega took part in the Rally of Portugal, where he won five special stages, and eventually finished third. The law of the rallies imposes that only the greater drivers are able to win the stage of the “TURINI”, the most difficult, the most selective, the most beautiful special stage of the world in the most beautiful rally of the world: He won two special stages and eventually finished fourth overall.

His co-driver Maurizio Perissinot survived the crash uninjured. Views Read Edit View history. After the accident, he was transported by air to a hospital in Turin where he was diagnosed with two broken legs. Later in the s, he competed in Italian Rally Championship winning five of 14 races. InBettega was signed by the Fiat team. After two seasons with good results, Fiat outlined a far more complete program for Bettega in the WRC.


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Una frazione di secondo, neppure il tempo di capire cosa stesse succedendo e di avvertire l’amico MAURIZIO, compagno di mille battaglie, ed ecco il terribile schianto contro l’albero del destino. In the seasonhe entered the Safari Rally and the Tour de Corse. It took 40 minutes for rescue teams to remove him from the car. Only a moment, not even the time to understand what was happening and to warn the friend MAURIZIO, companion of thousand battles, and here is the terrible breaking against the tree of the destiny.

That LANCIA was a car that he “felt” from the moment that he had developed it, that same car that he knew in every small detail but that betrayed him twice, the second time in a definitive way.