Throw. The legend of the rally is the new Sky Original docu-series, arriving exclusively on Sky Documentaries and streaming only on NOW from 3 June.
Throw. The legend of the rally is the title of the new one docu-serie Sky Original, arriving exclusively on Sky Documentaries and streaming only on NOW from 3 June at 21.15; on the same day it will also be broadcast on Sky Sport Uno at 10.30pm. The three-part series tells of cars, mythological creatures that have darted, suffered and won the most adventurous races, and of those who, with wisdom, strategy and spirit of adventure, imagined, built and brought them to victory.
Founded in the mid-1960s with a small budget and a great desire to win, the Lancia Racing Department is the story of all-Italian excellence, which led the small Lancia Fulvia Coupé HF to win, against all odds, the first World Championship in 1972. The episodes retrace this adventure through the voices of the protagonists, first of all Cesare Fiorio and Gianni Tonti, respectively Team Principal and Technical Director of the golden years, but also pilots, designers, journalists and enthusiasts.
The legendary cars that punctuated Lancia’s successes mark the time: the Stratos, the first car designed specifically for rallies, in the mid-1970s was the protagonist of a golden three-year period of world victories. The car manufacturer is preparing to face difficult challenges and proves capable of accompanying the great social and customary changes of an Italy that needed to dream.
After the arrest of the Stratos and the victorious parenthesis of the Fiat 131 Abarth Rally following its takeover by the Fiat group, Lancia stayed away from racing for several years to return in 1983 with the very light and fast Rally 037 which, overcoming the challenge against the favorite Audi 4, arrives at the historic victory in Montecarlo.
The next step was the birth of the Delta S4, technically advanced, monstrously powerful, very difficult to tame, which will be the protagonist of the accident that took place at the 1986 Tour de Corse that forever marked the history of motorsport and will push the FIA to change the regulation in favor of safer cars. The Reparto Corse welcomes the challenge and with the integral Delta HF driven by Miki Biasion and Tiziano Siviero, historic couple of driver and navigator, earns the all-Italian victory at the 1988 and 1989 world championships, even conquering the very complicated Safari Rally, which was never managed to reach.
On the eve of the 1990s, rallying was by then a collective phenomenon, a followed and supported national sport, which overwhelmed and thrilled. But after winning five consecutive constructors’ world titles, a record still unbeaten, at the end of 1991 Lancia announced its farewell to the world of rallies, leaving everyone stunned.
Throw. The legend of the rally is a Sky Original docu-series in three episodes produced by Sky and TIWI, from an idea by Matteo Chiarugi Bacci, written by Donato Dallavalle and directed by Andrea Calderone. The original music for the series was composed and performed by Rodrigo D’Erasmo, Jacopo Volpe and Riccardo Puddu. On air from 3 June exclusively on Sky Documentaries at 21.15, streaming only on NOW and available on demand. At 10.30 pm it will also be broadcast on Sky Sport Uno.