Myrvold wrote:Oh, I remember when my biggest childhood hero by far stopped that A-final in 92!
"I felt that the car was in a dangerous position, and if the stewards didn't have the balls to stop it, I had to do it. I mean, if anyone had crashed hard, and burned to death, it would've been a tragedy. I did what I think was the right thing. And no, I wouldn't done it different today"
Or something very close to that did Schanche say in 95.
Oh, in the late 70's or early 80's he ran up to the tower where the speaker (commentator at the race if "speaker" is wrong word) was. Throwed him out of his room, and fired off a tirade against the stewards as harsh as only Schanche could do!
On another note, he is the second most winning rallycross driver of all times, and made rallycross big in Norway, he just had a "bit" of a temper.
He's also done 1 or 2 Le Mans 24hrs, and have a third place in the C2 class at Monza in his homebuild C2-racer.
The man is or was a very smart man when it comes to the technical stuff, and made most of the cars himself, and often struggled a year or two with new cars, but when it worked, he often had the best car of all with the same type (Escort, RS200, RS2000, X-trac Escort or Opel Astra).
Many of the theories Schanche and a guy at Xtrac implented in his rallycross cars in the 80's and early 90's was still used in F1 in the mid 90's.
But, maybe not the best driver...
One of the most memorable moments in motorsport for those who saw it at the time .... (On the vid above, it starts at 6:06 or so), you've got to be a pretty big character in the sport to earn the nickname
"Mr Rallycross", haven't you?