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Markku Alen
By 1993, Markku was the only driver that had held FIA top priority without break for twenty years. Yet, for a driver that won 19 championship rallies it is not much of a consolation to be included in the Hall of Fame of a little-known web site.

He never won drivers' title, the only thing that matters in the end and which he richly would have deserved.
Henri Toivonen
In 1980 Henri became youngest driver to have won championship rally when he brought small Talbot Sunbeam Lotus to finish in RAC Rally ahead of second placed Hannu Mikkola. Five years later he did it again, giving Lancia Delta S4 a memorable debut.

Young and talented Henri is remembered for his unfortunate accident which ended the Group B era. In retrospect it is good that the era came to an end but it is tragic that it had to claim Henri's and Sergio's lives.

Simply put, Henri is icon for the one of the most controversial periods of rallying.
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