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Fly Lancia 037 Safari Rally 1986 - Criticos / Kravos


Fly A2030 Lancia 037 Safari Rally 1986 - Criticos / Kravos. RRP £62.95. Available soon
Fly A2030AR Lancia 037 Safari Rally 1986 - Criticos / Kravos - Weathered. RRP £64.95. Available soon

Fly have this new livery on their Lancia Rally 037 in production - and it will be available soon in both clean and weathered versions. The new model is of the semi-works Lancia entered into the 1986 Safari Rally and driven by local Kenyan drivers Greg Criticos and Marzio Kravos - they finished ninth overall and the second Lancia on the road.


Lancia took five of the older 037s to Kenya in 1986. Although the Delta S4 had showed impressive form since its debut at the end of 1985, the rear-wheel-drive 037 was considered a more robust choice for the punishing terrain of the Safari. The S4 hadn't been tested in Africa and was far more complex to maintain and repair. There were three fully-supported works cars for Markku Alén and Ilkka Kivimäki, Massimo Biasion and Tiziano Siviero, plus local pairing Vic Preston Jnr and John Lyall - the latter crew had tested the 037 on national events. Two identical Lancias were driven by Criticos / Kravos and John Hellier / Dave Williamson - initially looking after themselves, but after Biasion and Preston retired, they gained the benefit of full factory support.


The Safari Rally was a brutal test of endurance and an event where simplicity of engineering and intelligent driving often paid dividends - although luck was also a big factor in success. The Fly model features the bull bars, spotlights and spare tyres that were essential equipment back in the 80s. In 1986, Toyota continued Japanese domination of the race with a 1-2. Alén and Kivimäki were best of the rest in third, recovering from a big off and an injury to Alén's hand during the first leg and then hitting a young spectator - Alén used his prize money to set up a trust fund for the girl’s education.

While it was Alén delivering the fireworks for Lancia, the solid drive by Criticos and Kravos added two points to the manufacturers' points tally - enough to put Lancia in the lead of the championship after four rounds. However, at the end of a traumatic and controversial year, the French brand would clinch back-to-back titles.

The Criticos / Kravos Lancia is another fabulous livery to add to Fly's range of rally cars. Both versions are rumoured to be ready to ship - so keep and eye out for them at your favourite Fly retailers.
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Let's hope Fly introduces the Datsun 240Z, the Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 and the Subaru Legacy 4WD Turbo (new moulds) at the Foro Slot Madrid at the Jarama Circuit on December 18. Rofl
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Subaru Legacy is long overdue.  Would embrace the Rothmans livery.


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Nice background info to a good looking slot car Thumbup

But "French brand"?

Yep, Peugeot won the manufacturers’ title in ‘85 & ‘86. Sorry if I didn’t make that clear.

Got it, thanks! Thumbup
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