Pentti Airikkala 1945 - 2009

It is with great sadness that we hear the news that Pentti Airikkala has passed away. He will be remembered for his flamboyant driving style and his days with Dealer Team Vauxhall, then the large Mitubishi Starion and later the Galant VR4 amongst the many other cars and teams he drove for.

He also ran a very successful rally school that taught countless rally drivers the virtues of left foot braking. Pentti helped nurture some of the very finest talent around the globe and especially from his native Finland including both Miko Hirvonen and Jarri-Marri Latvala in their early years.

We pass on our condolences to Pentti?s family and friends. You will be sadly missed.


3rd October, 2009