Raffaele Pinto

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Raffaele Pinto
Personal information
Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1945-04-13)April 13, 1945
World Rally Championship record
Active years 1973 – 1978
Teams Fiat, Lancia
Rallies 19
Championships 0
Rally wins 1
Podiums 3
Stage wins 42
Total points 0
First rally 1973 Monte Carlo Rally
First win 1974 Rally Portugal
Last rally 1978 Rally Sanremo

Raffaele "Lele" Pinto (born 13 April 1945 in Casnate) is a former rally driver, who won the 1974 Rally Portugal.

Career

Pinto began rallying in 1968.[1] In 1972, he won the European Rally Championship in a Fiat 124. The following year, the World Rally Championship was run for the first time, and Pinto competed with Fiat, winning the 1974 Rally Portugal. For 1975, he moved to Lancia, where he remained until the end of 1977, driving the legendary Lancia Stratos HF.

WRC Victories

 #  Event Season Co-driver Car
1 Portugal 8th Rally de Portugal 1974 Arnaldo Bernacchini Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Sobiesław Zasada
European Rally Champion
1972
Succeeded by
Sandro Munari

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