Gianluigi Galli

Gianluigi Galli

Italy (I)

CAREER PROFILE

1994: Started rallying with Peugeot 309 

1998: Win gr.N in Rallye Sanremo with Mitsubishi, Italian gr. N Champion

1999: Win gr.N in Rallye Sanremo with Mitsubishi

2000: Win gr.N in Rallye Sanremo with Mitsubishi, Italian gr. N Champion

2001: Drives Mitsubishi

2002: Drives Fiat

2003: Drives Mitsubishi

2004: Contract with Mitsubishi, 6th in Italy

2005: Drives Mitsubishi

Date of Birth:
13/1/1973 at Milan

Marital status:
Single

Entries of WRC Events


Mitsubishi has already played a major role in Galli's career. He took three successive Group N victories on his home round of the World Championship, the Sanremo Rally, and became Italian Group N Rally Champion in 2000, driving Lancers on each occasion.

In 2002 he took part in the Junior Championship in a Fiat. He led the class on the Monte Carlo Rally until he crashed and finished eighth in the series, fourth place in Catalonia proving his best result. 

In 2004 the Livigno driver contested a selection of WRC rallies in a works Mitsubishi Lancer WRC04 and to maximise his experience, he tackled also the Production Car World Rally Championship in a Group N Lancer. In Italy he matched the team`s best performance of the year taking sixth, but this time behind the wheel of a Group N car.  

In 2005 Galli continued with Mitsubishi sharing teamīs second works car with Gilles Panizzi. He and his codriver Guido D'Amore got their first taste of 2005 competition in Sweden and they really impressed the whole rallying world. Despite this being his first attempt at a snow rally in a World Rally Car, Galli ended the opening leg in fourth place, having run one place higher after the fourth stage, setting one fastest stage time en route to their best position in a WRC event. His fastest stage time on SS6 was the first for an Italian in the World Rally Championship since Piero Liatti in 1998. He could have been on the podium had it not been for transmission problems and an minor off during the leg two. The Italian finished seventh, equaling his best World Rally Car result. 

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