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Sandro Munari (born 27 March 1940) is a former motor racing and rally driver from Italy.

CareerEdit

Born at Cavarzere, Veneto, Sandro Munari began rallying in 1965 and won the Italian Rally Championship in 1967 and 1969, adding the European Rally Championship title in 1973. In 1972 he won the Targa Florio sports car endurance race, partnering Arturo Merzario in a works Ferrari 312PB. Also in 1972 Munari claimed his first major rally victory, winning the Monte Carlo Rally in a works Lancia Fulvia.

He was to become synonymous with another of Lancia's rally icons, the Lancia Stratos HF, and the partnership of Italian car and Italian driver scooped a further Monte Carlo Rally hat-trick in the mid-1970s, among a total of seven World Rally Championship victories. Munari also won the 1977 FIA Cup for Rally Drivers title. Later in his career he competed with a Fiat 131 Abarth, finishing third at the 1978 Tour de Corse and sixth at the 1980 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire. His last WRC appearances were at the Safari Rally, which he contested from 1981 to 1984, but retired each time.

Co-driversEdit

  • Italy Mario Mannucci
  • Kenya Lofty Drews
  • Italy Piero Sodano
  • Italy Silvio Maiga
  • France Jacques Jaubert
  • Kenya Ian Street

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