As winner of the first-ever Manufacturers’ WRC title back in 1973, and in addition to its involvement in Formula 1 and endurance racing, Alpine is acutely aware of its rallying roots. Today, the Alpine A110 R-GT has emerged as a proven winner that is ideal for privateers thanks to its inherent dynamic qualities, boosted by specific development work at the hands of French driver Manu Guigou and the fitment by Signatech of driver-aid technologies. We look back at the 2022 season, which notably saw Frenchman Raphaël Astier claim the FIA R-GT Cup.
There are ideas you simply can’t ignore once they have crept into your mind and Signatech-Alpine’s hunch to prepare a version of the A110 for rallying is a case in point. After the introduction of the Cup and GT4 derivatives that enable amateurs to enjoy the model’s inherent dynamic qualities around circuits, the development of a rally version was only a matter of time.