Multiple European Rallycross Champion Martin Schanche at Boyd’s Quarry a rare appearance wrestling his mighty 470bhp Escort around the wet bumpy track in Northern Ireland.
Martin Schanche (born 1 January 1945 in Trondheim), a.k.a. “Mister Rallycross”, is a former Norwegian motorsport contestant. He started his racing career rather late, only in 1972 when he was already 27 years old. In 1975 he won a silver medal in the Norwegian Ice Racing Championships. Between 1976 and 2001 he competed in Rallycross, and became the FIA European champion of 1978, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1991 and 1995. Schanche is still yet the record holder concerning the amount of overall victories in rounds counting towards the FIA European Championships for Rallycross Drivers.