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Paolo Diana – Onboard with a sideways madman

Submitted by on July 15, 2014

Paolo Diana Tabarini rallyeHe’s one of the most loved Italian rally drivers, known for his drift-like style.

Paolo Diana is a very entertaining driver to watch; he steers a unique little Fiat 131 and from we can tell, drives the absolute wheels off it at every event! His style is best described as ‘completely sideways’, and his car is nothing short of awesome – big old school flares, a sequential transmission and all the right noises. It’s a homegrown monster reminiscent of Group B.

It’s easy to get a grip on why people love this guy so much, whether intentional or not – he’s a showman! For us, the Fiat 131 has long been a favorite, we even wrote a piece about it a little while ago and spoke about its not inconsiderable rally heritage. If you’ve got the time – check that out too!

Just listen to his co-driver too, a man of few words -

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