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Raffaele "Lele" Pinto (born 13 April 1945 in Casnate) is a former rally driver, who won the 1974 Rally Portugal.

Raffaele Pinto
Personal information
NationalityItaly Italian
Born(1945-04-13)April 13, 1945
World Rally Championship record
Active years1973 – 1978
TeamsFiat, Lancia
Rally wins1
Stage wins42
Total points0
First rally1973 Monte Carlo Rally
First win1974 Rally Portugal
Last rally1978 Rally Sanremo



Pinto began rallying in 1968.[1] In 1972, he won the European Rally Championship in a Fiat 124 Sport Spider. The following year, the World Rally Championship was run for the first time, and Pinto competed with Fiat, winning the 1974 Rally Portugal. For 1975, he moved to Lancia, where he remained until the end of 1977, driving the legendary Lancia Stratos HF.

WRC victoriesEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-08-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Sobiesław Zasada
European Rally Champion
Succeeded by
Sandro Munari