Renault Pack Rally R5 Alpine Gr.2
In 1978, at the Monte-Carlo, the rally ended with a French hat-trick: Jean-Pierre Nicolas, Jean Ragnotti and Guy Fréquelin dominated the German Walter Röhrl who was with Fiat at the time. The small Renault 5 Alpine cars showed their full potential on the snow-covered and icy stages of the Monte-Carlo. Unfortunately, they passed within a minute of victory and finished just behind Jean-Pierre Nicolas' Porsche. Jean Ragnotti was second in front of Guy Fréquelin and his number 12. The assistance of that time could count on an imposing Saviem SB2 MKII, a brand affiliated to the Renault group and whose name is an acronym for "Société anonyme de vehicles industrielles et Equipements mécaniques ”.