As Peugeot withdrew from the championship following the ban of Group B , Kankkunen moved to Lancia and became the first driver to successfully defend his title. Please note that unauthorised reproduction or translation of any content including words, data, information, photos, videos and any other intellectual property published on this page and any other copyrighted content published on Autosport. This is still the narrowest winning margin in the history of the event. It is the car in which he and Kankkunen won their final rally together in Portugal early the following season. Subaru Impreza WRC Go unlimited and ad-free today.

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The lankkunen year Juha would upgrade to a faster Group 4 Escort. Kankkunen bettered the record to Kankkunen retired due to engine problems in three consecutive rallies and did not add to his points tally, finishing only 37th in the drivers’ standings. In the Race of ChampionsKankkunen became the second two-time winner after beating Auriol in the final.

At just over 51 years old, Kankkunen finished an impressive 8th iankkunen, beating many WRC regulars in up-to-date machinery.

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We tried ‘everything’ to keep Ricciardo. Rqlly title fight again went down to the wire. FIA president Max Mosley stated that “there is no suggestion the drivers were aware of what jua going on. The German car, though, brought more of technical troubles than anything else.


The team was given a month ban by the FIA. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V. Retrieved 25 March His results placed him third in the drivers’ championship, behind Lancia drivers Biasion and Alex Fiorio.

Kankkuset eroamassa – Viihde – Iltalehti. Kankkunen began to drive when he was seven years old, [4] and owned his first car at the age of InKankunnen started his season with a surprise victory at the tough Safari Rally, becoming the first driver to win the endurance event on the first attempt. The team signed him for the season to replace Ari Vatanen who was still recovering from his nearly fatal accident during the previous season.

Juha Kankkunen

Archived from the original on 16 May Race of Champions Champion of Champions Kankkunen would however largely dominate the rest of the season with three wins and four podiums in nine events, finishing every rally. Archived from the original on 5 February Finnish Sports Personality of the Year.

However, outside the World Rally Championship, he achieved much success.

Archived from the original on 14 August This is still the narrowest winning margin in the history of the event.

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Previously the record was Gary Watkins WEC’s hypercar vision needs less talk and more action. There was a reasonable amount of grip on the snow but, without studded tyres, those icy, frozen forest tracks were as hazardous as they come.


In the seasonKankkunen won the Safari Rallythe Acropolis Rallyhis home event Lakes Rally for the first time and the Rally Australia for the third year in a row.

WEC’s hypercar vision needs less talk and more action Manufacturers have spoken positively about the World Endurance Championship’s hypercar concept, but that’s not nearly enough – the series desperately needs them to step forward and commit to show it has a bright future after all WEC. Lancia edged out Toyota to take a record fourth manufacturers’ title in a row.

Archived from the original on 12 February Ksnkkunen ‘insane’ to pay for seats – Redding Former MotoGP rider Scott Redding says it is “insane” that some of his grand prix racing peers pay as much as they do for their seats MotoGP.

Kankkunen stayed with Ford for the season with Belgian driver Bruno Thiry as his new teammate, after Sainz had opted to re-join Toyota.