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World Rally Championship

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The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a series of automobile rally races across the world, culminating with a champion driver and manufacturer. The first WRC took place in 1973.

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WRC Today

The Championship currently features 16 rallies and production-based 2.0 L Turbocharged 4WD cars built to World Rally Car regulations racing across tarmac, gravel and snow. Current cars in the championship include the Citroën Xsara, Ford Focus RS, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Peugeot 307, Skoda Fabia, and Subaru Impreza.

For 2004 through 2006, the championship rallies include Monte Carlo, Sweden, Mexico, New Zealand, Cyprus, Greece,Turkey, Argentina, Finland, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Italy, France, Spain, and Australia. Both Japan and Mexico were new events for 2004.

2005 Rally Winners

Rally Name Start Date Podium Drivers (Nationality) Podium Cars
Rallye Automobile Monte CarloJanuary 21, 2005
  1. Sébastien Loeb (France)
  2. Toni Gardemeister (Finland)
  3. Gilles Panizzi (France)
  1. Citroën Xsara
  2. Ford Focus RS
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Uddeholm Swedish RallyFebruary 11, 2005
  1. Petter Solberg (Norway)
  2. Markko Märtin (Estonia)
  3. Toni Gardemeister (Finland)
  1. Subaru Impreza
  2. Peugeot 307
  3. Ford Focus RS
Corona Rally MexicoMarch 11, 2005
  1. Petter Solberg (Norway)
  2. Marcus Grönholm (Finland)
  3. Markko Märtin (Estonia)
  1. Subaru Impreza
  2. Peugeot 307
  3. Peugeot 307
Propecia Rally of New ZealandApril 8, 2005
  1. Sébastien Loeb (France)
  2. Marcus Grönholm (Finland)
  3. Petter Solberg (Norway)
  1. Citroën Xsara
  2. Peugeot 307
  3. Subaru Impreza
Supermag Rally Italia SardiniaApril 29, 2005
  1. Sébastien Loeb (France)
  2. Petter Solberg (Norway)
  3. Marcus Grönholm (Finland)
  1. Citroën Xsara
  2. Subaru Impreza
  3. Peugeot 307
The Cyprus RallyMay 13, 2005
  1. Sébastien Loeb (France)
  2. Manfred Stohl (Austria)
  3. Markko Märtin (Estonia)
  1. Citroën Xsara
  2. Citroën Xsara
  3. Peugeot 307
Rally of TurkeyJune 3, 2005
  1. Sébastien Loeb (France)
  2. Petter Solberg (Norway)
  3. Marcus Grönholm (Finland)
  1. Citroën Xsara
  2. Subaru Impreza
  3. Peugeot 307
Acropolis Rally GreeceJune 24, 2005
Rally ArgentinaJuly 15, 2005
Neste Rally FinlandAugust 5, 2005
OMV ADAC Rallye DeutschlandAugust 25, 2005
Wales Rally Great BritainSeptember 16, 2005
Rally JapanSeptember 30, 2005
Rallye de FranceOctober 21, 2005
Rally Catalunya/Rally de EspanaOctober 28, 2005
Telstra Rally AustraliaNovember 11, 2005

2004 Rally Winners

Citroën driver, Sébastien Loeb, secured both the driver's and manufacturer's championship titles in France.

Rally Winning Driver (car) Driver Nationality
Monte CarloSébastien Loeb (Citroën)France
SwedenSébastien Loeb (Citroën)France
MexicoMarkko Märtin (Ford)Estonia
New ZealandPetter Solberg (Subaru)Norway
CyprusSébastien Loeb (Citroën)France
GreecePetter Solberg (Subaru)Norway
TurkeySébastien Loeb (Citroën)France
ArgentinaCarlos Sainz (Citroën)Spain
FinlandMarcus Grönholm (Peugeot)Finland
GermanySébastien Loeb (Citroën)France
JapanPetter Solberg (Subaru)Norway
Great BritainPetter Solberg (Subaru)Norway
ItalyPetter Solberg (Subaru)Norway
FranceMarkko Märtin (Ford)Estonia
SpainMarkko Märtin (Ford)Estonia
AustraliaSébastien Loeb (Citroën)France

WRC History

YEAR DRIVER(car) MANUFACTURER

2004

Sébastien Loeb (Citroën)

Citroën

2003

Petter Solberg (Subaru)

Citroën

2002

Marcus Grönholm (Peugeot)

Peugeot

2001

Richard Burns (Subaru)

Peugeot

2000

Marcus Grönholm (Peugeot)

Peugeot

1999

Tommi Mäkinen (Mitsubishi)

Toyota

1998

Tommi Mäkinen (Mitsubishi)

Mitsubishi

1997

Tommi Mäkinen (Mitsubishi)

Subaru

1996

Tommi Mäkinen (Mitsubishi)

Subaru

1995

Colin McRae (Subaru)

Subaru

1994

Didier Auriol (Toyota)

Toyota

1993

Juha Kankkunen (Toyota)

Toyota

1992

Carlos Sainz (Toyota)

Lancia

1991

Juha Kankkunen (Lancia)

Lancia

1990

Carlos Sainz (Toyota)

Lancia

1989

Massimo 'Miki' Biasion (Lancia)

Lancia

1988

Massimo 'Miki' Biasion (Lancia)

Lancia

1987

Juha Kankkunen (Lancia)

Lancia

1986

Juha Kankkunen (Peugeot)

Peugeot

1985

Timo Salonen (Peugeot)

Peugeot

1984

Stig Blomqvist (Audi)

Audi

1983

Hannu Mikkola (Audi)

Lancia

1982

Walter Röhrl (Opel)

Audi

1981

Ari Vatanen (Ford)

Talbot

1980

Walter Röhrl (Fiat)

Fiat

1979

Björn Waldegård (Ford/Mercedes-Benz)

Ford

1978

Markku Alén (Fiat/Lancia)

Fiat

1977

Sandro Munari (Lancia)

Fiat

1976

Lancia

1975

Lancia

1974

Lancia

1973

Alpine-Renault

External links

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