1990 World Rally Championship

1990 World Rally Championship
World Drivers' Champion:
Carlos Sainz
World Manufacturers' Champion:
Lancia
Previous: 1989 Next: 1991

The 1990 World Rally Championship was the 18th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 12 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Carlos Sainz in a Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165, ahead of Didier Auriol and Juha Kankkunen. The manufacturers' title was won by Lancia, ahead of Toyota and Mitsubishi.

Teams and DriversEdit

Team Constructor Car Tyre Drivers Rounds
  Martini Lancia Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V M   Miki Biasion 1–3, 5, 7, 10, 12
  Juha Kankkunen 1–3, 5, 7–10, 12
  Didier Auriol 1–2, 4–5, 7–10
  Bruno Saby 1, 4, 12
  Alex Fiorio 3, 9
  Yves Loubet 4
  Paola de Martini 7
  Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 P   Carlos Sainz 1–10, 12
  Mikael Ericsson 1, 3, 5, 8–10
  Armin Schwarz 1–2, 4, 10, 12
  Björn Waldegård 3
  Mohammed Bin Sulayem 5
  Jorge Recalde 7
  David Llewellin 12
  Mats Jonsson 12
  Mazda Rally Team Europe Mazda 323 4WD
323 GT-X
M   Timo Salonen 1–2, 8, 12
  Hannu Mikkola 1–2, 8, 12
  Grégoire de Mévius 2, 9–10
  Ingver Carlsson 6, 9
  Rod Millen 6, 9
  Mikael Sundström 8, 12
  Minna Sillankorva 8
  Peter Geitel 8
  Mitsubishi Ralliart Europe Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 M   Kenneth Eriksson 1–2, 5, 8–9, 12
  Ari Vatanen 1–2, 5, 8, 12
  Kenjiro Shinozuka 3, 11
  Ross Dunkerton 6, 9
  Lasse Lampi 8
  Arto Kumpumäki 8
  Patrick Tauziac 11
  Jolly Club Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V M   Dario Cerrato 1–2, 10
  Alex Fiorio 5, 8, 10
  Didier Auriol 12
  Robert Droogmans 12
  Simon Racing Renault 5 GT Turbo M   Alain Oreille 1–2, 4–7, 9–11
  Richard Frau 1, 4
  Paul Rodet 1
  Bernard Gil 1, 4
  Audi Sport Audi 90 Quattro M   Paola de Martini 1–2, 4–5, 8–10
  Rudi Stohl 3, 5, 7, 11
  Pascal Gaban 5
  GM Euro Sport Vauxhall
Opel
Astra GTE
Kadett GSI 16V
M   Louise Aitken-Walker 1–2, 4, 6, 9, 12
  Chris Birkbeck 12
  Brian Wiggins 12
  Top Run SRL Lancia Delta Integrale 16V M   Jorge Recalde 2, 5–6, 8–9
  Carlos Menem 7
  Subaru Technica International Subaru Legacy RS M   Markku Alén 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
  Mike Kirkland 3, 6
  Peter 'Possum' Bourne 3, 6, 9
  Ian Duncan 3, 5
  Jim Heather-Hayes 3
  Patrick Njiru 3
  François Chatriot 10
  Derek Warwick 12
  Nissan Motorsports International Nissan 200SX D   Vic Preston Jr 3
  Jayant Shah 3
  Pavlos Moschoutis 5
  Bastos Motul BMW BMW M3 P   François Chatriot 4
  Frédéric Dor 4
  Société Diac Renault 5 GT Turbo M   Jean Ragnotti 4
  Sylvain Polo 4
  Citroën Sport Citroën AX Sport M   Christine Driano 4
  Laurent Poggi 4
  Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Golf Rallye G60 P   Erwin Weber 5–6, 9
  Ercan Kazaz 5
  Ford Motor Co Ltd Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4 P   Pentti Airikkala 8, 10, 12
  Malcolm Wilson 8, 10, 12
  Gianfranco Cunico 8, 10
  Gwyndaf Evans 8, 10, 12
  Alex Fiorio 12

EventsEdit

1990 World Rally Championship event map
 
Black = Tarmac Brown = Gravel Blue = Snow/Ice Red = Mixed Surface
1990 World Rally Championship schedule and results
Round Rally name Podium finishers
Rank Driver Co Driver Team Car Time
1   Rallye Monte Carlo
(19–25 January)
1   Didier Auriol   Bernard Occelli   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 5:56:52
2   Carlos Sainz   Luis Moya   Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 5:57:44
3   Miki Biasion   Tiziano Siviero   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 6:00:31
2   Rallye de Portugal
(6–10 March)
1   Miki Biasion   Tiziano Siviero   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 6:17:57
2   Didier Auriol   Bernard Occelli   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 6:20:33
3   Juha Kankkunen   Juha Piironen   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 6:23:08
3   Safari Rally
(11–16 April)
1   Björn Waldegård   Fred Gallagher   Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 8:39:11
2   Juha Kankkunen   Juha Piironen   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 9:17:23
3   Mikael Ericsson   Claes Billstam   Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 11:26:58
4   Tour de Corse
(6–9 May)
1   Didier Auriol   Bernard Occelli   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 6:45:16
2   Carlos Sainz   Luis Moya   Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 6:45:52
3   François Chatriot   Michel Périn   Bastos Motul BMW BMW M3 6:49:05
5   Acropolis Rally
(3–6 June)
1   Carlos Sainz   Luis Moya   Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 7:34:44
2   Juha Kankkunen   Juha Piironen   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 7:35:30
3   Miki Biasion   Tiziano Siviero   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 7:37:42
6   Rally New Zealand
(30 June – 3 July)
1   Carlos Sainz   Luis Moya   Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 6:48:26
2   Ingvar Carlsson   Per Carlsson   Mazda Rally Team Europe Mazda 323 4WD 6:49:57
3   Erwin Weber   Matthias Feltz   Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Golf Rallye G60 6:56:24
7   Rally Argentina
(24–28 July)
1   Miki Biasion   Tiziano Siviero   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 6:51:27
2   Carlos Sainz   Luis Moya   Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 6:59:29
3   Didier Auriol   Bernard Occelli   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 7:26:22
8   1000 Lakes Rally
(23–26 August)
1   Carlos Sainz   Luis Moya   Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 4:40:55
2   Ari Vatanen   Bruno Berglund   Mitsubishi Ralliart Europe Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 4:41:14
3   Kenneth Eriksson   Staffan Parmander   Mitsubishi Ralliart Europe Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 4:45:53
9   Rally Australia
(20–23 September)
1   Juha Kankkunen   Juha Piironen   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 5:43:48
2   Carlos Sainz   Luis Moya   Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 5:45:28
3   Alex Fiorio   Luigi Pirollo   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 5:49:28
10   Rallye Sanremo
(14–18 October)
1   Didier Auriol   Bernard Occelli   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 7:30:38
2   Juha Kankkunen   Juha Piironen   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 7:31:23
3   Carlos Sainz   Luis Moya   Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 7:32:23
11   Rallye Côte d'Ivoire
(28 October – 1 November)
1   Patrick Tauziac   Claude Papin   Mitsubishi Ralliart Europe Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 4:54:00
2   Rudi Stohl   Ernst Röhringer   Audi Sport Audi 90 Quattro 5:56:00
3   Alain Oreille   Michel Roissard   Simon Racing Renault 5 GT Turbo 6:52:00
12   Rally GB
(25–28 November)
1   Carlos Sainz   Luis Moya   Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 5:43:16
2   Kenneth Eriksson   Staffan Parmander   Mitsubishi Ralliart Europe Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 5:44:58
3   Miki Biasion   Tiziano Siviero   Martini Lancia Lancia Delta Integrale 16V 5:47:22

ResultsEdit

Driver championshipEdit

Pos. Driver MON
 
POR
 
KEN
 
COR
 
GRC
 
NZL
 
ARG
 
FIN
 
AUS
 
SRM
 
IVC
 
GBR
 
Points
1   Carlos Sainz 2 Ret 4 2 1 1 2 1 2 3 1 140
2   Didier Auriol 1 2 1 Ret 3 Ret Ret 1 5 95
3   Juha Kankkunen Ret 3 2 2 Ret 5 1 2 Ret 85
4   Miki Biasion 3 1 Ret 3 1 Ret 3 76
5   Mikael Ericsson 7 3 4 Ret Ret 6 32
6   Dario Cerrato 4 4 4 30
7   Rudi Stohl 7 Ret 4 2 29
8   Kenneth Eriksson Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 2 27
9   Alex Fiorio Ret 5 Ret 3 8 9 25
10   Ingvar Carlsson 2 5 23
11   Alain Oreille 13 14 8 13 10 6 Ret 17 3 22
12   Björn Waldegård 1 20
13   Patrick Tauziac 1 20
14   Peter 'Possum' Bourne Ret 5 4 18
15   Bruno Saby 6 4 16
16   Ari Vatanen Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 15
17   François Chatriot 3 Ret 12
18   Erwin Weber Ret 3 DSQ 12
19   Armin Schwarz 5 Ret Ret Ret 7 12
20   Ross Dunkerton 4 Ret 10
21   Markku Alén Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 10
22   Alain Ambrosino 4 10
23   Mats Jonsson 4 10
24   Tommi Mäkinen 6 11 7 13 Ret 10
25   Timo Salonen 8 Ret 6 Ret 9
26   Gustavo Trelles 11 9 7 Ret 15 8 15 Ret Ret 9
27   Carlos Bica 5 8
28   Kenjiro Shinozuka 5 Ret 8
29   Raimund Baumschlager 5 8
30   Ernesto Soto 12 Ret 5 16 8
31   Piero Liatti 5 8
32   Patrice Servant 5 8
33   Jorge Recalde 7 Ret 8 Ret 22 11 7
34   Hannu Mikkola Ret 6 Ret Ret 6
35   Jim Heather-Hayes 6 6
36   Laurent Poggi 6 6
37   Michele Rayneri 6 Ret 6
38   Grégoire de Mevius Ret 6 Ret 6
39   Michel Molinie 6 6
40   Colin McRae 6 6
41   Claude Balesi 7 4
42   Giannis Vardinogiannis 7 4
43   Marcelo Raies 7 4
44   Lasse Lampi 7 4
45   Piergiorgio Deila 7 4
46   Jean-Philippe Bernier 7 4
47   Marc Duez 8 Ret 3
48   Patrick Njiru 8 3
49   Ian Duncan Ret 8 3
50   Gabriel Martin 8 3
51   Sebastian Lindholm 8 3
52   Viviane Evina 8 3
53   David Llewellin 8 3
54   Paola de Martini Ret 16 9 Ret WD 32 Ret Ret 2
55   François Delecour 9 Ret 2
56   Joaquim Santos 9 2
57   Ashok Pattni 9 2
58   Gilberto Pianezzola 13 9 2
59   Oscar Maccari 9 2
60   Esa Saarenpää 9 2
61   Kiyoshi Inoue 9 2
62   Giuseppe Grossi 9 2
63   Jean-Michel Dionneau 9 2
64   Bertrand Balas 10 1
65   Ronald Holzer 10 1
66   Steve Anthony 10 1
67   Sylvain Polo 10 1
68   Pavlos Moschoutis 10 1
69   Fernando Marino 10 1
70   Risto Buri 10 1
71   Ed Ordynski 10 1
72   Alessandro Fassina 10 1
73   Adolphe Choteau 10 1
74   Robert Droogmans 10 1
Pos. Driver MON
 
POR
 
KEN
 
COR
 
GRC
 
NZL
 
ARG
 
FIN
 
AUS
 
SRM
 
IVC
 
GBR
 
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

Manufacturer championshipEdit

Pos. Manufacturer MON
 
POR
 
KEN
 
COR
 
GRC
 
ARG
 
FIN
 
AUS
 
SRM
 
GBR
 
Points
1   Lancia 1 1 2 1 2 1 5 1 1 3 137
2   Toyota 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 1 131
3   Mitsubishi 5 2 7 2 56
4   Subaru 6 8 4 4 43
5   Mazda 8 6 6 5 30
6   Renault 7 6 24
7   Audi 7 9 4 9 24
8   Ford 8 9 6 22
9   BMW 3 14
10   Volkswagen 5 10
11   Citroën 6 8
12   Renault Argentina 7 8
13   Fiat Argentina 8 6
14   Daihatsu 9 3
15   Peugeot 9 2
16   Nissan 10 2
Pos. Manufacturer MON
 
POR
 
KEN
 
COR
 
GRC
 
ARG
 
FIN
 
AUS
 
SRM
 
GBR
 
Points

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