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1991 World Rally Championship
World Drivers' Champion:
Juha Kankkunen
World Manufacturers' Champion:
Lancia
Previous: 1990 Next: 1992

The 1991 World Rally Championship was the 19th season of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) World Rally Championship (WRC). The season consisted of 14 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Juha Kankkunen in a Lancia Delta Integrale 16V, ahead of Carlos Sainz and Didier Auriol. The manufacturers' title was won by Lancia, ahead of Toyota and Mitsubishi.

CalendarEdit

Round Dates Race
1 24–30 January   Rallye Monte Carlo
2 16–18 February   Swedish Rally
3 5–9 March   Rallye de Portugal
4 27 March-1 April   Safari Rally
5 28 April-1 May   Tour de Corse
6 2–5 June   Acropolis Rally
7 26–30 June   Rally New Zealand
8 23–27 July   Rally Argentina
9 22–25 August   1000 Lakes Rally
10 20–24 September   Rally Australia
11 13–17 October   Rallye Sanremo
12 27–31 October   Rallye Côte d'Ivoire
13 10–13 November   Rally Catalunya
14 24–27 November   RAC Rally

Teams and driversEdit

Team Constructor Car Tyre Drivers Rounds
  Jolly Club Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v M   Didier Auriol 1–3, 5–11, 14
  Dario Cerrato 11
  Andrea Aghini 11, 13
  Gustavo Trelles 13
  Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 P   Carlos Sainz 1, 3–11, 13–14
  Armin Schwarz 1, 3, 5–6, 9–11, 13
  Marc Duez 1, 3, 5, 14
  Mats Jonsson 2, 9, 14
  Leif Asterhag 2
  Björn Waldegård 4
  Mikael Ericsson 4, 6, 8, 14
  Mohammed bin Sulayem 8
  Neal Bates 10
  Renaud Verreydt 11
  Martini Lancia Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v M   Miki Biasion 1, 3–4, 6, 8, 11, 14
  Bruno Saby 1, 5, 14
  Juha Kankkunen 1, 3–4, 6–11, 13–14
  Yves Loubet 1, 5
  Jorge Recalde 4, 8, 10
  Mitsubishi Ralliart Europe Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 M   Timo Salonen 1–2, 6, 9–10, 14
  Kenneth Eriksson 1–2, 6, 9–10, 14
  Kenjiro Shinozuka 4, 12
  Ross Dunkerton 7, 10
  Patrick Tauziac 12
  Ford Motor Company Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4 P   Alex Fiorio 1, 3, 6, 11
  François Delecour 1, 3, 5–6, 11, 13–14
  Malcolm Wilson 1, 3, 5–6, 11, 14
  Gwyndaf Evans 2, 14
  Gianfranco Cunico 5, 11
  Ari Vatanen 9
  Mía Bardolet 13
  Louise Aitken-Walker 14
  Mazda Rally Team Europe Mazda 323 GT-X M   Hannu Mikkola 1–3, 6, 9, 14
  Jesús Puras 1, 3
  Grégoire de Mévius 1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 14
  Ingvar Carlsson 2, 7, 10
  Björn Johansson 2
  Rod Millen 7, 10
  Tommi Mäkinen 9, 14
  Mikael Sundstöm 9
  Subaru Rally Team Europe Subaru Legacy RS M   Markku Alén 2–3, 6–7, 9, 14
  François Chatriot 2–3, 5
  Ian Duncan 4
  Patrick Njiru 4, 10
  Peter 'Possum' Bourne 7, 10
  Ari Vatanen 14
  Colin McRae 14
  Nissan Motorsports Europe Nissan Sunny GTi-R D   Stig Blomqvist 4, 6, 9, 14
  Mike Kirkland 4
  David Llewellin 4, 6, 9, 14
  Stratis Hatzipanayiotou 6
  Audi Sport Audi 90 Quattro M   Rudi Stohl 4, 8, 12
  Patrice Servant 12
  Société Diac Renault Clio 16S M   Jean Ragnotti 5
  Claude Balesi 5
  Philippe Bugalski 5
  Philippe Doué 12
  Prodrive BMW BMW M3 P   Patrick Bernardini 5
  Frédéric Dor 5

StandingsEdit

Points scoring systemEdit

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Drivers' championship 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
Manufacturers' championship 20 17 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
POR
 
KEN
 
FRA
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
ARG
 
FIN
 
AUS
 
ITA
 
CIV
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
Points
1   Juha Kankkunen (5) 4 1 1 2 4 1 1 Ret 2 1 150
2   Carlos Sainz 1 1 Ret 1 2 1 1 4 Ret 6 Ret 3 143
3   Didier Auriol Ret 9 2 2 4 3 3 2 Ret 1 12 101
4   Miki Biasion 2 3 Ret 3 2 2 Ret 69
5   Kenneth Eriksson 1 7 3 2 2 66
6   Armin Schwarz 4 Ret Ret 5 9 3 8 1 55
7   François Delecour 3 Ret Ret Ret 4 3 6 40
8   Markku Alén 3 5 Ret 4 Ret 4 Ret 40
9   Jorge Recalde 3 Ret 5 8 6 29
10   Mikael Ericsson 2 6 6 27
11   Kenjiro Shinozuka 8 1 23
12   Mats Jonsson 2 6 21
13   Timo Salonen 8 Ret Ret DSQ 5 4 21
14   Andrea Aghini 5 5 16
15   Patrick Tauziac 2 15
16   Ingvar Carlsson 4 8 Ret 13
17   Marc Duez 11 Ret 4 8 13
18   Malcolm Wilson 7 Ret 5 Ret 10 Ret 13
19   Gianfranco Cunico 3 Ret 12
20   Dario Cerrato 3 12
21   Rudi Stohl Ret Ret 3 12
22   Ari Vatanen 7 5 12
23   Rod Millen 6 6 12
24   Stig Blomqvist 5 Ret 8 Ret 11
25   Hannu Mikkola Ret 7 Ret 8 Ret 7 11
26   Björn Waldegård 4 10
27   Patrice Servant 4 10
28   Mía Bardolet 4 10
29   Tommi Mäkinen 13 Ret Ret 5 Ret 8
30   Lasse Lampi 5 Ret Ret 8
31   Neil Allport 5 8
32   Adolphe Choteau 5 8
33   François Chatriot 19 6 9 8
34   Bruno Saby 6 Ret 9 8
35   Yves Loubet 9 6 8
36   Bjorn Johansson 6 6
37   Ian Duncan 6 6
38   Philippe Doue 6 6
39   Grégoire de Mévius Ret 8 9 22 5
40   Jesús Puras Ret 7 Ret 4
41   Mike Kirkland 7 4
42   Patrick Bernardini 7 4
43   Brian Stokes 7 4
44   Mohammed bin Sulayem 7 4
45   Ross Dunkerton Ret 7 4
46   Piero Liatti 7 4
47   Damien Chaballe 7 4
48   Luis Monzon 7 4
49   Per Eklund 8 Ret 3
50   Philippe Bugalski 8 3
51   Gustavo Trelles 8 Ret Ret 3
52   Nicolas Min 8 3
53   Fernando Capdevila 13 Ret Ret 26 8 Ret 3
54   David Llewellin Ret 9 10 3
55   Alex Fiorio 10 Ret Ret 9 3
56   Ernst Harrach 9 2
57   Guy Jack 9 2
58   Ross Meekings 9 2
59   Neal Bates 9 2
60   Jean-Claude Dupuis 9 2
61   Joaquim Casasayas 9 2
62   Minna Sillankorva 18 Ret 10 22 1
63   Leif Asterhag 10 1
64   Carlos Bica 10 1
65   Steve Anthony 10 1
66   Jean-Pierre Manzagol 10 1
67   Giannis Vardinogiannis 10 1
68   Brian Watkin 10 1
69   Ed Ordynski Ret 25 10 1
70   Jose-Maria Ponce 10 1
71   Louise Aitken-Walker 10 1
Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
POR
 
KEN
 
FRA
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
ARG
 
FIN
 
AUS
 
ITA
 
CIV
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
Points

Manufacturers' championshipEdit

Pos. Manufacturer MON
 
POR
 
KEN
 
FRA
 
GRE
 
ARG
 
FIN
 
AUS
 
ITA
 
GBR
 
Points
1   Lancia (2) (2) 1 (2) 1 2 1 1 1 1 137
2   Toyota 1 1 2 1 2 1 (4) 3 (6) (3) 128
3   Mitsubishi 8 8 7 3 2 2 62
4   Ford 3 3 7 4 6 54
5   Mazda 7 8 9 5 6 7 44
6   Subaru 5 6 9 4 5 42
7   Nissan 5 9 8 16
8   BMW 7 6
9   Renault 8 4
10   Daihatsu 9 2
Pos. Manufacturer MON
 
POR
 
KEN
 
FRA
 
GRE
 
ARG
 
FIN
 
AUS
 
ITA
 
GBR
 
Points

EventsEdit

Round Rally name Start-end date Podium drivers Podium cars
1   Rallye Monte Carlo 24 January–30 January
  1.   Carlos Sainz
  2.   Miki Biasion
  3.   François Delecour
  1. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
  2. Lancia Integrale 16V
  3. Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4
2   Swedish Rally 16 February–18 February
  1.   Kenneth Eriksson
  2.   Mats Jonsson
  3.   Markku Alén
  1. Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
  2. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
  3. Subaru Legacy RS
3   Rallye de Portugal 5 March–9 March
  1.   Carlos Sainz
  2.   Didier Auriol
  3.   Miki Biasion
  1. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
  2. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
  3. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
4   Safari Rally 27 March–1 April
  1.   Juha Kankkunen
  2.   Mikael Ericsson
  3.   Jorge Recalde
  1. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
  2. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
  3. Lancia Integrale 16V
5   Tour de Corse 28 April–1 May
  1.   Carlos Sainz
  2.   Didier Auriol
  3.   Gianfranco Cunico
  1. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
  2. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
  3. Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4
6   Acropolis Rally 2 June–5 June
  1.   Juha Kankkunen
  2.   Carlos Sainz
  3.   Miki Biasion
  1. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
  2. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
  3. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
7   Rally New Zealand 26 June–30 June
  1.   Carlos Sainz
  2.   Juha Kankkunen
  3.   Didier Auriol
  1. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
  2. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
  3. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
8   Rally Argentina 23 July–27 July
  1.   Carlos Sainz
  2.   Miki Biasion
  3.   Didier Auriol
  1. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
  2. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
  3. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
9   1000 Lakes Rally 22 August–25 August
  1.   Juha Kankkunen
  2.   Didier Auriol
  3.   Kenneth Eriksson
  1. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
  2. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
  3. Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
10   Rally Australia 20 September–24 September
  1.   Juha Kankkunen
  2.   Kenneth Eriksson
  3.   Armin Schwarz
  1. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
  2. Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
  3. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
11   Rallye Sanremo 13 October–17 October
  1.   Didier Auriol
  2.   Miki Biasion
  3.   Dario Cerrato
  1. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
  2. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
  3. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
12   Rallye Côte d'Ivoire 27 October–31 October
  1.   Kenjiro Shinozuka
  2.   Patrick Tauziac
  3.   Rudi Stohl
  1. Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
  2. Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
  3. Audi 90 Quattro
13   Rally Catalunya 10 November–13 November
  1.   Armin Schwarz
  2.   Juha Kankkunen
  3.   François Delecour
  1. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
  2. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
  3. Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4
14   RAC Rally 24 November–27 November
  1.   Juha Kankkunen
  2.   Kenneth Eriksson
  3.   Carlos Sainz
  1. Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
  2. Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
  3. Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165

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