1994 World Rally Championship

1994 World Rally Championship
World Drivers' Champion:
Didier Auriol
World Manufacturers' Champion:
Toyota
Previous: 1993 Next: 1995

The 1994 World Rally Championship was the 22nd season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 10 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Didier Auriol in a Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD, ahead of Carlos Sainz and Juha Kankkunen. The manufacturers' title was won by Toyota, ahead of Subaru and Ford.

CalendarEdit

In 1994 started a system of rotation on the World Rally Championship. Because of this, Sweden, Australia and Spain were dropped from the championship and instead were run as part of 1994 FIA 2-Litre World Rally Cup. This reduced number of full WRC events to ten, the lowest number since 1974-76.

Round Rally name Surface Dates
1   Monte Carlo Rally Mixed (Tarmac - Snow) 22–27 January
2   Rallye de Portugal Mixed (Gravel - Tarmac) 1–4 March
3   Safari Rally Gravel 31 March–3 April
4   Tour de Corse Tarmac 5–7 May
5   Acropolis Rally Gravel 29–31 May
6   Rally Argentina Gravel 30 June–2 July
7   Rally New Zealand Gravel 29–31 July
8   Rally Finland Gravel 26–28 August
9   Rallye Sanremo Mixed (Tarmac - Gravel) 9–12 October
10   RAC Rally Gravel 20–23 November

Teams and driversEdit

Team Constructor Car Tyre Drivers Rounds
  Toyota Castrol Team Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD ST185
Celica GT-Four ST205
M   Juha Kankkunen All
  Didier Auriol All
  Andrea Aghini 2, 4, 9
  Ian Duncan 3
  Yoshio Fujimoto 3, 5, 7, 10
  Marcus Grönholm 8
  Tomas Jansson 8
  Gilberto Pianezzola 9
  Piero Longhi 9
  555 Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza 555 P   Carlos Sainz 1–2, 4–10
  Colin McRae 1–2, 4–10
  Peter 'Possum' Bourne 7
  Richard Burns 7, 10
  Ford Motor Co Ltd Ford Escort RS Cosworth M   Miki Biasion 1–2, 4–7, 9–10
  François Delecour 1–2, 8–10
  Bruno Thiry 1–2, 4, 6, 8–10
  Alex Fiorio 2
  Gianfranco Cunico 4
  Malcolm Wilson 5, 10
  Ari Vatanen 5–8, 10
  Raimund Baumschlager 5, 8
  Tommi Mäkinen 8
  Stig Blomqvist 10
  Mitsubishi Ralliart Europe Mitsubishi Lancer Evo I
Lancer Evo II
M   Armin Schwarz 1, 5, 7, 9
  Kenneth Eriksson 1, 5, 7
  Kenjiro Shinozuka 3
  Tommi Mäkinen 9
  Société Diac Renault Clio Williams M   Jean Ragnotti 1, 4
  Alain Oreille 1, 4
  Serge Jordan 1, 4
  Philippe Bugalski 4
  Claude Balesi 4
  Škoda Motorsport Škoda Favorit 136L M   Pavel Sibera 1–2, 5, 8–10
  Vladimír Berger 1
  Emil Triner 2, 5, 8–10
  Subaru Rally Team Japan Subaru Impreza WRX P   Patrick Njiru 3
  Richard Burns 3
  Jolly Club Ford Escort RS Cosworth P   Gianfranco Cunico 9
  Malcolm Wilson 9

StandingEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

For the Drivers' Championship, points were awarded to the top 10 finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
Pos. Driver MON
 
POR
 
KEN
 
FRA
 
GRE
 
ARG
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
ITA
 
GBR
 
Points
1   Didier Auriol Ret 2 3 1 Ret 1 5 2 1 6 116
2   Carlos Sainz 3 4 2 1 2 Ret 3 2 Ret 99
3   Juha Kankkunen 2 1 Ret 4 3 Ret 2 9 7 2 93
4   Colin McRae 10 Ret Ret EX Ret 1 5 1 49
5   Bruno Thiry 6 Ret 6 4 Ret 4 3 44
6   Miki Biasion 4 3 5 Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 42
7   Armin Schwarz 7 2 3 Ret 31
8   François Delecour 1 Ret 4 Ret EX 30
9   Ari Vatanen 5 3 Ret Ret 5 28
10   Tommi Mäkinen Ret 1 Ret 9 22
11   Ian Duncan 1 20
12   Kenneth Eriksson 5 Ret 4 18
13   Kenjiro Shinozuka 2 15
14   Andrea Aghini Ret 3 Ret 12
15   Patrick Njiru 4 10
16   Alex Fiorio Ret 4 10
17   Stig Blomqvist 4 10
18   Rudi Stohl 6 7 10
19   Fernando Peres 5 8
20   Richard Burns 5 Ret Ret 8
21   Jorge Recalde Ret 17 5 Ret Ret 16 8
22   Marcus Grönholm 5 8
23   Malcolm Wilson 6 9 Ret 8
24   Yoshio Fujimoto WD 7 7 Ret 8
25   José Carlos Macedo 6 6
26   Jorge Bescham 6 6
27   Joe McAndrew 6 6
28   Lasse Lampi 6 6
29   Gianfranco Cunico Ret 6 6
30   Jesús Puras 9 8 12 Ret Ret 17 15 5
31   Raphael Sperrer 7 4
32   Karim Hirji 7 4
33   Patrick Bernardini 7 4
34   Thomas Rådström 7 4
35   Gwyndaf Evans 7 4
36   Isolde Holderied 15 11 16 8 29 15 16 3
37   Jean Ragnotti 13 8 3
38   Pierre-Manuel Jenot 8 3
39   Sammy Aslam 8 3
40   Aris Vovos 8 3
41   Brian Stokes 8 3
42   Jarmo Kytölehto 8 3
43   Piero Longhi 8 3
44   Jan Habig 8 3
45   Emil Triner 12 9 19 18 22 2
46   Rui Madeira 9 2
47   Rob Hellier 9 2
48   Serge Jordan Ret 9 2
49   Gabriel Raies 9 2
50   Ed Ordynski 9 2
51   Pavel Sibera 20 10 10 18 Ret 19 2
52   Grégoire De Mévius Ret Ret 14 Ret 10 1
53   Azar Anwar 10 1
54   Marco Massarotto 10 1
55   Gustavo Ramonda 10 1
56   Kiyoshi Inoue 10 1
57   Olli Harkki 10 1
58   Jorge Bica Ret 10 1
Pos. Driver MON
 
POR
 
KEN
 
FRA
 
GRE
 
ARG
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
ITA
 
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)

Manufacturers' ChampionshipEdit

Points were awarded to the top 10 finishers, but only the best placed car of each registered manufacturer obtained points.

Overall position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Group position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th 
Points 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos. Manufacturer MON
 
POR
 
KEN
 
FRA
 
GRE
 
ARG
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
ITA
 
GBR
 
Points
1   Toyota 2 1 1 1 (3) 1 2 2 1 (2) 151
2   Subaru 3 (4) (4) 2 1 2 1 3 2 1 140
3   Ford 1 3 5 5 3 (Ret) 1 3 3 116
Pos. Manufacturer MON
 
POR
 
KEN
 
FRA
 
GRE
 
ARG
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
ITA
 
GBR
 
Points

ResultsEdit

Colour Rally Surface
Gold Gravel
Silver Tarmac
Blue Snow/Ice
Bronze Mixed Surface
Round Rally name Podium finishers Statistics
Rank Driver Car Time Stages Length Starters Finishers
1   Monte Carlo Rally
(22–27 January) — Results and report
1   François Delecour Ford Escort RS Cosworth 6:12:20 22 588.43 km 186 94
2   Juha Kankkunen Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 6:13:25
3   Carlos Sainz Subaru Impreza 555 6:14:07
2   Rallye de Portugal
(1–4 March) — Results and report
1   Juha Kankkunen Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 6:20:59 36 571,82 km 89 34
2   Didier Auriol Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 6:21:39
3   Miki Biasion Ford Escort RS Cosworth 6:21:49
3   Safari Rally
(31 March–3 April) — Results and report
1   Ian Duncan Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 20:49 ¿? 2,393.10 km 43 14
2   Kenjiro Shinozuka Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II 21:14
3   Didier Auriol Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 21:59
4   Tour de Corse
(5–7 May) — Results and report
1   Didier Auriol Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 5:57:46 23 545,48 km 84 43
2   Carlos Sainz Subaru Impreza 555 5:58:47
3   Andrea Aghini Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 5:59:57
5   Acropolis Rally
(29–31 May) — Results and report
1   Carlos Sainz Subaru Impreza 555 6:36:38 33 503,53 km 88 36
2   Armin Schwarz Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II 6:40:39
3   Juha Kankkunen Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 6:42:31
6   Rally Argentina
(30 June–2 July) — Results and report
1   Didier Auriol Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 5:50:42 29 563,90 km 90 25
2   Carlos Sainz Subaru Impreza 555 5:50:48
3   Ari Vatanen Ford Escort RS Cosworth 5:57:22
7   Rally New Zealand
(29–31 July) — Results and report
1   Colin McRae Subaru Impreza 555 5:39:56 30 502,70 km 78 46
2   Juha Kankkunen Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 5:42:10
3   Armin Schwarz Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II 5:45:27
8   1000 Lakes Rally
(26–28 August) — Results and report
1   Tommi Mäkinen Ford Escort RS Cosworth 4:33:44 35 522,76 km 85 41
2   Didier Auriol Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 4:34:06
3   Carlos Sainz Subaru Impreza 555 4:34:48
9   Rallye Sanremo
(09–12 October) — Results and report
1   Didier Auriol Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 5:56:40 26 516,63 km 92 40
2   Carlos Sainz Subaru Impreza 555 5:57:01
3   Miki Biasion Ford Escort RS Cosworth 5:57:27
10   RAC Rally
(20–23 November) — Results and report
1   Colin McRae Subaru Impreza 555 5:17:25 29 520,66 km 178 97
2   Juha Kankkunen Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205 5:20:58
3   Bruno Thiry Ford Escort RS Cosworth 5:27:37

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