Kosti Katajamäki

Kosti Katajamäki (born 26 February 1977) is a rally driver[1] from Finland.

Kosti Katajamäki
Kosti Katajamaki.jpg
Personal information
NationalityFinland Finnish
Born (1977-02-26) 26 February 1977 (age 42)
World Rally Championship record
Active years2001–2006
TeamsStobart Ford
Rallies35
Championships0
Rally wins0
Podiums0
Stage wins0
Total points7
First rally2001 Rally Finland
Last rally2006 Rally of Turkey

CareerEdit

He made his rallying debut in 1997 in a Ford Escort RS2000. He won the Group N class of the Finnish Rally Championship in 2001 and the Group A class in 2005. His first World Rally Championship event was the 2001 Rally Finland, driving a Volkswagen Polo. He has competed sporadically in the WRC in recent years, driving a Suzuki Ignis S1600 and a Stobart M-Sport Ford Focus WRC. He is a protégé of double World Rally Champion Marcus Grönholm. In 2006, he scored his first points at the Rally Sweden while finishing sixth. His career best result came in his last event in the WRC when he finished fifth at the 2006 Rally of Turkey.

Complete WRC resultsEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
2001 Volkswagen Racing Volkswagen Polo S1600 MON SWE POR ESP ARG CYP GRE KEN FIN NZL ITA FRA AUS GBR
Ret
NC 0
2002 Kosti Katajamäki Volkswagen Polo S1600 MON
Ret
SWE FRA ESP
Ret
CYP ARG GRE
Ret
KEN FIN GER
20
ITA
Ret
NZL AUS GBR
Ret
NC 0
2003 Kosti Katajamäki Volkswagen Polo S1600 MON
EX
SWE TUR
15
NZL ARG GRE
Ret
CYP GER FIN
Ret
AUS ITA
Ret
FRA ESP
Ret
GBR
Ret
NC 0
2004 Kosti Katajamäki Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
Ret
GRE
Ret
TUR
12
ARG FIN
17
GER JPN GBR
21
ITA
13
FRA ESP
23
AUS NC 0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII SWE
Ret
MEX NZL CYP
2005 Kosti Katajamäki Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
12
SWE MEX NZL ITA
Ret
CYP TUR GRE
21
ARG FIN
Ret
GER
19
GBR JPN FRA
17
ESP
16
AUS NC 0
2006 Stobart VK Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 04 MON SWE
6
MEX ESP FRA ARG ITA
Ret
GRE
26
GER FIN
14
JPN CYP TUR
5
AUS NZL GBR 14th 7

JWRC resultsEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 JWRC Points
2002 Kosti Katajamäki Volkswagen Polo S1600 MON
Ret
ESP
Ret
GRE
Ret
GER
6
ITA
Ret
GBR
Ret
17th 1
2003 Kosti Katajamäki Volkswagen Polo S1600 MON
EX
TUR
1
GRE
Ret
FIN
Ret
ITA
Ret
ESP
Ret
GBR
Ret
10th 10
2004 Kosti Katajamäki Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
Ret
GRE
Ret
TUR
2
FIN
2
GBR
3
ITA
4
ESP
5
4th 31
2005 Kosti Katajamäki Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
2
MEX ITA
Ret
GRE
4
FIN
Ret
GER
5
FRA
3
ESP
2
5th 31

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Norris, Ian (December 2006). Automobile Year 2006/7. Automobile Year. p. 229. ISBN 978-2-916206-04-2. Retrieved 20 April 2011.