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List of World Rally Championship event winners

The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a rallying series organised by the FIA, culminating with a champion driver and manufacturer. The driver's world championship and manufacturer's world championship are separate championships, but based on the same point system. The series currently consists of 13 three-day events driven on surfaces ranging from gravel and tarmac to snow and ice. Each rally is split into 10–25 special stages which are run against the clock on closed roads.

Sébastien Loeb holds the record for the most event victories, having won 79 times.[1] Sébastien Ogier is second with 44 wins and Marcus Grönholm is third with 30 wins. Björn Waldegård holds the distinction of having the longest time between his first win and his last. He won his first rally in 1975 at the Swedish Rally, and his last in 1990 at the Safari Rally, a span of 15 years, 2 months and 1 day. Shekhar Mehta and Jean-Luc Therier share the record for the longest period of time between two race wins–almost six years between the 1973 Safari Rally and the 1979 Safari Rally for the Kenyan driver and 1974 Press-on-Regardless Rally and 1980 Tour de Corse for the French driver.[2] Loeb holds the record for the most consecutive wins, having two six-win streaks (2005 Rally New Zealand2005 Rally Argentina and 2008 Wales Rally GB2009 Rally Argentina).[3] Jari-Matti Latvala is the youngest winner of a World Rally Championship event; he was 22 years and 313 days old when he won the 2008 Swedish Rally.[4] Waldegård is the oldest winner of a World Rally Championship event; he was 46 years and 155 days old when he won the 1990 Safari Rally.[4] Latvala holds the record for the most event wins (18) without ever winning a championship.

As of the 2019 Rally Turkey, there have been 79 different World Rally Championship event winners.[5] The first rally winner was Jean-Claude Andruet at the 1973 Rally Monte Carlo, and the most recent driver to score their first win was Elfyn Evans at his home 2017 Wales Rally GB.[6]

By driverEdit

 
Sébastien Loeb, who has won 79 World Rally Championship events.

All figures correct as of the 2019 Rally Catalunya. In total of 596 WRC events. [5]

Key
Bold Driver has competed in the 2019 season
Italics World Rally Champion
World Rally Championship event winners
Rank Country Driver Wins Seasons active First win Last win
1   France Sébastien Loeb 79 19992013,
2015, 20182019
2002 Rallye Deutschland 2018 Rally Catalunya
2   France Sébastien Ogier 47 20082019 2010 Rally de Portugal 2019 Rally Turkey
3   Finland Marcus Grönholm 30 19892007,
20092010, 2019
2000 Swedish Rally 2007 Rally New Zealand
4   Spain Carlos Sainz 26 19872005 1990 Acropolis Rally 2004 Rally Argentina
5   United Kingdom Colin McRae 25 19872003,
20052006
1993 Rally New Zealand 2002 Safari Rally
6   Finland Tommi Mäkinen 24 19872003 1993 1000 Lakes Rally 2002 Monte Carlo Rally
7   Finland Juha Kankkunen 23 1979, 19872003,
2010
1985 Safari Rally 1999 Rally Finland
8   France Didier Auriol 20 19842003, 2005 1988 Tour de Corse 2001 Rally Catalunya
9   Finland Markku Alén 19 19731993, 2001 1975 Rally Portugal 1988 RAC Rally
10   Finland Hannu Mikkola 18 19731993 1974 1000 Lakes Rally 1987 Safari Rally
10   Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 18 20022019 2008 Swedish Rally 2018 Rally Australia
12   Italy Miki Biasion 17 19801994 1986 Rally Argentina 1993 Acropolis Rally
13   Sweden Björn Waldegård 16 19731992 1975 Swedish Rally 1990 Safari Rally
14   Finland Mikko Hirvonen 15 20022014 2006 Rally Australia 2012 Rally Italia Sardegna
15   Germany Walter Röhrl 14 19731987 1975 Acropolis Rally 1985 San Remo Rally
16   Norway Petter Solberg 13 19982012, 20182019 2002 Rally GB 2005 Rally GB
17   Estonia Ott Tänak 12 20092012,
20142019
2017 Rally Italia Sardegna 2019 Wales Rally GB
17   Belgium Thierry Neuville 12 20092010,
20122019
2014 Rallye Deutschland 2019 Rally Catalunya
19   Sweden Stig Blomqvist 11 19732006 1973 Swedish Rally 1984 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire
19   Finland Timo Salonen 11 19741992, 2002 1977 Rally Canada 1987 Swedish Rally
21   United Kingdom Richard Burns 10 19902003 1998 Safari Rally 2001 Rally New Zealand
21   Finland Ari Vatanen 10 19741998, 2003 1980 Acropolis Rally 1985 Swedish Rally
23   France Bernard Darniche 7 19731987 1973 Rally of Morocco 1981 Tour de Corse
23   Italy Sandro Munari 7 19731984 1974 San Remo Rally 1977 Monte Carlo Rally
23   France Gilles Panizzi 7 19902006 2000 Tour de Corse 2003 Rally Catalunya
26   Sweden Kenneth Eriksson 6 19802002 1987 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire 1997 Rally New Zealand
27   France Jean-Luc Thérier 5 19731984 1973 Rallye de Portugal 1980 Tour de Corse
27   Kenya Shekhar Mehta 5 19731987 1973 Safari Rally 1982 Safari Rally
27   France Jean-Pierre Nicolas 5 19731980, 1984 1973 Tour de Corse 1978 Ivory Coast Rally
27   Estonia Markko Märtin 5 19972005 2003 Acropolis Rally 2004 Rally Catalunya
27   United Kingdom Kris Meeke 5 20022008, 2011,
20132019
2015 Rally Argentina 2017 Rally Catalunya
32   Finland Timo Makinen 4 19731994 1000 Lakes Rally 1973 1975 Wales Rally GB
32   France Michèle Mouton 4 19741986 1981 Rallye Sanremo 1982 Rally Brazil
32   France Francois Delecour 4 19842017 1993 Rallye Portugal 1994 Monte Carlo Rally
35   France Jean-Claude Andruet 3 19731986, 1995 1973 Monte Carlo Rally 1977 San Remo Rally
35   Finland Henri Toivonen 3 19751986 1980 Lombard RAC Rally 1986 Monte Carlo Rally
35   France Jean Ragnotti 3 19731987,
19901995
1981 Monte Carlo Rally 1985 Tour de Corse
35   Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 3 20062019 2015 Rally Catalunya 2016 Rally Australia
39   Germany Achim Warmbold 2 19731975,
19781986, 2000
1973 Rally of Poland 1973 Austrian Alpine Rally
39   Kenya Joginder Singh 2 19731980 1974 Safari Rally 1976 Safari Rally
39   France Bruno Saby 2 19731991 1986 Tour de Corse 1988 Monte Carlo Rally
39   Sweden Ingvar Carlsson 2 19741991 1989 Swedish Rally 1991 Rally Australia
39   Sweden Mikael Ericsson 2 19811993 1989 Rally Argentina 1991 1000 Lakes Rally
39   Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka 2 19761991 1991 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire 1992 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire
39   Sweden Mats Jonsson 2 19792007 1992 Swedish Rally 1993 Swedish Rally
39   France Philippe Bugalski 2 19842004 1999 Rallye Catalunya 1999 Tour de Corse
39   Spain Dani Sordo 2 20032019 2013 Rallye Deutschland 2019 Rally Italia Sardegna
48   Canada Walter Boyce 1 19731974,
19771978, 1986
1973 Press-on-Regardless Rally 1973 Press-on-Regardless Rally
48   Italy Raffaele Pinto 1 19731978 1974 Rally Portugal 1974 Rally Portugal
48   Sweden Ove Andersson 1 19731982 1975 Safari Rally 1975 Safari Rally
48   Sweden Per Eklund 1 19731997 1976 Swedish Rally 1976 Swedish Rally
48   Sweden Harry Källström 1 19731980 1976 Acropolis Rally 1976 Acropolis Rally
48   United Kingdom Roger Clark 1 19731981,
1984, 1995
1976 Lombard RAC Rally 1976 Lombard RAC Rally
48   Italy Fulvio Bacchelli 1 19731982 1977 Rally New Zealand 1977 Rally New Zealand
48   Finland Kyösti Hämäläinen 1 19731982,
19851988
1977 1000 Lakes Rally 1977 1000 Lakes Rally
48   Italy Antonio Fassina 1 19761981 1979 Rallye Sanremo 1979 Rallye Sanremo
48   Sweden Anders Kulläng 1 19731988 1980 Swedish Rally 1980 Swedish Rally
48   France Guy Fréquelin 1 19731987 1981 Rally Argentina 1981 Rally Argentina
48   Portugal Joaquim Moutinho 1 19731986 1986 Rally de Portugal 1986 Rally de Portugal
48   France Bernard Béguin 1 19741993 1987 Tour de Corse 1987 Tour de Corse
48   Austria Franz Wittmann Sr. 1 19731989 1987 Rally New Zealand 1987 Rally New Zealand
48   Austria Sepp Haider 1 19771993 1988 Rally New Zealand 1988 Rally New Zealand
48   Argentina Jorge Recalde 1 19802000 1988 Rally Argentina 1988 Rally Argentina
48   France Alain Ambrosino 1 19741990 1988 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire 1988 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire
48   Finland Pentti Airikkala 1 19731990, 2003 1989 Lombard RAC Rally 1989 Lombard RAC Rally
48   France Alain Oreille 1 19841996 1989 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire 1989 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire
48   France Patrick Tauziac 1 19841992 1990 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire 1990 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire
48   Germany Armin Schwarz 1 19882005 1991 Rally Catalunya 1991 Rally Catalunya
48   Italy Andrea Aghini 1 19862000 1992 Rallye Sanremo 1992 Rallye Sanremo
48   Italy Franco Cunico 1 19812000 1993 Rallye Sanremo 1993 Rallye Sanremo
48   Kenya Ian Duncan 1 19731982 1994 Safari Rally 1994 Safari Rally
48   Italy Piero Liatti 1 19902004 1997 Monte Carlo Rally 1997 Monte Carlo Rally
48   Finland Harri Rovanperä 1 19932006 2001 Swedish Rally 2001 Swedish Rally
48   Spain Jesús Puras 1 19912002 2001 Tour de Corse 2001 Tour de Corse
48   Belgium François Duval 1 20002008, 2010 2005 Rally Australia 2005 Rally Australia
48   Norway Mads Østberg 1 20062019 2012 Rally de Portugal 2012 Rally de Portugal
48   New Zealand Hayden Paddon 1 20072019 2016 Rally Argentina 2016 Rally Argentina
48   Finland Esapekka Lappi 1 20112013,
20152019
2017 Rally Finland 2017 Rally Finland
48   United Kingdom Elfyn Evans 1 2007, 2011,
20132019
2017 Wales Rally GB 2017 Wales Rally GB

By driver's nationalityEdit

All figures correct as of the 2019 Rally Catalunya.

Rank Country Wins Driver(s)
1   France 193 18
2   Finland 179 15
3   Sweden 43 10
4   United Kingdom 42 5
5   Italy 30 8
6   Spain 29 3
7   Germany 17 3
7   Norway 17 3
7   Estonia 17 2
10   Belgium 13 2
11   Kenya 8 3
12   Austria 2 2
12   Japan 2 1
14   Canada 1 1
14   Portugal 1 1
14   Argentina 1 1
14   New Zealand 1 1

By co-driverEdit

The WRC events have been won by 96 different co-drivers. All figures correct as of the 2019 Rally Catalunya.[7]

World Rally Championship event winners
Rank Country Co-driver Wins
1   Monaco Daniel Elena 79
2   France Julien Ingrassia 47
3   Finland Timo Rautiainen 30
4   Spain Luis Moya 24
5   United Kingdom Nicky Grist 21
6   Finland Seppo Harjanne 20
7   Finland Ilkka Kivimäki 19
8   Sweden Arne Hertz 18
8   Finland Miikka Anttila 18
10   France Bernard Occelli 16
10   Italy Tiziano Siviero 16
12   Finland Jarmo Lehtinen 15
13   Finland Juha Piironen 14
14   Germany Christian Geistdorfer 13
14   Finland Risto Mannisenmäki 13
14   United Kingdom Philip Mills 13
14   Sweden Hans Thorszelius 13
18   Estonia Martin Järveoja 12
18   Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul 12
20   Sweden Björn Cederberg 10
20   United Kingdom Robert Reid 10
22   United Kingdom Derek Ringer 8
23   France Alain Mahe 7
23   France Herve Panizzi 7
25   United Kingdom Terry Harryman 6
26   United Kingdom Fred Gallagher 5
26   France Denis Giraudet 5
26   Ireland Paul Nagle 5
26   United Kingdom Michael Park 5
26   Sweden Staffan Parmander 5
26   Italy Fabrizia Ponz 5
32   Kenya Mike Doughty 4
32   France Daniel Grataloup 4
32   United Kingdom Henry Liddon 4
32   Italy Silvio Maiga 4
32   United Kingdom David Richards 4
32   France Jean Todt 4
38   Belgium Christian Delferrier 3
38   Italy Mario Mannucci 3
38   Spain Marc Martí 3
41 16 co-drivers 2
56 41 co-drivers 1

By constructorEdit

21 different constructors have won a rally as of the 2019 Rally Catalunya.[8]

Rank Constructor Wins
1   Citroën 102
2  /  Ford 91
3   Lancia 73
4   Toyota 56
5   Peugeot 48
6   Subaru 47
7   Volkswagen 44
8   Mitsubishi 34
9   Audi 24
10   Fiat 21
11   Hyundai 14
12   Datsun / Nissan 9
13   Alpine-Renault 6
  Renault 6
  Opel 6
16   Saab 4
17   Mazda 3
18   Talbot 2
  BMW 2
  Porsche 2
  Mercedes Benz 2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sebastien Loeb takes eighth Rally Argentina". rte.ie. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Gaps between wins". Jonkka's World Rally Archive. juwra.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Win streaks". Jonkka's World Rally Archive. juwra.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Oldest and youngest winners". Jonkka's World Rally Archive. juwra.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Driver WRC wins". Jonkka's World Rally Archive. juwra.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Elfyn Evans wins the Wales Rally GB as Frenchman Sebastien Ogier takes third to claim his fifth consecutive world championship title". bbc.co.uk. BBC. 29 October 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Co-driver statistics > Wins". Jonkka's World Rally Archive. juwra.com. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Make Wins". Jonkka's World Rally Archive. juwra.com. Retrieved 7 May 2018.

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