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List of World Rally Championship records

The list of records in the World Rally Championship includes records and statistics set in the World Rally Championship (WRC) from the 1973 season to now.

Key
Bold Has participated in the 2017 World Rally Championship

Contents

DriversEdit

WinsEdit

StatisticsEdit

AgeEdit

ConstructorsEdit

Co-driversEdit

NationalitiesEdit

RalliesEdit

Fastest ralliesEdit

Event Avg. speed Winner Car
1   2016 Rally Finland 126.6 km/h (78.7 mph)   Kris Meeke Citroën DS3 WRC
2   2017 Rally Finland 126.1 km/h (78.4 mph)   Esapekka Lappi Toyota Yaris WRC
3   2015 Rally Finland 125.4 km/h (77.9 mph)   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC
4   2012 Rally Finland 122.9 km/h (76.4 mph)   Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC
5   2005 Rally Finland 122.86 km/h (76.34 mph)   Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 307 WRC
6   2010 Rally Finland 122.80 km/h (76.30 mph)   Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 09
7   2000 Safari Rally 122.43 km/h (76.07 mph)   Richard Burns Subaru Impreza WRC 99
8   2006 Rally Finland 122.06 km/h (75.84 mph)   Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06
9   2007 Rally Finland 121.85 km/h (75.71 mph)   Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 07
10   2002 Rally Finland 121.80 km/h (75.68 mph)   Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 206 WRC

Closest winsEdit

Event Margin[11] Winner Runner-up
1   2011 Jordan Rally 0.2 second   Sébastien Ogier   Jari-Matti Latvala
2   2007 Rally New Zealand 0.3 second   Marcus Grönholm   Sébastien Loeb
3   2017 Rally Argentina 0.7 second   Thierry Neuville   Elfyn Evans
4   1998 Rally Portugal 2.1 seconds   Colin McRae   Carlos Sainz
5   1999 Rally Argentina 2.4 seconds   Juha Kankkunen   Richard Burns
  2010 Rally New Zealand 2.4 seconds   Jari-Matti Latvala   Sébastien Ogier
  2011 Rally Argentina 2.4 seconds   Sébastien Loeb   Mikko Hirvonen
8   2000 Rally Australia 2.7 seconds   Marcus Grönholm   Richard Burns
9   2003 Rallye Deutschland 3.6 seconds   Sébastien Loeb   Marcus Grönholm
10   1976 Rallye Sanremo 4.0 seconds   Björn Waldegård   Sandro Munari
  2002 Rally Argentina 4.0 seconds   Carlos Sainz   Petter Solberg

Driver wins per nationalitiesEdit

# Nation Wins Drivers
1   France 185 Sébastien Loeb (78), Sébastien Ogier (40), Didier Auriol (20), Bernard Darniche (7), Gilles Panizzi (7), Jean-Luc Thérier (5), Jean-Pierre Nicolas (5), Michèle Mouton (4), François Delecour (4), Jean-Claude Andruet (3), Jean Ragnotti (3), Bruno Saby (2), Philippe Bugalski (2), Guy Fréquelin (1), Bernard Béguin (1), Alain Ambrosino (1), Alain Oreille (1), Patrick Tauziac (1) 18
2   Finland 178 Marcus Grönholm (30), Tommi Mäkinen (24), Juha Kankkunen (23), Markku Alén (19), Hannu Mikkola (18), Jari-Matti Latvala (17), Mikko Hirvonen (15), Timo Salonen (11), Ari Vatanen (10), Timo Mäkinen (4), Henri Toivonen (3), Kyösti Hämäläinen (1), Pentti Airikkala (1), Harri Rovanperä (1), Esapekka Lappi (1) 15
3   Sweden 43 Björn Waldegård (16), Stig Blomqvist (11), Kenneth Eriksson (6), Ingvar Carlsson (2), Mikael Ericsson (2), Mats Jonsson (2), Ove Andersson (1), Per Eklund (1), Harry Källström (1), Anders Kulläng (1) 10
4   United Kingdom 41 Colin McRae (25), Richard Burns (10), Kris Meeke (5), Roger Clark (1) 4
5   Italy 30 Miki Biasion (17), Sandro Munari (7), Raffaele Pinto (1), Fulvio Bacchelli (1), Antonio Fassina (1), Andrea Aghini (1), Gianfranco Cunico (1), Piero Liatti (1) 8
6   Spain 28 Carlos Sainz (26), Jesús Puras (1), Dani Sordo (1) 3
7   Germany 17 Walter Röhrl (14), Achim Warmbold (2), Armin Schwarz (1) 3
  Norway 17 Petter Solberg (13), Andreas Mikkelsen (3), Mads Østberg (1) 3
9   Kenya 8 Shekhar Mehta (5), Joginder Singh (2), Ian Duncan (1) 3
10   Estonia 7 Markko Märtin (5), Ott Tänak (2) 2
11   Belgium 6 Thierry Neuville (5), François Duval (1) 2
12   Austria 2 Franz Wittmann, Sr. (1), Josef Haider (1) 2
  Japan 2 Kenjiro Shinozuka (2) 1
14   Argentina 1 Jorge Recalde (1) 1
  Canada 1 Walter Boyce (1) 1
  New Zealand 1 Hayden Paddon (1) 1
  Portugal 1 Joaquim Moutinho (1) 1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Alén also won Rally Sanremo 1986, that was eventually annulled by FISA and is therefore not considered as a WRC win.
  2. ^ According to World Rally Archive (http://www.juwra.com), Alén won 821 stages. Markku Alén also won special stages in the following rallies that are not yet taken into account by www.juwra.com : 15 stages in Sweden 1977 (source: Sport Auto n°182, March 1977), 5 stages in South Pacific 1977 (source: Auto Hebdo n°63, 19–26 May 1977), 1 stage in Safari 1990 (source: Auto Hebdo n°723, 18 April 1990). Moreover, he is said to have won 11 special stages in Sanremo 1974 although reliable sources are missing as of now. Also, Markku Alén won 20 special stages in annulled Sanremo 1986 (source: Auto Hebdo n°545, 22 October 1986).
  3. ^ According to World Rally Archive, Sainz won 756 stages. Sainz also won one special stage in Safari Rally 1991 (source: Auto Hebdo n°772, 4 April 1991), that is not yet taken into account by www.juwra.com.
  4. ^ Kankkunen also won 5 special stages in annulled Sanremo 1986 (source: Auto Hebdo n°545, 22 October 1986).
  5. ^ According to World Rally Archive, Mikkola won 654 stages. Mikkola also won special stages in the following rallies that are not yet taken into account by www.juwra.com : 1 stage in Acropolis 1976 (source: Sport Auto n°174, July 1976, and Auto Hebdo), 1 stage in Sweden 1977 (source: Sport Auto n°182, March 1977), 10 stages in Acropolis 1977 (source: Auto Hebdo n°66, 9–16 June 1977, and Sport Auto n°186, July 1977).
  6. ^ According to World Rally Archive, Vatanen won 542 stages. Vatanen also won at least 46 special stages in South Pacific 1977. He actually won a 47th special stage in this rally but it is unclear whether the results of this stage were annulled or not (source: Auto Hebdo n° 63, 19–26 May 1977).
  7. ^ According to World Rally Archive, Blomqvist won 486 stages. Blomqvist also won special stages in rallies that are not yet taken into account by www.juwra.com: 26 stages in Sweden 1975 (source: Autosport, 20 February 1975), 10 stages in Sweden 1976 (source: Sport Auto n°170, March 1976), 7 stages in Sweden 1977 (source: Sport Auto n°182, March 1977).
  8. ^ Lancia also won Rally Sanremo 1986, that was annulled by FISA and is therefore not counted as a WRC win.
  9. ^ Markku Alén's 1978 FIA Cup for Drivers title is not included.
  10. ^ Sandro Munari's 1977 FIA Cup for Drivers title is not included.
  11. ^ Includes only timed stage rallies. The World Rally Championship has in the past also featured endurance events where "unachievable" target times were assigned to the stages, and competitors received a penalty point for each minute their stage time was over the target time. At the 1973 Safari Rally, Shekhar Mehta and Harry Källström finished with the same amount of penalty minutes (6 hours and 46 minutes), and at the 1985 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire, Toyota teammates Juha Kankkunen and Björn Waldegård had the same amount of penalty minutes (4 hours and 46 minutes). Mehta and Kankkunen took the wins by tiebreakers.

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