Marko Salminen

Marko Salminen (born 10 October 1978) is a Finnish rally co-driver. He was the co-driver of Teemu Suninen, before being dropped for the vastly more experienced Jarmo Lehtinen.[1]

Marko Salminen
Personal information
Nationality Finland
Born (1978-10-10) October 10, 1978 (age 41)
World Rally Championship record
Active years2008, 2011–present
TeamsM-Sport Ford WRT
Rallies32
Championships0
Rally wins0
Podiums0
Stage wins3
First rally2008 Rally Sweden
Last rally2020 Rally Sweden

Rally careerEdit

Marko Salminen began his rally career in the 2008 Rally Sweden, co-driving for Jussi Tiippana in a Subaru Impreza STi N12.[2]

Starting from 2019 season, Salminen partnered with Teemu Suninen in M-Sport Ford WRT. Before the season began, the Finnish crew made their debut cooperation in the 2018 Monza Rally Show, where they finished as the runner-up, just behind the moto-gp legend Valentino Rossi.[1]

In Corsica, Salminen scored his first WRC points, finishing fifth overall.[3] Only days before the start of Rally Sardinia 2019, Salminen was replaced as co-driver for Suninen in favour of the more experienced Jarmo Lehtinen.

Rally resultsEdit

WRC resultsEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Points
2008 Motoring Club Subaru Impreza STi N14 MON SWE
27
MEX ARG JOR ITA GRE TUR NC 0
Subaru Rally Team USA FIN
24
GER NZL ESP FRA JPN GBR
2011 Juha Salo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X SWE MEX POR JOR ITA
30
ARG GRE NC 0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X R4 FIN
35
GER AUS FRA ESP GBR
2012 Proton Motorsports Proton Satria Neo S2000 MON SWE MEX POR ARG GRE NZL FIN
18
GER GBR FRA ITA ESP NC 0
2013 Hannu's Rally Team Subaru Impreza STi R4 MON SWE MEX POR ARG GRE ITA
14
FIN GER AUS FRA ESP NC 0
ADAC Weser-Ems Citroën DS3 R3T GBR
28
2014 Henri Haapamäki Citroën C2 R2 MON SWE MEX POR ARG ITA POL FIN
15
GER AUS FRA ESP NC 0
Hannu's Rally Team Citroën DS3 R3T GBR
31
2015 Hannu's Rally Team Citroën DS3 R3T Max MON SWE MEX ARG POR
30
ITA POL
28
FIN
19
GER AUS FRA ESP GBR NC 0
2016 Juha Salo Peugeot 208 T16 MON SWE MEX ARG POR ITA POL FIN
Ret
GER CHN
C
FRA ESP GBR AUS NC 0
2017 Tommi Mäkinen Racing Ford Fiesta R5 MON SWE
22
MEX FRA ARG POR
36
ITA
14
POL FIN
Ret
GER ESP
51
GBR AUS NC 0
2018 Tommi Mäkinen Racing Ford Fiesta R5 MON SWE
11
MEX FRA
35
ARG POR
26
ITA
Ret
FIN
Ret
GER TUR GBR ESP
24
AUS NC 0
2019 M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC MON
11
SWE
23
MEX
Ret
FRA
5
ARG
7
CHL
5
POR
4
ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS
C
12th 44
2020 Team Flying Finn Ford Fiesta R2T MON SWE
30
MEX ARG POR ITA KEN FIN NZL TUR GER GBR JPN NC* 0*

* Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rossi's Seventh Monza Success". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Marko Salminen". e-wrc.com. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Sunday in Corsica: Neuville profits from Evans Despair". wrc.com. WRC. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019.

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