Production World Rally Championship

The FIA Production World Rally Championship, or PWRC, was a companion rally series to the World Rally Championship, contested by Group N rally cars.

The series started in 1987 as FIA Cup for Production Rally Drivers and obtained the world championship status in 2002. With the introduction of Group R, the PWRC was cancelled at the end of 2012 and was replaced by the World Rally Championship-3 open to 2WD based cars homologated in R1, R2 and R3 classes. Remaining 4WD Group N cars were moved to the new World Rally Championship-2 alongside S2000, RRC, R4 and R5 cars.

HistoryEdit

After the end of the Group B era, the 1987 World Rally Championship was contested by Group A cars. However the FIA established a trophy for Group N cars named FIA Cup for Production Rally Drivers contested on the same rounds as the main Championship. Since 2002 the previous FIA Cup was renamed Production World Rally Championship and became a support series to the WRC in selected rounds.[1] The eligible cars were still Group N modified road cars such as the Subaru Impreza WRX and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Between 2007 and 2009 the PWRC allowed Super 2000 cars alongside regular Group N entries. In 2010 the S2000 cars were moved to a dedicated championship named SWRC (Super 2000 World Championship).

ResultsEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Season Champion[2] 2nd place 3rd place
Driver Car Driver Car Driver Car
PWRC
2012   Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X   Marcos Ligato Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
2011   Hayden Paddon Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Michał Kościuszko Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
2010   Armindo Araújo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X   Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
2009   Armindo Araújo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX   Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX   Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2008   Andreas Aigner Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX   Juho Hänninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX   Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2007   Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Gabriel Pozzo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX   Mark Higgins Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
2006   Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX   Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
2005   Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Marcos Ligato Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2004   Niall McShea Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Jani Paasonen Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
2003   Martin Rowe Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Stig Blomqvist Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2002   Karamjit Singh Proton Pert   Kristian Sohlberg Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII   Ramón Ferreyros Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
FIA Cup for Production Rally Drivers
2001   Gabriel Pozzo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI   Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI   Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI
2000   Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI   Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI   Gabriel Pozzo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI
1999   Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V / Evo VI   Hamed Al-Wahaibi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V / Evo VI   Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX
1998   Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV / Evo V   Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III / Evo V   Luís Climent Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III / Evo IV /
Proton Wira 4WD
1997   Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III   Luís Climent Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III / Evo IV   Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III / Evo IV
1996   Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III /
Subaru Impreza WRX
  Uwe Nittel Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III   Pascal Smets Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III
1995   Rui Madeira Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II   Jorge Recalde Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II   Isolde Holderied Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II
1994   Jesús Puras Ford Escort RS Cosworth   Isolde Holderied Mitsubishi Lancer Evo I / Evo II   Jorge Recalde Mitsubishi Lancer RS / Evo II
1993   Alex Fassina Mazda 323 GTR   António Coutinho Ford Escort RS Cosworth   Jarmo Kytölehto Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1992   Grégoire De Mévius Nissan Sunny GTI-R   Hiroshi Nishiyama Nissan Sunny GTI-R   Carlos Menem, Jr. Lancia Delta HF Integrale
1991   Grégoire De Mévius Mazda 323 GTX   Fernando Capdevila Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4   Carlos Menem, Jr. Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4
  Piergiorgio Bedini Lancia Delta Integrale 16V /
Volkswagen Golf GTi 16V
1990   Alain Oreille Renault 5 GT Turbo   Gustavo Trelles Lancia Delta Integrale 16V   Tommi Mäkinen Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1989   Alain Oreille Renault 5 GT Turbo   Grégoire De Mévius Mazda 323 4WD   Gustavo Trelles Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
1988   Pascal Gaban Mazda 323 4WD   Jorge Recalde Lancia Delta Integrale   Giovanni Del Zoppo Lancia Delta Integrale
1987   Alex Fiorio Lancia Delta HF Integrale   Ove Olofsson Lancia Delta HF 4WD /
Audi Coupé Quattro
  Bertrand Balas Lancia Delta HF 4WD
  Sören Nilsson Audi Coupé Quattro
  Claude Balesi Renault 5 GT Turbo
  Evangelos Gallo Toyota Corolla GT
  Fredrik Donner Subaru RX Turbo
  Franco Cunico Lancia Delta HF 4WD
  George Donaldson Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Production Car World Rally Championship". Jonkka's World Rally Archive. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  2. ^ "FIA Group N Cup/PWRC Championship Winners". WRC. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2020.

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