Juha Kankkunen

Juha Kankkunen (* 2. April 1959 in Laukaa, Finland) is one the most successful Rallye - driver the engine haven - history.

Kankkunen won altogether 23 WM-Rallyes, drove themselves to 76 times on the podium and became four times Rallye world champion, 1986, 1987, 1991 and 1993. Only its compatriot Tommi Mäkinen could win likewise four WM-titles. Juha won its first WM-run 1985, the Safari Rallye in Kenya on Toyota a Celica turbo TC, its last 1999, the 1000-Seen-Rallye in Finland on a Subaru Impreza WRC.

Juha Kankkunen terminated its impressing Rallye career 2002 with 9. Place with that Great Britain - Rallye and lives today in Finland, Spain and Monaco. Like also its traversing friction he colleague and compatriot Markku Alén participates Kankkunen at present with BMW a M3 in Rallycross - running in the homeland Finland. Juha occupied third total rank, both in the super Rallicross series 2004 behind Markku thereby by master Atro Määttä to the places was referred.

titles

Year title car
of 1986 Rallye world champions Peugeot 205 turbo
of 1987 Rallye world champions Lancia delta 4WD
of 1991 Rallye world champions Lancia delta of integrals
1993 Rallye world champion Toyota Celica RCS

WM-placements

Year place car
1983 not rated Toyota Celica turbo
1984 not rated Toyota Celica turbo
1985 5. Toyota Celica turbo
1986 1. Peugeot 205 turbo
1987 1. Lancia delta 4WD
1988 not rated Toyota Celica GT4
1989 3. Toyota Celica GT4
1990 3. Lancia delta of integrals
1991 1. Lancia delta of integrals
1992 2. Lancia delta of integrals
1993 1. Toyota Celica turbo
1994 3. Toyota Celica turbo
1995 excluded Toyota Celica GT4
1996 7. Toyota Celica GT4
1997 4. Ford Escort WRC
1998 4. Ford Escort WRC
1999 4. Subaru Impreza WRC
2000 8. Subaru Impreza P2000
2001 not rated Hyundai Accent WRC2
2002 15. Hyundai Accent WRC3


 

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