Jean-Luc Thérier

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Jean-Luc Thérier
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Thérier in 2011
Personal information
Nationality France French
Born (1945-10-07) 7 October 1945 (age 68)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 19731984
Teams Alpine, Toyota, Porsche, Renault
Rallies 46
Championships 0
Rally wins 5
Podiums 10
Stage wins 61
Total points 42
First rally 1973 Monte Carlo Rally
First win 1973 Rallye de Portugal
Last win 1980 Tour de Corse
Last rally 1984 Monte Carlo Rally

Jean-Luc Thérier (born Hodeng-au-Bosc, 7 October 1945) is a French former rally driver. He was the highest scoring driver in the inaugural World Rally Championship in 1973 and the only one to win three events. However, until 1977 the championship was only formally contested by manufacturers, not individuals, so only Thérier's Alpine-Renault team were formally awarded the title.

He most frequently competed in an Alpine Renault A110, winning the Rallye Sanremo and the Acropolis Rally in 1970. He won the same two events again in 1973, along with the Rallye Sanremo, during his annus memorabilis.

He also won the 1974 Press-on-Regardless Rally in the United States driving a Renault 17 Gordini, and the 1980 Tour de Corse behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 SC.

WRC victories[edit]

  #   Event Season Co-driver Car
1 Portugal 7º TAP Rallye de Portugal 1973 Jacques Jaubert Alpine-Renault A110 1800
2 Greece 21st Acropolis Rally 1973 Christian Delferrier Alpine-Renault A110 1800
3 Italy 15º Rallye Sanremo 1973 Jacques Jaubert Alpine-Renault A110 1800
4 United States 26th Press-on-Regardless Rally 1974 Christian Delferrier Renault 17 Gordini
5 France 24ème Tour de Corse - Rallye de France 1980 Michel Vial Porsche 911 SC

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Records
Preceded by
None
Most Rally wins
4 wins,

1st at the 1973 Rallye de Portugal
Succeeded by
Sandro Munari
7 wins,
5th at the 1976 Rallye de Portugal