Joaquim Moutinho

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Joaquim Moutinho
Personal information
Nationality Portugal Portuguese
Born (1951-12-14) December 14, 1951 (age 63)
Porto
World Rally Championship record
Active years 19731986
Rallies 8
Championships 0
Rally wins 1
Podiums 1
Stage wins 27
Total points 22
First rally 1973 Rally de Portugal
First win 1986 Rally de Portugal

Joaquim Moutinho da Silva Santos (born 14 December 1951 in Porto) is a former Portuguese rally driver, who won the Rally de Portugal in 1986, a round of the World Rally Championship. Moutinho is also a champion in the Portuguese Touring Car Championship and Portuguese Rally Championship.

Career[edit]

Moutinho participated mainly in the Portuguese Rally Championship, which he won in 1985 and 1986 in a Renault 5 Turbo.[1] He took part in the Rally de Portugal nine times between 1973 and 1986. He finished ninth in 1981 in an Opel Kadett GT/E. Moutinho won the 1986 event following the accident of compatriot Joaquim Santos that killed three spectators. All of the factory teams withdrew from the event, allowing Moutinho to win the rally. It would be his final WRC event.

Moutinho also competed regularly in the Portuguese Touring Car Championship (CNV). He missed out on fighting for the title in 1980 due to repeated mechanic failures, but won the B2 class in 1981 in a heavily modified Group 5 Porsche 911.[2]

WRC Victories[edit]

 #  Event Season Co-driver Car
1 Portugal 20º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto 1986 Edgar Fortes Renault 5 Turbo

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