Manfred Stohl

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Manfred Stohl
Manfred Stohl - 2005 Cyprus Rally 2.jpg
Stohl at the 2005 Cyprus Rally.
Personal information
Nationality Austria Austria
Born (1972-07-07) 7 July 1972 (age 42)
Vienna, Austria
World Rally Championship record
Active years 19912007, 2012
Teams Mitsubishi, Hyundai, OMV, Brazil WRT
Rallies 127
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 6
Stage wins 10
Total points 101
First rally 1991 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire
Last rally 2012 Rally New Zealand

Manfred Stohl (born 7 July 1972 in Vienna) is an Austrian rally driver who debuted in the World Rally Championship in 1991. Stohl's co-driver is fellow Austrian Ilka Minor.

Career[edit]

Stohl ventured into rallying following the career path of his father Rudi Stohl. Stohl's first professional rally was the 1991 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire Bandama, driving an Audi 90 Quattro with Kay Gerlach as his co-driver. He took his first World Rally Championship points by finishing seventh in the same event the following year.

After several more privateer entries in the WRC, Stohl got a contract with Team Mitsubishi Ralliart Germany to compete in the FIA Cup for Drivers of Production Cars (now the Production World Rally Championship) driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. He finished third in the championship in 1997, second in 1998 and fourth in 1999, before winning the title in 2000 ahead of defending champion Gustavo Trelles.[1]

Progressing from Group N production cars to World Rally Cars, Stohl took his first WRC points in ten years by driving his Peugeot 206 WRC to seventh place at the 2003 Wales Rally GB. In the 2004 season, driving mainly for the OMV World Rally Team, backed by Austrian oil company OMV, his best event result was sixth at the Acropolis Rally.

Stohl with a Peugeot 307 WRC at the 2006 Cyprus Rally

In 2005, Stohl continued with the OMV team now driving the Citroën Xsara WRC. He took his first podium finish with a surprise second place at the Cyprus Rally, behind Citroën Total factory driver Sébastien Loeb. In the season-ending Rally Australia, he took his second podium by finishing third. His results placed him ninth in the Drivers' World Championship.

In the 2006 season, with Henning Solberg as his team-mate, Stohl drove a Peugeot 307 WRC for the Bozian Racing-run OMV Peugeot Norway WRT. He took four podium places and finished a career-best fourth in the drivers' standings. He also became one of the few drivers to reach participation in 100 world rallies without winning one of them.

In 2007, Stohl returned to the wheel of a Xsara WRC for the OMV Kronos Citroën. After a disappointing season, in which he finished ninth in the championship and his best result was sixth place in both Mexico and Japan, OMV withdrew their support of Stohl. This left him without a full-time drive for the 2008 season. Stohl returned to WRC at 2012 Rally New Zealand, driving Ford Fiesta RS WRC for Brazil World Rally Team, replacing the regular driver Daniel Oliveira. He finished 10th in the rally.

Since disapperaing from the WRC, Stohl has successfully ran his own team, Stohl Racing. The team is currently responsible for developing and running Subaru Impreza WRX STi R4 cars in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, with the crew of 2008 PWRC champion Andreas Aigner and Stohl's old partner, Ilka Minor. Meanwhile, Stohl -with a self-developed, gas-powered Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX- is contesting the Austrian Rally Championship (ÖRM); in 2012, he finished third overall against strong opposition, and remained winless through the season.

Complete WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1991 Manfred Stohl Audi 90 Quattro MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRE NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV
Ret
ESP GBR 0
1992 Manfred Stohl Audi 90 Quattro MON SWE POR KEN
Ret
FRA GRE NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV
7
ESP GBR 41st 4
1993 Manfred Stohl Audi 90 Quattro MON SWE POR KEN
10
FRA GRE 65th 1
Audi Coupé S2 ARG
12
NZL FIN AUS ITA ESP GBR
1994 Manfred Stohl Audi Coupé S2 MON POR KEN FRA GRE
Ret
ARG NZL
Ret
FIN ITA GBR 0
1995 Manfred Stohl Audi Coupé S2 MON SWE POR
Ret
FRA NZL AUS ESP GBR
Ret
0
1996 Manfred Stohl Audi Coupé S2 SWE KEN
DSQ
IDN GRE AUS ITA ESP
17
NC 0
Subaru Impreza 555 ARG
11
1997 Mitsubishi Ralliart Germany Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III MON
13
SWE
18
KEN POR
8
ESP
18
FRA ARG
12
GRE NZL IDN ITA
20
AUS GBR NC 0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV FIN
20
1998 Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III MON
15
SWE KEN
11
POR
18
ESP
23
ARG
Ret
GRE
Ret
NZL
15
FIN ITA
Ret
AUS
21
NC 0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V FRA
20
GBR
10
1999 Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V MON
Ret
SWE
18
KEN
12
POR
Ret
ESP
Ret
FRA
21
ARG
Ret
GRE
Ret
NZL NC 0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI FIN
18
CHN ITA
25
AUS GBR
Ret
2000 Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI MON
9
SWE
20
KEN
11
POR
17
ESP
19
ARG
Ret
GRE
13
NZL
7
FIN
18
CYP
15
FRA
17
ITA
25
AUS
14
GBR
17
NC 0
2001 Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI MON
10
SWE POR
DSQ
CYP
12
NZL
16
AUS
22
NC 0
Top Run Fiat Punto S1600 ESP
Ret
ARG GRE
Ret
KEN FIN
Ret
ITA
Ret
FRA
22
GBR
Ret
2002 Manfred Stohl Toyota Corolla WRC MON
16
SWE FRA ESP NC 0
Ford Focus RS WRC 01 CYP
Ret
ARG GRE KEN FIN GER ITA GBR
12
Top Run Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI NZL
22
AUS
10
2003 Stohl Racing Peugeot 206 WRC MON SWE TUR NZL
Ret
ARG FIN AUS ITA FRA
Ret
ESP GBR
7
19th 2
Manfred Stohl Hyundai Accent WRC GRE
11
CYP
Hyundai World Rally Team GER
18
2004 OMV World Rally Team Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII MON SWE
Ret
MEX
Ret
NZL
10
CYP ARG
12
FIN AUS
Ret
18th 4
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII GER
32
JPN
Manfred Stohl Peugeot 206 WRC GRE
6
TUR GBR
8
ITA FRA ESP
2005 OMV World Rally Team Citroën Xsara WRC MON
6
SWE MEX NZL
9
ITA
9
CYP
2
TUR GRE
20
ARG
8
FIN
Ret
GER
Ret
GBR
5
JPN FRA ESP AUS
3
9th 22
2006 OMV Peugeot Norway WRT Peugeot 307 WRC MON
4
SWE
18
MEX
3
ESP
12
FRA
7
ARG
4
ITA
7
GRE
Ret
GER
5
FIN
9
JPN
5
CYP
4
TUR
8
AUS
3
NZL
3
GBR
2
4th 54
2007 OMV Kronos Citroën WRT Citroën Xsara WRC MON
10
SWE
7
NOR
12
MEX
6
POR
9
ARG
8
ITA
7
GRE
8
FIN
Ret
GER
Ret
NZL
12
ESP
Ret
FRA
14
JPN
6
IRE
Ret
GBR
8
9th 13
2012 Brazil World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON SWE MEX POR ARG GRE NZL
10
FIN GER GBR FRA ITA ESP 35th 1

PWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 PWRC Points
1997 Mitsubishi Ralliart Germany Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III MON
3
SWE
6
KEN POR
2
ESP
5
FRA ARG
3
GRE NZL IDN ITA
4
AUS GBR 3rd 26
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV FIN
6
1998 Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III MON
1
SWE KEN
2
POR
2
ESP
2
ARG
Ret
GRE
Ret
NZL
3
FIN ITA
Ret
AUS
4
2nd 71
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V FRA
1
GBR
1
1999 Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V MON
Ret
SWE
4
KEN
4
POR
Ret
ESP
Ret
FRA
2
ARG
Ret
GRE
Ret
NZL 4th 27
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI FIN
3
CHN ITA
2
AUS GBR
Ret
2000 Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI MON
1
SWE
4
KEN
3
POR
2
ESP
3
ARG
Ret
GRE
3
NZL
1
FIN
3
CYP
4
FRA
1
ITA
4
AUS
3
GBR
1
1st 75
2004 OMV World Rally Team Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII SWE
Ret
MEX
Ret
NZL
1
ARG
2
GER
9
FRA AUS
Ret
6th 18

JWRC Results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 JWRC Points
2001 Top Run Fiat Punto S1600 ESP
Ret
GRE
Ret
FIN
Ret
ITA
Ret
FRA
8
GBR
Ret
- 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manfred Stohl". RallyBase. Retrieved 3 December 2008. 

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