1994 World Rally Championship

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1994 World Rally Championship
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The 1994 World Rally Championship was the 22nd season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 10 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Didier Auriol in a Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD, ahead of Carlos Sainz and Juha Kankkunen. The manufacturers' title was won by Toyota, ahead of Subaru and Ford.

Calendar[edit]

In 1994 started a system of rotation on the World Rally Championship. Because of this, Sweden, Australia and Spain were dropped from the championship and instead were run as part of 1994 FIA 2-Litre World Rally Cup. This reduced number of full WRC events to ten, the lowest number since 1974-76.

Round Rally name Surface Dates
1 Monaco Monte Carlo Rally Mixed (Tarmac - Snow) 22–27 January
2 Portugal Rallye de Portugal Mixed (Gravel - Tarmac) 1–4 March
3 Kenya Safari Rally Gravel 31 March–3 April
4 France Tour de Corse Tarmac 5–7 May
5 Greece Acropolis Rally Gravel 29–31 May
6 Argentina Rally Argentina Gravel 30 June–2 July
7 New Zealand Rally New Zealand Gravel 29–31 July
8 Finland Rally Finland Gravel 26–28 August
9 Italy Rallye Sanremo Mixed (Tarmac - Gravel) 9–12 October
10 United Kingdom RAC Rally Gravel 20–23 November

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team Constructor Car Tyre Drivers Rounds
Japan Toyota Castrol Team Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD ST185
Celica GT-Four ST205
M Finland Juha Kankkunen All
France Didier Auriol All
Italy Andrea Aghini 2, 4, 9
Kenya Ian Duncan 3
Japan Yoshio Fujimoto 3, 5, 7, 10
Finland Marcus Grönholm 8
Sweden Tomas Jansson 8
Italy Gilberto Pianezzola 9
Italy Piero Longhi 9
Japan 555 Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza 555 P Spain Carlos Sainz 1–2, 4–10
United Kingdom Colin McRae 1–2, 4–10
Australia Peter 'Possum' Bourne 7
United Kingdom Richard Burns 7, 10
United Kingdom Ford Motor Company Ford Escort RS Cosworth M Italy Miki Biasion 1–2, 4–7, 9–10
France François Delecour 1–2, 8–10
Belgium Bruno Thiry 1–2, 4, 6, 8–10
Italy Alex Fiorio 2
Italy Gianfranco Cunico 4
United Kingdom Malcolm Wilson 5, 10
Finland Ari Vatanen 5–8, 10
Austria Raimund Baumschlager 5, 8
Finland Tommi Mäkinen 8
Sweden Stig Blomqvist 10
Japan Mitsubishi Ralliart Europe Mitsubishi Lancer Evo I
Lancer Evo II
M Germany Armin Schwarz 1, 5, 7, 9
Sweden Kenneth Eriksson 1, 5, 7
Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka 3
Finland Tommi Mäkinen 9
France Société Diac Renault Clio Williams M France Jean Ragnotti 1, 4
France Alain Oreille 1, 4
France Serge Jordan 1, 4
France Philippe Bugalski 4
France Claude Balesi 4
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Favorit 136L M Czech Republic Pavel Sibera 1–2, 5, 8–10
Czech Republic Vladimír Berger 1
Czech Republic Emil Triner 2, 5, 8–10
Japan Subaru Rally Team Japan Subaru Impreza WRX P Kenya Patrick Njiru 3
United Kingdom Richard Burns 3
Italy Jolly Club Ford Escort RS Cosworth P Italy Gianfranco Cunico 9
United Kingdom Malcolm Wilson 9

Standing[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

For the Drivers' Championship, points were awarded to the top 10 finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
POR
Portugal
KEN
Kenya
FRA
France
GRE
Greece
ARG
Argentina
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
1 France Didier Auriol Ret 2 3 1 Ret 1 5 2 1 6 116
2 Spain Carlos Sainz 3 4 2 1 2 Ret 3 2 Ret 99
3 Finland Juha Kankkunen 2 1 Ret 4 3 Ret 2 9 7 2 93
4 United Kingdom Colin McRae 10 Ret Ret ex Ret 1 5 1 49
5 Belgium Bruno Thiry 6 Ret 6 4 Ret 4 3 44
6 Italy Miki Biasion 4 3 5 Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 42
7 Germany Armin Schwarz 7 2 3 Ret 31
8 France François Delecour 1 Ret 4 Ret EX 30
9 Finland Ari Vatanen 5 3 Ret Ret 5 28
10 Finland Tommi Mäkinen Ret 1 Ret 9 22
11 Kenya Ian Duncan 1 20
12 Sweden Kenneth Eriksson 5 Ret 4 18
13 Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka 2 15
14 Italy Andrea Aghini Ret 3 Ret 12
15 Kenya Patrick Njiru 4 10
16 Italy Alex Fiorio Ret 4 10
17 Sweden Stig Blomqvist 4 10
18 Austria Rudi Stohl 6 7 10
19 Portugal Fernando Peres 5 8
20 United Kingdom Richard Burns 5 Ret Ret 8
21 Argentina Jorge Recalde Ret 17 5 Ret Ret 16 8
22 Finland Marcus Grönholm 5 8
23 United Kingdom Malcolm Wilson 6 9 Ret 8
24 Japan Yoshio Fujimoto WD 7 7 Ret 8
25 Portugal José Carlos Macedo 6 6
26 Argentina Jorge Bescham 6 6
27 New Zealand Joe McAndrew 6 6
28 Finland Lasse Lampi 6 6
29 Italy Gianfranco Cunico Ret 6 6
30 Spain Jesús Puras 9 8 12 Ret Ret 17 15 5
31 Austria Raphael Sperrer 7 4
32 Uganda Karim Hirji 7 4
33 France Patrick Bernardini 7 4
34 Sweden Thomas Rådström 7 4
35 United Kingdom Gwyndaf Evans 7 4
36 Germany Isolde Holderied 15 11 16 8 29 15 16 3
37 France Jean Ragnotti 13 8 3
38 France Pierre-Manuel Jenot 8 3
39 Kenya Sammy Aslam 8 3
40 Greece Aris Vovos 8 3
41 New Zealand Brian Stokes 8 3
42 Finland Jarmo Kytölehto 8 3
43 Italy Piero Longhi 8 3
44 South Africa Jan Habig 8 3
45 Czech Republic Emil Triner 12 9 19 18 22 2
46 Portugal Rui Madeira 9 2
47 Kenya Rob Hellier 9 2
48 France Serge Jordan Ret 9 2
49 Argentina Gabriel Raies 9 2
50 Australia Ed Ordynski 9 2
51 Czech Republic Pavel Sibera 20 10 10 18 Ret 19 2
52 Belgium Grégoire De Mévius Ret Ret 14 Ret 10 1
53 Kenya Azar Anwar 10 1
54 France Marco Massarotto 10 1
55 Argentina Gustavo Ramonda 10 1
56 Japan Kiyoshi Inoue 10 1
57 Finland Olli Harkki 10 1
58 Portugal Jorge Bica Ret 10 1
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
POR
Portugal
KEN
Kenya
FRA
France
GRE
Greece
ARG
Argentina
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

Points were awarded to the top 10 finishers, but only the best placed car of each registered manufacturer obtained points.

Overall position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Group position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th 
Points 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos. Manufacturer MON
Monaco
POR
Portugal
KEN
Kenya
FRA
France
GRE
Greece
ARG
Argentina
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
1 Japan Toyota 2 1 1 1 (3) 1 2 2 1 (2) 151
2 Japan Subaru 3 (4) (4) 2 1 2 1 3 2 1 140
3 United Kingdom Ford 1 3 5 5 3 (Ret) 1 3 3 116
Pos. Manufacturer MON
Monaco
POR
Portugal
KEN
Kenya
FRA
France
GRE
Greece
ARG
Argentina
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
ITA
Italy
GBR
United Kingdom
Points

Results[edit]

Colour Rally Surface
Gold Gravel
Silver Tarmac
Blue Snow/Ice
Bronze Mixed Surface
Round Rally name Podium finishers Statistics
Rank Driver Car Time Stages Length Starters Finishers
1 Monaco Monte Carlo Rally
(22–27 January) — Results and report
1 France François Delecour Ford Escort RS Cosworth 6:12:20 22 588.43 km 186 94
2 Finland Juha Kankkunen Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 6:13:25
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Subaru Impreza 555 6:14:07
2 Portugal Rallye de Portugal
(1–4 March) — Results and report
1 Finland Juha Kankkunen Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 6:20:59 36 571,82 km 89 34
2 France Didier Auriol Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 6:21:39
3 Italy Miki Biasion Ford Escort RS Cosworth 6:21:49
3 Kenya Safari Rally
(31 March–3 April) — Results and report
1 Kenya Ian Duncan Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 20:49 ¿? 2,393.10 km 43 14
2 Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II 21:14
3 France Didier Auriol Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 21:59
4 France Tour de Corse
(5–7 May) — Results and report
1 France Didier Auriol Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 5:57:46 23 545,48 km 84 43
2 Spain Carlos Sainz Subaru Impreza 555 5:58:47
3 Italy Andrea Aghini Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 5:59:57
5 Greece Acropolis Rally
(29–31 May) — Results and report
1 Spain Carlos Sainz Subaru Impreza 555 6:36:38 33 503,53 km 88 36
2 Germany Armin Schwarz Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II 6:40:39
3 Finland Juha Kankkunen Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 6:42:31
6 Argentina Rally Argentina
(30 June–2 July) — Results and report
1 France Didier Auriol Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 5:50:42 29 563,90 km 90 25
2 Spain Carlos Sainz Subaru Impreza 555 5:50:48
3 Finland Ari Vatanen Ford Escort RS Cosworth 5:57:22
7 New Zealand Rally New Zealand
(29–31 July) — Results and report
1 United Kingdom Colin McRae Subaru Impreza 555 5:39:56 30 502,70 km 78 46
2 Finland Juha Kankkunen Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 5:42:10
3 Germany Armin Schwarz Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II 5:45:27
8 Finland 1000 Lakes Rally
(26–28 August) — Results and report
1 Finland Tommi Mäkinen Ford Escort RS Cosworth 4:33:44 35 522,76 km 85 41
2 France Didier Auriol Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 4:34:06
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Subaru Impreza 555 4:34:48
9 Italy Rallye Sanremo
(09–12 October) — Results and report
1 France Didier Auriol Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD 5:56:40 26 516,63 km 92 40
2 Spain Carlos Sainz Subaru Impreza 555 5:57:01
3 Italy Miki Biasion Ford Escort RS Cosworth 5:57:27
10 United Kingdom RAC Rally
(20–23 November) — Results and report
1 United Kingdom Colin McRae Subaru Impreza 555 5:17:25 29 520,66 km 178 97
2 Finland Juha Kankkunen Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205 5:20:58
3 Belgium Bruno Thiry Ford Escort RS Cosworth 5:27:37

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