Achim Warmbold

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Achim Warmbold
Personal information
NationalityWest Germany West German
Born (1941-07-17) 17 July 1941 (age 77)
World Rally Championship record
Active years1973–75, 1978–86, 2000
TeamsAlpine-Renault, Lancia, Audi, Mazda
Rally wins2
Stage wins15
Total points87
First rally1973 Rallye de Portugal
First win1973 Rally of Poland
Last win1973 Österreichische Alpenfahrt
Last rally2000 Rally GB

Achim Warmbold (born 17 July 1941) is a German former rally driver. He won the West German Rally Championship in 1971 and 1980, and scored two outright victories during the inaugural World Rally Championship season in 1973 at the Rally of Poland and Austrian Alpine Rally events.

Aside from his first WRC race, his co-driver throughout the 1973 and 1974 seasons was Jean Todt, who was to enjoy his greatest success as a World Championship-winning team manager in rallying, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Formula One.

Achim Warmbold was also team manager of Mazda Rallye Team Europe during the Gr. B RX-7 programme. Warmbold also participated some rallies with that car.

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