John Haugland

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John Haugland
Personal information
Nationality Norway
Born (1946-09-23) 23 September 1946 (age 77)
Stavanger, Norway
World Rally Championship record
Active years1973–1990
Co-driverSweden Jan-Olof Bohlin
Norway Petter Vegel
Stage wins0
Total points2
First rally1973 Monte Carlo Rally
Last rally1990 RAC Rally

John Didrik Haugland (born 23 September 1946 in Stavanger) is a Norwegian former rally driver. He competed in 27 world rally championship events,[1] more often than not at the wheel of a Škoda.[2][3] He had four Top 10 finishes in his career.[1] Haugland debuted in his first rally in 1965,[4] and had over 100 class wins primarily in the 1970s and 1980s.[5]

He worked for the Norwegian Škoda importer as a teenager and they helped him in his rally career. His first race as an official Škoda driver came in 1968.[6] Haugland raced a few times for other, bigger teams, but preferred the camaraderie and open nature of the little Škoda team. Haugland also owned a Škoda dealership outside of Oslo.[6]

Haugland is educated as a car technician and has gained much experience and skill in developing racing cars.[2]

He currently works for a number of rally teams developing their cars as well as running a rally school for young drivers. Drivers who have attended his rally school include Petter Solberg, Richard Burns, Alister McRae, Martin Rowe, Mark Higgins, Guy Wilks and Luke Pinder.


  1. ^ a b "John Haugland – WRC Driver Profile". Archived from the original on 2020-02-16. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  2. ^ a b "Who is John Haugland, and how can he help you being a better Rally driver". Haugland Motorsport Norway. 2007-08-29. Archived from the original on 2007-12-23. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  3. ^ "Sportsactive: High speed, no grip... and ice everywhere!". The Independent on Sunday. 2003-02-23. Retrieved 2007-10-17.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Profile on RallyBase". RallyBase. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  5. ^ "Škoda rally legend to appear at Goodwood". 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  6. ^ a b Kjellström, PeO (1987-05-13). "Min Skoda är som en Formel 1-bil!" [My Škoda is like a Formula One car!]. Teknikens Värld (in Swedish). Stockholm, Sweden: Specialtidningsförlaget AB. 39 (11): 27.

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