Juho Hänninen

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Juho Hänninen
Juho Hänninen 2013 001.jpg
Juho Hänninen in 2013
Personal information
Nationality Finland Finnish
Born (1981-07-25) 25 July 1981 (age 35)
Punkaharju, Finland
World Rally Championship record
Active years 20062011, 20132015, 2017–present
Teams RRE Sports, Ralliart New Zealand, Hyundai, Toyota
Rallies 50
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Stage wins 5
Total points 83
First rally 2006 Swedish Rally

Juho Ville Matias Hänninen (born 25 July 1981 in Punkaharju) is a Finnish rally driver. He is the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) champion and 2011 Super 2000 World Rally Championship (S-WRC) champion with co-driver Mikko Markkula driving a works entered Fabia S2000 for Red Bull Škoda.[1][2] He also won the 2004 Group N Finnish Rally Championship title, and debuted in the World Rally Championship during the 2006 season.

Career[edit]

Hänninen who was born in Punkaharju debuted in the Finnish Rally Championship in 2003, finishing eighth overall in the Group n (small Group N) standings. The next year, he won the title in the same class at the wheel of an Honda Civic Type R. In 2005, he finished second in the Group N class with a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI.

Hänninen's first World Rally Championship event was the 2006 Swedish Rally, where he won the Group N class in his Lancer Evolution IX, and placed 15th overall. At his next rally, the Rally d'Italia Sardegna, Hänninen was again the fastest Group N driver and finished 14th overall. He competed in three more WRC events during the 2006 season, and achieved his best overall result at the Rally New Zealand, where he was ninth and second in the Group N class after Jari-Matti Latvala. In his debut in a World Rally Car in Finland, Hänninen was excluded for not wearing the correct fireproof underwear.[3] At the season-ending Rally GB, Hänninen competed in a Super 1600 -class Citroën C2 and finished 19th overall, ahead of all the Junior World Rally Championship contestants.

Hänninen with a Lancer WRC 05 at the 2007 Rally Finland.

In the 2007 season, Hänninen did a full six-event Production World Rally Championship (PWRC) programme in the Lancer Evolution IX. He initially won the Swedish Rally but was later disqualified for non-homologated fuel pumps.[4] His best results then were a second place at the Rally GB and a third place in Argentina, and he placed fifth in the championship standings. He also competed in three World Rally Championship events in a Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05, taking his first WRC point by finishing eighth at the Rally d'Italia Sardegna.

In 2008, Hänninen is contesting the PWRC for the Ralliart New Zealand team. He won the Swedish Rally, also finishing eighth overall and taking his second WRC point, and the Rally Finland. He has also competed in two (IRC) events, taking fifth place with the Group N Lancer Evolution IX at the Rally Portugal and then winning his first rally in a Super 2000 car at the Rally Russia in a Peugeot 207 S2000.[5]

Hänninen with a Škoda Fabia S2000 at the 2010 Rally Finland.

In 2009, Hänninen contested the IRC for Škoda in a Škoda Fabia S2000, winning in Russia for the second year in succession and finishing sixth in the championship. Hänninen continued his relation with Škoda for the 2010 season. He became IRC champion after winning the 2010 Rally Scotland. He scored 3 wins, four 2nd places and three 3rd places and 62 points. Hänninen won Rally Argentina, Rally d´Italia Sardegna and Rally Scotland. Also as in 2009, Hänninen competed in 2010 Rally Finland driving a Škoda Fabia for the Red Bull Rally Team, winning the S-WRC class.

For 2011, Hänninen competed in both IRC and S-WRC, driving for the Red Bull Škoda team in the S-WRC.[2] He became the S-WRC champion after winning the Rally Catalunya.[1]

He took his first ever stage win in the World Rally Championship at the 2013 Monte Carlo Rally, setting the fastest time on stage nine. On 8 July, Hyundai confirmed that it had signed Hänninen as an official test driver to develop the Hyundai i20 WRC.[6]

Results[edit]

WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
2006 Juho Hänninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX MON SWE
15
MEX ESP FRA ARG ITA
14
GRE GER NZL
9
NC 0
Mitsubishi Lancer WRC 05 FIN
DSQ
JPN CYP TUR AUS
Citroën C2 S1600 GBR
19
2007 RRE Sports Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX MON SWE
DSQ
ARG
11
GRE
Ret
NZL
19
JPN
23
IRE GBR
14
22nd 1
Juho Hänninen Mitsubishi Lancer WRC 05 NOR
17
MEX POR ITA
8
FIN
Ret
GER
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX ESP
DSQ
FRA
2008 Ralliart New Zealand Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX MON SWE
8
MEX ARG JOR ITA GRE
20
TUR FIN
13
GER NZL
14
JPN
10
GBR
Ret
21st 1
Juho Hänninen ESP
29
FRA
24
2009 Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 IRE NOR CYP POR ARG ITA GRC POL FIN
10
AUS ESP GBR NC 0
2010 Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 SWE MEX JOR TUR NZL POR
Ret
BUL FIN
9
GER JPN FRA ESP GBR 20th 2
2011 Red Bull Škoda Škoda Fabia S2000 SWE MEX
8
POR JOR ITA
8
ARG GRE
8
FIN
10
GER
20
AUS FRA
26
ESP
10
GBR 16th 14
2013 Qatar World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON
Ret
SWE
6
MEX POR ARG GRE ITA 15th 8
Juho Hänninen FIN
32
GER AUS FRA ESP GBR
2014 Hyundai Shell World Rally Team Hyundai i20 WRC MON SWE
19
MEX POR
8
ARG ITA
Ret
POL
6
FIN
6
GER AUS FRA ESP GBR
30
13th 20
2015 Juho Hänninen Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON SWE MEX ARG POR ITA POL FIN
6
GER AUS FRA ESP GBR 14th 8
2017 Toyota GAZOO Racing WRC Toyota Yaris WRC MON
16
SWE
23
MEX
7
FRA
Ret
ARG
7
POR
7
ITA
6
POL FIN GER ESP GBR AUS 9th* 29*

* Season still in progress.

PWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 PWRC Points
2007 Juho Hänninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX SWE
DSQ
MEX 5th 18
RRE Sports ARG
3
GRE
Ret
NZL
7
JPN
7
IRE GBR
2
2008 Ralliart New Zealand Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX SWE
1
ARG GRE
7
TUR FIN
1
NZL
5
JPN
1
GBR
Ret
2nd 36

SWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 SWRC Points
2010 Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 SWE MEX JOR NZL POR FIN
1
GER JPN FRA GBR 10th 25
2011 Red Bull Škoda Škoda Fabia S2000 MEX
2
JOR ITA
2
GRE
1
FIN
1
GER
4
FRA
5
ESP
1
1st 138

IRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Points
2008 Finland Juho Hänninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 TUR POR
5
BEL POR CZE ESP ITA SWI CHI 8th 14
Peugeot 207 S2000 RUS
1
2009 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 MON
Ret
BRA KEN POR
Ret
BEL
5
RUS
1
POR CZE
3
ESP ITA
8
SCO 6th 21
2010 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 MON
2
BRA
3
ARG
1
CAN
2
ITA
1
BEL
Ret
AZO
3
MAD
3
CZE
2
ITA
2
SCO
1
CYP 1st 62
2011 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 MON
6
CAN
1
COR YAL
1
YPR AZO
1
ZLI
3
MEC SAN SCO
2
CYP
16
3rd 125
2012 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 AZO
2
CAN IRL
1
COR MEC YPR
1
SMR ROM ZLI
1
YAL SLI SAN
Ret
CYP 3rd 93

ERC results[edit]

Year Car Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ERC Points
2012 Škoda Fabia S2000 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport JÄN
2
MIL
4
CRO
1
BUL YPR
1
BOS
1
MAD
7
CZE
1
AST POL VAL 1st 203

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SWRC wrap: Hanninen takes win and title". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Škoda and Red Bull teams up to appear in S-WRC". Škoda Motorsport. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 driver scores points in Rally Finland". Mitsubishi Motors. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  4. ^ "PWRC: Hanninen excluded, Svedlund inherits win". Crash.net. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  5. ^ "Hanninen picks up maiden international success". Eurosport. Archived from the original on 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  6. ^ "Hanninen is Hyundai's man of mystery...". WRC.com. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kris Meeke
Intercontinental Rally Challenge Champion
2010
Succeeded by
Andreas Mikkelsen
Preceded by
Luca Rossetti
European Rally Champion
2012
Succeeded by
Jan Kopecký