Matti Rantanen (rally driver)

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Matti Rantanen
Matti Rantanen - Rally Finland 2009.JPG
Personal information
Nationality Finland Finnish
Born (1981-02-13) February 13, 1981 (age 36)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2005 –
Teams Munchi's
Rallies 5
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Stage wins 0
Total points 12
First rally 2005 Rally Finland

Matti Rantanen (born 13 February 1981) is a Finnish rally driver from Lammi.

Career[edit]

Rantanen began rallying in 2003 in his native Finland. In 2004 and 2005 he competed in the Finnish Junior Rally Championship, and the main Finnish Rally Championship in 2005 and 2006. In 2005 he competed in his first World Rally Championship round on Rally Finland, winning the Group N category (for less powerful Group N cars). He repeated this feat in 2006, also winning the Group N class in the Finnish Rally Championship. He moved up to the Group N category in the Finnish championship in 2007, finishing sixth. He finished fourth in the following year, 2008. On the 2008 Rally Finland, Rantanen drove a Ford Focus WRC to seventh overall.[1]

In 2009 Rantanen is competing in the British Rally Championship in a front-wheel-drive Renault Clio. He competed in the 2009 Rally Finland for the Munchi's Ford World Rally Team, in which he recorded his highest finish to date after finishing in fifth place overall.[2]

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
2005 Matti Rantanen Honda Civic Type R MON SWE MEX NZL ITA CYP TUR GRC ARG FIN
31
GER GBR JPN FRA ESP AUS NC 0
2006 Matti Rantanen Honda Civic Type R MON SWE MEX ESP FRA ARG ITA GRC GER FIN
21
JPN CYP TUR AUS NZL GBR NC 0
2007 Matti Rantanen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII MON SWE NOR MEX POR ARG ITA GRC FIN
Ret
GER NZL ESP FRA JPN IRE GBR NC 0
2008 Matti Rantanen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 MON SWE MEX ARG JOR ITA GRC TUR FIN
7
GER NZL ESP FRA JPN GBR 17th 2
2009 Munchi's Ford World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 IRE NOR CYP POR ARG ITA GRC POL FIN
5
AUS ESP GBR 15th 4
2010 Matti Rantanen Škoda Fabia S2000 SWE MEX JOR TUR NZL POR BUL FIN
Ret
GER JPN FRA ESP GBR NC 0
2011 Matti Rantanen Mini John Cooper Works WRC SWE MEX POR JOR ITA ARG GRE FIN
Ret
GER AUS FRA ESP GBR NC 0
2012 Matti Rantanen Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON SWE MEX POR ARG GRE NZL FIN
7
GER GBR FRA ITA ESP 22nd 6

JWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pos. Points
2006 Matti Rantanen Honda Civic Type R SWE ESP FRA ARG ITA GER FIN
3
TUR GBR 17th 6

SWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Points
2010 Matti Rantanen Škoda Fabia S2000 SWE MEX JOR NZL POR FIN
Ret
GER JPN FRA GBR NC 0

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