Polish Rally Championship

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Rajdowe Samochodowe Mistrzostwa Polski (RSMP) – the annual series of Polish Rally Championship existing from 1928. Consisting of several rounds on different surfaces throughout Poland. The organizer and owner of the cycle is Polski Związek Motorowy (PZM). In 2008 the main sponsor of the series is Orlen oil company and its full name is Platinum Rajdowe Samochodowe Mistrzostwa Polski (Platinum Car Rally Championship Polish).

A prerequisite for the start to RSMP is to have a rally license degree "R" or "R co-driver only" (entitles you to take off only as a co-driver). As of 2007, foreign drivers have been allowed to gain points.

History[edit]

Rallies in Poland almost always were at a high level of security and organisation ence have moved foreigners. The Second World War stopped high advancement of rallies. After the war Polish Rallies had problems. Just in 60s RSMP launched in high level. Great Polish drivers went to the conquest of Europe and Sobiesław Zasada has proved to be the best, he won three European Rally Championship titles (now World Rally Championship). He imported the latest sports cars, so he dominate of RSMP. In 1975 won title young driver Marian Bublewicz in Polski Fiat 125p from Olsztyn. Since then RSMP won different drivers: Tomasz Ciecierzyński, Włodzimierz Groblewski, Jerzy Landsberg, Błażej Krupa, Maciej Stawowiak, Tomasz Ciecierzyński.

In 1980s for a title fight Marian Bublewicz and Andrzej Koper. They imported Japanese sports cars and Renault. Only in 1987 Bublewicz won championship in Polonez 2000. so it was amazing. In 1989–1992 Bublewicz had no equal. In 1993 he purchased Ford Escort Cosworth for next title, but new car was not ready for the first in season Zimowy Rajd Dolnośląski. He started in hired Ford Sierra. For unknown reasons, he lost car and hit in tree. Marian Bublewicz died in hospital. Polish fans and PZM were shocked. Bublewicz's fatal crash caused work on security.

In 1990s for title going Paweł Przybylski, Krzysztof Hołowczyc, Robert Gryczyński and Janusz Kulig. All the leading drivers have top cars from World Rally Championship and rivalry was very hard.

This year[edit]

RSMP in 2008[1]
Elimination Date Base Surface Website
Rajd Magurski 1–2 February Gorlice snow www.rajdmagurski.pl
Rajd Krakowski 11–12 April Kraków asphalt www.automobilklub.krakow.pl/rajdkrakowski/
Rajd Elmot 9–11 May Świdnica asphalt www.rajdelmot.pl
Rajd Polski 6–8 June Mikołajki gravel www.rajdpolski.pl
Rajd Subaru 4–6 July Kraków asphalt www.subaru-rally.pl
Rajd Rzeszowski 8–10 August Rzeszów asphalt www.rajd.rzeszow.pl
Rajd Karkonoski 29–30 August Jelenia Góra asphalt www.rajdkarkonoski.pl
Rajd Orlen 21–23 September Warszawa gravel www.rajdorlen.pl
Rajd Dolnośląski 10–11 October Kłodzko asphalt www.rajd.dolnoslaski.pl

General classification[edit]

General classification of RSMP 2008
No Driver Co-Driver Car Total MAG KRA ELM POL SUB RZE KAR ORL DOL
1. France Bryan Bouffier France Xavier Panseri Peugeot 207 S2000 30 11 11 8
2. Poland Kajetan Kajetanowicz Poland Maciej Wisławski Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 25 5 8 8 4
3. Poland Leszek Kuzaj Wales Craig Parry
Poland Robert Hundla
Subaru Impreza N12
Subaru Impreza N14
18 10 4 4
4. Poland Michał Bębenek Poland Grzegorz Bębenek Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 17 0 5 1 11
5. Poland Michał Sołowow Poland Maciej Baran Fiat Grande Punto S2000
Peugeot 207 S2000
12 0 0 6 6
6. Poland Michał Kościuszko Poland Maciej Szczepaniak Peugeot 207 S2000 10 5 0 5 0
7. Poland Łukasz Sztuka Poland Łukasz Kurzeja
Poland Sebastian Rozwadowski
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 8 8 0 0 0
8. Poland Tomasz Czopik Ukraine Glib Zagorii
Poland Łukasz Wroński
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 8 0 6 0 2
9. Poland Mariusz Stec Poland Zbigniew Gruszka Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 6 6 0 0 0
10. Poland Zbigniew Staniszewski Poland Bartłomiej Boba Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 5 0 5
11. Poland Paweł Dytko Poland Tomasz Dytko Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
5 2 2 0 1
12. Poland Tomasz Kuchar Poland Daniel Dymurski Subaru Impreza N12
Subaru Impreza N14
4 3 1 0 0
13. Poland Grzegorz Grzyb Poland Przemysław Mazur Fiat Grande Punto S2000 3 3
= Sweden Patrik Flodin Sweden Goran Bergsten Subaru Impreza N14 3 3
= Poland Maciej Lubiak Poland Przemysław Mazur
Poland Karina Szarama
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3 0 3 0
16. Poland Sebastian Frycz Poland Jacek Rathe Subaru Impreza N12
Subaru Impreza N14
2 0 0 2 0
17. Poland Kamil Butruk Poland Maciej Wilk Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
1 1 0 0 0

Polish Rally Champions[edit]

After 1966

Season Champion Car
2015 Poland Łukasz Habaj Ford Fiesta R5
2014 Poland Wojciech Chuchała Ford Fiesta R5
2013 Poland Kajetan Kajetanowicz Subaru Impreza STi R4 and Ford Fiesta R5
2012 Poland Kajetan Kajetanowicz Subaru Impreza STi R4
2011 Poland Kajetan Kajetanowicz Subaru Impreza STi R4
2010 Poland Kajetan Kajetanowicz Subaru Impreza TMR 10
2009 France Bryan Bouffier Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
2008 France Bryan Bouffier Peugeot 207 S2000
2007 France Bryan Bouffier Peugeot 207 S2000
2006 Poland Leszek Kuzaj Subaru Impreza STi N11
2005 Poland Leszek Kuzaj Subaru Impreza STi N11
2004 Poland Leszek Kuzaj Subaru Impreza STi N10
2003 Poland Tomasz Czopik Subaru Impreza WRC '99 and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII
2002 Poland Leszek Kuzaj Toyota Corolla WRC and Peugeot 206 WRC
2001 Poland Janusz Kulig Ford Focus RS WRC '00
2000 Poland Janusz Kulig Ford Focus RS WRC '99
1999 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc Subaru Impreza WRC '98
1998 Poland Robert Gryczyński Toyota Celica GT-Four (ST205) and Toyota Corolla WRC
1997 Poland Janusz Kulig Renault Mégane Maxi
1996 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD (ST185)
1995 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD (ST185)
1994 Poland Paweł Przybylski Toyota Celica GT-4 (ST165)
1993 Poland Paweł Przybylski Toyota Celica GT-4 (ST165)
1992 Poland Marian Bublewicz Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4
1991 Poland Marian Bublewicz Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1990 Poland Marian Bublewicz Mazda 323 4WD
1989 Poland Marian Bublewicz Mazda 323 4WD
1988 Poland Andrzej Koper Renault 11 Turbo
1987 Poland Marian Bublewicz Polonez 2000
1986 Poland Mariusz Kostrzak Toyota Corolla
1985 Poland Andrzej Koper Renault 5 Alpine and Renault 11 Turbo
1984 Poland Andrzej Koper Renault 5 Alpine
1983 Poland Marian Bublewicz Opel Kadett GT/E
1982 Poland Andrzej Koper Renault 5 Alpine
1981 Poland Tomasz Ciecierzyński Polonez 2000
1980 Poland Maciej Stawowiak Polonez 2000
1979 Poland Błażej Krupa Renault 5 Alpine
1978 Poland Jerzy Landsberg Opel Kadett GT/E
1977 Poland Włodzimierz Groblewski Polski Fiat 125p
1976 Poland Tomasz Ciecierzyński Polski Fiat 125p
1975 Poland Marian Bublewicz Polski Fiat 125p
1974 Poland Błażej Krupa Renault 12 Gordini
1973 Poland Sobiesław Zasada Porsche Carrera RS
1972 Poland Krystian Bielowski Polski Fiat 125p
1971 Poland Włodzimierz Markowski Polski Fiat 125p
1970 Poland Adam Masłowiec FSO Syrena 104
1969 Poland Ryszard Nowicki Renault 8 Gordini
1968 Poland Sobiesław Zasada Porsche 911
1967 Poland Sobiesław Zasada Porsche 912 and Lancia Fulvia 1.3 Coupé HF

Multiple wins by individual[edit]

Name Titles Winning Years
Poland Marian Bublewicz 7 1975, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Poland Andrzej Koper 4 1982, 1984, 1985, 1988
Poland Leszek Kuzaj 4 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006
Poland Kajetan Kajetanowicz 4 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Poland Sobiesław Zasada 3 1967, 1968, 1973
Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc 3 1995, 1996, 1999
Poland Janusz Kulig 3 1997, 2000, 2001
France Bryan Bouffier 3 2007, 2008, 2009
Poland Błażej Krupa 2 1974, 1979
Poland Paweł Przybylski 2 1993, 1994

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