The season meant a step away from the limelight for Kankkunen. How Alonso pulverised Vandoorne Fernando Alonso heads out of the Formula 1 exit door after finishing 11th in the drivers’ championship in It was the year Until last year, he was officially the fastest tractor driver in the world. Right behind him in sixth place finished Henri Toivonen, whose deadly accident with Lancia Delta S4 at the Tour de Corse brought about not only a change of attitude towards motorsport, but also the end of the Group B.

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Carlos Sainz ESP Halfway through the seasonKankkunen joined the Ford Motor Company factory team to replace a disappointing Armin Schwarz.

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Rally GB 2018 to honour WRC legends Juha Kankkunen and Nicky Grist

Although Kankkunen later repeated his win in Australia and collected his fifth podium of the season in SanremoSainz went on to take a dominant title.


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Inhe ran for the European Parliament as a candidate of the conservative National Coalition Party.

Juha Kankkunen | Rally Group B Shrine

The following year, both Kankkunen and Lancia could celebrate once again. Ari Vatanen FIN Autosport International Rally Driver Award — Subaru and Kankkunen did not reach a deal forand Kankkunen ended up competing in only one world huha during the season, the Rally Finland for the Hyundai factory team. However, it took until his 19 years before he strapped himself into a rally car and started gathering his first successes.

Following his retirement from active rallying, he has worked in the fields of business and politics. Archived from the original on 27 September Juha however scored two wins at lesser international rallies. Kankkunen retired due to engine problems in three consecutive rallies and did not add to his points tally, finishing only 37th in the drivers’ standings.

Juha Kankkunen – rally profile

InKankkunen placed on the podium in each of the nine WRC events that he participated in, but took his only win at the Rally Portugal. Kankkunen was signed by Toyota in and he took his first WRC win in his third year in the team. His fortunes improved and he managed to finish the World Championship season in 19 th place. The very year he signed with Toyota.


Gary Watkins WEC’s hypercar vision needs less talk and more action. Kenjiro Shinozuka JPN Bruno Saby FRA Juha nonetheless drove the car on the podium on seven occasions — both Ford and Kankkunen finished fourth in their respective championships. After a two-year stint kankiunen at Toyota, nuha returned to Lancia and won a record third title in Until last year, he was officially the fastest tractor driver in the world. Archived from the original on July 14, In the seasonKankkunen won the Safari Rallythe Acropolis Rallyhis home event Lakes Rally for the first time and the Rally Australia for the third year in a row.

At 40 years of age, he once again secured himself a kankkunsn th position overall. Peugeot Turbo 16 E2. InKankkunen re-joined Toyota and won his fourth title.

Juha Kankkunen

Read unlimited news Full access to all Autosport Plus premium content Enjoy a faster, ad-free experience You are currently enjoying the free version of Autosport. Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD. Inhe set a further record of