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History of the World Rally Championship

Here's a list of links covering the story of every year of the World Rally Championship, since its inaugural season in 1973. Enjoy!

2016 World Rally Championship

The 2016 World Rally Championship was the running forty-fourth season of the World Rally Championship, an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) as the highest class of international rallying. Teams and drivers competed in thirteen rounds—starting with the Rallye Monte Carlo in January and finishing with Rally Australia in November—for the World Rally Championships for Drivers and Manufacturers.

2015 World Rally Championship season
The 2015 World Rally Championship season is the forty-third season of the World Rally Championship, an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile as the highest class of international rallying. Teams and drivers will contest thirteen rallies across four continents, competing for the FIA World Rally Championships for Drivers and Manufacturers.
2014 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2014 World Rally Championship season was the 42nd season of the World Rally Championship, an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile as the highest class of international rallying. Teams and drivers contested thirteen rallies across four continents, competing for the FIA World Rally Championships for Drivers and Manufacturers.

2013 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2013 World Rally Championship season was the 41st season of the World Rally Championship, an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile as the highest class of international rallying. The season was run over 13 rallies, starting with the Rallye Monte Carlo on 16 January, and finishing with the Wales Rally of Great Britain on 17 November.

2012 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2012 World Rally Championship season was the 40th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season run over thirteen rallies, beginning with the Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo on 17 January, and ending on 11 November at Rally de España.

2011 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2011 World Rally Championship season was the 39th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season has 13 rallies, beginning with Rally Sweden on 10 February. Sébastien Loeb claimed his eighth consecutive World Championship title at the Wales Rally of Great Britain when title rival Mikko Hirvonen retired on the first day with an engine that was too damaged to restart.

2010 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

France's Sébastien Loeb won the drivers championship, his seventh consecutive title, after winning his home rally on 3 October and Citroën secured their sixth Manufacturers' title. In the junior classes held alongside the main championship, Aaron Burkart won the JWRC Drivers' championship, Xavier Pons won the SWRC Drivers' championship, Red Bull Rally Team won the WRC Cup and Armindo Araújo retained his PWRC Drivers' championship title.

2009 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2009 World Rally Championship season was the 37th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of twelve rallies and began on 30 January, with Rally Ireland and ended with Rally GB on 25 October. Sébastien Loeb won the World Drivers' championship at Rally GB by one point from Mikko Hirvonen, taking his sixth consecutive crown.

2008 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2008 World Rally Championship season was the 36th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 15 rallies and began on 24 January, with the 2008 Monte Carlo Rally. Frenchman Sébastien Loeb successfully retained the Drivers' World Championship, his and co-driver Daniel Elena's record-breaking fifth consecutive title, all of them attained driving Citroëns.

2007 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2007 World Rally Championship season was the 35th season in the FIA World Rally Championship. The season began on 19 January, with the 75ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo and ended on 2 December, with the 63rd Wales Rally of Great Britain.

2006 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2006 World Rally Championship season began on January 20 with the 74th Monte Carlo Rally. Finland's Marcus Grönholm, in a Ford Focus RS WRC, took the win ahead of France's Sébastien Loeb. After the Swedish Rally ended with the same top-two, Loeb and Kronos Citroën went on to win five rallies in a row.

2005 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the drivers' world championship, Citroën Total's Sébastien Loeb successfully defended his title, finishing a record 56 points ahead of Subaru's Petter Solberg and Peugeot's Marcus Grönholm. Loeb also set several other records during the season. He won ten world rallies, beating the previous record of six held by him ( 2004) and Didier Auriol ( 1992).

2004 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2004 World Rally Championship season was the 32nd season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 16 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Sébastien Loeb in a Citroën Xsara WRC, ahead of Petter Solberg and Markko Märtin. The manufacturers' title was won by Citroën, ahead of Ford and Subaru.

2003 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2003 World Rally Championship season was the 31st season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 14 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Petter Solberg in a Subaru Impreza WRC, ahead of Sébastien Loeb and Carlos Sainz. The manufacturers' title was won by Citroën, ahead of Peugeot and Subaru.

2002 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2002 World Rally Championship season was the 30th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 14 rallies. Marcus Grönholm won his second drivers' world championship in a Peugeot 206 WRC, ahead of Petter Solberg and Carlos Sainz. The manufacturers' title was won by Peugeot, ahead of Ford and Subaru.

2001 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2001 World Rally Championship season was the 29th season of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). In a tightly contested year, Subaru's Richard Burns took his first and only drivers' world title, beating Ford's Colin McRae, Mitsubishi's Tommi Mäkinen and the defending champion Marcus Grönholm of Peugeot.

2000 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2000 World Rally Championship season was the 28th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 14 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Marcus Grönholm in a Peugeot 206 WRC, ahead of Richard Burns and Carlos Sainz. The manufacturers' title was won by Peugeot, ahead of Ford and Subaru.

1999 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1999 World Rally Championship season was the 27th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 14 rallies. Tommi Mäkinen won his fourth drivers' world championship driving for Mitsubishi, ahead of Richard Burns and Didier Auriol. The manufacturers' title was won by Toyota, ahead of Subaru and Mitsubishi.

1998 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1998 World Rally Championship season was the 26th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 13 rallies. Tommi Mäkinen won his third consecutive drivers' world championship driving for Mitsubishi, ahead of Carlos Sainz and Colin McRae.

1997 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1997 World Rally Championship season was the 25th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season saw many changes in the championship. Most notably, Group A was partially replaced by the World Rally Car with manufacturers given the option which regulations to construct to.

1996 World Rally Championship season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 1996 World Rally Championship season was the 24th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 9 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Tommi Mäkinen in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 3, ahead of Colin McRae and Carlos Sainz.

1995 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1995 World Rally Championship season was the 23rd season of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) World Rally Championship (WRC). The season consisted of 8 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Colin McRae in a Subaru Impreza 555, ahead of team-mate Carlos Sainz. The manufacturers' title was won by Subaru.

1994 World Rally Championship season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1994 World Rally Championship season was the 22nd season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 10 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Didier Auriol in a Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD, ahead of Carlos Sainz and Juha Kankkunen. The manufacturers' title was won by Toyota, ahead of Subaru and Ford.

1993 World Rally Championship season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 1993 World Rally Championship season was the 21st season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 13 rallies. Juha Kankkunen won his fourth drivers' world championship in a Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD, ahead of François Delecour and Didier Auriol.

1992 World Rally Championship season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 1992 World Rally Championship season was the 20th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 14 rallies. Carlos Sainz won his second drivers' world championship in a Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185, ahead of Juha Kankkunen and Didier Auriol.

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