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. He never got to the record books, though, because a month later, he was beaten by an Audi RS6 by just one kilometre. Patrick Zaniroli FRA Nani Roma ESP Jacky Ickx BEL
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Kankkunen currently lives in Monaco but also spends time on his family farm in Laukaa, which includes a large country house and hundreds of hectares of land. Previously the record was Claude Marreau FRA There was a reasonable amount of grip on the snow but, without studded tyres, those icy, frozen forest tracks were as hazardous as they come. By the way, in the same year, another legend scored his first victory at the Dakar Rally — Karel Loprais from Czechoslovakia dominated the truck class with his Tatra The following yearKankkunen competed in four WRC events with Fred Gallagher as his new regular co-driver, retiring in three and finishing fifth in his home event.
Among them, a four-time world jankkunen and holder of many diverse records, Juha Kankkunen. Between andit was Juha Piironen, and from toit was Juha Repo. Luc Alphand FRA He also became only the second motorsportsman to be voted the Finnish Sportsman of the Yearafter the F1 world champion Keke Rosberg. Autosport International Rally Driver Award The season ended in controversy, when first Group B cars huha banned for the next season after Henri Toivonen ‘s fatal accident at the Tour de Corsewhich outraged Peugeot team principal Jean Todt and later the French Peugeot team were excluded at the Rallye Sanremo in Italy, resulting in a triple win for home country’s Lancia.
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Kankkunen’s fifth place in the Rally New Zealand was the team’s best result of the season. Until last year, he was officially the fastest tractor driver in the world. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Juha Kankkunen. He also held, or still holds, several records, both in the world of rally and speed records.
Kenjiro Shinozuka JPN Le Mans prototypes get Goodwood circuit debut Le Mans prototypes will make their Goodwood Motor Circuit debut next year in the second of three high-speed demonstration grids that will feature at the Members’ Meeting Historics. Finishing behind Auriol and Sainz in the overall standings, Kankkunen had to watch a teammate take the title for the only time in his career.
For Juha, this would hail the debut of a tango between the two teams. Halfway through the season, Kankkunen found himself only fourth in the championship and Toyota in the lead with their new star driver Carlos Sainz.
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Before retiring after the season, he competed part-time for Hyundai. It was the year Kaknkunen issue out every week. The season saw an improved Toyota.
He never got to the record books, though, because a month later, he was beaten by an Audi RS6 by just one kilometre.
As Peugeot withdrew from the championship following the ban of Group BKankkunen moved to Lancia and became the first driver to successfully defend his title. Although he finished fifth in his first event with the Toyota Supra Turbo at the Safari Rallyhis title defense quickly proved unsuccessful.
He retired after his Accent WRC incurred several technical problems. At the Rally Acropolis Kankkunen had to retire due to engine failure, but he finished all the other rallies, winning five of them, coming second one, third once and he was fifth at the New Zealand.
Kankkunen bettered the record to