Toyota Celica (T200) Profile

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Toyota Celica (T200) General Information

Only 30 months after the launch of the ST185 type Celica, another new generation Celica road car was conceived. The model code game is the same as before, the ST205 being the 4x4 turbo version of the ST200 generation. Note as well how Toyota played with model variation names to identify one from the other. We now moved from GT4 via Turbo 4WD to GT-Four.

The ST205 is again an entirely different looking machine. It looks big and stretched and has compared to the ST185 more of a liftback coupé shape again. The most unique item to identify it from previous Celicas is that this one features open, round twin headlights rather than the typical clap down under flaps single square devices. But also the bonnet seems huge with a masive front overhang. Together with its huge shelf rear spoiler it looks much tidier and nicer than previous group A Celicas.

However the car already had a difficult start. Juha Kankkunen debuted the ST205 in San Remo 1994 and stuck to it for the rest of the season as a development exercise, while his team mates kept relying on the ST185. During that period the ST205 could not show a significant step forward from its predecessor, Kankkunen even only finishing 7th in San Remo. In contrary, throughout 1995 the car seemed to have its supposed improved handling hampered by the fact that it had a much wider track than not only previous Celicas, but worse, all other competitors. That should actually be an asset, but on most rallies the car had a tendency of trying to jump out of the tracks, ruts and clean lines earlier runners on the stages created. Basically if today you keep hearing of start order discussions for drivers wanting a clean line, the Celica ST205 drivers never found a clean line, never mind the start order, and once there are ruts your car doesn't fit in it is even worse! The engine was further refined, but that advantage was gone with new air restrictor rules from 1995.

And exactly this lead to major embarrassment and image loss. The Celica soon found and even increased its power advantage to such degree that apparently at stage starts in Australia already scrutineers became suspicious, but could not find anything. In Catalunya, the next and penultimate round of 1995 they however found that the air restrictor had a bypass that was so cleverly designed and hidden, it was 100% obvious created intentionally, such serious cheating was proven. Before Catalunya Toyota and Juha Kankkunen were clearly leading both championships, but this came to nothing, as Toyota had an illegal and intentional competition advantage. The team lost all their 1995 points alongside their competition licence for 1996.

For 1996 TTE further developped the Celica ST205 for customer and importer teams to use it. Incredibly only now, after the ban of the works team, it was discovered that narrowing the track gave this car the best handling a Celica ever had and with legal air restrictors Armin Schwarz became a convincing ERChampion and winner of the Rally GB in 1996!

Toyota Celica (T200) Related Content

Toyota Celica (T200) Evolutions

Model & Evo. (Activity)
Toyota Celica (T200) (ST205) GT-Four (94-97) 299/5600 500/3750 4424.1770.1300 1200 (4) 4x4 (2545)

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Toyota Celica (T200) Results

This is an unofficial Car Results list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
11th. 1999 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo L. Pedersoli N. Mazzon #31 [UNKNOWN] 5:46:49.1
12th. 1999 WRC Swedish Rally J. Kruse P. Schlegel #39 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
11th. 1999 WRC Safari Rally J. Toroitich . UNKNOWN #18 [UNKNOWN] 11:21:28
5th. 1998 WRC Swedish Rally M. Grönholm T. Rautiainen #11 [UNKNOWN] 3:36:21.5
16th. 1998 WRC Swedish Rally P. Solberg E. Solstad #34 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 1998 WRC Swedish Rally H. Solberg F. Pedersen #36 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
10th. 1998 WRC Safari Rally K. Hirji F. Nekusa #21 [UNKNOWN] 12:01:03
9th. 1998 WRC Rallye de Portugal R. Madeira N. da Silva #15 [UNKNOWN] 4:31:22.2
17th. 1998 WRC Tour de Corse V. Isik . UNKNOWN #17 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 1998 WRC Tour de Corse A. Bakhashab A. Hertz #18 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
10th. 1998 WRC Acropolis Rally V. Isik . UNKNOWN #19 [UNKNOWN] 4:43:38.3
17th. 1998 WRC Rally of Finland A. Bakhashab A. Hertz #21 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
9th. 1998 WRC Rally of Finland P. Hagström T. Gardemeister #18 [UNKNOWN] 3:28:11.4
12th. 1998 WRC Rally of Finland M. Märtin T. Kitsing #19 [UNKNOWN] 3:35:15.2
19th. 1998 WRC Rally Australia (WA) A. Bakhashab A. Hertz #18 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
13th. 1998 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Bakhashab A. Hertz #30 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
9th. 1998 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Märtin T. Kitsing #33 [UNKNOWN] 4:07:41.6
6th. 1997 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo H. Lundgaard F. Pedersen #15 [UNKNOWN] 4:45:26
8th. 1997 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo I. Holderied C. Francois #9 [UNKNOWN] 4:50:39
16th. 1997 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo F. Loix S. Smeets #8 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 1997 WRC Swedish Rally T. Raadström L. Bäckman #8 [UNKNOWN] 3:54:47
7th. 1997 WRC Swedish Rally T. Jansson P. Svensson #11 [UNKNOWN] 3:55:47
8th. 1997 WRC Swedish Rally M. Grönholm T. Rautiainen #12 [UNKNOWN] 3:56:04
3rd. 1997 WRC Safari Rally I. Duncan D. Williamson #7 [UNKNOWN] 11:40:18
10th. 1997 WRC Safari Rally K. Hirji F. Nekusa #17 [UNKNOWN] 16:31:17
2nd. 1997 WRC Rallye de Portugal F. Loix S. Smeets #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:57:06
11th. 1997 WRC Rallye Catalunya R. Sufan M. Christie #19 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
4th. 1997 WRC Rally Argentina M. Grönholm T. Rautiainen #8 [UNKNOWN] 4:35:16
5th. 1997 WRC Rally Argentina D. Auriol D. Giraudet #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:40:13
7th. 1997 WRC Rally Argentina R. Sufan M. Christie #10 [UNKNOWN] 4:49:51
5th. 1997 WRC Acropolis Rally T. Raadström D. Giraudet #7 [UNKNOWN] 5:04:11
6th. 1997 WRC Rally New Zealand N. Bates C. Taylor #12 [UNKNOWN] 4:25:22
8th. 1997 WRC Rally New Zealand R. Sufan M. Christie #24 [UNKNOWN] 4:29:23
5th. 1997 WRC Rally of Finland T. Jansson P. Svensson #13 [UNKNOWN] 3:21:12
6th. 1997 WRC Rally of Finland P. Hagström T. Gardemeister #12 [UNKNOWN] 3:22:48
37th. 1997 WRC Rally of Finland F. Loix S. Smeets #10 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 1997 WRC Rally of Indonesia Y. Fujimoto A. Hertz #8 [UNKNOWN] 4:58:34
7th. 1997 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Aghini L. Roggia #11 [UNKNOWN] 4:11:13
7th. 1997 WRC Rally Australia (WA) F. Loix S. Smeets #9 [UNKNOWN] 4:15:26
9th. 1997 WRC Rally Australia (WA) R. Sufan M. Christie #14 [UNKNOWN] 4:24:34
4th. 1996 WRC Swedish Rally J. Kankkunen N. Grist #12 [UNKNOWN] 4:38:28
6th. 1996 WRC Swedish Rally T. Raadström L. Bäckman #11 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
9th. 1996 WRC Swedish Rally T. Jansson I. Algerstedt #15 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
3rd. 1996 WRC Safari Rally I. Duncan D. Williamson #10 [UNKNOWN] 13:25:12
3rd. 1996 WRC Rally of Indonesia J. Kankkunen N. Grist #10 [UNKNOWN] 5:31:02
5th. 1996 WRC Rally of Indonesia R. Pribadi D. Giraudet #27 [UNKNOWN] 6:05:17
7th. 1996 WRC Acropolis Rally F. Loix S. Smeets #17 [UNKNOWN] 5:43:13
8th. 1996 WRC Acropolis Rally G. Pianezzola L. Roggia #18 [UNKNOWN] 5:48:46
8th. 1996 WRC Rally Argentina R. Madeira N. da Silva #11 [UNKNOWN] 6:05:09
6th. 1996 WRC Rally Argentina G. Pianezzola L. Roggia #21 [UNKNOWN] 6:02:59
15th. 1996 WRC Rally of Finland A. Dallavilla D. Fappani #19 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
2nd. 1996 WRC Rally of Finland J. Kankkunen N. Grist #11 [UNKNOWN] 4:04:59
4th. 1996 WRC Rally of Finland M. Grönholm T. Rautiainen #16 [UNKNOWN] 4:06:55
6th. 1996 WRC Rally of Finland T. Raadström L. Bäckman #12 [UNKNOWN] 4:08:22
9th. 1996 WRC Rally of Finland R. Madeira N. da Silva #14 [UNKNOWN] 4:20:47
9th. 1996 WRC Rally Australia (WA) Y. Fujimoto A. Hertz #10 [UNKNOWN] 4:36:42
4th. 1996 WRC Rallye San Remo F. Loix S. Smeets #20 [UNKNOWN] 4:29:54
7th. 1996 WRC Rallye San Remo G. Pianezzola L. Roggia #21 [UNKNOWN] 4:30:58
4th. 1996 WRC Rallye Catalunya F. Loix S. Smeets #16 [UNKNOWN] 4:15:55
9th. 1996 WRC Rallye Catalunya R. Madeira N. da Silva #14 [UNKNOWN] 4:19:19
3rd. 1995 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo J. Kankkunen N. Grist #2 [UNKNOWN] 6:36:28
3rd. 1995 WRC Swedish Rally T. Raadström L. Bäckman #14 [UNKNOWN] 4:52:34
4th. 1995 WRC Swedish Rally J. Kankkunen N. Grist #2 [UNKNOWN] 4:53:45
5th. 1995 WRC Swedish Rally D. Auriol B. Occelli #1 [UNKNOWN] 4:53:47
9th. 1995 WRC Swedish Rally A. Schwarz K. Wicha #3 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
2nd. 1995 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Kankkunen N. Grist #2 [UNKNOWN] 5:32:49
4th. 1995 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Schwarz K. Wicha #3 [UNKNOWN] 5:37:36
5th. 1995 WRC Rallye de Portugal D. Auriol B. Occelli #1 [UNKNOWN] 5:38:50
1st. 1995 WRC Tour de Corse D. Auriol D. Giraudet #1 [UNKNOWN] 5:14:49
10th. 1995 WRC Tour de Corse J. Kankkunen N. Grist #2 [UNKNOWN] 5:24:50
3rd. 1995 WRC Rally New Zealand J. Kankkunen N. Grist #2 [UNKNOWN] 5:34:15
2nd. 1995 WRC Rally New Zealand D. Auriol D. Giraudet #1 [UNKNOWN] 5:33:50
4th. 1995 WRC Rally New Zealand A. Schwarz K. Wicha #3 [UNKNOWN] 5:34:51
27th. 1995 WRC Rally New Zealand Y. Fujimoto A. Hertz #15 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
7th. 1995 WRC Rally Australia (WA) Y. Fujimoto A. Hertz #14 [UNKNOWN] 5:16:36
9th. 1995 WRC Rally Australia (WA) N. Bates C. Taylor #16 [UNKNOWN] 5:24:41
3rd. 1995 WRC Rally Australia (WA) J. Kankkunen N. Grist #2 [UNKNOWN] 4:55:54
5th. 1995 WRC Rally Australia (WA) A. Schwarz K. Wicha #3 [UNKNOWN] 4:58:10
6th. 1995 WRC Rallye Catalunya G. Trelles J. del Buono #16 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
7th. 1994 WRC Rallye San Remo J. Kankkunen N. Grist #3 [UNKNOWN] 6:00:58
2nd. 1994 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Kankkunen N. Grist #1 [UNKNOWN] 5:20:58

Toyota Celica (T200) Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 2001 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Warmbold G. Price #80 [UNKNOWN] SS15 suspension
Ret. 1999 WRC Swedish Rally A. Bakhashab M. Park #65 [UNKNOWN] SS6 suspension
Ret. 1998 WRC Rally of Great Britain P. Solberg C. Menkerud #45 [UNKNOWN] SS14 crash
Ret. 1998 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Bakhashab A. Hertz #36 [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 1998 WRC Rallye San Remo M. Märtin T. Kitsing #46 [UNKNOWN] SS20 suspension
Ret. 1998 WRC Rally of Finland V. Isik . UNKNOWN #20 [UNKNOWN] SS14 electrics
Ret. 1998 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Bakhashab A. Hertz #21 [UNKNOWN] SS5 crash
Ret. 1998 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Bakhashab B. Willis #22 [UNKNOWN] SS99 crash
Ret. 1998 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Märtin T. Kitsing #19 [UNKNOWN] SS20 crash
Ret. 1998 WRC Safari Rally E. Katto F. Gitau #9 [UNKNOWN] SS9 suspension
Ret. 1998 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo H. Lundgaard F. Pedersen #11 [UNKNOWN] SS99 crash
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally Australia (WA) Y. Fujimoto A. Hertz #12 [UNKNOWN] SS10 engine
Ret. 1997 WRC Rallye San Remo R. Sufan M. Christie #16 [UNKNOWN] SS13 ?
Ret. 1997 WRC Rallye San Remo R. Sufan M. Christie #16 [UNKNOWN] SS7 crash
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally of Indonesia R. Sufan M. Christie #10 [UNKNOWN] SS2 crash
Ret. 1997 WRC Acropolis Rally F. Loix S. Smeets #9 [UNKNOWN] SS1 crash
Ret. 1997 WRC Acropolis Rally R. Sufan M. Christie #17 [UNKNOWN] SS2 electrics
Ret. 1997 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Grönholm T. Rautiainen #10 [UNKNOWN] SS99 crash
Ret. 1996 WRC Rallye Catalunya T. Raadström D. Giraudet #10 [UNKNOWN] SS16 driveshaft
Ret. 1996 WRC Rallye San Remo R. Madeira N. da Silva #12 [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 1996 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Dallavilla D. Fappani #18 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1996 WRC Rally Australia (WA) N. Bates C. Taylor #12 [UNKNOWN] SS20 crash
Ret. 1996 WRC Acropolis Rally T. Raadström L. Bäckman #10 [UNKNOWN] SS5 crash
Ret. 1996 WRC Acropolis Rally R. Madeira N. da Silva #12 [UNKNOWN] SS18 crash
Ret. 1995 WRC Rallye Catalunya D. Auriol D. Giraudet #1 [UNKNOWN] SS99 disqualified - illegal turbo restrictor - purpose cheating
Ret. 1995 WRC Rallye Catalunya J. Kankkunen N. Grist #2 [UNKNOWN] SS16 crash
Ret. 1995 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Schwarz K. Wicha #3 [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 1995 WRC Rally Australia (WA) D. Auriol D. Giraudet #1 [UNKNOWN] SS12 electrics
Ret. 1995 WRC Tour de Corse A. Schwarz K. Wicha #3 [UNKNOWN] SS11 electrics
Ret. 1995 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo D. Auriol B. Occelli #1 [UNKNOWN] SS15 suspension
Ret. 1995 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Schwarz K. Wicha #3 [UNKNOWN] SS15 engine
Ret. 1993 WRC Rally of Great Britain G. Jones . UNKNOWN #35 [UNKNOWN] SS11 electrics
Ret. 1992 WRC Rally of Great Britain G. Jones . UNKNOWN #37 [UNKNOWN] SS5 driveshaft