Mitsubishi Lancer Profile

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Mitsubishi Lancer General Information

An explaination may be needed for Mitsubishi names and Lancer model identification. Throughout the Lancer Evo versions, there have been so far 3 different models/generations of Lancer. Completely different to any other car manufacturer, Mitsubishi carries on counting Evo numbers irrespectable of model changes.
The EvoI-III is known as the Lancer everywhere.
The EvoIV-VI changed name to Carisma in Europe and even was rallied under both names, Lancer & Carisma.
From EvoVII Lancer replaced the Carisma name in Europe while in Japan the Lancer name was abandoned for Cedia. It was with this model generation that Mitsubishi turned to a WRCar, hence there was no gA version of the Lancer EvoVII.

Many people claim Mitsubishi came way too late with their WRCar as they stuck to the group A Lancer until mid 2001, over 4 years after the WRCar rules were introduced. However the last Lancer EvoVI or even with minor changes EvoVI.5 already used WRCar freedom to some degree, i.e. with rear axle wheel travel and with the differentials. However it is also fact that the Lancer WRC had a difficult start. It was surprising little improvement over the more restricted group A car and when the once so successful Mitsubishi team pulled the plug at the end of 2002, it came as little surprise.

One year later Mitsubishi was back with a new team, a new engineer (Mario Fornaris) and a new car. In fact the car was still based on the same road car model, such there is, well, the same base. Therefore we have to list it as the same car too, but Mitsubishi made this change clear in changing “Evo”-names from WRC Step1/2 to WRC followed by a number identifying the year. Mitsubishi had adressed virtually every single area of the car bar the engine. Visible difference is that the Fornaris creation had a rear spoiler that was mounted right behind the rear window, which in overall appearance looked a bit like a shopping trolley handle, ugly but efficient. Technically the most interesting thing is surely, that previous Lancer WRCs took over the electro-magnetic centre diff from the groupA car, which basically meant the car was not permanent 4x4 and needed a very particular driving style. Fornaris replaced this for a solution as found on most other WRCars. The Lancer WRC04 and the Lancer WRC Step2 of 2002 share the very same base, but the differences may be just as big as they were between their last gA and first WRCar.

However now other things were getting in the way. In 2005 it looked like at long last they have created a real front runner again. But regulation changes in the WRC concerning points scoring systems (nominations), number of events and choice of events, led to Mitsubishi withdrawing together with Skoda and Peugeot. That the performance potential of last Lancer WRC was this time not the reason for Mitsubishi's withdrawal may be underlined by the fact that Toni Gardemeister and Xavier Pons competed in the 2007 WRC without any works support, and they did look competitive, despite their Lancer WRC05 being a 2 years older evolution than all their competition.
 

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
BHP@
RPM
Torque
(Nm)@
RPM
Length
Width
Height
Weight
(Kg/BPM
Ratio)
 
Trans.
(W'base)
Mitsubishi Lancer WRC Step1 (01-02) 300/5500 550/3500 4360.1770.1430 1230 (4.1) 4x4 (2600)
Mitsubishi Lancer WRC Step2 (02-03) 300/5500 550/3500 4360.1770.1430 1230 (4.1) 4x4 (2600)
Mitsubishi Lancer WRC04 (04-04) 300/5500 550/3500 4360.1770.1430 1230 (4.1) 4x4 (2600)
Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 (05-22) 300/5500 550/3500 4360.1800.1430 1230 (4.1) 4x4 (2600)

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Mitsubishi Lancer Results

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

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
7th. 2007 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo T. Gardemeister J. Honkanen #26 [UNKNOWN] 3:12:14.5
25th. 2007 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo X. Pons X. Amigo #27 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
6th. 2007 WRC Swedish Rally T. Gardemeister J. Honkanen #18 [UNKNOWN] 3:12:34.9
16th. 2007 WRC Rally Norway X. Pons X. Amigo #22 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
17th. 2007 WRC Rally Norway J. Hänninen M. Markkula #25 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
6th. 2007 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy T. Gardemeister J. Honkanen #21 [UNKNOWN] 3:53:44.1
8th. 2007 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy J. Hänninen M. Markkula #26 [UNKNOWN] 3:58:13.7
14th. 2007 WRC Acropolis Rally U. Aava K. Sikk #21 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
7th. 2007 WRC Rally of Finland U. Aava K. Sikk #20 [UNKNOWN] 3:05:5.7
13th. 2007 WRC Rally of Finland K. Kuistila K. Jokinen #27 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
8th. 2007 WRC Rally New Zealand U. Aava K. Sikk #15 [UNKNOWN] 4:02:10.2
4th. 2006 WRC Swedish Rally G. Galli G. Bernacchini #14 [UNKNOWN] 3:12:5.7
3rd. 2006 WRC Swedish Rally D. Carlsson B. Holmstrand #63 [UNKNOWN] 3:11:58.7
5th. 2006 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy J. Valimäki J. Kalliolepo #26 [UNKNOWN] 4:01:27.7
9th. 2006 WRC Acropolis Rally J. Valimäki J. Kalliolepo #20 [UNKNOWN] 4:07:55.5
7th. 2006 WRC Rally of Finland J. Valimäki J. Kalliolepo #18 [UNKNOWN] 2:59:45.7
7th. 2005 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] 4:21:34.9
3rd. 2005 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #10 [UNKNOWN] 4:16:45.7
4th. 2005 WRC Swedish Rally H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] 3:04:18.5
14th. 2005 WRC Swedish Rally S. Walfridsson L. Bäckman #25 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
7th. 2005 WRC Swedish Rally G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] 3:04:56.1
5th. 2005 WRC Rally Mexico H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] 3:45:4.3
8th. 2005 WRC Rally Mexico G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #10 [UNKNOWN] 3:47:7.9
8th. 2005 WRC Rally New Zealand G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] 3:41:42.1
7th. 2005 WRC Cyprus Rally H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] 5:14:48.1
11th. 2005 WRC Cyprus Rally G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #10 [UNKNOWN] 5:34:9.8
10th. 2005 WRC Rally of Turkey H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] 4:35:39.4
8th. 2005 WRC Rally of Turkey G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] 4:31:26.9
6th. 2005 WRC Acropolis Rally H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] 4:16:38.1
7th. 2005 WRC Acropolis Rally G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] 4:18:13.3
5th. 2005 WRC Rally Argentina H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] 3:58:20
7th. 2005 WRC Rally of Finland H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] 2:58:38.9
10th. 2005 WRC Rallye Deutschland H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] 3:36:24.8
5th. 2005 WRC Rallye Deutschland G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] 3:32:16.8
4th. 2005 WRC Rally of Great Britain H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] 2:47:27.2
15th. 2005 WRC Rally of Great Britain G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 2005 WRC Rally Japan H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] 3:29:31.8
11th. 2005 WRC Rally Japan G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #10 [UNKNOWN] 3:39:28.8
10th. 2005 WRC Tour de Corse H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] 3:45:9.2
9th. 2005 WRC Tour de Corse G. Galli G. d'Amore #18 [UNKNOWN] 3:42:24.5
10th. 2005 WRC Rallye Catalunya H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] 3:38:46.3
2nd. 2005 WRC Rally Australia (WA) H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] 3:20:47.9
5th. 2005 WRC Rally Australia (WA) G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] 3:22:59.4
6th. 2004 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #9 [UNKNOWN] 4:22:14.6
8th. 2004 WRC Rally Mexico G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #9 [UNKNOWN] 4:18:16.8
10th. 2004 WRC Acropolis Rally G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #9 [UNKNOWN] 4:58:27.6
10th. 2004 WRC Rally of Turkey G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] 5:20:35.7
7th. 2004 WRC Rally Argentina G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #9 [UNKNOWN] 4:40:50
11th. 2004 WRC Rally of Finland G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #9 [UNKNOWN] 3:14:49.1
12th. 2004 WRC Rallye Catalunya G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #9 [UNKNOWN] 3:47:31.8
6th. 2004 WRC Rallye Catalunya D. Sola X. Amigo #10 [UNKNOWN] 3:44:39.5
7th. 2004 WRC Rallye Catalunya G. Galli G. d'Amore #14 [UNKNOWN] 3:44:49.8
12th. 2003 WRC Swedish Rally K. Sohlberg J. Honkanen #35 [UNKNOWN] 3:09:45.5
6th. 2003 WRC Rally New Zealand A. McRae D. Senior #32 [UNKNOWN] 3:54:35.4
14th. 2003 WRC Rallye Deutschland K. Sohlberg J. Honkanen #34 [UNKNOWN] 3:58:39.8
9th. 2002 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo F. Delecour D. Grataloup #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:05:6.4
14th. 2002 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. McRae D. Senior #8 [UNKNOWN] 4:10:58.3
34th. 2002 WRC Swedish Rally F. Delecour D. Grataloup #7 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 2002 WRC Swedish Rally A. McRae D. Senior #8 [UNKNOWN] 3:11:43.3
14th. 2002 WRC Swedish Rally J. Paasonen A. Kapanen #9 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
7th. 2002 WRC Tour de Corse F. Delecour D. Grataloup #7 [UNKNOWN] 3:59:48.1
10th. 2002 WRC Tour de Corse A. McRae D. Senior #8 [UNKNOWN] 4:01:12.8
9th. 2002 WRC Rallye Catalunya F. Delecour D. Grataloup #7 [UNKNOWN] 3:39:37.6
13th. 2002 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. McRae D. Senior #8 [UNKNOWN] 3:42:30.8
13th. 2002 WRC Cyprus Rally F. Delecour D. Grataloup #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:33:43
8th. 2002 WRC Rally Argentina A. McRae D. Senior #8 [KS51 XPN] 4:16:58.7
11th. 2002 WRC Acropolis Rally F. Delecour D. Grataloup #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:35:5.4
9th. 2002 WRC Safari Rally A. McRae D. Senior #8 [UNKNOWN] 9:15:41.2
8th. 2002 WRC Rally of Finland J. Paasonen A. Kapanen #9 [UNKNOWN] 3:23:47.8
9th. 2002 WRC Rallye Deutschland F. Delecour D. Grataloup #7 [UNKNOWN] 3:53:53.2
10th. 2002 WRC Rallye San Remo F. Delecour D. Grataloup #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:17:40
9th. 2002 WRC Rally New Zealand F. Delecour D. Grataloup #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:09:29
9th. 2002 WRC Rally Australia (WA) J. Paasonen A. Kapanen #9 [UNKNOWN] 3:49:22
12th. 2001 WRC Rallye San Remo F. Loix S. Smeets #8 [UNKNOWN] 4:12:57.2
12th. 2001 WRC Tour de Corse F. Loix S. Smeets #8 [UNKNOWN] 4:11:50.2
11th. 2001 WRC Rally Australia (WA) F. Loix S. Smeets #8 [UNKNOWN] 3:24:54.3
6th. 2001 WRC Rally Australia (WA) T. Mäkinen T. Hantunen #7 [UNKNOWN] 3:20:04

Mitsubishi Lancer Retirements

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

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 2007 WRC Rally of Finland K. Sohlberg R. Pietiläinen #18 [UNKNOWN] SS2 crash
Ret. 2007 WRC Rally of Finland J. Hänninen M. Markkula #15 [UNKNOWN] SS14 engine
Ret. 2007 WRC Acropolis Rally U. Aava K. Sikk #21 [UNKNOWN] SS8 suspension
Ret. 2007 WRC Rallye de Portugal T. Gardemeister J. Honkanen #17 [UNKNOWN] SS4 disqualified
Ret. 2007 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Araujo . UNKNOWN #22 [UNKNOWN] SS17 crash
Ret. 2007 WRC Rally Norway T. Gardemeister J. Honkanen #21 [UNKNOWN] SS14 ?
Ret. 2007 WRC Rally Norway X. Pons X. Amigo #22 [UNKNOWN] SS18 ?
Ret. 2007 WRC Swedish Rally X. Pons X. Amigo #17 [UNKNOWN] SS5 throttle stuck leading to crash
Ret. 2007 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo X. Pons X. Amigo #27 [UNKNOWN] SS3 gearbox
Ret. 2006 WRC Rally of Finland D. Carlsson . UNKNOWN #15 [UNKNOWN] SS8 crash
Ret. 2006 WRC Rally of Finland J. Hänninen M. Sallinen #22 [UNKNOWN] SS9 disqualified - from 11th - no nomex
Ret. 2006 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo G. Galli G. Bernacchini #25 [UNKNOWN] SS4 crash
Ret. 2006 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo G. Galli G. Bernacchini #25 [UNKNOWN] SS8 crash
Ret. 2005 WRC Rallye Catalunya G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] SS8 crash
Ret. 2005 WRC Tour de Corse G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #10 [UNKNOWN] SS8 ?
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally Japan G. Galli G. d'Amore #25 [UNKNOWN] SS23 suspension
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally of Finland G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] SS2 crash
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally of Finland G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] SS12 crash
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally Argentina G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] SS5 transmission
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally Argentina G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] SS19 gearbox
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally of Turkey H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] SS8 suspension
Ret. 2005 WRC Cyprus Rally G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #10 [UNKNOWN] SS1 electrics
Ret. 2005 WRC Cyprus Rally H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] SS12 suspension
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] SS5 suspension
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] SS12 gearbox
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy H. Rovanperä R. Pietiläinen #9 [UNKNOWN] SS13 suspension
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally New Zealand H. Rovanperä T. Rautiainen #9 [UNKNOWN] SS66 tyres
Ret. 2004 WRC Rallye Deutschland D. Sola X. Amigo #10 [UNKNOWN] SS2 crash
Ret. 2004 WRC Rallye Deutschland G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #9 [UNKNOWN] SS9 crash
Ret. 2004 WRC Rally of Finland K. Sohlberg K. Lindström #10 [UNKNOWN] SS14 crash
Ret. 2004 WRC Rally Argentina K. Sohlberg K. Lindström #10 [UNKNOWN] SS19 gearbox
Ret. 2004 WRC Rally of Turkey G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #9 [UNKNOWN] SS4 electrics
Ret. 2004 WRC Acropolis Rally D. Sola X. Amigo #10 [UNKNOWN] SS3 suspension
Ret. 2004 WRC Cyprus Rally K. Sohlberg K. Lindström #10 [UNKNOWN] SS8 engine
Ret. 2004 WRC Cyprus Rally G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #9 [UNKNOWN] SS9 suspension & engine
Ret. 2004 WRC Rally New Zealand G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #9 [UNKNOWN] SS1 electrics
Ret. 2004 WRC Rally New Zealand K. Sohlberg K. Lindström #10 [UNKNOWN] SS1 electrics
Ret. 2004 WRC Rally Mexico G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] SS5 suspension
Ret. 2004 WRC Swedish Rally G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #9 [UNKNOWN] SS4 gearbox
Ret. 2004 WRC Swedish Rally K. Sohlberg K. Lindström #10 [UNKNOWN] SS5 gearbox
Ret. 2004 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo G. Galli G. d'Amore #10 [UNKNOWN] SS5 crash
Ret. 2003 WRC Rallye Deutschland J. Paasonen A. Kapanen #32 [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 2003 WRC Rally New Zealand K. Sohlberg J. Honkanen #33 [UNKNOWN] SS17 crash
Ret. 2002 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Dale A. Bargery #8 [UNKNOWN] SS3 crash
Ret. 2002 WRC Rally of Great Britain F. Delecour D. Savignoni #7 [UNKNOWN] SS10 crash
Ret. 2002 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Paasonen A. Kapanen #9 [UNKNOWN] SS10 crash
Ret. 2002 WRC Rallye San Remo A. McRae D. Senior #8 [UNKNOWN] SS8 withdrawn - driver ill
Ret. 2002 WRC Rallye Deutschland A. McRae D. Senior #8 [UNKNOWN] SS6 turbo
Ret. 2002 WRC Rally of Finland F. Delecour D. Grataloup #7 [UNKNOWN] SS9 suspension
Ret. 2002 WRC Rally of Finland A. McRae D. Senior #8 [UNKNOWN] SS18 suspension
Ret. 2002 WRC Safari Rally F. Delecour D. Grataloup #7 [UNKNOWN] SS4 engine
Ret. 2002 WRC Acropolis Rally A. McRae D. Senior #8 [UNKNOWN] SS13 suspension
Ret. 2002 WRC Rally New Zealand J. Paasonen A. Kapanen #9 [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 2002 WRC Rally Argentina F. Delecour D. Grataloup #7 [KP51 RWO] SS7 crash
Ret. 2002 WRC Cyprus Rally J. Paasonen A. Kapanen #9 [UNKNOWN] SS8 crash
Ret. 2002 WRC Cyprus Rally A. McRae D. Senior #8 [UNKNOWN] SS12 gearbox
Ret. 2002 WRC Rally Australia (WA) F. Delecour D. Grataloup #7 [UNKNOWN] SS7 crash
Ret. 2001 WRC Rally of Great Britain T. Mäkinen K. Lindström #7 [UNKNOWN] SS3 suspension
Ret. 2001 WRC Rally of Great Britain F. Loix S. Smeets #8 [UNKNOWN] SS11 transmission
Ret. 2001 WRC Tour de Corse T. Mäkinen R. Mannisenmäki #7 [UNKNOWN] SS5 crash
Ret. 2001 WRC Rallye San Remo T. Mäkinen R. Mannisenmäki #7 [UNKNOWN] SS14 crash