Armindo Araujo - Driver Profile

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Armindo Araujo Career Summary

A Portuguese newcomer who in his first season in the WRC showed immense speed without getting the reward.

He started his home event Rally Portugal 2007 with an ex-works Mitsubishi Lancer WRCar, but made the headlines for the wrong reason. In the shakedown he went off and slightly injured wrongly placed spectators. He didn't finish the rally itself either.

In 2007 Armindo was also competing for the PWRC. Towards the end of the season he showed amazing speed.

In Japan - 3rd from last round - he was 10th overall and 2nd in PWRC for 8points. But at post event scrutineering he was disqualified for his car not being according to homologation. Armindo just bought the car before the event, he had no clue it was an illegal car!

In Ireland - penultimate round - he was leading groupN and on course for 10points, only to roll out of the rally on the penultimate stage!

In GB - final round - he was doing well again. 5th in PWRC, not bad considering the guys he was battling where Mark and David Higgins, Guy Wilks, Gwyndaf Evans and the likes, all with RAC experience since decades. Armindo dropped down the order on the 3rd from last stage when he had 2 punctures at once and only 1 spare. To add to ill luck, the punctures were front left and rear right, proving it was not for him having hit anything!

He was on course for 22points in PWRC on those last 3 events alone and got out of it with 0!

Armindo Araujo Career Statistics


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Rally Honour Roll

Year Class Place Driver
2012 WRC Super 2000 / WRC 1.6T 15th. Armindo. Araujo (11pts)

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2011 WRC Super 2000 / WRC 1.6T 23rd. Armindo. Araujo (5pts)

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2010 WRC Group N 1st. Armindo. Araujo (126pts)

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2009 WRC Group N 1st. Armindo. Araujo (42pts)

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2008 WRC Group N 8th. Armindo. Araujo (14pts)

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2007 WRC Group N 14th. Armindo. Araujo (10pts)

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Career Results :

Pos Event Co-Driver # Vehicle Rego
14th. 2018 WRC Rallye de Portugal L. Ramalho #81 Hyundai i20 (new) R5 [UNKNOWN]
10th. 2012 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo M. Ramalho #12 BMW Mini Countryman John Cooper Works WRC 01A [UNKNOWN]
15th. 2012 WRC Swedish Rally M. Ramalho #12 BMW Mini Countryman John Cooper Works WRC 01A [UNKNOWN]
7th. 2012 WRC Rally Mexico M. Ramalho #12 BMW Mini Countryman John Cooper Works WRC 01A [UNKNOWN]
15th. 2012 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Ramalho #12 BMW Mini Countryman John Cooper Works WRC 01B [UNKNOWN]
11th. 2012 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Ramalho #12 BMW Mini Countryman John Cooper Works WRC 01B [UNKNOWN]
8th. 2012 WRC Rally New Zealand M. Ramalho #12 BMW Mini Countryman John Cooper Works WRC 01B [UNKNOWN]
15th. 2012 WRC Rally of Finland M. Ramalho #12 BMW Mini Countryman John Cooper Works WRC 01B [UNKNOWN]
12th. 2011 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy M. Ramalho #17 BMW Mini Countryman  [UNKNOWN]
20th. 2011 WRC Rally of Finland M. Ramalho #17 BMW Mini Countryman  [UNKNOWN]
8th. 2011 WRC Rallye Deutschland M. Ramalho #17 BMW Mini Countryman  [UNKNOWN]
10th. 2011 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Ramalho #17 BMW Mini Countryman  [UNKNOWN]
23rd. 2010 WRC Swedish Rally M. Ramalho #31 Mitsubishi Lancer (Fortis) EvoX [UNKNOWN]
10th. 2010 WRC Rally Mexico M. Ramalho #31 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN]
12th. 2010 WRC Rally of Jordan M. Ramalho #31 Mitsubishi Lancer (Fortis) EvoX [UNKNOWN]
14th. 2010 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Ramalho #31 Mitsubishi Lancer (Fortis) EvoX [UNKNOWN]
18th. 2010 WRC Rallye Deutschland M. Ramalho #31 Mitsubishi Lancer (Fortis) EvoX [UNKNOWN]
16th. 2010 WRC Rallye de France Alsace M. Ramalho #31 Mitsubishi Lancer (Fortis) EvoX [UNKNOWN]
18th. 2010 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Ramalho #31 Mitsubishi Lancer (Fortis) EvoX [UNKNOWN]
16th. 2009 WRC Rally Norway M. Ramalho #47 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN]
10th. 2009 WRC Cyprus Rally M. Ramalho #147 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN]
9th. 2009 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Ramalho #147 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN]
14th. 2009 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy M. Ramalho #147 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN]
9th. 2009 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Ramalho #47 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN]
13th. 2009 WRC Rally Australia (NSW) M. Ramalho #39 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN]
9th. 2009 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Ramalho #47 Mitsubishi Lancer (Fortis) EvoX [UNKNOWN]
17th. 2008 WRC Swedish Rally M. Ramalho #50 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN]
16th. 2008 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Ramalho #50 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN]
16th. 2008 WRC Rally of Turkey M. Ramalho #50 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia)  [UNKNOWN]
25th. 2008 WRC Rally New Zealand M. Ramalho #50 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN]
22nd. 2008 WRC Rally Japan M. Ramalho #50 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN]
27th. 2008 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Ramalho #50 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN]
20th. 2007 WRC Swedish Rally M. Ramalho #46 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia)  [UNKNOWN]
18th. 2007 WRC Rally New Zealand M. Ramalho #46 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia)  [UNKNOWN]
23rd. 2007 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Ramalho #46 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN]

Career Retirements :

Pos Event Co-Driver # Vehicle Rego Reason
Ret. 2012 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Ramalho #12 BMW Mini Countryman John Cooper Works WRC 01B [UNKNOWN] SS14 suspension
Ret. 2012 WRC Rally Argentina M. Ramalho #12 BMW Mini Countryman John Cooper Works WRC 01B [UNKNOWN] SS17 suspension
Ret. 2012 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Ramalho #12 BMW Mini Countryman John Cooper Works WRC 01B [UNKNOWN] SS15 suspension
Ret. 2011 WRC Rallye Catalunya M. Ramalho #17 BMW Mini Countryman  [UNKNOWN] SS13 crash
Ret. 2011 WRC Rallye de France Alsace M. Ramalho #17 BMW Mini Countryman  [UNKNOWN] SS18 crash
Ret. 2011 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Ramalho #17 BMW Mini Countryman  [UNKNOWN] SS6 suspension
Ret. 2011 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Ramalho #17 BMW Mini Countryman  [UNKNOWN] SS10 suspension
Ret. 2011 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Ramalho #17 BMW Mini Countryman John Cooper Works S2000 01A [UNKNOWN] SS12 ?
Ret. 2008 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Ramalho #50 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN] SS3 road crash
Ret. 2008 WRC Rally Japan M. Ramalho #50 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN] SS16 transmission
Ret. 2008 WRC Rally New Zealand M. Ramalho #50 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN] SS1 gearbox
Ret. 2008 IRC Rallye de Portugal M. Ramalho #14 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN] SS2 turbo
Ret. 2007 WRC Rally Ireland M. Ramalho #46 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia) EvoIX [UNKNOWN] SS19 crash
Ret. 2007 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Ramalho #46 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia)  [UNKNOWN] SS20 engine
Ret. 2007 WRC Rallye de Portugal . UNKNOWN #22 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN] SS17 crash

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