Rally Australia (WA) History

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Rally Australia was first run around Perth as a WRC event in 1989 and was an immediate hit with everybody. It is especially famous for the extremely low grip clay surface nick named marble or ball bearing. The first victor was Juha Kankkunen in a Toyota Celica while the real story of the event was …

Since then, the event has established itself… But after some changes in the WRC rules the event lost Western Australia government support as (quite rightly) they felt they did not get enough promotion and similar in return any more. So the event moved a few 1000 kms East to a different part of Australia.

Highlights, etc. Don't need a run down of each year as this will be taken care of elsewhere in the db, so will full results for each year.



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Rally Australia (WA) Winners

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Year Pos. No. Driver Co-Driver Car
2006 WRC 1st #4 Mikko Hirvonen Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus (Mk2)
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2005 WRC 1st #2 Francois Duval Sven Smeets Citroën Xsara
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2004 WRC 1st #3 Sébastien Loeb Daniel Elena Citroën Xsara
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2003 WRC 1st #7 Petter Solberg Phil Mills Subaru Impreza (44S)
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2002 WRC 1st #2 Marcus Grönholm Timo Rautiainen Peugeot 206
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2001 WRC 1st #1 Marcus Grönholm Timo Rautiainen Peugeot 206
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2000 WRC 1st #10 Marcus Grönholm Timo Rautiainen Peugeot 206
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1999 WRC 1st #5 Richard Burns Robert Reid Subaru Impreza (22B)
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1998 WRC 1st #1 Tommi Mäkinen Risto Mannisenmäki Mitsubishi Lancer (Carisma)
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1997 WRC 1st #3 Colin McRae Nicky Grist Subaru Impreza (22B)
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1996 WRC 1st #7 Tommi Mäkinen Seppo Harjanne Mitsubishi Lancer
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1995 WRC 1st #10 Kenneth Eriksson Staffan Parmander Mitsubishi Lancer
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1993 WRC 1st #6 Juha Kankkunen Nicky Grist Toyota Celica (T180)
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1992 WRC 1st #3 Didier Auriol Bernard Occelli Lancia Delta
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1991 WRC 1st #1 Juha Kankkunen Juha Piironen Lancia Delta
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1990 WRC 1st #1 Juha Kankkunen Juha Piironen Lancia Delta
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1989 WRC 1st #1 Juha Kankkunen Juha Piironen Toyota Celica (T160)
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