Jean Ragnotti WRC driver victories

Pernes-les-Fontaines, 1945

The WRC driver Jean Ragnotti was born in Pernes-les-Fontaines (France) in 1945 (77 years old).

Jean Ragnotti WRC rally victories

Monaco Rallye de Monte-Carlo   (Tarmac/snow)  Sat 24th - Fri 30th Jan 
France Tour de Corse   (Tarmac)  Thu 6th - Sat 8th May 
France Tour de Corse   (Tarmac)  Thu 2nd - Sat 4th May 

How many rallies has Jean Ragnotti won and on what surface?

Jean Ragnotti has won 3 rallies of the World Rally Championship:

What is the rally that Jean Ragnotti has won the most times?

2France Tour de Corse (Tarmac)
1Monaco Rallye de Monte-Carlo (Tarmac/snow)

Jean Ragnotti biography in rallies

Jeannot Ragnotti is a French former rally driver for Renault in the World Rally Championship.

he year 1968 definitely launched his career. He took part in the Vaucluse rally, followed by the Mistral rally, the Gordini Cup in Pau and the Marchampt hill climb in the Beaujolais region4. Finally, on May 5, 1968, he was in Dijon-Longvic to take part in the first round of the French Cup5.
The Renault 8 Gordini of the historic Monte-Carlo 2014.

Reinforced by this excellent first season, in 1969, he entered the Vaucluse3 rally again, where he replaced Franck Alesi, Jean's father, who had to withdraw due to flu6. He went on to win the Ventoux hillclimb in the under 1300 cm category37. It is during this year that he temporarily leaves Renault to join the Opel team. He finished his season at the wheel of an Opel Kadett Rallye 1900, during the Coupe des Alpes8.

His 1970 season was even more prolific. He participated in his first Monte Carlo Rally, finishing eleventh overall and first in Group 19. Jeannot continued his success by participating in the Tour Auto on an Opel Commodore GSE and then in the Mont Blanc Rally, where he finished fifth overall and first in Group 110. He concluded his season with the Cevennes Rally, where he finished fifth overall and first in Group 1. He finished second in the French Rally Championship and fourth in the European Rally Championship11.

In 1977, he finished fourth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Jean Rondeau on Inaltera LM77, winning their class (GTP). The following year, he did it again with Guy Fréquelin and Jean-Pierre Jabouille on Renault Alpine A442, finishing fourth again. In 1978, the two Renault 5 Alpines of Ragnotti and Fréquelin finished 2nd and 3rd in the Monte Carlo Rally at the end of a crazy race run in dantesque conditions under a snowstorm, where the small Renault cars did wonders, behind the semi-private Porsche Almeras of Jean-Pierre Nicolas and in front of the other official teams in rout. In 1979, he finished fifth with Bernard Darniche (three successive years in the top five).

In 1980 he participated in the Paris-Dakar rally-raid on a Volkswagen Iltis and finished ninth. In 1986, he finished 19th on a Range Rover.

In 1980 and 1984, he became French Rally Champion (on Renault 5 Alpine and Renault 5 Turbo), he was vice-champion in 1970 and 1992.

In 1990, he became French Rally Champion in the Group N category, driving a Renault 5 GT Turbo.

In 1993, he was second in the Lebanon Rally (Middle East Championship) with Jean-Marc Andrié, in a Renault Clio Williams, behind Alain Oreille.

Renault released a sporty version of the Clio with his name, the Clio Renault Sport 2.0 L Jean Ragnotti12.

He ended his career at the end of 1996, not because of his age, but "because modern cars are less fun for him".