Juha Kankkunen WRC driver victories


Laukaa, 1959

The WRC driver Juha Kankkunen was born in Laukaa (Finland) in 1959 (63 years old).

Juha Kankkunen Championships

1986 Peugeot 205 T16
1987 Lancia Delta 4WD
1991 Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
1993 Toyota Celica GTFour

Juha Kankkunen has won 4 champinships of the World Rally Championship.

Juha Kankkunen WRC rally victories

1985
Kenya Safari Rally   (Gravel)  Thu 4th - Mon 8th Apr 
Ivoiry Coast Rallye Côte d'Ivoire   (Gravel)  Wed 30th Oct - Sun 3rd Nov 
1986
Sweden Rally Sweden   (Snow)  Fri 14th - Sun 16th Feb 
Greece Acropolis Rally of Greece   (Tarmac/gravel)  Mon 2nd - Tue 24th Jun 
New Zealand Rally New Zealand   (Gravel)  Sat 5th - Tue 8th Jul 
1987
USA Olympus Rally   (Gravel)  Fri 26th - Mon 29th Jun 
United Kingdom Wales Rally   (Gravel)  Sun 22nd - Wed 25th Nov 
1989
Australia Rally Australia   (Gravel)  Thu 14th - Sun 17th Sep 
1990
Australia Rally Australia   (Gravel)  Thu 20th - Sun 23rd Sep 
1991
Kenya Safari Rally   (Gravel)  Wed 27th Mar - Mon 1st Apr 
Greece Acropolis Rally of Greece   (Gravel)  Sun 2nd - Wed 5th Jun 
Finland Rally Finland   (Gravel)  Thu 22nd - Sun 25th Aug 
Australia Rally Australia   (Gravel)  Fri 20th - Tue 24th Sep 
United Kingdom Wales Rally   (Gravel)  Sun 24th - Wed 27th Nov 
1992
Portugal Rallye de Portugal   (Tarmac/gravel)  Tue 3rd - Sat 7th Mar 
1993
Kenya Safari Rally   (Gravel)  Thu 8th - Mon 12th Apr 
Argentina Rally Argentina   (Gravel)  Wed 14th - Sat 17th Jul 
Finland Rally Finland   (Gravel)  Fri 27th - Sun 29th Aug 
Australia Rally Australia   (Gravel)  Sat 18th - Tue 21st Sep 
United Kingdom Wales Rally   (Gravel)  Sun 21st - Wed 24th Nov 
1994
Portugal Rallye de Portugal   (Tarmac/gravel)  Tue 1st - Fri 4th Mar 
1999
Argentina Rally Argentina   (Gravel)  Sat 22nd - Tue 25th May 
Finland Rally Finland   (Gravel)  Fri 20th - Sun 22nd Aug 

How many rallies has Juha Kankkunen won and on what surface?

Juha Kankkunen has won 23 rallies of the World Rally Championship:

What is the rally that Juha Kankkunen has won the most times?

4Australia Rally Australia (Gravel)
3Kenya Safari Rally (Gravel)
3United Kingdom Wales Rally (Gravel)
3Finland Rally Finland (Gravel)
2Greece Acropolis Rally of Greece (Tarmac/gravel)
2Portugal Rallye de Portugal (Tarmac/gravel)
2Argentina Rally Argentina (Gravel)
1Ivoiry Coast Rallye Côte d'Ivoire (Gravel)
1New Zealand Rally New Zealand (Gravel)
1Sweden Rally Sweden (Snow)
1USA Olympus Rally (Gravel)

Juha Kankkunen biography in rallies

Juha Matti Pellervo Kankkunen April 2, 1959, Laukaa, Finland, better known as Juha Kankkunen or KKK, is a retired Rally Driver, he was world champion 4 times in 1986,1987,1991 and 1993, he was the first to win 3 and 4 world titles until he was equaled by his compatriot Mäkinen in 1999, And surpassed by Loeb in 2008 (by winning his 5th title) and Ogier in 2017 (by winning his 5th title). despite this no one has matched his feat of winning 3 championships with 3 different constructors.(Peugeot, Lancia and Toyota), interestingly he never won races that were entirely on tarmac. He was the last WRC champion of Group B and the first to do so with Group A, he also participated in the Dakar Rally in 1988 and 2005 which he won in 1988. He retired in 2002 but returned in 2010 to run the Rally Finland.

His co-drivers were: Juha Repo, Nicky Grist, Denis Giraudet and Juha Piironen.

Contemporary competitors of Juha Kankkunen

Juha Kankkunen coincided in WRC rallies with pilots like Massimo Biasion, Bruno Saby, Timo Salonen, Bjorn Waldegard, Henri Toivonen, Joaquim Moutinho, Markku Alén, Bernard Beguin, Kenneth Eriksson, Franz Wittman, Hannu Mikkola, Carlos Sainz, Armin Schwarz, Kenjiro Shinozuka, Didier Auriol, François Delecour, Colin McRae, Gianfranco Cunico, Mats Jonsson and other grat rally drivers.