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1976 World Rally Championship season

1976 World Rally Championship season
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The 1976 World Rally Championship season was the fourth season of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) World Rally Championship (WRC). 10 events were included on the schedule, as the series revistited the same locations as the previous season. The only change in the schedule was a slight shuffle in order, with Portugal being moved up to March from July.

Lancia again repeated its title, with the Stratos HF accumulating another four rally wins, and scoring more than twice as many points as its nearest competitor, Opel. The Ascona's consistency was enough for second place overall, despite no wins. Lancia's dynasty, however, would not continue, as this was to be the last WRC title for the Stratos.

From 1973 to 1978, the WRC only awarded a season championship for the winningest manufacturer. Scoring was given for the highest placing entry for each manufacturer. Thus if a particular manufacturer was to place 2nd, 4th, and 10th, they would receive points for 2nd place only. However, the manufacturer would still gain an advantage in scoring from its other entries, as the points for the 4th and 10th place entries would be denied to other manufacturers.

Schedule of points by place:

  • 1st place: 20 points
  • 2nd place: 15 points
  • 3rd place: 12 points
  • 4th place: 10 points
  • 5th place: 8 points
  • 6th place: 6 points
  • 7th place: 4 points
  • 8th place: 3 points
  • 9th place: 2 points
  • 10th place: 1 point

Championship

1976 World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
Rank Manufacturer Event Total
points
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MON
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SWE
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POR
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KEN
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GRC
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MAR
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FIN
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ITA
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FRA
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GBR
1 23x15px Lancia 20 10 20 - - 12 - 20 20 10 112
2 23x15px Opel 10 12 12 - 8 - - 8 3 4 57
3 23x15px Ford 8 - 4 - - - 15 - - 20 47
4 23x15px Saab - 20 - - - - 8 - - 15 43
5 Template:Country data Japan Datsun - - 6 4 20 - 6 - - 3 39
6 Template:Country data Japan Toyota - - 15 - - - 12 - - 8 35
7 23x15px Fiat 6 - - - - - 20 6 - - 32
8 23x15px Peugeot - - - 10 - 20 - - 1 - 31
9 23x15px Alpine-Renault - - - - 15 - - - 12 - 27
10 Template:Country data Japan Mitsubishi - - - 20 - - - - - - 20
11 23x15px Porsche 4 - - - - - - 2 8 - 14
12 23x15px Alfa Romeo 1 - - 1 10 - - - - - 12
13 23x15px Citroën - - - - - 10 - - - - 10
14 23x15px Lada - - - - 6 - - - - - 6
23x15px Renault - - - - - 6 - - - - 6
16 23x15px Volvo - 4 - - - - - - - - 4
23x15px BMW - - - - 4 - - - - - 4
18 Template:Country data Japan Mazda - - 3 - - - - - - - 3
23x15px Volkswagen - - - - 3 - - - - - 3
20 23x15px British Leyland Cars - - - - - - - - - 2 2
21 23x15px Wartburg - - - - 1 - - - - - 1

Events

1976 World Rally Championship event map
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Black = Tarmac Brown = Gravel Blue = Snow/Ice Red = Mixed Surface
1976 World Rally Championship schedule and results
Rally Name Start-End Date Podium Drivers (Finishing Time) Podium Cars
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44ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
17–24 January
  1. 23x15px Sandro Munari (6h:25m:10s)
  2. 23x15px Björn Waldegård (6h:26m:37s)
  3. 23x15px Bernard Darniche (6h:31m:23s)
  1. Lancia Stratos HF
  2. Lancia Stratos HF
  3. Lancia Stratos HF
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26th International Swedish Rally
20–22 February
  1. 23x15px Per Eklund (8h:08m:26s)
  2. 23x15px Stig Blomqvist (8h:10m:02s)
  3. 23x15px Anders Kulläng (8h:31m:10s)
  1. Saab 96 V4
  2. Saab 96 V4
  3. Opel Ascona
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9º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
10–14 March
  1. 23x15px Sandro Munari (5h:41m:26s)
  2. 23x15px Ove Andersson (5h:44m:24s)
  3. 23x15px 'Mêquêpê' (6h:26m:37s)
  1. Lancia Stratos HF
  2. Toyota Celica
  3. Opel Kadett GT/E
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24th Safari Rally
15–19 April
  1. Template:Country data Kenya Joginder Singh (+1m:57s penalties)
  2. Template:Country data Kenya Robin Ulyate (+2m:21s penalties)
  3. 23x15px Andrew Cowan (+2m:42s penalties)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer 1600 GSR
  2. Mitsubishi Lancer 1600 GSR
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer 1600 GSR
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Acropolis Rally Greece
22–28 May
  1. 23x15px Harry Källström (8h:43m:14s)
  2. 23x15px 'Siroco' (8h:48m:38s)
  3. Template:Country data Kenya Shekhar Mehta (9h:09m:53s)
  1. Datsun 160J
  2. Alpine-Renault A110 1800
  3. Datsun 160J
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19ème Rallye du Maroc
22–27 June
  1. 23x15px Jean-Pierre Nicolas (20h:20m:15s)
  2. 23x15px Simo Lampinen (20h:42m:52s)
  3. 23x15px Sandro Munari (21h:38m:38s)
  1. Peugeot 504
  2. Peugeot 504
  3. Lancia Stratos HF
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26th 1000 Lakes Rally
27–29 August
  1. 23x15px Markku Alén (4h:10m:18s)
  2. 23x15px Pentti Airikkala (4h:11m:03s)
  3. 23x15px Hannu Mikkola (4h:13m:32s)
  1. Fiat 131 Abarth
  2. Ford Escort RS1800
  3. Toyota Celica
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18º Rallye Sanremo
6–9 October
  1. 23x15px Björn Waldegård (10h:27m:40s)
  2. 23x15px Sandro Munari (10h:27m:44s)
  3. 23x15px Raffaele Pinto (10h:37m:13s)
  1. Lancia Stratos HF
  2. Lancia Stratos HF
  3. Lancia Stratos HF
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20ème Tour de Corse
6–7 November
  1. 23x15px Sandro Munari (8h:23m:55s)
  2. 23x15px Bernard Darniche (8h:24m:12s)
  3. 23x15px Jean-Pierre Manzagol (8h:49m:14s)
  1. Lancia Stratos HF
  2. Lancia Stratos HF
  3. Alpine-Renault A310 V6
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25th Lombard RAC Rally
27–30 November
  1. 23x15px Roger Clark (6h:02m:26s)
  2. 23x15px Stig Blomqvist (6h:07m:03s)
  3. 23x15px Björn Waldegård (6h:07m:55s)
  1. Ford Escort RS1800
  2. Saab 99 EMS
  3. Ford Escort RS1800

See also

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