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1978 World Rally Championship season

1978 World Rally Championship season
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The 1978 World Rally Championship season was the sixth season of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) World Rally Championship (WRC). The schedule remained largely similar to the previous year, with the exception of the removal of the Rally New Zealand from the schedule.

1978 was the last season with an official world championship only for manufacturers. Scoring was modified in 1977 to a more complex system including points both for overall and group placement. A car would still have to place in the overall top 10 to score points. In addition to the Championship for Manufacturers, the FIA awarded the FIA Cup for Rally Drivers. All rallies of the WRC, in addition to another ten events, were counted towards the drivers' totals. In 1979, the Cup for Drivers was incorporated into the WRC as the World Rally Championship for Drivers.

Events

Map

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Black = Tarmac Brown = Gravel Blue = Snow/ice Red = Mixed surface

Schedule and results

Rally Dates run Championships Podium Drivers (Finishing Time) Podium Cars
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46ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
21–28 January Manufacturers
Drivers
  1. 23x15px Jean-Pierre Nicolas (6h:57m:03s)
  2. 23x15px Jean Ragnotti (6h:58m:55s)
  3. 23x15px Guy Fréquelin (6h:59m:55s)
  1. Porsche 911
  2. Renault 5 Alpine
  3. Renault 5 Alpine
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13th Arctic Rally
3–5 February Drivers
  1. 23x15px Ari Vatanen (6h:25m:03s)
  2. 23x15px Henri Toivonen (6h:28m:44s)
  3. 23x15px Markku Alén (6h:36m:20s)
  1. Ford Escort RS1800
  2. Chrysler Avenger
  3. Fiat 131 Abarth
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28th International Swedish Rally
10–12 February Manufacturers
Drivers
  1. 23x15px Björn Waldegård (6h:42m:40s)
  2. 23x15px Hannu Mikkola (6h:44m:08s)
  3. 23x15px Markku Alén (6h:45m:26s)
  1. Ford Escort RS1800
  2. Ford Escort RS1800
  3. Fiat 131 Abarth
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26th Safari Rally
23–27 March Manufacturers
Drivers
  1. 23x15px Jean-Pierre Nicolas (+8m:18s penalties)
  2. Template:Country data Kenya Vic Preston, Jr. (+8m:55s penalties)
  3. 23x15px Rauno Aaltonen (+9m:10s penalties)
  1. Peugeot 504 V6 Coupé
  2. Porsche 911
  3. Datsun 160J
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11º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
19–23 April Manufacturers
Drivers
  1. 23x15px Markku Alén (7h:45m:33s)
  2. 23x15px Hannu Mikkola (7h:50m:01s)
  3. 23x15px Jean-Pierre Nicolas (8h:01m:01s)
  1. Fiat 131 Abarth
  2. Ford Escort RS1800
  3. Ford Escort RS1800
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25th Acropolis Rally
29 May–2 June Manufacturers
Drivers
  1. 23x15px Walter Röhrl (10h:00m:50s)
  2. 23x15px Markku Alén (10h:10m:54s)
  3. Template:Country data Kenya Shekhar Mehta (10h:23m:36s)
  1. Fiat 131 Abarth
  2. Fiat 131 Abarth
  3. Datsun 160J
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19th Esso-Lombard Scottish Rally
3–7 June Drivers
  1. 23x15px Hannu Mikkola (4h:26m:38s)
  2. 23x15px Pentti Airikkala (4h:34m:36s)
  3. 23x15px Roger Clark (4h:35m:11s)
  1. Ford Escort RS1800
  2. Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS
  3. Ford Escort RS1800
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38 Rajd Polski
6–9 July Drivers
  1. 23x15px Antonio Zanini (5h:51m:01.2s)
  2. 23x15px Franz Wittmann (6h:04m:10.9s)
  3. 23x15px Salvador Cañellas (6h:09m:04.8s)
  1. Fiat 131 Abarth
  2. Opel Kadett GT/E
  3. Fiat 131 Abarth
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28th 1000 Lakes Rally
25–27 August Manufacturers
Drivers
  1. 23x15px Markku Alén (3h:30m:10s)
  2. 23x15px Timo Salonen (3h:32m:14s)
  3. 23x15px Pentti Airikkala (3h:32m:50s)
  1. Fiat 131 Abarth
  2. Fiat 131 Abarth
  3. Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS
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9th Motogard Rally of New Zealand
2–5 September Drivers
  1. 23x15px Russell Brookes (9h:57m:12.0s)
  2. 23x15px Jim Donald (10h:09m:29.4s)
  3. 23x15px Paul Adams (10h:41m:55.8s)
  1. Ford Escort RS1800
  2. Ford Escort RS1800
  3. Ford Escort RS1800
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6ème Critérium Molson du Québec
13–17 September Manufacturers
Drivers
  1. 23x15px Walter Röhrl (4h:54m:23s)
  2. 23x15px Markku Alén (5h:02m:56s)
  3. 23x15px Anders Kulläng (5h:12m:46s)
  1. Fiat 131 Abarth
  2. Fiat 131 Abarth
  3. Opel Kadett GT/E
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37ème Tour de France Automobile
16–21 September Drivers
  1. 23x15px Michèle Mouton (11h:18m:15.7s)
  2. 23x15px Jean-Louis Clarr (11h:34m:01.8s)
  3. 23x15px Chris Sclater (11h:40m:04.0s)
  1. Fiat 131 Abarth
  2. Opel Kadett GT/E
  3. Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS
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20º Rallye Sanremo
3–7 October Manufacturers
Drivers
  1. 23x15px Markku Alén (10h:53m:28s)
  2. 23x15px Maurizio Verini (11h:04m:00s)
  3. 23x15px Francis Vincent (11h:10m:31s)
  1. Lancia Stratos HF
  2. Fiat 131 Abarth
  3. Porsche 911
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13th Southern Cross Rally
14–18 October Drivers
  1. 23x15px George Fury (1h:25m:17s)
  2. 23x15px Colin Bond (1h:37m:12s)
  3. 23x15px Wayne Bell (1h:58m:32s)
  1. Datsun Stanza
  2. Ford Escort RS1800
  3. Holden Gemini
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26º RACE Rallye de España
20–22 October Drivers
  1. 23x15px Tony Carello (4h:20m:03s)
  2. 23x15px Beny Fernández (4h:29m:40)
  3. 23x15px Jorge de Bagration (4h:33m:27s)
  1. Lancia Stratos HF
  2. Fiat 131 Abarth
  3. Lancia Stratos HF
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10ème Rallye Bandama Côte d'Ivoire
21–24 October Manufacturers
Drivers
  1. 23x15px Jean-Pierre Nicolas (+2m:28s penalties)
  2. 23x15px Timo Mäkinen (+2m:43s penalties)
  3. 23x15px Jean Ragnotti (+3m:50s penalties)
  1. Peugeot 504 V6 Coupé
  2. Peugeot 504 V6 Coupé
  3. Renault 5 Alpine
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22ème Tour de Corse
4–5 November Manufacturers
Drivers
  1. 23x15px Bernard Darniche (6h:47m:34s)
  2. 23x15px Jean-Claude Andruet (6h:51m:59s)
  3. 23x15px Sandro Munari (6h:52m:59s)
  1. Fiat 131 Abarth
  2. Fiat 131 Abarth
  3. Fiat 131 Abarth
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27th Lombard RAC Rally
19–23 November Manufacturers
Drivers
  1. 23x15px Hannu Mikkola (8:47m:23s)
  2. 23x15px Björn Waldegård (8h:52m:41s)
  3. 23x15px Russell Brookes (8h:58m:55s)
  1. Ford Escort RS1800
  2. Ford Escort RS1800
  3. Ford Escort RS1800

Standings

Manufacturers' championship

Rank Manufacturer Event Total
points
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MON
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SWE
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KEN
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POR
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GRC
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FIN
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CAN
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ITA
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CIV
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FRA
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GBR
1 23x15px Fiat 14 14 - 18 18 18 18 16 - 18 (9) 134
2 23x15px Ford - 18 7 16 9 6 13 13 - - 18 100
3 23x15px Opel (10) 12 - 13 12 11 16 10 - 12 14 100
4 23x15px Porsche 18 - 16 7 - 12 - 14 - 12 - 79
5 Template:Country data Japan Datsun - - 16 - 16 - - - 10 - 10 52
6 Template:Country data Japan Toyota - - - 15 8 13 14 - - - - 50
7 23x15px Lancia 8 12 - - 11 - - 18 - - - 49
8 23x15px Peugeot - - 18 9 - - - - 18 - - 45
9 23x15px Renault 17 - - - - - - - 16 - - 33
10 23x15px British Leyland Cars - - - - - - 12 - - - 12 24
11 23x15px Saab - 8 - - - - 10 - - - - 18
12 23x15px Volkswagen - 9 - - - - 8 - - - - 17
13 Template:Country data Japan Mitsubishi - - 5 - - - - - 11 - - 16
14 23x15px Vauxhall - - - - - 14 - - - - - 14
23x15px Alfa Romeo - - - - - - - 14 - - - 14
16 23x15px Mercedes - - 12 - - - - - - - - 12
17 23x15px Volvo - 10 - - - - - - - - - 10
18 23x15px Chrysler - - - - - - - - - - 8 8
19 23x15px Škoda - - - - 6 - - - - - - 6
20 23x15px Alpine-Renault - - - - - - - - - 5 - 5
21 23x15px Lada - - - - 4 - - - - - - 4

FIA Cup for Drivers

Rank Driver 23x15px 23x15px 23x15px Template:Country data Kenya 23x15px 23x15px 23x15px 23x15px 23x15px 23x15px 23x15px 23x15px 23x15px Other Total
1 23x15px Markku Alén - 4 (4) - 9 6 9 - 6 9 - - - 9 52
2 23x15px Jean-Pierre Nicolas 9 - - 9 4 - - - - - 9 - - - 31
3 23x15px Hannu Mikkola - - 6 - 6 - - - - - - - 9 9 30
4 23x15px Michèle Mouton - - - - - - - - - 9 - 18 - 9 14
5 23x15px Russell Brookes - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - 12 13
6 23x15px Walter Röhrl - - - - - - - 9 - - - - 4 - 13
7 23x15px Bernard Darniche 3 - - - - (9) - - 9 - - - 1 - 11
8 23x15px Ari Vatanen - 9 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 11
9 23x15px Jean Ragnotti 6 - - - - - - - - - 4 - - - 10
10 23x15px Pentti Airikkala - - - - - - 4 - - - - - - 6 10

Pointscoring systems

Manufacturers' championship

Overall
finish
Group finish
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 18 - - - - - - - - -
2 17 16 - - - - - - - -
3 16 15 14 - - - - - - -
4 15 14 13 12 - - - - - -
5 14 13 12 11 10 - - - - -
6 13 12 11 10 9 8 - - - -
7 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 - - -
8 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 - -
9 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 -
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1

See also

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