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1984 World Rally Championship season

1984 World Rally Championship season
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The 1984 World Rally Championship season was the 12th season of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) World Rally Championship (WRC). The season consisted of 12 rallies following the same schedule as the previous season. Stig Blomqvist beat the defending world champion and Audi teammate Hannu Mikkola to the drivers' title. Audi took their second manufacturers' title, ahead of Lancia and the debuting Peugeot.

Summary

German team Audi Sport put together four of the top drivers in the world, with the defending world champion Hannu Mikkola returning to the team along with Stig Blomqvist. Michèle Mouton had a part-time contract and two-time champion Walter Röhrl was added from Martini Racing. Lancia Martini kept Markku Alén as their primary driver for the season and also featured Miki Biasion and Attilio Bettega. Lancia boss Cesare Fiorio had also signed Henri Toivonen from Porsche, stating that "Audi will have four top drivers next year so it would be very difficult competing with only two."[1]

Blomqvist and Mikkola dominated the season in the Audi Quattro A2, with Blomqvist proving the best with five rally wins. Audi established an early lead, winning six of the first eight events, including sweeping the podium at the first two rallies. Mikkola had to settle for second overall despite a consistently strong season in which he took eight podium finishes. Alén was only able to reach third place, only capturing a single rally win in his Lancia Rally 037.

Late in the season, Ari Vatanen returned to the world rally scene in a Peugeot 205 T16, winning three of the final four rallies and reaching fourth place in the overall standings. His performance showed that Peugeot Sport, headed by Jean Todt, had a winner that could beat the Audi, which they would do in the coming years of Group B dominance.

As with previous seasons, while all twelve events were calculated for tallying the drivers' scores, only ten of the events applied to the championship for manufacturers. The two events in 1984 which applied only to driver standings were the Swedish Rally and the Rallye Côte d'Ivoire.

Teams and drivers

Team Constructor Car Tyre Drivers Rounds
23x15px Audi Sport Audi Quattro A2
Quattro Sport
M
P
23x15px Walter Röhrl 1, 3, 5–7, 10
23x15px Hannu Mikkola 1, 3–4, 6–9, 11–12
23x15px Stig Blomqvist All
23x15px Per Eklund 2, 9
23x15px Michèle Mouton 2, 4, 6, 9, 12
23x15px Sarel van der Merwe 3
23x15px Franz Wittmann 4, 7
23x15px Bernard Darniche 5
23x15px John Buffum 6, 12
23x15px Jorge Recalde 8
23x15px Martini Racing Lancia Rally 037 evo P 23x15px Markku Alén 1, 3–7, 9–10
23x15px Jean-Claude Andruet 1, 5
23x15px Attilio Bettega 1, 3, 5–6, 10
23x15px Henri Toivonen 3, 6, 9
Template:Country data KEN Vic Preston Jr 4
Template:Country data JPN Team Nissan Europe Nissan 240RS D 23x15px Timo Salonen 1, 4, 6–7, 12
23x15px Terry Kaby 1, 9, 12
23x15px Sören Nilsson 2
23x15px Erkki Pitkanen 3, 9
Template:Country data KEN Shekhar Mehta 4, 6, 11–12
Template:Country data KEN Mike Kirkland 4
Template:Country data KEN Jayant Shah 4, 6
23x15px George Moschous 6
23x15px Stratis Hatzipanayiotou 6
23x15px Reg Cook 7
23x15px Pentti Airikkala 9
23x15px Peter Geitel 9, 12
23x15px Renault Elf Renault 5 Turbo M 23x15px Jean-Luc Thérier 1
23x15px Bruno Saby 1, 5, 9
23x15px François Chatriot 1, 5
23x15px Dany Snobeck 1
23x15px Jean Ragnotti 3, 5
23x15px Joaquim Moutinho 3
23x15px Jolly Club Lancia Rally 037 evo P 23x15px Miki Biasion 1, 3, 5–6, 10
23x15px Adartico Vudafieri 5, 10
Template:Country data JPN Mazda Rally Team Europe Mazda RX-7 P 23x15px Achim Warmbold 1, 6
23x15px Minnia Sillankorva 1
23x15px Ingvar Carlsson 6, 12
23x15px Philippe Wambergue 12
23x15px Marianne Hoepfner 12
Template:Country data JPN Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica TCT P 23x15px Björn Waldegård 3–4, 7, 9, 12
23x15px Juha Kankkunen 3, 7, 9, 12
23x15px Per Eklund 4, 12
23x15px Sandro Munari 4
23x15px Opel Euro Team Opel Manta 400 M 23x15px Guy Frequelin 4–5
23x15px Rauno Aaltonen 4
23x15px Alain Ambrosino 11
23x15px Jimmy McRae 12
23x15px Russell Brookes 12
23x15px Phil Colins 12
23x15px Bertie Fisher 12
23x15px Citroën Competitions Citroën Visa M 23x15px Maurice Chomat 4, 9–10
23x15px Philippe Wambergue 4, 9–10
23x15px Christian Rio 4, 9–10
23x15px Peugeot Talbot Sport Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 M 23x15px Ari Vatanen 5–6, 9–10, 12
23x15px Jean-Pierre Nicolas 5–6, 10
23x15px Rothmans Porsche Rally Team Porsche 911SC RS M 23x15px Saeed Al-Hajri 6, 12
23x15px Roger Clark 12
23x15px Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi P 23x15px Kalle Grundel 1–3, 5, 9–10, 12

Events

Map

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

Schedule and results

Round Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver Co-driver Car Time
1 23x15px
52ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
(21–27 January)
30 stages
722 km
Tarmac
1 23x15px Walter Röhrl 23x15px Christian Geistdörfer Audi Quattro A2 8:52:29
2 23x15px Stig Blomqvist 23x15px Björn Cederberg Audi Quattro A2 8:53:42
3 23x15px Hannu Mikkola 23x15px Arne Hertz Audi Quattro A2 9:05:09
2 23x15px
34th International Swedish Rally[2]
(10–12 February)
27 stages
450 km
Snow/Ice
1 23x15px Stig Blomqvist 23x15px Björn Cederberg Audi Quattro A2 4:16:45
2 23x15px Michèle Mouton 23x15px Fabrizia Pons Audi Quattro A2 4:24:12
3 23x15px Per Eklund 23x15px Dave Whittock Audi Quattro A2 4:33:27
3 23x15px
18º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
(6–11 March)
45 stages
684 km
Gravel/Tarmac
1 23x15px Hannu Mikkola 23x15px Arne Hertz Audi Quattro A2 7:35:32
2 23x15px Markku Alén 23x15px Ilkka Kivimäki Lancia Rally 037 7:35:59
3 23x15px Attilio Bettega 23x15px Maurizio Perissinot Lancia Rally 037 7:58:21
4 Template:Country data KEN
32nd Marlboro Safari Rally
(19–23 April)
105 controls
5254 km
Gravel
1 23x15px Björn Waldegård 23x15px Hans Thorszelius Toyota Celica TCT +2:02 pen
2 23x15px Rauno Aaltonen Template:Country data KEN Lofty Drews Opel Manta 400 +2:13 pen
3 23x15px Hannu Mikkola 23x15px Arne Hertz Audi Quattro A2 +2:25 pen
5 23x15px
28ème Tour de Corse – Rallye de France
(3–5 May)
30 stages
1119 km
Tarmac
1 23x15px Markku Alén 23x15px Ilkka Kivimäki Lancia Rally 037 13:24:56
2 23x15px Miki Biasion 23x15px Tiziano Siviero Lancia Rally 037 13:29:11
3 23x15px Jean Ragnotti 23x15px Pierre Thimonier Renault 5 Turbo 13:33:16
6 23x15px
31st Acropolis Rally
(28–31 May)
47 stages
830 km
Gravel
1 23x15px Stig Blomqvist 23x15px Björn Cederberg Audi Quattro A2 10:41:51
2 23x15px Hannu Mikkola 23x15px Arne Hertz Audi Quattro A2 10:44:58
3 23x15px Markku Alén 23x15px Ilkka Kivimäki Lancia Rally 037 10:56:01
7 23x15px
14th Sanyo Rally of New Zealand
(23–26 June)
45 stages
1044 km
Gravel
1 23x15px Stig Blomqvist 23x15px Björn Cederberg Audi Quattro A2 10:40:41
2 23x15px Markku Alén 23x15px Ilkka Kivimäki Lancia Rally 037 10:45:28
3 23x15px Hannu Mikkola 23x15px Arne Hertz Audi Quattro A2 10:48:10
8 23x15px
4º Marlboro Rally Argentina
(27 July – 1 August)
23 stages
948 km
Gravel
1 23x15px Stig Blomqvist 23x15px Björn Cederberg Audi Quattro A2 10:33:38
2 23x15px Hannu Mikkola 23x15px Arne Hertz Audi Quattro A2 10:36:54
3 23x15px Jorge Recalde 23x15px Jorge del Bouno Audi Quattro A2 10:38:48
9 23x15px
34th 1000 Lakes Rally
(24–26 August)
50 stages
457 km
Gravel
1 23x15px Ari Vatanen 23x15px Terry Harryman Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 4:07:27
2 23x15px Markku Alén 23x15px Ilkka Kivimäki Lancia Rally 037 4:08:26
3 23x15px Henri Toivonen 23x15px Juha Piironen Lancia Rally 037 4:10:19
10 23x15px
26º Rallye Sanremo
(30 September – 5 October)
46 stages
777 km
Gravel/Tarmac
1 23x15px Ari Vatanen 23x15px Terry Harryman Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 8:44:34
2 23x15px Attilio Bettega 23x15px Maurizio Perissinot Lancia Rally 037 8:50:01
3 23x15px Miki Biasion 23x15px Tiziano Siviero Lancia Rally 037 8:53:58
11 23x15px
16ème Rallye Côte d'Ivoire[2]
(31 October – 5 November)
46 controls
4012 km
Gravel
1 23x15px Stig Blomqvist 23x15px Björn Cederberg Audi Sport Quattro +5:24 pen
2 23x15px Hannu Mikkola 23x15px Arne Hertz Audi Quattro A2 +5:46 pen
3 Template:Country data KEN Shekhar Mehta Template:Country data KEN Yvonne Mehta Nissan 240RS +6:28 pen
12 23x15px
33rd Lombard RAC Rally
(November 25–29)
56 stages
863 km
Gravel/Tarmac
1 23x15px Ari Vatanen 23x15px Terry Harryman Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 9:19:48
2 23x15px Hannu Mikkola 23x15px Arne Hertz Audi Quattro A2 9:20:29
3 23x15px Per Eklund 23x15px Dave Whittock Toyota Celica TCT 9:37:07

Standings

Drivers' championship

Rank Driver Event Total
points
23x15px
MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
POR
Template:Country data KEN
KEN
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
GRC
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
CIV
23x15px
GBR
1 23x15px Stig Blomqvist 15 20 0 0 (8) 20 20 20 10 0 20 0 125
2 23x15px Hannu Mikkola 12 20 12 15 (12) 15 0 15 15 104
3 23x15px Markku Alén 3 15 10 20 12 15 15 0 90
4 23x15px Ari Vatanen 0 0 20 20 20 60
5 23x15px Attilio Bettega 8 12 4 10 15 49
6 23x15px Miki Biasion 6 10 15 0 12 43
7 23x15px Per Eklund 12 0 6 12 30
8 23x15px Björn Waldegård 0 20 8 0 0 28
9 Template:Country data KEN Shekhar Mehta 0 8 4 12 3 27
10 23x15px Timo Salonen 1 4 6 10 6 27
11 23x15px Walter Röhrl 20 6 0 0 0 0 26
12 23x15px Michèle Mouton 15 0 0 0 10 25
13 23x15px Jean Ragnotti 8 12 20
14 23x15px Jean-Pierre Nicolas 10 0 8 18
15 23x15px Rauno Aaltonen 15 15
16 23x15px Jorge Recalde - 12 12
23x15px Henri Toivonen 0 0 12
18 23x15px Kalle Grundel 2 0 4 0 6 0 12
19 23x15px Jean-Luc Thérier 10 10
23x15px Mats Jonsson 10 0
23x15px Mario Stillo 10
23x15px Fabrizio Tabaton 10
23x15px Alain Ambrosino 10
24 23x15px Lars-Erik Torph 8 0 8
23x15px John Buffum 8 0
Template:Country data JPN Yasuhiro Iwase 8
23x15px Juha Kankkunen 0 0 8 0
Template:Country data KEN David Horsey 8
23x15px Russell Brookes 8
30 23x15px Björn Johansson 6 6
Template:Country data KEN Vic Preston, Jr. 6
23x15px Jean-Claude Andruet 0 6
23x15px Reg Cook 6
23x15px Miguel Torrás 6
23x15px Patrick Tauziac 6
36 23x15px Bernard Darniche 4 0 4
23x15px Kenneth Eriksson 4 0
23x15px Malcolm Stewart 4
23x15px Carlos Bassi 4
23x15px Erkki Pitkänen 0 4
23x15px Massimo Ercolani 4
23x15px Jimmy McRae 4
43 23x15px Stig Andervang 3 0 3
23x15px Jorge Ortigão 3
23x15px Franz Wittmann 3 0
23x15px François Chatriot 0 3
23x15px Iórgos Moschous 3
23x15px 'Possum' Bourne 3
23x15px Hugo Hernández 3
23x15px Bruno Saby 0 0 3 0
23x15px Gerhard Kalnay 3
52 Template:Country data JPN Yoshio Iwashita 2 1 3
53 23x15px Gunnar Pettersson 2 2
23x15px Christian Dorche 0 2
23x15px Guy Fréquelin 0 2
23x15px Achim Warmbold 0 2
23x15px Tony Teesdale 2
23x15px Monnenmacher Pérez 2
23x15px Jouko Pöysti 2 0
23x15px Michele Rayneri 2
23x15px Bertie Fisher 2
62 23x15px Jerry Åhlin 1 0 1
23x15px Russell Gooding 1 0
Template:Country data KEN Basil Criticos 1
23x15px Yves Loubet 0 1
23x15px Blair Robson 1
23x15px Walter d'Agostini 1
23x15px Kalevi Aho 1
23x15px Werner Grissmann 0 1
23x15px Mikael Ericsson 0 0 1

Manufacturers' championship

Rank Manufacturers Event Total
points
23x15px
MON
23x15px
POR
Template:Country data KEN
KEN
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
GRC
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
GBR
1 23x15px Audi 18 18 14 (10) 18 18 18 16 120
2 23x15px Lancia (10) 16 12 18 14 16 16 16 108
3 23x15px Peugeot 12 8 18 18 18 74
4 Template:Country data JPN Toyota 10 18 10 10 14 62
5 23x15px Renault 12 10 14 15 4 55
6 23x15px Opel 16 2 11 2 7 10 48
7 Template:Country data JPN Nissan 2 10 8 12 6 8 46
8 23x15px Volkswagen 9 12 13 34
9 Template:Country data JPN Subaru 11 11
10 23x15px Alfa Romeo 9 9
23x15px Fiat 9 9
12 23x15px Ford 6 6
13 23x15px Citroën 4 4
14 23x15px Vauxhall 2 2
Template:Country data JPN Mazda 2 2
Template:Country data JPN Mitsubishi 2 2

Pointscoring systems

Drivers' championship

Points awarded by finish 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1

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

References

  1. ^ Collins, Peter (2008). Lancia 037: The Development & Rally History of a World Champion. Veloce Publishing Ltd. p. 138. ISBN 1-84584-076-3. 
  2. ^ a b Event not included in the Manufacturers' Championship

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