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1987 World Rally Championship season

1987 World Rally Championship season
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The 1987 World Rally Championship season was the 15th season of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) World Rally Championship (WRC). The season consisted of 13 rallies in the same venues of the previous season. The only alteration to the schedule was the move of the Olympus Rally from December to June on the calendar.

1987 marked the beginning of a new era for the WRC, as it was the first season driven without the powerful and popular Group B rally cars, seeing the Group A cars come to the forefront of the world stage and the institution of championships not only for manufacturers and drivers, but also drivers of production and two-wheel drive cars. Group A would remain at the forefront of the championship for ten years, where a new specification, World Rally Car were made standard in 1997. The FIA also changed the basic scoring rules for manufacturers although they retained the policy of having two rallies not count toward manufacturers totals. New Zealand and the Ivory Coast were selected in 1987 to count solely for drivers' titles.

Martini Lancia proved most successful in adjusting to the new lower-powered cars, adopting the Lancia Delta HF 4WD, driven by Finn Juha Kankkunen and Markku Alén as well as Italian Miki Biasion. Between the three, Lancia would gather nine rally wins over the thirteen race season, dominating the manufacturers' race for the championship. Meanwhile, the three drivers split success between them, placing closely in the top three places for the drivers' title by the end of the season.

Audi Sport retained both Hannu Mikkola and Walter Röhrl, although they could not duplicate the success of their Group B seasons, both placing well down in the drivers' title competition. Audi however did gain some points from others team running the Quattro. Clarion Team Europe with driver Per Eklund contributed 26 points to the work's effort while Mig Linz's entry, Georg Fischer added another eight, bolstering Audi's bid for second overall.

The Philips Renault Elf team struggled through the season with the Group A Renault 11 Turbo. French drivers Jean Ragnotti and Francois Chatriot were unable to gain much success, with the highlight of their season coming at Portugal with Ragnotti's second-place finish.

Volkswagen Motorsport followed their success of the previous season with Swede Kenneth Eriksson, the 1986 winner of the championship for drivers of Group A cars. Eriksson was able to place fourth overall on the season—beaten only by Lancia drivers—but Volkswagen, lacking a major second driver, was surpassed by not only Lancia, but Audi and Renault as well in the manufacturer standings.

Ford Motor Company made its return to serious competition by enlisting drivers Ari Vatanen and Stig Blomqvist, but struggled early on with the Sierra XR 4x4. The car was dropped, its replacement on the works team coming in the end of the season in the form of the redesigned Sierra RS Cosworth, which met with much greater success, challenging the dominant Lancias in the final three events of the season.


Teams and drivers

Team Constructor Car Tyre Drivers Rounds
23x15px Martini Lancia Lancia Delta HF 4WD P 23x15px Juha Kankkunen 1–3, 6–7, 10, 13
23x15px Miki Biasion 1, 3, 5–7, 9, 12
23x15px Markku Alén 2–3, 6–7, 10, 12–13
23x15px Bruno Saby 1, 5, 12–13
23x15px Mikael Ericsson 2, 13
Template:Country data KEN Vic Preston Jr 4
23x15px Yves Loubet 5
23x15px Jorge Recalde 9
Template:Country data JPN Mazda Rally Team Europe Mazda 323 4WD M 23x15px Timo Salonen 1–3, 10, 13
23x15px Ingvar Carlsson 1–3, 9–10
23x15px Mikael Sundström 2, 10, 13
23x15px Thorbjörn Edling 2, 10
23x15px Rod Millen 7
23x15px Jon Woodner 7
23x15px Neil Allport 8
23x15px Pascal Gaban 12
23x15px Philips Renault Elf
23x15px Renault Sport Elf
Renault 11 Turbo M 23x15px Jean Ragnotti 1, 3, 5–6, 12
23x15px François Chatriot 1, 3, 5–6, 12
23x15px Alain Oreille 1, 5
23x15px Audi Sport Audi 200 Quattro
Coupé Quattro
M 23x15px Walter Röhrl 1, 4, 6
23x15px Hannu Mikkola 4, 6, 10
23x15px Rudi Stohl 3–4, 6, 11–12
23x15px Paolo Alessandrini 6
23x15px John Buffum 7
23x15px David Llewellin 12–13
23x15px Ford Motor Co Ford Sierra XR 4x4
Sierra RS Cosworth
P 23x15px Stig Blomqvist 1–2, 4–5, 8, 10, 13
23x15px Kalle Grundel 1–2, 5
23x15px Didier Auriol 1, 5, 12
23x15px Carlos Sainz 3, 5, 13
23x15px Joaquim Santos 3
Template:Country data KEN John Hellier 4
23x15px Ari Vatanen 10
23x15px Mark Lovell 13
23x15px George Donaldson 13
23x15px Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V P 23x15px Kenneth Eriksson 1–6, 8–9, 11, 13
23x15px Erwin Weber 1, 3–4, 6, 9, 11
Template:Country data JPN Fuji Heavy Industries Subaru RX Turbo D 23x15px Per Eklund 1, 4
23x15px Harald Demuth 1
23x15px Ari Vatanen 4
23x15px Possum Bourne 4, 8, 13
Template:Country data KEN Frank Tundo 4
23x15px Jolly Club Lancia Delta HF 4WD P 23x15px Vittorio Caneva 1–3, 6, 12
23x15px Alex Fiorio 1–3, 6–7, 10, 12
23x15px Mikael Ericsson 6, 12
23x15px Jorge Recalde 9
23x15px GM Euro Sport Opel
Vauxhall
Kadett GSI 16V
Astra GTE
M 23x15px Mats Jonsson 2, 10, 13
23x15px Björn Johansson 2
23x15px David Metcalfe 2, 13
23x15px Rauno Aaltonen 4
23x15px Guy Fréquelin 5, 12
23x15px Sepp Haider 10, 12–13
23x15px Derek Bell 13
23x15px Malcolm Wilson 13
23x15px Pentti Airikkala 13
Template:Country data JPN Toyota Team Europe Toyota Supra
Supra Turbo
P 23x15px Björn Waldegård 4, 7, 11
23x15px Lars-Erik Torph 4, 7, 11
Template:Country data KEN Robin Ulyate 4, 11
Template:Country data JPN Nissan Motorsports International Nissan 200SX D Template:Country data KEN Shekhar Mehta 4, 6–7, 11
23x15px Andrea Zanussi 4, 6
Template:Country data KEN Mike Kirkland 4, 6, 11
Template:Country data KEN Jayant Shah 4
23x15px Stratis Hatzipanayiotou 6
23x15px Mikael Ericsson 7
23x15px Per Eklund 7
23x15px Paddy Davidson 8
23x15px Alain Ambrosino 11
23x15px Rothmans Motul BMW BMW M3 M 23x15px Bernard Béguin 5
23x15px Marc Duez 5
23x15px Funkberaterring Rally Team Lancia Delta HF 4WD M 23x15px Franz Wittmann 8
Template:Country data JPN Mitsubishi Ralliart Europe Mitsubishi Starion Turbo M 23x15px Lasse Lampi 10
23x15px Antero Laine 10
23x15px Patrick Tauziac 11

Schedule and results

1987 World Rally Championship schedule and results
Round Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver Co-driver Car Time
1 23x15px
55ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
(17 January–22 January)
26 stages
571 km
Tarmac
1 23x15px Miki Biasion 23x15px Tiziano Siviero Lancia Delta HF 4WD 7:39.50
2 23x15px Juha Kankkunen 23x15px Juha Piironen Lancia Delta HF 4WD 7:40.49
3 23x15px Walter Röhrl 23x15px Christian Geistdörfer Audi 200 Quattro 7:44.00
2 23x15px
37th International Swedish Rally
(13 February–14 February)
26 stages
400 km
Snow/Ice
1 23x15px Timo Salonen 23x15px Seppo Harjanne Mazda 323 4WD 4:11.00
2 23x15px Mikael Ericsson 23x15px Claes Billstam Lancia Delta HF 4WD 4:11.23
3 23x15px Juha Kankkunen 23x15px Juha Piironen Lancia Delta HF 4WD 4:12.46
3 23x15px
21º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
(11 March–14 March)
37 stages
597 km
Gravel/Tarmac
1 23x15px Markku Alén 23x15px Ilkka Kivimäki Lancia Delta HF 4WD 7:09.39
2 23x15px Jean Ragnotti 23x15px Pierre Thimonier Renault 11 Turbo 7:12.32
3 23x15px Kenneth Eriksson 23x15px Peter Diekmann Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V 7:14.37
4 Template:Country data KEN
35th Marlboro Safari Rally
(16 April–20 April)
83 controls
4011 km
Gravel
1 23x15px Hannu Mikkola 23x15px Arne Hertz Audi 200 Quatrro 3:39.44
2 23x15px Walter Röhrl 23x15px Christian Geistdörfer Audi 200 Quatrro 3:56.59
3 23x15px Lars-Erik Torph 23x15px Benny Melander Toyota Supra Turbo 4:31.09
5 23x15px
31ème Tour de Corse - Rallye de France
(7 May–9 May)
24 stages
619 km
Tarmac
1 23x15px Bernard Béguin 23x15px Jean-Jacques Lenne BMW M3 7:22.30
2 23x15px Yves Loubet 23x15px Jean-Bernard Vieu Lancia Delta HF 4WD 7:24.38
3 23x15px Miki Biasion 23x15px Tiziano Siviero Lancia Delta HF 4WD 7:24.58
6 23x15px
34th Acropolis Rally
(May 31–3)
33 stages
538 km
Gravel
1 23x15px Markku Alén 23x15px Ilkka Kivimäki Lancia Delta HF 4WD 7:25.57
2 23x15px Juha Kankkunen 23x15px Juha Piironen Lancia Delta HF 4WD 7:26.45
3 23x15px Hannu Mikkola 23x15px Arne Hertz Audi 200 Quattro 7:31.21
7 23x15px
22nd Olympus Rally
(26 June–29 June)
42 stages
540 km
Gravel
1 23x15px Juha Kankkunen 23x15px Juha Piironen Lancia Delta HF 4WD 5:59.24
2 23x15px Miki Biasion 23x15px Tiziano Siviero Lancia Delta HF 4WD 5:59.36
3 23x15px Markku Alén 23x15px Ilkka Kivimäki Lancia Delta HF 4WD 6:00.06
8 23x15px
17th AWA Clarion Rally New Zealand[1]
(11 July–14 July)
36 stages
593 km
Gravel
1 23x15px Franz Wittmann 23x15px Jörg Pattermann Lancia Delta HF 4WD 6:56.00
2 23x15px Kenneth Eriksson 23x15px Peter Diekmann Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V 6:56.47
3 23x15px Possum Bourne 23x15px Michael Eggleton Subaru RX Turbo 7:04.25
9 23x15px
7º Marlboro Rally Argentina
(4 August–8 August)
26 stages
596 km
Gravel
1 23x15px Miki Biasion 23x15px Tiziano Siviero Lancia Delta HF 4WD 7:10.27
2 23x15px Jorge Recalde 23x15px Jorge del Buono Lancia Delta HF 4WD 7:11.28
3 23x15px Erwin Weber 23x15px Matthias Feltz Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V 7:37.11
10 23x15px
37th 1000 Lakes Rally
(27 August–30 August)
52 stages
494 km
Gravel
1 23x15px Markku Alén 23x15px Ilkka Kivimäki Lancia Delta HF 4WD 5:12.22
2 23x15px Ari Vatanen 23x15px Terry Harryman Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 5:17.54
3 23x15px Stig Blomqvist 23x15px Bruno Berglund Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 5:18.51
11 23x15px
19ème Rallye Côte d'Ivoire[1]
(22 September–26 September)
29 controls
3831 km
Gravel
1 23x15px Kenneth Eriksson 23x15px Peter Diekmann Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V +48.57 pen
2 Template:Country data KEN Shekhar Mehta Template:Country data KEN Rob Combes Nissan 200SX +1:09.18 pen
3 23x15px Erwin Weber 23x15px Matthias Feltz Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V +2:05.56 pen
12 23x15px
29º Rallye Sanremo
(12 October–15 October)
38 stages
529 km
Gravel/Tarmac
1 23x15px Miki Biasion 23x15px Tiziano Siviero Lancia Delta HF 4WD 6:09.19
2 23x15px Bruno Saby 23x15px Jean-François Fauchille Lancia Delta HF 4WD 6:14.30
3 23x15px Jean Ragnotti 23x15px Pierre Thimonier Renault 11 Turbo 6:16.55
13 23x15px
36th Lombard RAC Rally
(22 November–25 November)
47 stages
539 km
Gravel/Tarmac
1 23x15px Juha Kankkunen 23x15px Juha Piironen Lancia Delta HF 4WD 5:26.36
2 23x15px Stig Blomqvist 23x15px Bruno Berglund Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 5:29.48
3 23x15px Jimmy McRae 23x15px Ian Grindrod Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 5:33.15
  1. 1.0 1.1 Event not included in the Manufacturers' Championship

Championship for manufacturers

1987 World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
Rank Manufacturers Event Total
points
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MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
POR
Template:Country data KEN
KEN
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
GRC
23x15px
USA
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
GBR
1 23x15px Lancia 20 - 20 - - 20 20 20 20 20 - 140
2 23x15px Audi 14 6 8 20 - 14 - - 12 - 8 82
3 23x15px Renault 8 - 17 - 12 10 - 10 - 14 - 71
4 23x15px Volkswagen 10 4 14 12 - 8 - 14 - - 2 64
5 23x15px Ford - 8 2 - 6 - - - 17 12 17 62
6 Template:Country data JPN Mazda 12 20 - - - - 12 - 8 - - 52
7 Template:Country data JPN Toyota - - - 14 - - 8 - - - - 22
8 23x15px BMW - - - - 20 - - - - - - 20
9 23x15px Opel - - - 2 - - - - - 8 6 16
10 Template:Country data JPN Subaru 1 - - 10 - - - - - - 1 12
11 Template:Country data JPN Nissan - - - 4 - 1 4 - - - - 9
12 23x15px Fiat - - 1 - - - - 4 - - - 5
1987 World Rally Championship point awards for manufacturers
Points awarded by finish 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
20 17 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Championship for drivers

1987 World Rally Championship for Drivers
Rank Driver Event Total
points
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MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
POR
Template:Country data KEN
KEN
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
GRC
23x15px
USA
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
CIV
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
GBR
1 23x15px Juha Kankkunen 15 12 10 - - 15 20 - - 8 - - 20 100
2 23x15px Miki Biasion 20 - 3 - 12 4 15 - 20 - - 20 - 94
3 23x15px Markku Alén - 8 20 - - 20 12 - - 20 - - 8 88
4 23x15px Kenneth Eriksson 8 3 12 - - - - 15 10 - 20 - 2 70
5 23x15px Jean Ragnotti 6 - 15 - 10 8 - - - - - 12 - 51
6 23x15px Erwin Weber 4 - - 10 - 6 - - 12 - 12 - - 44
7 23x15px Stig Blomqvist - 6 - - - - - - - 12 - - 15 33
8 23x15px Hannu Mikkola - - - 20 - 12 - - - - - - - 32
9 23x15px Jorge Recalde - - 1 - - 10 4 - 16 - - - - 30
10 23x15px Mikael Ericsson - 15 - - - - - - - - - 3 10 28
11 23x15px Walter Röhrl 12 - - 15 - - - - - - - - - 27
12 23x15px Per Eklund 1 4 - 8 - - 2 - - 10 - - - 25
13 23x15px François Chatriot 3 - 8 - 8 3 - - - - - - - 22
14 23x15px Timo Salonen - 20 - - - - - - - - - - - 20
23x15px Bernard Béguin - - - - 20 - - - - - - - - 20
23x15px Franz Wittmann - - - - - - - 20 - - - - - 20
17 23x15px Ingvar Carlsson 10 10 - - - - - - - - - - - 20
18 Template:Country data KEN Shekhar Mehta - - - - - - 3 - - - 15 - - 18
19 23x15px Ari Vatanen - - - 1 - - - - - 15 - - - 16
20 23x15px Yves Loubet - - - - 15 - - - - - - - - 15
23x15px Bruno Saby - - - - - - - - - - - 15 - 15
22 23x15px Didier Auriol - - - - 3 - - - - - - 10 - 13
23 23x15px Lars-Erik Torph - - - 12 - - - - - - - - - 12
23x15px 'Possum' Bourne - - - - - - - 12 - - - - - 12
23x15px Jimmy McRae - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 12
26 23x15px Rod Millen - - - - - - 10 - - - - - - 10
23x15px Tony Teesdale - - - - - - - 10 - - - - - 10
23x15px Patrick Tauziac - - - - - - - - - - 10 - - 10
29 23x15px Paolo Alessandrini - - - - - - 8 - - - - 2 - 10
30 23x15px Rudi Stohl - - 4 4 - 2 - - - - - - - 10
31 23x15px David Officer - - - - - - - 8 - - - - - 8
23x15px Gabriel Raies - - - - - - - - 8 - - - - 8
23x15px Patrick Copetti - - - - - - - - - - 8 - - 8
23x15px Fabrizio Tabaton - - - - - - - - - - - 8 - 8
35 23x15px Carlos Sainz - - - - 4 - - - - - - - 3 7
36 23x15px Georg Fischer - - 6 - - - - - - - - - - 6
Template:Country data KEN Robin Ulyate - - - 6 - - - - - - - - - 6
23x15px Marc Duez - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 6
23x15px Björn Waldegård - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - 6
23x15px Ken Adamson - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - 6
23x15px Paulo Lemos - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - 6
23x15px Thorbjörn Edling - - - - - - - - - 6 - - - 6
23x15px Adolphe Choteau - - - - - - - - - - 6 - - 6
23x15px Guy Fréquelin - - - - - - - - - - - 6 - 6
23x15px David Llewellin - - - - - - - - - - - - 6 6
46 23x15px Stuart Weeber - - - - - - - 4 - - - - - 4
23x15px Jorge Fleck - - - - - - - - 4 - - - - 4
23x15px Sebastian Lindholm - - - - - - - - - 4 - - - 4
23x15px Martial Yacé - - - - - - - - - - 4 - - 4
23x15px Alex Fiorio - - - - - - - - - - - 4 - 4
23x15px Mats Jonsson - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 4
52 Template:Country data KEN Mike Kirkland - - - 3 - 1 - - - - - - - 4
53 23x15px Simon Davies - - - - - - - 3 - - - - - 3
23x15px Jorge Bescham - - - - - - - - 3 - - - - 3
23x15px Tomi Palmqvist - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - 3
23x15px Alessandro Molino - - - - - - - - - - 3 - - 3
57 23x15px Erik Johansson - 1 - - - - - - - 2 - - - 3
58 23x15px Bertrand Balas 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
23x15px Bror Danielsson - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 2
23x15px Joaquim Santos - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - 2
23x15px Rauno Aaltonen - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - 2
23x15px Alain Oreille - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 2
Template:Country data JPN Kouichi Hazu - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - 2
23x15px Ernesto Soto - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - 2
23x15px Fredrik Donner - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - 2
66 23x15px Laurent Poggi - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
23x15px Clive Smith - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
23x15px Grant Goile - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - 1
23x15px Alejandro Schmauk - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - 1
23x15px Timo Heinonen - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - 1
23x15px Lambert Kouame - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - 1
23x15px Sepp Haider - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - 1
23x15px Roger Ericsson - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1
1987 World Rally Championship point awards for drivers
Points awarded by finish 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1

See also

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