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1999 World Rally Championship season

1999 World Rally Championship season
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The 1999 World Rally Championship season was the 27th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 14 rallies. Tommi Mäkinen won his fourth drivers' world championship driving for Mitsubishi, ahead of Richard Burns and Didier Auriol. The manufacturers' title was won by Toyota, ahead of Subaru and Mitsubishi.

In an upset predicted two years earlier a two-wheel-drive car won a rally for the first time since Alain Oreille won the 1989 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire in his Renault 5 when Philippe Bugalski took his Citroën Xsara Kit Car to victory in the Rally Catalunya. Bugalski backed it up three weeks later winning the Tour de Corse. With such specialised tarmac cars now beating WRC cars while at the same time not competing in the FIA 2-Litre World Rally Cup designed for them a revamp of two-wheel-drive regulations was created for the 2000 season.

Calendar

Round Dates Race
1 17–20 January 23x15px Monte Carlo Rally
2 12–14 February 23x15px Swedish Rally
3 25–28 February Template:Country data Kenya Safari Rally
4 21–24 March 23x15px Rally Portugal
5 19–21 April 23x15px Rally Catalunya
6 7–9 May 23x15px Tour de Corse
7 22–25 May 23x15px Rally Argentina
8 6–9 June 23x15px Acropolis Rally
9 15–18 July 23x15px Rally New Zealand
10 20–22 August 23x15px Rally Finland
11 17–19 September 23x15px China Rally
12 11–13 October 23x15px Rally Sanremo
13 4–7 November 23x15px Rally Australia
14 21–23 November 23x15px Network Q Rally of Great Britain

Teams and drivers

Team Constructor Car Tyre No Drivers Rounds
Template:Country data JPN Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI M 1 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen All
2 23x15px Freddy Loix 1–3, 5–14
23x15px Marcus Grönholm 4
22 23x15px Hamed Al-Wahaibi 2–13
Template:Country data Japan Toyota Castrol Team Toyota Corolla WRC M 3 23x15px Carlos Sainz All
4 23x15px Didier Auriol All
12 Template:Country data Kenya Ian Duncan 3
18 23x15px Neal Bates 13
Template:Country data Japan Takuma Kamada 9, 11
19 23x15px Pasi Hagström 2, 4, 10
23x15px Pedro Matos Chaves 4
26 23x15px Henrik Lundgaard 1, 5–6, 12
32 23x15px Isolde Holderied 1, 6, 12
42 23x15px Matthias Kahle 3, 8–9, 14
45 23x15px Martin Brundle 14
52 23x15px Jonny Milner 14
Template:Country data JPN Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRC 99 P 5 23x15px Richard Burns All
6 23x15px Juha Kankkunen 1–4, 7–14
23x15px Bruno Thiry 5–6
14 23x15px Bruno Thiry 1–4
23x15px Juha Kankkunen 5
17 23x15px Possum Bourne 9, 13
23x15px Ford Motor Co Ford Focus RS WRC 99 M 7 23x15px Colin McRae All
8 23x15px Simon Jean-Joseph 1, 5–6, 12
23x15px Thomas Rådström 2, 7–11, 13–14
23x15px Petter Solberg 3–4
20 23x15px Petter Solberg 2, 10, 12, 14
23x15px SEAT Sport SEAT Córdoba WRC P 9 23x15px Harri Rovanperä All
10 23x15px Piero Liatti 1, 3–8, 11–12
23x15px Marcus Grönholm 2
23x15px Toni Gardemeister 9–10, 13–14
16 23x15px Gwyndaf Evans 14
20 23x15px Toni Gardemeister 12
23x15px Škoda Motorsport Škoda Octavia WRC M 11 23x15px Armin Schwarz 1, 4–5, 8, 10, 12, 14
12 23x15px Pavel Sibera 1, 5
23x15px Emil Triner 4, 8, 10, 12
23x15px Bruno Thiry 14
23x15px Peugeot Esso Peugeot 206 WRC M 14 23x15px François Delecour 6, 8, 10, 12–14
15 23x15px Gilles Panizzi 6, 12
23x15px Marcus Grönholm 8, 10, 13–14
21 23x15px Marcus Grönholm 12
22 23x15px Gilles Panizzi 10, 14
23x15px Citroën Sport Citroën Xsara F2 M 18 23x15px Philippe Bugalski 5–6, 12
19 23x15px Jesús Puras 5–6, 12
Template:Country data KOR Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai Coupe Evo 2 M 24 23x15px Alister McRae 2, 4–5, 8–14
26 23x15px Kenneth Eriksson 2, 4–5, 8–14

Results and standings

Drivers' championship

Pos Driver MON
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SWE
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KEN
Template:Country data Kenya
POR
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ESP
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FRA
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ARG
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GRC
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
FIN
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CHN
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
AUS
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
 Pts 
1 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen 1 1 DSQ 5 3 6 4 3 1 Ret Ret 1 3 Ret 62
2 23x15px Richard Burns 8 5 Ret 4 5 7 2 1 Ret 2 2 Ret 1 1 55
3 23x15px Didier Auriol 3 4 2 3 2 5 3 Ret 4 Ret 1 3 Ret Ret 52
4 23x15px Juha Kankkunen 2 6 Ret Ret 6 1 Ret 2 1 4 6 Ret 2 44
5 23x15px Carlos Sainz Ret 2 3 2 Ret 3 5 2 6 3 3 Ret 2 Ret 44
6 23x15px Colin McRae DSQ Ret 1 1 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 23
7 23x15px Philippe Bugalski Ret 1 1 Ret 20
8 23x15px Freddy Loix Ret 9 Ret 4 8 Ret 4 8 10 Ret 4 4 5 14
9 23x15px Harri Rovanperä 7 16 6 Ret 14 13 Ret Ret Ret 5 5 16 6 3 10
10 23x15px Gilles Panizzi Ret Ret 33 2 7 6
11 23x15px Jesús Puras Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 16 6
12 23x15px Thomas Rådström 3 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 6 6
13 23x15px Toni Gardemeister 14 33 Ret 3 6 Ret 16 Ret 6
14 23x15px Bruno Thiry 5 10 Ret 6 7 Ret 4 6
15 23x15px Marcus Grönholm Ret Ret Ret 4 8 5 Ret 5
16 23x15px François Delecour 4 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 3
17 Template:Country data Kenya Ian Duncan 4 3
18 23x15px Markko Märtin 8 Ret 5 Ret Ret 8 2
19 23x15px Petter Solberg 11 5 11 12 27 9 2
20 23x15px Possum Bourne 5 Ret 2
21 23x15px Andrea Aghini 5 2
22 23x15px Volkan Işık 7 11 Ret Ret 15 6 15 1
23 23x15px Piero Liatti 6 Ret Ret 10 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1
24 23x15px Leonídas Kyrkos 6 1
Pos Driver MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
KEN
Template:Country data Kenya
POR
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
GRC
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
CHN
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
AUS
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Manufacturers' championship

Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
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SWE
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KEN
Template:Country data KEN
POR
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ESP
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
GRE
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
CHN
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
AUS
23x15px
GBR
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Points
1 Template:Country data JPN Toyota Castrol Team 3 Ret 2 3 2 Ret 13 5 2 5 3 3 Ret 2 Ret 109
4 3 4 2 3 1 31 3 Ret 4 Ret1 1 3 Ret Ret
2 Template:Country data JPN Subaru World Rally Team 5 6 5 Ret 4 4 5 2 1 Ret 2 2 Ret 1 1 105
6 2 6 Ret Ret 5 Ret 1 Ret 2 1 4 5 Ret 2
3 Template:Country data JPN Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart 1 1 1 EX 5 2 42 4 3 1 Ret2 Ret 1 3 Ret 83
2 Ret 7 Ret Ret 3 6 Ret 4 6 8 Ret 4 4 5
4 23x15px Ford Motor Co 7 EX Ret 1 1 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 37
8 EX 3 4 6 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 7 6
5 23x15px SEAT Sport 9 5 8 5 Ret 7 8 Ret Ret Ret 5 5 7 6 3 23
10 4 Ret Ret Ret 6 7 Ret Ret 3 63 Ret Ret 8 Ret
6 23x15px Peugeot Esso 14 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 11
15 Ret Ret 4 2 5 Ret
7 23x15px Škoda Motorsport 11 Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 6
12 Ret Ret Ret 6 9 8 4
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
KEN
Template:Country data KEN
POR
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
GRE
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
CHN
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
AUS
23x15px
GBR
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Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Notes:
1 2 3 – Indicate position on TV Covered Stage

FIA Teams' Cup

Pos Driver MON
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SWE
23x15px
KEN
Template:Country data Kenya
POR
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
GRC
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
CHN
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
AUS
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
 Pts 
1 23x15px Luís Clíment Ret 2 2 2 1 1 1 Ret Ret 1 58
2 23x15px Volkan Işık 1 2 Ret Ret 1 1 1 46
3 23x15px Frédéric Dor 1 3 1 3 2 2 Ret 40
4 23x15px Hamed Al-Wahaibi Ret 4 2 Ret 4 1 Ret Ret 3 Ret 28
5 23x15px Abdullah Bakhashab Ret 3 Ret 2 Ret 2 Ret 16
NC 23x15px Krzysztof Hołowczyc 1 Ret 2 16
NC 23x15px Michael Guest Ret 5 Ret Ret 2 Ret 8
Pos Driver MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
KEN
Template:Country data Kenya
POR
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
GRC
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
CHN
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
AUS
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
 Pts 

Production World Rally Championship

Pos Driver MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
KEN
Template:Country data Kenya
POR
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
GRC
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
CHN
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
AUS
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GBR
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 Pts 
1 23x15px Gustavo Trelles 2 6 2 3 1 1 Ret 1 Ret 2 Ret Ret 69
2 23x15px Hamed Al-Wahaibi 9 1 Ret 1 3 Ret 1 2 Ret Ret 6 Ret 53
3 Template:Country data Japan Toshihiro Arai 4 1 1 29
4 23x15px Manfred Stohl Ret 4 4 Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret 3 2 Ret 27
5 23x15px Jouko Puhakka 1 Ret Ret Ret 1 26
6 23x15px Ramón Ferreyros 4 2 Ret 1 24
7 23x15px Gianluigi Galli 7 Ret Ret Ret 6 1 24
8 23x15px Marc Duez 1 13
9 23x15px Miguel Campos 1 13
10 23x15px Jani Paasonen 3 2 13
11 Template:Country data Japan Katsuhiko Taguchi 3 3 4 13
12 23x15px Stig-Olov Walfridson 2 8
13 23x15px Luis Climent Ret 8 2 8
14 23x15px Giovanni Manfrinato 2 8
15 23x15px Jorge Recalde 2 8
16 23x15px Ed Ordynski 2 8
17 23x15px Richard Tuthill 2 8
18 23x15px Christophe Spiliotis 3 5
19 Template:Country data Japan Hideaki Miyoshi 3 5
20 23x15px Juha Kangas Ret 3 8 Ret Ret 5
21 23x15px Claudio Menzi 3 5
22 23x15px Gaby Goudezeune 3 5
23 23x15px Mario Stagni 3 5
24 23x15px Uwe Nittel 3 5
21 23x15px Gavin Cox 3 5
Pos Driver MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
KEN
Template:Country data Kenya
POR
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
GRC
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
CHN
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
AUS
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GBR
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 Pts 

Events

Rally Name Start-End Date Podium Drivers
(Finishing Time)
Podium Cars
67ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 17 January-20 January
  1. 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen (5h:16m:50.6s)
  2. 23x15px Juha Kankkunen (5h:18m:35.3s)
  3. 23x15px Didier Auriol (5h:20m:43.4s)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC
  3. Toyota Corolla WRC
48th International Swedish Rally 12 February-14 February
  1. 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen (3h:29m:15.6s)
  2. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (3h:29m:33.7s)
  3. 23x15px Thomas Rådström (3h:29m:53.4s)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
  2. Toyota Corolla WRC
  3. Ford Focus WRC
47th Safari Rally Kenya 26 February-28 February
  1. 23x15px Colin McRae (8h:41m:39s)
  2. 23x15px Didier Auriol (8h:56m:05s)
  3. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (8h:59m:46s)
  1. Ford Focus WRC
  2. Toyota Corolla WRC
  3. Toyota Corolla WRC
33º TAP Rallye de Portugal 21 March-24 March
  1. 23x15px Colin McRae (4h:05m:41.7s)
  2. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (4h:05m:54.0s)
  3. 23x15px Didier Auriol (4h:05m:58.2s)
  1. Ford Focus WRC
  2. Toyota Corolla WRC
  3. Toyota Corolla WRC
35º Rallye Catalunya-Costa Brava (Rallye de España) 19 April-21 April
  1. 23x15px Philippe Bugalski (4h:13m:45.6s)
  2. 23x15px Didier Auriol (4h:14m:17.4s)
  3. 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen (4h:16m:06.7s)
  1. Citroën Xsara Kit Car
  2. Toyota Corolla WRC
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
43ème Tour de Corse - Rallye de France 7 May-9 May
  1. 23x15px Philippe Bugalski (3h:44m:35.7s)
  2. 23x15px Jesús Puras (3h:45m:10.4s)
  3. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (3h:45m:45.0s)
  1. Citroën Xsara Kit Car
  2. Citroën Xsara Kit Car
  3. Toyota Corolla WRC
19º Rally Argentina 22 May-25 May
  1. 23x15px Juha Kankkunen (4h:17m:15.4s)
  2. 23x15px Richard Burns (4h:17m:17.8s)
  3. 23x15px Didier Auriol (4h:17m:55.0s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC
  3. Toyota Corolla WRC
46th Acropolis Rally of Greece 6 June-9 June
  1. 23x15px Richard Burns (4h:21m:21.2s)
  2. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (4h:22m:22.5s)
  3. 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen (4h:24m:01.2s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC
  2. Toyota Corolla WRC
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
29th Rally New Zealand 15 July-18 July
  1. 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen (4h:11m:07.1s)
  2. 23x15px Juha Kankkunen (4h:12m:44.1s)
  3. 23x15px Toni Gardemeister (4h:13m:56.1s)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC
  3. SEAT Córdoba WRC
49th Neste Rally Finland 20 August-22 August
  1. 23x15px Juha Kankkunen (3h:08m:54.5s)
  2. 23x15px Richard Burns (3h:09m:04.2s)
  3. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (3h:09m:12.5s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC
  3. Toyota Corolla WRC
3rd China Rally 17 September-19 September
  1. 23x15px Didier Auriol (3h:38m:36.6s)
  2. 23x15px Richard Burns (3h:39m:32.4s)
  3. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (3h:40m:56.0s)
  1. Toyota Corolla WRC
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC
  3. Toyota Corolla WRC
41º Rallye Sanremo - Rallye d'Italia 11 October-13 October
  1. 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen (4h:26m:45.0s)
  2. 23x15px Gilles Panizzi (4h:27m:03.0s)
  3. 23x15px Didier Auriol (4h:27m:27.2s)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Toyota Corolla WRC
12th Telstra Rally Australia 4 November-7 November
  1. 23x15px Richard Burns (3h:44m:31.5s)
  2. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (3h:44m:43.1s)
  3. 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen (3h:49m:02.9s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC
  2. Toyota Corolla WRC
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
55th Network Q Rally of Great Britain 23 November-26 November
  1. 23x15px Richard Burns (3h:53m:44.2s)
  2. 23x15px Juha Kankkunen (3h:55m:31.5s)
  3. 23x15px Harri Rovanperä (3h:58m:39.5s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC
  3. SEAT Córdoba WRC E2

FIA 2 Litre World Cup for Manufacturers

Pos Entrant R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 Pts
1 Renault 16 (3) 0 (7) 10 16 10 10 (4) 16 0 16 8 (6) 102
2 Hyundai 0 0 10 16 0 0 0 13 16 4 16 0 13 7 95
NC Volkswagen 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 4 0 0 25

() Denotes Dropped Score

Volkswagen were not classified having not homologated their new Golf Kit Car at the start of the season

See also