1985 WRC Schedule & Results

 

# Rally Stages Podium finishers
R Driver Co-driver Car Time
1 Monaco
53ème Rallye Auto de Monte Carlo
(26 Jan – 1 Feb)
  • 34 stages
  • 852 km
  • Tarmac
1 Finland Ari Vatanen United Kingdom Terry Harryman Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 10:20:49
2 West Germany Walter Röhrl West GermanyChristian Geistdörfer Audi Sport quattro 10:26:06
3 Finland Timo Salonen Finland Seppo Harjanne Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 10:30:54
2 Sweden
35th Int’l Swedish Rally
(15-17 Feb)
  • 29 stages
  • 505 km
  • Snow
  • Ice
1 Finland Ari Vatanen United Kingdom Terry Harryman Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 4:38:49
2 Sweden Stig Blomqvist Sweden Björn Cederberg Audi Sport quattro 4:40:38
3 Finland Timo Salonen Finland Seppo Harjanne Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 4:42:15
3 Portugal
19º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
(6-9 Mar)
  • 47 stages
  • 733 km
  • Gravel
  • Tarmac
1 Finland Timo Salonen Finland Seppo Harjanne Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 8:07.25
2 Italy Miki Biasion Italy Tiziano Siviero Lancia 037 8:12:12
3 West Germany Walter Röhrl West GermanyChristian Geistdörfer Audi Sport quattro 8:13:23
4 Kenya
33rd Marlboro Safari Rally
(4-8 Apr)
  • 88 controls
  • 5167.6 km
  • Gravel
1 Finland Juha Kankkunen United Kingdom Fred Gallagher Toyota Celica TCT +5:18 pen
2 Sweden Björn Waldegård Sweden Hans Thorszelius Toyota Celica TCT +5:52 pen
3 Kenya Mike Kirkland Kenya Anton Levitan Nissan 240RS +6:01 pen
5 France
29ème Tour De Corse – Rallye de France
(2-4 May)
  • 29 stages
  • 1078 km
  • Tarmac
1 France Jean Ragnotti France Pierre Thimonier Renault R5 Maxi Turbo 12:54:15
2 France Bruno Saby France Jean-François Fauchille Peugeot 205 Turbo16 E2 13:06:47
3 France Bernard Béguin France Jean-Jacques Lenne Porsche 911 SC RS 13:20:04
6 Greece
32nd Acropolis Rally
(27-30 May)
  • 47 stages
  • 807.8 km
  • Gravel
1 Finland Timo Salonen Finland Seppo Harjanne Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2 10:20:19
2 Sweden Stig Blomqvist Sweden Björn Cederberg Audi Sport quattro 10:24:34
3 Sweden Ingvar Carlsson Sweden Benny Melander Mazda RX-7 11:08:25
7 New Zealand
15th AWA Clarion Rally of New Zealand
(29 Jun – 2 July)
  • 46 stages
  • 894 km
  • Gravel
1 Finland Timo Salonen Finland Seppo Harjanne Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2 8:29:16
2 Finland Ari Vatanen United Kingdom Terry Harryman Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2 8:30:33
3 West Germany Walter Röhrl West GermanyChristian Geistdörfer Audi Sport quattro 8:31:42
8 Argentina
5º Marlboro Rally Argentina
(31 Jul – 3 Aug)
  • 23 stages
  • 959 km
  • Gravel
1 Finland Timo Salonen Finland Seppo Harjanne Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2 10:04:33
2 Austria Wilfred Wiedner Austria Franz Zehetner Audi quattro A2 10:18:29
3 Argentina Carlos Reutemann France Jean-François Fauchille Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2 10:35:47
9 Finland
35th 1000 Lakes Rally
(23-25 Aug)
  • 50 stages
  • 479 km
  • Gravel
1 Finland Timo Salonen Finland Seppo Harjanne Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2 4:10:35
2 Sweden Stig Blomqvist Sweden Björn Cederberg Audi Sport quattro S1 4:11:23
3 Finland Markku Alén Finland Ilkka Kivimäki Lancia 037 Rally 4:14:14
10 Italy
27º Rallye Sanremo
(29 Sep – 4 Oct)
  • 45 stages
  • 650 km
  • Gravel
  • Tarmac
1 West Germany Walter Röhrl West GermanyChristian Geistdörfer Audi Sport quattro S1 7:10:10
2 Finland Timo Salonen Finland Seppo Harjanne Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2 7:16:39
3 Finland Henri Toivonen Finland Juha Piironen Lancia 037 Rally 7:18:02
11 Ivory Coast
17ème Rallye Côte d’Ivoire
(30 Oct – 3 Nov)
  • 63 controls
  • 4187 km
  • Gravel
1 Finland Juha Kankkunen United Kingdom Fred Gallagher Toyota Celica TCT +4:46 pen
2 Sweden Björn Waldegård Sweden Hans Thorszelius Toyota Celica TCT +4:46 pen
3 France Alain Ambrosino France Daniel Le Saux Nissan 240RS +6:19 pen
12 United Kingdom
34th Lombard RAC Rally
(24-28 Nov)
  • 63 stages
  • 880 km
  • Gravel
  • Tarmac
1 Finland Henri Toivonen United Kingdom Neil Wilson Lancia Delta S4 9:32.05
2 Finland Markku Alén Finland Ilkka Kivimäki Lancia Delta S4 9:33.01
3 United Kingdom Tony Pond United Kingdom Rob Arthur MG Metro 6R4 9:34.32

TOP 10 – DRIVER STANDINGS

# Driver Event pts
Monaco
MC
Sweden
SE
Portugal
PT
Kenya
KE
France
FR
Greece
GR
New Zealand
NZ
Argentina
AR
Finland
FI
Italy
IT
Ivory Coast
CI
United Kingdom
GB
1 Finland Timo Salonen 12 12 20 4 20 20 20 20 15 127
2 Sweden Stig Blomqv. 10 15 10 15 10 15 75
3 West Germany Walter Röhrl 15 12 12 20 59
4 Finland Ari Vatanen 20 20 15 55
5 Finland Juha Kankku. 20 20 8 48
6 Finland Henri Toivonen 6 10 12 20 48
7 Finland Markku Alén 12 10 15 37
8 Sweden Björn Waldeg. 15 4 15 34
9 Kenya Mike Kirkland 12 4 10 26

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