Friday | 10 Apr 2020

Round of 16 - Kankkunen v Solberg. Vote now!

Voting in the round of 16 of the WRC Greatest Driver, presented by Pirelli, enters its third day with Juha Kankkunen taking on Petter Solberg.

The third round of 16 battle sees four-time world champion Juha Kankkunen take on Qualifier to the main draw, Petter Solberg.

Voting is open for 24 hours, closing at 10:00 CET on Saturday 11 April. The Round of 16 results will be revealed on Saturday 18 April, at the completion of the round.

Juha Kankkunen
Nationality: Finnish
Manufacturers: Toyota, Peugeot, Lancia, Ford, Subaru, Hyundai
WRC starts: 162
WRC titles: 4
WRC wins: 23
WRC podiums: 75

Juha Kankkunen was renowned for his graceful driving style and dry wit. He is the only driver to have won a world title with three different manufacturers, retiring with four championships and 24 rally wins to his credit. The cool cigar-smoking Finn, who sported a Clark Gable moustache for much of his career, was one of the WRC's biggest stars in the 1980s and 1990s.


Petter Solberg
Nationality: Norwegian
Manufacturers: Ford, Subaru, Citroën, Volkswagen
WRC starts: 190
WRC titles: 1
WRC wins: 13
WRC podiums: 52

Few drivers brought more enthusiasm and showbiz to the WRC than Petter Solberg. Hollywood, as he was affectionately known, always carried the broadest of smiles during his driving career and was a huge fan favourite. Behind his easy-going nature, Solberg was  hugely competitive and sparked some of the WRC’s biggest celebrations when he clinched the 2003 world title in Wales.

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