Monday | 27 Apr 2020

Semi-Finals - Loeb v Kankkunen. Vote now!

The Greatest WRC Driver, presented by Pirelli draws closer to its pinnacle, with the Semi-Finals now open. Sébastien Loeb meets Juha Kankkunen in the first pairing.

The Semi-Finals are now upon us, with the first match-up delivering a combined 13 world titles as Frenchman Sébastien Loeb meets Finland's Juha Kankkunen.

Voting is open for 24 hours, closing at 10:00 CET on Tuesday 28 April. The Semi-Final results will be revealed on Wednesday 29 April, at the completion of the round.

The Greatest WRC Driver: Sébastien Loeb

The Greatest WRC Driver: Juha Kankkunen

Sébastien Loeb
Nationality: French
Manufacturers: Citroën, Hyundai
WRC starts: 179*
WRC titles: 9*
WRC wins: 79*
WRC podiums: 118

Sébastien Loeb’s WRC career is second to none. He rewrote the record books by winning a remarkable nine consecutive world titles and 79 rally victories – all with Citroën. It’s an astonishing achievement for a man who only claimed his first world crown aged 30 and who remains a WRC frontrunner at the age of 46.

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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.