Friday | 03 Apr 2020

Vote for your Greatest WRC Driver

We have launched a search to crown The Greatest WRC Driver of all time – and we’re asking YOU to play a vital role by voting in our step-by-step daily contest.

The winner will be revealed at the culmination of a month-long search, supported by WRC tyre manufacturer Pirelli, in which you, our fans, and an expert panel of journalists vote for their greatest in a series of head-to-head driver battles.

All 18 champions since the introduction of the FIA World Rally Championship drivers’ title in 1979 are joined by two wildcard entries – nominated on their performances – to rank the sport’s top 20 drivers.

All are WRC greats – but who is the greatest of all?  

And what defines the greatest? It could be world titles or rally wins. Or other factors such as sheer speed, bravery, tactical nous, mechanical sympathy. Or all of these together.

A tournament-style draw brings drivers into a head-to-head contest against each other. Every day, fans have the chance to vote for their favourite from each pairing right here on

The 20 drivers have been seeded based on titles, rally wins and podiums. The lowest eight seeds take part in a qualifying round, with the four winners from the driver duels joining the top 12 seeds in the first round.

The eight round one winners progress into the quarter-finals, followed by the semi-finals. The final will reveal The Greatest WRC Driver.

The drivers and their seedings are: 1. Sébastien Loeb; 2. Sébastien Ogier; 3. Tommi Mäkinen; 4. Juha Kankkunen; 5. Marcus Grönholm; 6. Carlos Sainz; 7. Miki Biasion; 8. Walter Röhrl; 9. Colin McRae; 10. Didier Auriol; 11. Hannu Mikkola; 12. Björn Waldegård; 13. Petter Solberg; 14. Ott Tänak; 15. Stig Blomqvist; 16. Timo Salonen; 17. Ari Vatanen; 18. Richard Burns; 19. Markku Alén; 20. Jari-Matti Latvala.

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The competition starts with the qualifying round at 10am CET Monday 6 April when voters are asked to decide the initial four driver duels between:

Petter Solberg v Jari-Matti Latvala

Ott Tänak v Markku Alén

Stig Blomqvist v Ari Vatanen

Timo Salonen v Richard Burns

The winners will be announced the following day and take their place in the first round, which begins on Wednesday 8 April. The results will be announced at the completion of the eight daily duels.

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The fan vote will count for 40 per cent of the result in each driver face-off. It will be combined with the decisions from our six expert journalists, whose vote will count for 10 per cent each, to produce a final result.

The panel of expert WRC journalists comprises of Julian Porter (WRC commentator and broadcaster, United Kingdom), Marco Giordo (Autosprint magazine, Italy), Reiner Kuhn (Motorsport aktuell, Germany) David Evans (DirtFish, USA), Loic Rocci (AUTOhebdo, France) and José-Manuel Gonzàlez (WRC+ All Live commentator, Spain).  


As well as voting daily, we invite you to predict how the tournament results will shape up and submit your prediction via Facebook Messenger by 10am CET on Monday, 6 April. IIf it matches the final version after voting is completed, you will be entered into a draw to win a prize from Pirelli and a one-year subscription to WRC+.

1. All entries must be received by 1000 CET on Monday 6 April 2020.
2. No more than one entry per person.
3. Correct entries will be entered into a draw.
4. The winners will be notified by email in May 2020.
5. Arrangements for delivering the prize will be confirmed with the winner.
6. Entry excludes employees of WRC Promoter GmbH, members of their families, their agents and anyone connected with the competition.
7. The prize(s) is non-transferable and must be accepted as offered.
8. There are no cash alternatives or cash substitutes for the prize.
9. Any personal data collected as part of this competition will be used only for notifying the winner and delivering the prize.
10. By entering, all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions.