1979 World Rally Championship


Swedish Rally
16th-18th February 1979

 1   3 Stig Blomqvist/Bjorn Cederberg           Saab 99 Turbo					JNF 756
 3   5 Pentti Airikkala/Risto Virtnanen		Vauxhall Chevette				XVA 620T
 4   2 Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimäki		Fiat Abarth 131					TOP 35975
 5   4 Hannu Mikkola/Arne Hertz			Ford Escort RS					STW 201R
     1 Björn Waldegård/Hans Thorszelius    	Ford Escort RS        				WTW 569S
     6 Ari Vatanen/David Richards		Ford Escort RS					WTW 567S
     7 Anders Kulläng/Bruno Berglund      	Opel GTE     
     8 Per Eklund/Hans Sylvan         		Saab 99 Turbo					HZE 060
    10 Bror Danielsson/Ulf Sundberg        	Opel GTE              				JLS 754
 R  11 Leif Asterhag/Anders Gullberg     	Toyota Celica         				BYC 884
    12 John Haugland/Martin Holmes       	Datsun 160J        				KNY57RU7692
 R  13 Jean-Luc Therier/Michel Vial         	Toyota Celica      				BYC 883
    14 Björn Johansson/Ragnar Spjuth       	Opel GTE              				KFA 029
    15 Ola Strömberg/Hansjöran Ericson   	Saab 99 EMS           				HRE 625
    19 Sven-Inge Neby/Lars Bäckman        	Volvo 142             				KKA 659
    23 Jan Glad/Poul Andreasen      		Opel GTE
    24 Stasis Brundza/Arvidas Girdauskas  	Lada 1500 S					00-11ABO
    26 Per Carlsson/Ole Jensen          	Saab V4               				CBZ 662
    27 Thord Möller/Ulf Norman          	Opel Kadett 1200      				GHJ 941
    28 Clas Fredriksson/Christina Nordqvist 	Saab V4               				BZO 650
    29 Ruben Börjesson/Marianne Sterner    	Lada 1500 S
    30 Lars Enoksson/Leif Augustsson     	Saab V4    
    32 Björn Sjunning/Hans Andersson      	Opel GTE   
    33 Jan Sellholm/Anders Valdemarsson 	Opel GTE   
    34 Nikolay Elizarov/Kastitis Girdauskas 	Lada 1500 S
    35 Bengt Nilsson/Lars-E Carlström    	Lada 1500 S
    36 Sören Nilsson/Anders Olsson       	Opel GTE   
    37 Lars Carlsson/Mats Nordström      	Ford Escort 2000    				KO-DD 961
    38 Lasse Jönsson/Donald Karlsson     	Porsche Carrera
    42 Jan-Olov Olsson/Lars-Olov Bengtsson 	Volvo 142      
    43 Sune Danielsson/Bengt Linder        	Opel Ascona    
    44 Kjell Melin/Ola Hellgren        		VW Golf GTI    
    47 Lasse Jansson
    49 Göran Gustafsson/Lennart Eriksson    	Opel GTE
    51 Tom Trana/Lars Billengren     		Peugeot 504 D
    56 Åke Gustavsson/Göran Gustavsson    	Ford Escort RS
    57 Kenneth Idengren/Leif Bogren         	Saab V4
    59 Bernth Johnson/Rolf Persson        	BMW 2002
    60 Mats Jonsson/Per Hansson         	Volvo 142
    62 Börje Nilsson
    63 Rickard Nilsson/Sven-E Axelsson     	Opel Ascona
    64 Lars-Ove Olsson/Per-A Andersson     	Volvo 142  
    65 Jonny Pollack/Sam Bernardsson     	Saab V4    
    66 Jan Sönegård/Mikael Gyltman      	BMW 2002   
    74 Göran Tyrbjörn/Kent Karlsson       	Daf 66     
    80 Torbjörn Erlandsson/L-G Fredriksson     	Volvo 142
    82 Christian Bäckström/Kenneth Erixon      	Volvo 142
    84 Erkki Temmes/Göran Dahlback      	Opel GTE   
    86 Stig Johansson/Per-O Carlsson      	Opel GTE   
    88 Ebbe Alriksson/Hans Nicklasson     	Opel GTE   
    93 Anders Eriksson/Per-E Svensson      	VW Golf GTI
    95 Anders Ragnesten/Roger Martinsson    	Saab V4    
    97 Åke Zackrisson/Stig Zackrisson     	Saab V4    
    98 Thomas Widen/Peter Albertsson    	Ford Escort 1600
    99 Lars Strand/Larserik Håkansson  		Saab V4
   100 Lennart Skogh/Jan-Erik Hed        	Saab V4
   103 Kenneth Karlsson/Gunne Karlsson      	Lada 1500 S
   104 Knut Johansson/Björn Westin        	Saab V4
   105 Tomas Hane/Dick Hane           		Saab V4
   109 Bo Salomonsson/Johnny Bengtsson    	Opel Kadett 1200
   114 Bengt Andersson/Åge Larsson         	Simca 1100
   117 John Andersen/St Nielsen          	Lancia A112 Ab
   118 Björn Alsterbo/Lars Alsterbo       	Simca 1100
   120 Christer Sunner/Alf Qvist           	Opel GTE  				JEX 980
   124 Björn Blomqvist/Benny Melander      	Opel GTE 
   130 Kenth-Bore Munther/Björn Hagström      Saab V4
   133 Janne Blom/Ingvar Fredriksson  		Volvo 142
   136 Åke Andersson/Mats Persson        	Saab V4  
   147 Anders Westlund/Conny Andersson     	Volvo 122
   148 Leif Salander/Harry Rajala        	Saab V4  
   154 Bengt Sneitz/Christina Rönn      	Saab V4  
   158 Sven Paulsson/Gunnar Olsson       	Opel GTE 



Acropolis Rally
? July 1979

 1     Bjorn Waldegaard/Hans Thorszelius        Ford Escort RS1800		13h36m06
 2     Salonen/Harjanne				Datsun 160J			14h07m34
 3     Kallstrom/Billstam			Datsun 160J			14h12m39
 4     Jean Ragnotti/Andrie                     Renault R5 Alpine		14h20m16
 5     Iaveris/Stefanis				Ford Escort RS1800		14h37m01
 6     Moschous/Simetra II			Datsun 160J			14h55m27
 7     Gallo/Petropoulos			Datsun 160J			15h05m08
 8     Blahna/Motal				Skoda 130RS			16h10m22
 9     Elizarov/Moskovskih			Lada 1600			16h13m15
10     Vukovich/Brum				Lada 1600			16h34m11
11     Pesmazoglou/Katsounis			Opel Ascona			16h36m22
12     Jaroszewiz/Zyszkowski			Polonez 2000			16h48m26
13     Carlo/Kriadis				Renault 5 TS			16h55m00
14     Ohu/Diener				Lada 1600			17h37m17
15     Gemenis/El Nak				Datsun 1600SSS			17h50m12
16     Hiburger/Weitz				Wartburg 353			17h53m33
17     Protopappas/"Isavros"			Datsun 160J Violet		18h02m50
18     Panourgias/Haimanis			Renault 18TL			18h11m25
19     Manolis Halivelakis/Theodore Korakis	Toyota Corolla
 R     Ove Andersson/Henry Liddon		Toyota Celica
 R     Jean-Luc Therier/Michel Vial		Toyota Celica


1000 Lakes Rally (Jyväskylän Suurajot)
24th-26th August 1979

 1   1 Markku Alén/Ilkka Kivimäki               Fiat 131 Abarth         14471 pts
 2     Ari Vatanen/Dave Richards                Ford Escort RS          14562
 3   5 Björn Waldegård/Claes Billstam           Ford Escort RS          14835		WTW 567S
 4  18 Ulf Grönholm/Bob Rehnström               Fiat 131 Mirafiori      15041
 5     Timo Salonen/Seppo Harjanne              Datsun Violet           15110
 6     Lasse Lampi/Pentti Kuukkala              Ford Escort RS          15254
 7     Tapio Rainio/Erkki Nyman                 Toyota Celica           15260		BYC 883
 8   4 Per Eklund/Hans Sylvan                   Triumph TR7             15468		TUD 682T
 9     Erkki Pitkänen/Juhani Paalama            Datsun Violet           15601
10     Pekka Vilpponen/Rauno Kangasniemi        Ford Escort RS          15624
14     Juha Kankkunen/Timo Hantunen             Ford Escort RS2000
21  34 Björn Blomqvist/Roine Hasselberg		Opel GTE				KAY 074
25  44 Mats Jonsson/Magnus Olsson		Volvo 142				FDA 561
31  12 Kyösti Hämäläinen                        Mercedes-Benz 300D
33  51 Kurt Nensen/Marianne Sterner		Saab 96 V4				GOL 590
61  63 Birgitta Lundell/Irene Henriksson	Opel Kadett				KHX 489
 R     Hannu Mikkola/Arne Hertz                 Ford Escort RS          SS17
 R     Timo Mäkinen/Henry Liddon                Toyota Celica           SS2		DEG 700
 R     Simo Lampinen/Juhani Markkanen           Triumph TR7             SS25
 R     Henri Toivonen/Juha Paajanen             Fiat 131 Mirafiori      SS15
 R     Pauli Toivonen/Juhani Korhonen           Sunbeam Avenger         SS22
 R  10 Anders Kulläng/Bruno Berglund		Opel GTE				GG-CA 848
 R  16 Björn Johansson/Ragnar Spjuth		Opel GTE				JLS 754
 R  47 Per Carlsson/Ole Jensen			Saab V4					CBZ 662
 R  54 Jan Hagman/Anders Husman			Ford Escort RS				KEM 471
 R  68 Robert Öfverberg/Rolf Melleroth		Opel Ascona B				ACH 852
 R  79 Ingemar Persson/Juhani Anthoni		Ford Escort RS				HFF 629
 R 110 Kjell-Åke Hedin/Gladys Nordgren		Opel GTE				JGH 062



RAC Rally
18th-21st November 1979

 1   1 Hannu Mikkola/Arne Hertz                 Ford Escort RS 1800			WTW 569S
 2  12 Russell Brookes/				Ford Escort RS 1800			UNY 956S
 3    						Datsun 160J Violet
 5     Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki		Lancia Stratos				TON 41648
 7     Pentti Airikkala/Risto Virtanen		Vauxhall Chevette HS2300
 9   4 Björn Waldegård/Hans Thorszelius		Ford Escort RS				GJN 126T
11     Tapio Rainio/Henry Liddon		Toyota Celica GT			BYC 883
12     Jimmie McRae/Nicholson			Vauxhall Chevette HS2300
13   9 Per Eklund/Hans Sylvan			Triumph TR7 V8				XJO 414V
14  						Datsun 160J Violet
16     Elsmore/Harrold				Triumph TR7 V8
17     Simo Lampinen/Fred Gallagher		Triumph TR7 V8
18						Audi
20						Audi
       John Taylor/Phil Short			Ford Escort RS 1800
       Roger Clark				Ford Escort RS 1800			POO 594R
       Ari Vatanen/Dave Richards		Ford Escort RS 1800			GVX 488T
       Greg Carr/Fred Gocentas			Ford Escort RS 1800
       Gwenda Eadie/Felicity Kerr		Ford Fiesta 1600
       Walter Röhrl/Christian Geistdorfer	Fiat 131 Abarth
 R   5 Stig Blomqvist/Björn Cederberg     	Saab 99 Turbo        			JNF 756
 R  14 Bror Danielsson/Ulf Sundberg        	Ford Escort RS 18    			WLC 748S
 R  19 Leif Asterhag/Mike Broad          	Toyota Celica GT     			K-AE 2060
 R  22 Ola Strömberg/Bo Reinicke         	Saab 99 Turbo        			BTP 103
 R  24 Björn Johansson/Ragnar Spjuth       	Opel GTE             			JLS 754
 R  46 Lasse Jönsson/Ulf Sundberg        	Porsche Carrera
 R  51						Fiat 131             			KHY 299
 R  52 Christer Sunner/Johnny Johansson    	Opel GTE
 R  63 Lars Sundling/Tom Monsen          	Vauxhall Chevette
 R  70 Kurt Nensen/Marianne Sterner    		Saab V4              			GOL 590
 R  81 Morgan Carlsson/Anders Dawidsson    	Ford Escort RS 18    			FUB 070
 R  92 Robert Öfverberg/Mats Ekström        	Opel Ascona
 R 127 Krister Sköldin/Eric Lindgren       	Volvo 142
 R     Jean-Luc Therier/Michel Vial		Toyota Celica				K-AE 2988

Notes: 224 entries, 175 starters, 74 finishers


Monte Carlo Rally
? January 1979

 1     Bernard Darniche/Alain Mahe              Lancia Stratos HF    	8h13m38
 2     Bjorn Waldegaard                         Ford Escort RS1800   	8h13m44
 3     Markku Alen                              Fiat 131 Abarth      	8h17m47
 4     Jean-Claude Andruet                      Fiat 131 Abarth      	8h19m20
 5     Hannu Mikkola                            Ford Escort RS1800   	8h23m07
 6     Jean-Pierre Nicolas                      Porsche Carrera      	8h26m37
 7     Michele Mouton                           Fiat 131 Abarth      	8h34m46
 8     Guy Frequelin                            Renault 5 Alpine     	8h44m27
 9     Jacques Almeras                          Porsche Carrera      	8h49m56
10     Ari Vatanen                              Ford Fiesta 1600     	8h50m15
88   6 Fulvio Bacchelli/Bruno Scabini		Lancia Stratos [1580]	accident	TO N 98792


TAP Rally of Portugal
? 1979

 1     Hannu Mikkola/Arne Hertz                 Ford Escort RS
 3     Ove Andersson/Henry Liddon		Toyota Celica
 R     Jean-Luc Therier/Michel Vial		Toyota Celica


Safari Rally
? 1979

 1     Shekhar Mehta/Mike Doughty               Datsun 160J
 2     Hannu Mikkola                            Mercedes 450SLC
 ?   6 Vic Preston Jr                           Mercedes 450SLC
 ?     Bjorn Waldegård                          Mercedes 450SLC


New Zealand Rally
? 1979

 1     Hannu Mikkola/Arne Hertz                 Ford Escort RS


Criterium du Quebec
? 1979

 1     Bjorn Waldegaard/Hans Thorszelius        Ford Escort RS
 5     Taisto Heinonen/Erkki Nyman		Toyota Celica
 R     John Nixon/Lynn Nixon			Toyota Celica


San Remo Rally
? 1979

 1     "Tony"/Mauro Mannini                     Lancia Stratos
 2     Walter Röhrl                             Fiat 131 Abarth
 3
 4     Tony Pond/Ian Grindrod                   Sunbeam Lotus
16     Fragale/Fornengo 			Fiat 127 Sport
17     Pisi/De Fabritis 			Fiat 127 Sport
18     Garin/Motroni 				VW Golf GTi
19     Incudine/Barberis 			Opel Kadett GT/E
20     Peyrani/Bracotti 			Peugeot 104 ZS
21     Martino/Turco 				Fiat Ritmo 130
22     Maselli/Zagoreo 				Opel Kadett GT/E
23     Campanelli/Baņestra 			Citroen GS



Tour de Corse
? 1979

 1     Bernard Darniche/Alain Mahe              Lancia Stratos
 2     Jean Ragnotti                            Renault R5 Alpine
 8     Jean-Pierre Mari/Patrick de la Foata	Toyota Starlet



Bandama Rally (Ivory Coast)
? 1979

 1     Hannu Mikkola/Arne Hertz                 Mercedes 450 SLC
 2     Bjorn Waldegård                          Mercedes 450 SLC
 3     Andrew Cowan                             Mercedes 450 SLC
 4     Vic Preston Jr                           Mercedes 450 SLC
 5     Ove Andersson/Henry Liddon		Toyota Celica LB
 R     Jean-Luc Therier/Michel Vial		Toyota Celica LB


1979 International World Championship for Makes

 1     Ford


1979 World Rally Championship

 1     Bjorn Waldegaard                         Ford Escort RS