1981 World Rally Championship


Monte Carlo Rally
? 1981

 1     Jean Ragnotti/Jean-Marc Andrie           Renault 5 Turbo


Swedish Rally
13th-15th February 1981

 1   2 Hannu Mikkola/Arne Hertz                 Audi Quattro A1			IN-NV 90
 2   4 Ari Vatanen/David Richards		Ford Escort RS			EUW 939V
 3   8 Pentti Airikkala/Risto Virtanen		Ford Escort RS			EUC 958V
 4   1 Anders Kulläng/Bruno Berglund      	Opel Ascona 400      		GG-CJ 649
 5   3 Stig Blomqvist/Björn Cederberg     	Saab 99 Turbo         		JNF 756
 6   7 Björn Johansson/Sven-Erik Andersson 	Opel Ascona 400       		VB-H 481
 7   9 Lasse Lampi/Pentti Kuukkala		Ford Escort RS			STW 129R
 8  12 Ola Strömberg/Hansjöran Ericson   	Saab 99 EMS           		HRE 625
 9   5 Per Eklund/Ragnar Spjuth       		Porsche 911 SC        		HOH 276
10  29 Sören Nilsson/Anders Olsson       	Datsun 160J          		TKS57TE8013
11  31 Björn Sjunning/Hans Andersson      	Opel GTE             		BZD 837
12  32 Mats Jonsson/Sven-Olov Kvarnlöv  	Volvo 142            		FDA 561
13  40 Roger Ericsson/Ragnar Larsson      	Opel Ascona B        		JOF 970
14  20 Bengt Thorsell/Jan-Olof Bohlin     	Opel Ascona 400      		PA-CE 803
15  50 Kalevi Aho/Carl-Johan Wolff		Ford Escort 2000		AA-112
16  30 Björn Blomqvist/Benny Melander      	Opel Ascona B        		JHU 415
17  69 Jan Sellholm/Per Rosendahl       	Toyota Starlet       
18  66 Claes Fredriksson/Christian Boden     	Saab V4              
19  41 Sören Käll/Gunnar Holmgren     		Opel GTE             		JNO 455
20  65 Per Carlsson/Rolf Melleroth      	Saab V4              
21  38 Jan-Olov Olsson/Kennet Smedserud    	Volvo 142            		FKC 813
22  44 Torsten Andersson/Kai Mattsson        	Opel GTE             		KBX 086
23  43 Anders Sunnerberg/Jan Nilsson         	Opel GTE             		KJF 404
24  88 Krister Karlsson/Sune Elofsson       	Toyota Celica        
25 110 Lars-Ove Olsson/J-O Johansson       	Ford Escort RS       
26  92 Billy Palmius/Ole Jensen          	Ford Escort RS       
27  64 Thord Möller/Christer Andersson  	Toyota Starlet       
28  90 Mikael Eriksson/Hans Bonnedal       	VW Golf GTI          
29  45 Arne Krogh/Kjell Andersson     		Opel GTE             
30 119 Åke Wikström/Anders Eklind       	Opel GTE             
31 122 Kenneth Eriksson/Lennart Larsson     	Saab V4              
32 116 Conny Nilsson/Kennet Olsson       	Opel GTE             
33  86 Bengt Dahl/Jörgen Lund         		Saab 99 Turbo        
34  56 Johnny Nyengen/Per Nyborg		Opel GTE
35 107 Rune Larsson/Larserik Håkansson  	Opel GTE             
36  68 Erik Uppsäll/Anders Johansson    	Saab V4              
37 111 Hans Peterzon/Ted Hansson         	Opel GTE             
38 114 Kent Andersson/Mikael Olsson       	Opel GTE             
39 124 Cemoni Ohlsson/Kenneth Karlsson    	Fiat 131             
40 125 Lennart Söderberg/Per-Olov Flogner    	Honda Civic          
41  83 Kent Funhammar/Åke Bergqvist       	Opel GTE             
42  70 Leif Salander/Håkan Jansson       	Saab V4              
43  34 Harry Joki/Olle Lindelöf       		Opel GTE             		JAU 708
44  71 Bo-Göran Fredin/Henrik Hedlund      	Fiat 131             
45 133 Ove Olofsson/Mats Persson        	Saab V4              
46 127 Hans Joelsson/Inge Larsson        	Saab V4              
47  73 Einar Karlqvist/Bo Nilsson          	Fiat 131             
48  62 Leif Magnusson/Göran Andersson     	Saab V4              
49  72 Håkan Svensson/Jan Sönegård        	Lada 1500 S          
50  55 Heiki Ohu/Toomas Diener			Lada 1600			00-22ABO
51  58 Sergei Vukovich/Anatoli Brum		Lada 1600			00-23ABO
52  49 Hans Inge/Ulf Axelsson        		Opel GTE             		?MF-071
53 113 Lennart Eriksson/Göran Teike         	Saab 99 EMS          
54  74 Lennart Skogh/Jan-Erik Hed        	Saab V4              
55 132 Per Gustavsson/Benny Berthsson     	Saab V4              
56  60 Eedo Raide/Georg Valdek			Laa 1600
57 134 Håkan Lidebjer/Karl-Axel Frisk     	Saab V4              
58 103 Ronny Qvist/Marino Ernholm      		BMW 2002             
59  96 Stefan Norberg/Jörgen Sundhäll     	Datsun 160J          
60  54 Christian Dorche/Bernard Martin-Dondo	Peugeot 505
61 131 Sven Jansson/Björn Cavalli-Björkm	Saab V4              
62 120 Bengt Andersson/Åge Larsson         	Simca 1100           
63 118 Ronnie Lönn/Inger Ahlström      		Opel GTE             
64 105 Lennart Börjesson/Ingemar Johanzon    	VW Golf GTI          
65 104 Anders Gustafsson/Klas Risfors        	Simca 1100           
66  79 Omar Ragnarsson/Jon Ragnarsson		Renault 5 Alpine
67  75 Jean-Michel Zyla/Jean-Luc Pegoix		Ford Escort 2000
68 129 Roland Björck/Roger Björck        	Fiat 131             
69  59 Per-Gunnar Nygaard/Steinar Jortun	Renault 5 Alpine
70  76 David Cowan/Les Cowan			Talbot Sunbeam
71 136 Ragnar Robertsson/S-Å Martinsson      	Lada 1500 S          
72  77 Philippe Hugla/Gilles Vergnaud		Audi 80 GT
73  82 Norbert Jahns/Gunther Schmidt		Toyota Starlet
 R  10 Ingvar Carlsson/Sven-R Hasselberg   	BMW 323i             		EUU 813
 R  11 Kyösti Hämäläinen/Juhani Korhonen     	Ford Escort RS     		UEL-584
 R  16 Bror Danielsson/Ola Hellgren        	Ford Escort RS       		WYJ 996S
 R  18 Lasse Jönsson/Ulf Sundberg        	Porsche 911 SC       		JHX 555
 R  22 Jan Hagman/Mats Matsson        		Ford Escort RS       		KEM 471
 R  25 Kalle Grundel/Leif Lindberg       	Saab 99 Turbo        		TNN-359
 R  26 Gunnar Fagerlind/Christer Gustavsson 	Talbot Lotus         		2904 WW2 92
 R  27 Erik Johansson/Conny Proos         	Saab 99 Turbo        		ADR 669
 R  28 Lars Enoksson/Leif Augustsson     	Saab 99 Turbo        		KGT 471
 R  33 Ingemar Frohm/Bo Ottosson         	Ford Escort 2000     		JNM 421
 R  35 Matti Suld/Claes Trygg         		Opel GTE             
 R  37 Gert Blomqvist/Tommy Blomqvist     	Opel GTE             		JAN 462
 R  42 Gunnar Pettersson/Arne Pettersson     	Ford Escort 2000     		HOB 619
 R  46 Christer Norling/Kjell Jansson       	Opel GTE             
 R  47 Mats Svensson/Göran Andersson     	Opel GTE             
 R  48 Ebbe Alriksson/Staffan Östergren   	Opel GTE             
 R  52 Stein Svendsen/Rune Gustavsson     	Volvo 242
 R  53 Freddy Kottulinsky/Ted Kottulinsky     	VW Golf
 R  67 Arne Allansson/Rolf Jägerstedt     	Toyota Starlet       
 R  78 Alain Letouze/Jean Mondon         	Mitsubishi Lancer
 R  80 Svend Jörgensen/Birger Golubov      	Opel Ascona B
 R  81 Jaakko Nieminen/Pekka Vaalavirta    	Ford Escort 1300
 R  85 Bo Bergstedt/Arne Ivarsson       	Ford Escort RS       
 R  87 Peter Thors/Valter Höglund      		Volvo 262            
 R  89 Per Bergström/Lennart Söderberg   	Ford Escort RS       
 R  91 Anders Kjällström/Thomas Kjellström   	BMW 2002             
 R  93 Lasse Lindqvist/Björn Adolfsson     	Lada 1600            
 R  94 Jan Källberg/Bror Andersson      	Volvo 242            
 R  95 Yngve Larsson/Owe Lindell         	Volvo 242            
 R  97 Leif-Åke Andersson/Ingemar Johansson   	BMW 2002
 R  98 Ulf Karlsson/Arvid Karlsson      	Volvo 142            
 R  99 Stig Nilsson/Håkan Bjur          	Opel Ascona          
 R 100 Göran Fredriksson/Lars Billinger      	Volvo 142            
 R 101 Tony Gasslander/Anders Åhman        	Volvo 142            
 R 102 Carl-Å Jardevall/Jan Folkesson       	Saab 99 EMS          
 R 108 Lars-Ove Pettersson/Mats Sjöström       	Opel GTE
 R 112 Kent Qvist/Henry Liljesson     		Opel GTE             
 R 115 Johnny Rang/Åke Johansson       		Opel GTE             
 R 117 Henry Kristensen/Kjell Linde         	Saab 99 EMS          
 R 123 Kenneth Östlund/Per-O Johansson     	Saab V4              
 R 128 Anders Johansson/Jan Lind            	Saab V4              
 R 130 Tommy Andersson/Gert Norin          	Saab V4              
 R 135 Lennart Hedqvist/Mats Johansson      	Saab V4              



28th Acropolis Rally
? 1981

 1   1 Ari Vatanen/David Richards               Ford Escort RS					DKP 191T
 2     Markku Alén/Ilkka Kivimäki		Fiat 131 Abarth
 3     Attilio Bettega/Maurizio Perrisnot	Fiat 131 Abarth
 4     Guy Fréquelin				Talbot
19     Costas Labropoulos/Sotiris Stellios	Toyota Corolla			18h37m34
20     G.Loukas/S.Bellas			Toyota Corolla			18h41m04
DQ     Michèle Mouton				Audi Quattro			illegal cooling duct
DQ     Hannu Mikkola				Audi Quattro			illegal cooling duct
       Franz Wittmann				Audi Quattro
 R						Mitsubishi Lancer Turbo
 R						Mitsubishi Lancer Turbo



TAP Rally of Portugal
? 1981

 1     Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki               Fiat 131 Abarth
 2
 3
 4
 5     Tony Pond/Ian Grindrod                   Datsun 160J


Safari Rally
17th-20th April 1981

 1     Shekhar Mehta/Mike Doughty               Datsun Violet GT	219 pens
 2     Rauno Aaltonen				Datsun Violet GT	224
 3     Mike Kirkland				Datsun Violet 160J	291
 4     Timo Salonen				Datsun S110		448
 5     Jochi Kleint				Opel Ascona 400		486
 6     J-C.Lefebvre				Peugeot 504 Coupe	512
 7     Y.Iwashita				Datsun S110		611
 8     J.Shah					Datsun PA10		630
 R     Alain Ambrosino/Jean-François Fauchille	Peugeot 504 Coupe	770 (finished, but deleted from results post event)
 9     M.Smith					Dodge Ramcharger	798
10     R.Hall					Dodge Ramcharger	851
 R     Anders Kullang				Opel Ascona 400		hit a hole/electrical failure

70 starters


Tour de Corse
? 1981

 1     Bernard Darniche/Alain Mahe              Lancia Stratos
 2
 3  18 Tony Pond/Ian Grindrod                   Datsun Violet GT


Codasur Rally (Argentina)
? 1981

 1     Guy Frequelin/Jean Todt                  Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
 2
 3
 4  12 Ernesto Soto                             Renault 12


Brazil Rally
? 1981

 1     Ari Vatanen/David Richards               Ford Escort RS


1000 Lakes Rally (Jyväskylän Suurajot)
28th-30th August 1981

 1     Ari Vatanen/David Richards               Ford Escort RS          4h07m27
 2     Markku Alén/Ilkka Kivimäki               Fiat Abarth             4h08m26
 3     Hannu Mikkola/Arne Hertz                 Audi Quattro            4h10m19
 4     Timo Salonen/Seppo Harjanne              Datsun Violet           4h13m26
 5     Pentti Airikkala/Risto Virtanen          Ford Escort RS          4h15m40
 6  15 Björn Johansson/Sven-Erik Andersson      Opel Ascona             4h16m18		VB-H 481
 7     Lasse Lampi/Pentti Kuukkala              Ford Escort RS          4h16m41
 8   9 Stig Blomqvist/Björn Cederberg           Talbot Sunbeam          4h19m09		LAC 999V
 9   4 Björn Waldgård/Hans Thorszelius          Toyota Celica           4h20m27		K-YC 149
10     Antero Laine/Juha Piironen               Mitsubishi Lancer       4h24m00
11     Kyösti Hämäläinen                        Mitsubishi Lancer 2000
12   7 Anders Kulläng/Bruno Berglund		Mitsubishi Lancer			ST944 191
27  45 Hans Olin/Roger Wästborn			Toyota Celica				DON 084
 R   6 Henri Toivonen/Fred Gallagher            Talbot Sunbeam          SS40/distributor
 R  10 Per Eklund/Ragnar Spjuth                 Porsche 911 SC          SS36		HOH 276
 R  29 Lasse Lindqvist/Kjell Bystrand		Opel Ascona B				JAN 521
 R  39 Thomas Hallberg/Kent Lundgren		Ford Escort 2000			EYO 217
 R  68 Harry Nielsen/Göran Andersson		Ford Escort 2000			KET 629
 R     Leo Kinnunen/Risto Anttila               Porsche 911 SC          SS4
 R  23 Tapio Raino                              Opel Ascona


San Remo Rally
? October 1981

 1     Michele Mouton/Fabrizia Pons             Audi Quattro
 ?  18 Cerrato					Fiat 131
 R   1 Walter Röhrl/Christian Geistdörfer       Porsche 911 SC          transmission


RAC Rally
22nd-25th November 1981

 1   5 Hannu Mikkola/Arne Hertz                 Audi Quattro
 2
 3  14 Stig Blomqvist/Björn Cederberg		Talbot Lotus					LAC 999V
 4
 5   9 Jean Ragnotti/Martin Holmes		Renault R5 Maxi					?? OVB 91
 6  13 Per Eklund/Ragnar Spjuth			Toyota Celica GT				K-WT 218
 7  54 Sören Nilsson/Anders Olsson		Datsun 160J					TKS57TE8013
 9  11 Anders Kullång/Bruno Berglund		Mitsubishi Lancer				ST944 191
11  26 Rod Millen/Bryan Harris			Mazda RX7					UKL 970X
16  56 Mats Jonsson/Johnny Johansson		Volvo 142
     1 Henri Toivonen/Fred Gallagher		Talbot Sunbeam Lotus		engine		KKV 444V
    17 Russell Brookes/Mike Broad		Talbot Sunbeam Lotus		prop-shaft	KKV 394V
    22 Roger Clark/Chris Serle			Ford Escort					?MB 857X
 R  24 John Buffum/Neil Wilson			Triumph TR7 V8			engine split in two	??? 251V
    31 Vukovich/Zvingevits			Lada
 R 173 Tom Bradley/Peter Allworthy		British Leyland Mini Clubman			GTL 430N
 R   3 Markku Alen/Ilkka Kivimaki		Lancia Stratos			wheel/brakes
       Ari Vatanen/Dave Richards		Ford Escort
       Guy Frequelin				Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
 R     Michele Mouton/Fabrizio Pons		Audi Quattro			stuck in snow
 R   6 Tony Pond/Mike Nicholson			Vauxhall Chevette HSR		SS80/half-shaft	K?L 305W
 R   8 Björn Waldegård/Hans Thorszelius		Toyota Celica GT				K-YC 149
 R  21 Bjorn Johansson/Sven-Erik Andersson	Opel Ascona 400					VB-H481
 R  38 Jan Hagman/Göran Gustafsson    		Ford Escort RS
 R  50 Jan Sellholm/Hans Karlsson       	Toyota Starlet
 R  71 Gunnar Fagerlind/Christer Gustafsson 	Talbot Lotus
 R  87 Vinko Bercic/Dragutin Ovcar      	Opel Ascona



Ivory Coast Rally
? 1981

 1     Timo Salonen/Seppo Harjanne              Datsun Violet GT


1981 International World Championship for Makes

 1     Talbot


1981 World Rally Championship

 1     Ari Vatenen                              Ford Escort RS