Drivers' Profile


TOMMI MAKINEN

Born on July 26, 1964 in Puuppola (Finland)
Single
Lives in Jyvaskyla (Finland)

Started his rally driving career in 1985 with a Ford Escort

In 1988 Tommi won the Finnish Rally Championship in Group-N. In 1990 he earned a chance to drive a Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 in 5 World Rally Championship events. He finished twice in the top 10 places overall and won the Group-N three times. In 1994 Tommi Scored his first WRC overall win 1000 Lakes Rally. He made his debut for the Mitsubishi Works Team at the 1994 Sanremo Rally. On the Swedish Rally of this year, he displayed his driving skills by taking the Lancer Evolution… , to a spectacular second place finish.

Main results:

1988 Series Champion for Group N in the Finnish Rally Championship
1990 1st Group N in the Rally of New Zealand
1st Group N in the 1000 Lakes Rally
1st Group N in the Rally Australia
3rd Group N in the Sanremo Rally
Series 3rd for Group N in the World Rally Championship
1991 2nd Group N in the Swedish Rally
1993 4th overall in the Swedish Rally
6th overall in the Acropolis Rally
4th overall in the 1000 Lakes Rally
1994 1st overall in the 1000 Lakes Rally
Joined Mitsubishi Ralliart Team
1995 4th overall in the Monte Carlo Rally
2nd overall in the Swedish Rally
2nd overall in the Rally of Malaysia
1st overall in the 1000 Lakes Rally
4th overall in the Rally of Australia
1st overall in the Rally of Thailand
1996 1st overall in the Swedish Rally
1st overall in the Safari Rally
2nd overall in the Acropolis Rally
1st overall in the Rally Argentina
1st overall in the1000Lakes Rally
1st overall in the Rally Australia


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