J Kankkunen

Juha Kankkunen

Juha Kankkunen
Nationality WRC in Finland
Debut Rally 1979 1000 Lakes Rally
Last Rally (if applicable) 2002 Network Q Rally
Date of Birth April 2nd 1959
First Win/Best Finish 1985 Marlboro Safari Rally
Wins 23
Championships 4
Official Website

Juha Kankkunen, born April 2nd 1959 is a finnish rally driver and one of the most successful in the sport. He has taken 23 World Rally Victories.

Kankkunen's Peugeot 205 T16

Juha Kankkunen driving a Peugeot 205 T16 in 1986.

Juha's first rally was the 1979 1000 Lakes Rally (rally Finland) and his first victory came in the Toyota Celica when he won the Safari Rally in 1985. He has won 4 World Rally Championships, equal with Tommi Makinen and second only to Sebastian Loeb. He has won rallies for 4 different teams: Toyota, Peugeot, Lancia and Subaru.