Marcus Gronholm
Marcus Gronholm
Nationality WRC in Finland
Debut Rally 1989 1000 Lakes Rally
Last Rally (if applicable) 2009 Rally de Portugal
Date of Birth February 5th 1968
First Win/Best Finish 2000 Swedish Rally
Wins 30
Championships 2
Official Website

Marcus Gronholm is one of the most successful drivers of all time with 30 wins. He won the championship in his first full season in 2000 and followed it up in 2002 with another drivers championship.

He had some disappointing seasons with Peugoet after that which prompted him to join Ford. In 2006, he finished 2nd just 1 point behind Sebastien Loeb and again in 2007, runner up to Loeb finishing 4 pts behind.

Marcus Gronholm-2002 Rally Finland

Gronholm giving it all at the 2002 Rally Finland

It has now been revealed that he will be competing in the 2009 Rally of Portugal in a Subaru Impresa WRC 2008. It is only a one-off rally for Marcus, who has not competed since the end of 2007.

List of World Rally Championship Wins Edit

2000 Swedish Rally

2000 Rally New Zealand

2000 Rally Finland

2000 Rally Australia

2001 Rally Finland

2001 Rally Australia

2001 Network Q Rally of Great Britain

2002 Swedish Rally

2002 Cyprus Rally

2002 Rally Finland

2002 Rally New Zealand

2002 Rally Australia

2003 Swedish Rally

2003 Rally New Zealand

2003 Rally Argentina

2004 Rally Finland

2005 Rally Finland

2005 Rally Japan

2006 Rallye Automobile de Monte Carlo

2006 Swedish Rally

2006 Acropolis Rally

2006 Rally Finland

2006 Rally of Turkey

2006 Rally New Zealand

2006 Wales Rally GB

2007 Swedish Rally

2007 Rally d'Italia Sardegna

2007 Acropolis Rally

2007 Rally Finland

2007 Rally New Zealand