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Mikko Hirvonen
Nationality Finnish
Debut Rally 2002 Neste Rally Finland
Last Rally (if applicable) 2014 Wales Rally GB
Date of Birth July 31st 1980
First Win/Best Finish 2006 Telstra Rally Australia
Wins 14
Championships 0
Official Website http://www.mikkohirvonen.com


Mikko Hirvonen is a Finnish rally driver. He goes into 2009 looking like the sole challenger to Citroen's Sebastien Loeb's 6th consectative championship having last year been runner-up in the championship. His team-mate at the BP Ford team is fellow fin, Jari-Matti Latvala. 2009 is Mikko's 4th season with Ford and he is looking to challenge Loeb. The 2009 Season was Hirvonen's best, finishing second in the championship, just a single point behind Loeb.

At the Rally d'Italia Sardegna, Hirvonen and Loeb both dropped time on day one in a bid to gain a better road position. After Loeb incurred a puncture, Hirvonen found himself unable to catch teammate Latvala, who had been pushing in front from start to finish. In the following Acropolis Rally in Greece, Hirvonen took his first win of the season. With Loeb crashing out, he reduced the Frenchman's championship lead to seven points. At the following Rally Poland, Loeb crashed again, although recovered to seventh, with Hirvonen winning his second consecutive rally he moved to the top of the standings. In Finland, Hirvonen took the lead on the first proper stage and continued pulling away from Loeb to take his debut win in his home event. A few weeks later, in Australia, Mikko was again in a tight battle with Loeb, where Loeb eventually won. Unfortunately for Loeb his car was found to have rollbar irregularities, as did Dani Sordo and Sébastien Ogier. They were then given 1 minute time penalties, which handed Hirvonen the win and 10 points.

Hirvonen retired from the WRC at the end of the 2014 season after spending nearly a decade at M-Sport. In his final rally, the 2014 Wales Rally GB, he scored a podium finish, finishing 2nd behind Sébastien Ogier.

Wins List Edit

2006 Telstra Rally Australia

2007 Rally Norway

2007 Rally Japan

2007 Wales Rally GB

2008 Jordan Rally

2008 Rally of Turkey

2008 Rally Japan

2009 Acropolis Rally of Greece

2009 Rally of Poland

2009 Rally Finland

2009 Rally Australia

2010 Rally Sweden

2011 Rally Sweden

2011 Rally Australia

ResultsEdit

Complete World Rally Championship results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pts Pos
2014 Monaco Sweden Mexico Portugal Argentina Italy Poland Finland Germany Australia France Spain United Kingdom 126 4th
Ret 4th 8th 2nd 9th Ret 4th 5th 5th 5th 5th 3rd 2nd
Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd Template:DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish 14thNon-points finish
BoldPole position ItalicsPoints for Fastest lap
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