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Juha Kangas
Like so many finnish rally drivers, Juha Kangas has rural background. Son to a farmer, Juha started his driving with tractors at the age of five but interest to cars came only some five years later. Rallies Juha entered in 1992 as he got the drivers' license and as most finnish rally drivers, he too started with Group F rear-wheel driven Ford Escort.

Just two years later he became Finnish Junior Rally Champion and when finnish motorsport association created coaching team for young rally drivers in 1995, Juha Kangas was included. After Junior title, Kangas had a lot to learn: move from RWD Escort to 4WD Galant, from blind rallies to pace-notes and from hobby to serious business.

Steady progress was rewarded in 1998 when Prodrive contracted Juha and with aim to tutor him into a future champion with five year programme. In New Zealand he was given Subaru's third car with instructions to settle in and learn. Paired with experienced Pentti Kuukkala, Juha followed instructions until he went off in stage 12. After that he did half a dozen rallies in Group N Imprezas and eventually Subaru deal was quietly scrapped.

Since then Juha led quiet life until Suzuki signed him to drive their Ignis in Junior Championship for 2002. Four accidents out of seven starts and that contract was not renewed. Next year Juha has moved to Australian national championship, driving for Les Walkden team.

WRC starts:25
first: Finland 1996
latest: Australia 2004
Resultswins:0 (0.0% of starts)
second places: 0 
third places: 0  
total podiums: 0 (0.0% of starts)
points finishes: 0  
total points scored: 0  (drivers' championship points)
DNF's: 14 (56.0% of starts)
Stage wins: 0 
Best result: 13th (Sweden 1997: 3rd in N4)
First WRC event: 1996 Finland
First DNF: 1996 Finland
First scored point: no points scored
First stage win: no SS wins
First time led rally: has not led
First podium: no podium finishes
First win: no wins
Career summary
  Team  StartsWinsPodiumsDNF'sPointsRank
 1996  Private1 0 0 1 0  -   
 1997  Private2 0 0 0 0  -   
 1998  Private,
4 0 0 2 0  -   
 1999  Private5 0 0 3 0  -   
 2000  Private1 0 0 1 0  -   
 2001  Private2 0 0 1 0  -   
 2002  Private8 0 0 4 0  -   
 2003  Private1 0 0 1 0  -   
 2004  Private1 0 0 1 0  -   
Juha Kangas
Nationality: Finland
Birthday: 23-Dec-1973