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General information
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Official name: Rothmans Opel Rally Team
Operated by: Opel
Headquarters: Russelsheim, West-Germany
Regular drivers
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Car nr 1: Ari Vatanen
2: Henri Toivonen
3: Guy Frequelin
3: Jimmy McRae
Key personnel
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Team manager: Jochen Berger
Chief engineer: Karl-Heinz Goldstein
Car and tyres
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Car: Opel Ascona 400
 Opel Manta 400
 Note: Manta 400 debuted in Corsica
Tyres: Michelin
Sponsors and partners
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Rothmans, Michelin, Mobil
Season statistics
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Best result: 1st: Safari (Ari Vatanen)
Rallies contested: 8 (works entries)
WRC starts: 17 (works entries)
Outright wins: 1 (wins to rallies ratio 12.5 %)
Podiums: 2 (podiums to starts ratio 11.8 %)
DNF's: 9 (DNF's to starts ratio 52.9 %)
Stage wins: 24
Points scored: 87 (manufacturer championship)
Avg points per rally: 10.9
Entries
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Monte Carlo  



Sweden  

Safari  


Corsica  

Acropolis  



Finland  


San Remo  


Great Britain  

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6:
10:

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11:

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9:

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7:

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Ari Vatanen  
Henri Toivonen  
Guy Frequelin  

Ari Vatanen  

Ari Vatanen  
Rauno Aaltonen  

Guy Frequelin  

Ari Vatanen  
Henri Toivonen  
Jimmy McRae  

Ari Vatanen  
Henri Toivonen  

Ari Vatanen  
Henri Toivonen  

Henri Toivonen  
Ari Vatanen  
Jimmy McRae  
5th
6th
retired (accident)

6th

1st
retired (engine)

retired (engine)

4th
retired (accident)
8th

retired (halfhaft)
retired (engine)

retired (accident)
4th

retired (engine)
retired (head gasket)
3rd
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