Per-Gunnar Andersson (rally driver)

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Per-Gunnar Andersson
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Andersson at the 2017 World RX of Sweden
Personal information
Nationality Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish
Born (1980-03-10) 10 March 1980 (age 39)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2002 2013
Teams Suzuki, Stobart Ford
Rallies74
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums0
Stage wins6
Total points34
First rally2002 Swedish Rally
Last rally 2013 Rallye Deutschland

Per-Gunnar "P-G" Andersson (born 10 March 1980 in Årjäng) is a Swedish rally driver. He is a two-time winner of the Junior World Rally Championship.

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Career

Andersson celebrating his first JWRC victory at 2004 Rally Finland Per-Gunnar Andersson - 2004 Rally Finland.jpg
Andersson celebrating his first JWRC victory at 2004 Rally Finland
Andersson with Suzuki SX4 WRC at 2008 Rally Deutschland Per-Gunnar Andersson - 2008 Rallye Deutschland.jpg
Andersson with Suzuki SX4 WRC at 2008 Rally Deutschland
Andersson at 2010 Rally Finland with Skoda Fabia S2000 Rally Finland 2010 - shakedown - Per Gunnar Andersson 2.jpg
Andersson at 2010 Rally Finland with Škoda Fabia S2000

Andersson was competing in Junior World Rally Championship since 2003. He became JWRC champion in 2004 during his first complete season. Piloting a Suzuki Ignis S1600, he earned three wins, a second place, an eight place, and two retirements. He scored 39 points during this year while runner-up Nicolas Bernardi, piloting Renault Clio S1600, scored only 2 fewer points.

In 2005 season, Andersson continued competing in the JWRC with Suzuki Ignis S1600 and later Suzuki Swift S1600. Although he won Rally Acropolis, the rest of season wasn't that successful and, in final standings, Andersson finished sixth with 30 points.

In 2006, Andersson was still racing in JWRC with a Suzuki Swift S1600. He won Rally Sweden but was excluded from Rally Turkey and crashed at Rally GB. He finished the season in third place with 29 points. Second place was Urmo Aava piloting a Suzuki Swift S1600 with 31 points, and Patrik Sandell became JWRC champion piloting a Renault Clio S1600 with 32 points.

In 2007 Andersson became Junior World Rally Champion for a second time with a Suzuki Swift S1600. Andersson won three rallies, scored one second place and one fourth place. Runner-up was Urmo Aava piloting a Suzuki Swift S1600 and third was Martin Prokop piloting a Citroen C2 S1600.

With two JWRC titles he was chosen by factory WRC team. Suzuki World Rally Team in the 2008 season. [1] He started the season by finishing eighth at the 2008 Monte Carlo Rally in his first rally in a World Rally Car. [2] He suffered from many mistakes and retirements during the season, finishing in the points only four times. His best result came in last two rallies of the season, fifth places at Rally Japan and Rally GB.

After the withdrawal of the Suzuki team at the end of 2008, Andersson was left without a regular drive for 2009. A drive in an ageing Škoda Fabia at Rally Norway saw two stage wins and a place in the top six on the first day before clutch problems forced him to retire. After that Andersson participated only at few local rallies and prepared for next season.

2010 Andersson was racing in SWRC with Škoda Fabia S2000, and won SWRC Rally Sweden. Although he was later removed from SWRC 2010 standings and only his victory in Sweden counted. He also raced a Ford Focus WRC in Rally Bulgaria for Stobart WRT and finished seventh..

In 2011, Andersson competed in two WRC events with a Ford Fiesta RS WRC, finishing seventh in Sweden and in Italy. He drove Tommi Mäkinen Racing's Subaru Impreza STi R4 on Rally Finland, finishing fifteenth. He was also signed by Proton Motorsport to drive one of the Satria Neo S2000s in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. The team's season was full of mechanical failures. The competitiveness of the car was also poor compared to that of rivals (i.e. Skoda Fabia S2000, Peugeot 207 S2000); he only scored points in the Barum Czech Rally Zlín, finishing ninth.

As for 2012, Proton decided to enter the S2000 World Rally Championship (SWRC), with Andersson as their number one driver. The season started off bittersweet, with Andersson leading almost till the end of the Monte Carlo Rallye, but was forced to retire due to fire. In Sweden, he bounced back, and won the SWRC category. He followed this up with a second place in New Zealand, and with a win in Finland. However, due to various problems and retirements in Wales and France, Craig Breen passed Andersson to claim the lead of the category, and with Andersson unable to win in Spain, he finished runner-up to the Irishman, although this was Proton's best result since winning the PWRC in 2002.

Racing record

Complete WRC results

YearEntrantCar12345678910111213141516WDCPoints
2002 Per-Gunnar Andersson Renault Clio RS MON SWE
43
FRA ESP CYP ARG GRE KEN FIN GER ITA NZL AUS GBR NC0
2003 Per-Gunnar Andersson Renault Clio S1600 MON SWE TUR NZL ARG GRE CYP GER FIN
Ret
AUS ITA
19
FRA ESP
Ret
GBR
Ret
NC0
2004 Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
19
GRE
Ret
TUR
11
ARG FIN
16
GER JPN
Ret
GBR
Ret
ITA
9
FRA ESP
16
AUS NC0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII SWE
25
MEX NZL CYP
2005 Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
18
SWE
18
MEX
14
NZL
17
ITA
22
CYP
33
TUR
19
GRE
15
ARG NC0
Suzuki Swift S1600 FIN
Ret
GER
16
GBR
22
JPN
22
FRA ESP
Ret
AUS
2006 Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Swift S1600 MON SWE
19
MEX ESP FRA ARG
34
ITA
21
GRE GER FIN
18
JPN CYP TUR
DSQ
AUS NZL GBR
Ret
NC0
2007 Suzuki Sports Europe Suzuki Swift S1600 MON SWE NOR
18
MEX POR
14
ARG ITA
14
GRE FIN GER NZL ESP
15
FRA
20
JPN IRE GBR NC0
2008 Suzuki World Rally Team Suzuki SX4 WRC MON
8
SWE
Ret
MEX
Ret
ARG
24
JOR
Ret
ITA
9
GRE
11
TUR
Ret
FIN
Ret
GER
15
NZL
6
ESP
32
FRA
17
JPN
5
GBR
5
12th12
2009 Per-Gunnar Andersson Škoda Fabia WRC IRE NOR
Ret
CYP POR ARG ITA GRE POL FIN AUS ESP GBR NC0
2010 Per-Gunnar Andersson Škoda Fabia S2000 SWE
10
13th8
Rufa Sport MEX JOR
16
TUR NZL POR
16
FIN
10
GER
13
JPN FRA ESP GBR
Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 BUL
7
2011 Per-Gunnar Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC SWE
7
MEX POR JOR 20th6
M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team ITA
15
ARG GRE
Tommi Mäkinen Racing Subaru Impreza STi R4 FIN
15
GER AUS FRA ESP GBR
2012 Proton Motorsport Proton Satria Neo S2000 MON
Ret
SWE
14
MEX POR ARG GRE NZL
23
FIN
11
GER GBR
24
FRA
24
ITA ESP
8
24th4
2013 Per-Gunnar Andersson Ford Fiesta S2000 MON SWE MEX POR
Ret
ARG GRE 23rd4
AT Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC ITA
13
FIN
8
GER
Ret
AUS FRA ESP GBR

JWRC results

YearEntrantCar123456789JWRCPoints
2004 Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
8
GRE
Ret
TUR
1
FIN
1
GBR
Ret
ITA
1
ESP
2
1st39
2005 Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
6
MEX
2
ITA
5
GRE
1
6th30
Suzuki Swift S1600 FIN
Ret
GER
4
FRA ESP
Ret
2006 Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Swift S1600 SWE
1
ESP FRA ARG
3
ITA
4
GER FIN
2
TUR
DSQ
GBR
Ret
3rd29
2007 Suzuki Sports Europe Suzuki Swift S1600 NOR
1
POR
1
ITA
2
FIN GER ESP
1
FRA
4
1st43

SWRC results

YearEntrantCar12345678910SWRCPoints
2010 Per-Gunnar Andersson Škoda Fabia S2000 SWE
1
9th†25†
Rufa Sport MEX JOR
3
NZL POR
5
FIN
2
GER
3
JPN FRA GBR
2012 Proton Motorsport Proton Satria Neo S2000 MON
Ret
SWE
1
POR NZL
2
FIN
1
GBR
6
FRA
3
ESP
2
2nd109

† Andersson's entrant Rufa Sport failed to compete in the required number of events, meaning all of Andersson's points scored with the team have been annulled. His win in Sweden remains as he competed as a wildcard entrant and not with Rufa.

APRC results

YearEntrantCar123456APRCPoints
2012 Proton Motorsport Proton Satria Neo S2000 NZL
2
NCL
Ret
AUS
4
MYS
Ret
JPNCHN7th55

Complete FIA European Rallycross Championship results

Supercar

YearEntrantCar12345678910ERXPoints
2012 Hedströms Motorsport Škoda Fabia T16 GBRFRAAUTHUNNORSWE
8
BELNEDFINGER28th9
2014 Hedströms Motorsport Škoda Fabia GBR
NOR
BEL
GER
8
ITA
24th9

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship results

Supercar

YearEntrantCar12345678910111213WRXPoints
2014 Hedtsröms Motorsport Škoda Fabia POR
GBR
NOR
FIN
SWE
BEL
CAN
FRA
GER
13
ITA 37th8
EKS RX Audi S1 TUR
13
ARG
2015 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo POR
6
HOC
9
BEL
4
GBR
13
GER
14
SWE
16
CAN
NOR
5
FRA
13
BAR
TUR
20
ITA
14
ARG
13th70
2017 EKS RX Audi S1 BAR POR HOC BEL GBR NOR SWE
15
CAN
FRA
LAT
GER
RSA
23rd2

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References

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Brice Tirabassi
Junior World Rally Champion
2004
Succeeded by
Dani Sordo
Preceded by
Patrik Sandell
Junior World Rally Champion
2007
Succeeded by
Sébastien Ogier