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Winning is not enough
In 1982 season Michele Mouton won three rallies, more than anyone else, but it was not enough for championship title. Also, Opel scored more points than eventual champions Audi but with only seven best scores counting, Opel had to discard scores from two events.
Finishing is more important
If scoring points from better finishes made Audi the champion, Rohrl won by steady points finishing performance against Mouton's superior equipment. Walter was twice as often in podium than Michele even if three-quarters of Michele's podiums were wins.
Unlucky Mikkola
Before the season, Hannu Mikkola and Audi quattro were clear favourites for the title. It was not to be, mechanical and driver errors resulted six retirements. On top of that, Hannu threw away certain victory in Sweden even though he did not retire that time.
Audi clean sweep
In both stage wins and rally leaders statistics three Audi drivers Mikkola, Mouton and Blomqvist hold three top places. Rohrl is well behind them and interestingly his young team mate Henri Toivonen out-scored him in stage wins, despite contesting fewer rallies.
Michele Mouton
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Mouton won more rallies than any of her rivals but retired too often. For example in New Zealand when oil pipe broke (pictured). Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window