1973 Polish Rally

1973 Polish Rally

Infobox Rally
name=33rd Polish Rally
native_name=33 Rajd Polski
country=POL
round=7


caption=
rallybase=Kraków, Poland
start=
finish=
startdate=12 July 1973
enddate=15 July 1973
stages=55
stagekm=734
controls=
overallkm=3912
surface=Asphalt and gravel
championship=1973 WRC for Manufacturers
driver1=flagicon|West Germany Achim Warmbold
team1=
car1=Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye
driver2=flagicon|East Germany Egon Culmbacher
team2=
car2=Wartburg 353
driver3=flagicon|Poland Maciej Stawowiak
team3=
car3=Polski Fiat 125p
teamsstart=62
teamsfinish=3

The 1973 Polish Rally was the 33rd running of the Rally of Poland, and the seventh round of the inaugural World Rally Championship season. Run in mid-July in southern Poland, this marked to only year in which Poland (or any member of the Warsaw Pact) was part of the WRC calendar. This edition was also notable for the fact that of the 62 teams which began the rally, only three completed it, a record that stands today.

In 1973, and for several years afterward, only manufacturers were given points for finishes in WRC events. Despite the misfortune of most of the teams, Fiat was able to finally gain a win for their Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye. As no other major competitors were able to complete the rally, the win was by a substantial margin, the German driver outpacing the next finisher by nearly three hours.

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Results

Championship standings

See also

* 1973 World Rally Championship season
* Rally of Poland
* [http://www.rallybase.nl/index.php?type=result&rallyid=382 33 Rajd Polski] at [http://www.rallybase.nl/ Rallybase]
* [http://www.juwra.com/poland_1973.html Polish Rally 1973] at [http://www.juwra.com/ Jonkka's World Rally Archive]
* [http://www.rallye-info.com/event.asp?event=329 1973 Rally of Poland, WRC Round 7] at [http://www.rallye-info.com/ Rallye-info]


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