Portugal – Joaquim Moutinho
The truth is that Portuguese privateer Joaquim Moutinho inherited his only WRC win – in his home event in Portugal – in 1986, after the frontrunning works teams withdrew from the event in the wake of a terrible accident involving spectators. Fellow local Joaquim Santos had crashed his Group B Ford RS200 into the crowd on the opening stage, killing four and injuring many more. As a mark of respect to the dead and injured, the works teams from Audi, Ford, Lancia, MG and Peugeot, as well as a number of privateer teams, withdrew after SS3. That left Moutinho, whose only WRC experience was seven previous attempts at Rally Portugal, to take a subdued win in his Renault 5 Turbo. The tragedy in Portugal, and the death of star driver Henri Toivonen in Corsica less than two months later, contributed to the demise of the spectacular but lethal Group B era of the World Rally Championship.