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2000 World Rally Championship season

2000 World Rally Championship season
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The 2000 World Rally Championship season was the 28th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 14 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Marcus Grönholm in a Peugeot 206 WRC, ahead of Richard Burns and Carlos Sainz. The manufacturers' title was won by Peugeot, ahead of Ford and Subaru.

Calendar

Round Dates Race
1 21–23 January 23x15px Monte Carlo Rally
2 11–13 February 23x15px Swedish Rally
3 25–27 February Template:Country data Kenya Safari Rally
4 16–19 March 23x15px Rally Portugal
5 31 March-2 April 23x15px Rally Catalunya
6 11–14 May 23x15px Rally Argentina
7 9–11 June 23x15px Acropolis Rally
8 13–16 July 23x15px Rally New Zealand
9 18–20 August 23x15px Rally Finland
10 8–10 September 23x15px Cyprus Rally
11 29 September-1 October 23x15px Tour de Corse
12 20–22 October 23x15px Rally Sanremo
13 9–12 November 23x15px Rally Australia
14 23–26 November 23x15px Network Q Rally of Great Britain

Teams and drivers

Team Constructor Car Tyre No Drivers Rounds
Template:Country data JPN Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI M 1 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen All
2 23x15px Freddy Loix All
Template:Country data JPN Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRC 99/00 P 3 23x15px Richard Burns All
4 23x15px Juha Kankkunen 1–10, 13–14
23x15px Simon Jean-Joseph 11–12
16 23x15px Petter Solberg 11–14
18 23x15px Markko Märtin 13
23x15px Ford Motor Co Ford Focus RS WRC 00 M 5 23x15px Colin McRae All
6 23x15px Carlos Sainz All
16 23x15px Petter Solberg 3–4, 6–10
18 23x15px Piero Liatti 11–12
19 23x15px Tapio Laukkanen 13–14
23x15px SEAT Sport SEAT Córdoba WRC P 7 23x15px Didier Auriol All
8 23x15px Toni Gardemeister All
17 23x15px Harri Rovanpera 2, 14
20 23x15px Gwyndaf Evans 14
23 23x15px Rui Madeira 4
51 23x15px Renaud Verreydt 12
23x15px Peugeot Esso Peugeot 206 WRC M 9 23x15px François Delecour 1–2, 4–8, 10–14
23x15px Gilles Panizzi 3
23x15px Sebastian Lindholm 9
10 23x15px Gilles Panizzi 1, 5, 11–12
23x15px Marcus Grönholm 2–4, 6–10, 13–14
16 23x15px Marcus Grönholm 1, 5, 11–12
18 23x15px François Delecour 9
19 23x15px Gilles Panizzi 13–14
23x15px Škoda Motorsport Škoda Octavia WRC M 11 23x15px Armin Schwarz 1, 3–5, 7, 10, 12, 14
12 23x15px Luís Climent 1, 3–5, 7, 10, 12, 14
Template:Country data South Korea Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai Accent WRC M 14 23x15px Kenneth Eriksson 2, 4–9, 11–14
15 23x15px Alister McRae 2, 4–9, 11–14
23 23x15px Michael Guest 9, 12–13
Template:Country data Japan Toyota Toyota Corolla WRC M 20 23x15px Thomas Rådström 2, 4
21 23x15px Pasi Hagström 2, 4, 9
23x15px Pedro Matos Chaves 4
22 23x15px Neal Bates 13
24 23x15px Henrik Lundgaard 1, 5, 12
42 23x16px Olivier Burri 1, 12
43 23x15px Achim Warmbold 14

Toyota not counted for the 2000 season in the Manufacturers' championship due to their withdrawal from the sport in 1999 to concentrate on F1.

Results and standings

Drivers' championship

Pos Driver MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
KEN
Template:Country data Kenya
POR
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
GRC
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
CYP
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
AUS
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
 Pts 
1 23x15px Marcus Grönholm Ret 1 Ret 2 5 2 Ret 1 1 Ret 5 4 1 2 65
2 23x15px Richard Burns Ret 5 1 1 2 1 Ret Ret Ret 4 4 Ret 2 1 60
3 23x15px Carlos Sainz 2 Ret 4 3 3 Ret 2 3 14 1 3 5 Ret 4 46
4 23x15px Colin McRae Ret 3 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 2 2 Ret 6 Ret Ret 43
5 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen 1 2 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret Ret 4 5 Ret 3 DSQ 3 36
6 23x15px François Delecour Ret 7 5 7 13 9 Ret 6 3 2 2 3 6 24
7 23x15px Gilles Panizzi Ret Ret 6 1 1 Ret 8 21
8 23x15px Juha Kankkunen 3 6 2 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret 8 7 Ret 5 20
9 23x15px Harri Rovanperä 12 4 3 10 7
10 23x15px Petter Solberg 5 Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret DNS Ret 9 Ret Ret 6
11 23x15px Kenneth Eriksson 13 Ret 23 8 Ret 5 15 Ret 45 4 Ret 5
12 23x15px Didier Auriol Ret 10 3 10 13 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 8 17 8 9 4
13 Template:Country data Japan Toshihiro Arai 6 16 4 Ret 9 13 Ret 4
14 23x15px Toni Gardemeister 4 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 6 12 4
15 23x15px Freddy Loix 6 8 Ret 6 8 5 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret Ret 4
16 23x15px Thomas Rådström 4 Ret 3
17 23x15px Bruno Thiry 5 2
18 23x15px Armin Schwarz 7 7 8 11 5 Ret 12 13 2
19 23x15px Sebastian Lindholm 5 2
20 23x15px Tapio Laukkanen Ret 5 Ret 2
21 23x15px Abdullah Bakhashab 27 Ret 15 6 28 Ret 44 1
22 23x15px Possum Bourne 6 7 1
23 23x15px Markko Märtin 9 7 10 Ret 10 6 Ret Ret 7 1
24 23x15px Piero Liatti 6 Ret 1
Pos Driver MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
KEN
Template:Country data Kenya
POR
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
GRC
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
CYP
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
AUS
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Manufacturers' championship

Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
KEN
Template:Country data KEN
POR
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
GRE
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
CYP
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
AUS
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
Points
1 23x15px Peugeot Esso 9 Ret 6 Ret 4 6 8 5 Ret 4 3 2 2 3 6 111
10 Ret 1 Ret 2 5 2 Ret 1 1 Ret 1 1 1 2
2 23x15px Ford Motor Co 5 Ret 3 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 2 2 Ret 5 Ret Ret 91
6 2 Ret 4 3 3 Ret 2 3 8 1 3 4 Ret 4
3 Template:Country data JPN Subaru World Rally Team 3 Ret 4 1 1 2 1 Ret Ret Ret 4 4 Ret 2 1 88
4 3 5 2 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret 5 6 5 6 Ret 5
4 Template:Country data JPN Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart 1 1 2 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret Ret 3 5 Ret 3 Ret 3 43
2 5 7 Ret 5 7 5 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret
5 23x15px SEAT Sport 7 Ret 8 3 8 9 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 6 11 6 7 11
8 4 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 5 9
6 Template:Country data KOR Hyundai World Rally Team 14 9 Ret 10 7 Ret 4 9 Ret 12 4 Ret 8
15 10 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 8 10 Ret 8
7 23x15px Škoda Motorsport 11 6 5 6 8 4 Ret 8 10 8
12 7 6 9 Ret Ret Ret 9 11
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
KEN
Template:Country data KEN
POR
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
GRE
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
CYP
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
AUS
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Events

Rally Name Start-End Date Podium Drivers
(Finishing Time)
Podium Cars
68ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 21 January-23 January
  1. 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen (4h:23m:35.8s)
  2. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (4h:25m:00.7s)
  3. 23x15px Juha Kankkunen (4h:26m:57.2s)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Subaru Impreza WRC 99
49th International Swedish Rally 11 February-13 February
  1. 23x15px Marcus Grönholm (3h:20m:33.3s)
  2. 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen (3h:20m:40.1s)
  3. 23x15px Colin McRae (3h:20m:47.0s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
48th Sameer Safari Rally Kenya 25 March-27 March
  1. 23x15px Richard Burns (8h:33m:13s)
  2. 23x15px Juha Kankkunen (8h:37m:50s)
  3. 23x15px Didier Auriol (8h:55m:57s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC 99
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC 99
  3. SEAT Córdoba WRC E2
34º TAP Rallye de Portugal 16 March-19 March
  1. 23x15px Richard Burns (4h:34m:00.0s)
  2. 23x15px Marcus Grönholm (4h:34m:06.5s)
  3. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (4h:36m:09.2s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
36º Rallye Catalunya-Costa Brava (Rallye de España) 31 March-2 April
  1. 23x15px Colin McRae (4h:07m:13.0s)
  2. 23x15px Richard Burns (4h:07m:18.9s)
  3. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (4h:07m:24.7s)
  1. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
20º Rally Argentina 11 May-14 May
  1. 23x15px Richard Burns (4h:10m:20.7s)
  2. 23x15px Marcus Grönholm (4h:11m:28.1s)
  3. 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen (4h:11m:52.3s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
47th Acropolis Rally 9 June-11 June
  1. 23x15px Colin McRae (4h:56m:54.8s)
  2. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (4h:57:17.9s)
  3. 23x15px Juha Kankkunen (5h:03m:33.1s)
  1. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
30th Rally New Zealand 14 July-16 July
  1. 23x15px Marcus Grönholm (3h:45m:13.4s)
  2. 23x15px Colin McRae (3h:45m:27.9s)
  3. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (3h:46m:31.8s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
50th Neste Rally Finland 18 August-20 August
  1. 23x15px Marcus Grönholm (3h:22m:37.1s)
  2. 23x15px Colin McRae (3h:23m:43.3s)
  3. 23x15px Harri Rovanperä (3h:23m:46.7s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Toyota Corolla WRC
28th Cyprus Rally 7 September-10 September
  1. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (5h:26m:04.9s)
  2. 23x15px Colin McRae (5h:26m:42.2s)
  3. 23x15px François Delecour (5h:27m:35.7s)
  1. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Peugeot 206 WRC
44ème V-Rally Tour de Corse - Rallye de France 29 September-1 October
  1. 23x15px Gilles Panizzi (4h:02m:14.2s)
  2. 23x15px François Delecour (4h:02m:47.7s)
  3. 23x15px Carlos Sainz (4h:03m:26.8s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
42º Rallye Sanremo - Rallye d'Italia 20 October-22 October
  1. 23x15px Gilles Panizzi (3h:52m:14.2s)
  2. 23x15px François Delecour (3h:52m:24.1s)
  3. 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen (3h:53m:00.3s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
13th Telstra Rally Australia 9 November-12 November
  1. 23x15px Marcus Grönholm (3h:43m:57.2s)
  2. 23x15px Richard Burns (3h:43m:59.9s)
  3. 23x15px François Delecour (3h:45m:30.1s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  3. Peugeot 206 WRC
56th Network Q Rally of Great Britain 23 November-26 November
  1. 23x15px Richard Burns (3h:43m:01.9s)
  2. 23x15px Marcus Grönholm (3h:44m:07.5s)
  3. 23x15px Tommi Mäkinen (3h:44m:16.9s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6

See also