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2008 World Rally Championship season

2008 World Rally Championship season
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The 2008 World Rally Championship season was the 36th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 15 rallies and began on 24 January, with the 2008 Monte Carlo Rally. Frenchman Sébastien Loeb successfully retained the Drivers' World Championship, his and co-driver Daniel Elena's record-breaking fifth consecutive title, all of them attained driving Citroëns. In addition, Citroën secured their fourth Manufacturers' title, and their first since 2005, from 2006 and 2007 victors, Ford.

Rule changes

File:Jaan Mölder - 2008 Rally d'Italia Sardegna.jpg
The banning of tyre mousse made punctures much more common (pictured Jaan Molder with a rear wheel puncture in Italy).

The running order for the first day is governed by championship position, with the championship leader running first on the road. For every other day of a rally, the order is decided by the previous end of day classification (with the leader on classification running first). The term 'leg' has been replaced by 'day' in order to sound more understandable. Extra 10 minute service prior to the finish podium has been added, intended to allow the service park to remain an attraction until the end of the event.[1]

With the switch to Pirelli tyres, tyre mousse (along with all anti-deflation devices) has been banned, and fewer compounds are available. Also the teams aren't allowed to modify tyres by themselves (e.g. by making additional cuts) anymore.[2][3] At the first event of the season, the available tires were the soft slick DS tire (Pirelli PZero[4]), the WX snow tire without studs, and the WX snow tire with studs (both variants of Pirelli Sottozero[4]).[5] The same snow tyres were used in Sweden as well. Later on loose surface tyres were introduced: Pirelli Scorpion, available in two variants – hard compound for abrasive surfaces, such as roads in Mexico or Greece, and soft one, for more muddy stages as seen on Welsh event.[4] Tire walls have been strengthened in order to endure long, rough gravel stages often full of sharp rocks. The tread on Scorpions is asymmetric and directional, as it has proven more efficient during the tests.[4]

Calendar

The 2008 season includes 15 rallies, which is one less than the 2007 season. Rally Norway, Rally Portugal and Rally Ireland were dropped from the calendar for 2008. Rally of Turkey returned to the schedule, and Jordan Rally is part of the calendar for the first time. Rally Australia was planned to make a return after being absent in 2007, but the organizers submitted a request to the FIA to delay the event's return to the schedule until 2009.[6]

The events also part of the Production World Rally Championship are Sweden, Argentina, Greece, Turkey, Finland, New Zealand, Japan and Britain.[7] The seven rallies also on the Junior World Rally Championship schedule are Mexico, Jordan, Italy, Finland, Germany, Spain and France.[8]

Round Dates Race
1 24–27 January 23x15px/23x15px Monte Carlo Rally
2 8–10 February 23x15px Swedish Rally
3 28 February-2 March 23x15px Rally Mexico
4 27–30 March 23x15px Rally Argentina
5 24–27 April Template:Country data JOR Jordan Rally
6 16–18 May 23x15px Rally d'Italia Sardegna
7 29 May-1 June 23x15px Acropolis Rally
8 13–15 June 23x15px Rally of Turkey
9 31 July-3 August 23x15px Rally Finland
10 15–17 August 23x15px Rallye Deutschland
11 28–31 August 23x15px Rally New Zealand
12 2–5 October 23x15px Rally Catalunya
13 10–12 October 23x15px Tour de Corse
14 31 October-2 November Template:Country data JPN Rally Japan
15 5–7 December 23x15px Wales Rally GB

Teams and drivers

The teams and drivers for the 2008 season are as follows:

Team Constructor Car Tyre No Drivers Co-driver Rounds
23x15px Citroën Total World Rally Team Citroën C4 WRC P 1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb 23x15px Daniel Elena All
2 23x15px Daniel Sordo 23x15px Marc Marti All
23x15px BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 07/08 P 3 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen 23x15px Jarmo Lehtinen All
4 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala 23x15px Miikka Anttila 1–11, 14–15
23x15px François Duval 23x15px Patrick Pivato 12–13
19 23x15px Khalid Al Qassimi 23x15px Michael Orr 1–2, 5–7, 9–10, 12–13, 15
Template:Country data JPN Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRC 2007/8 P 5 23x15px Petter Solberg 23x15px Phil Mills All
6 23x15px Chris Atkinson 23x15px Stéphane Prévot All
14 23x15px Brice Tirabassi 23x15px Fabrice Gordon 12–13
23x15px Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 07 P 7 23x15px Gianluigi Galli 23x15px Giovanni Bernacchini 1–10
23x15px François Duval 23x15px Patrick Pivato 11, 14
23x15px Denis Giraudet 15
23x15px Matthew Wilson 23x15px Scott Martin 12–13
8 23x15px François Duval 23x15px Eddy Chevaillier 1
23x15px Patrick Pivato 7
23x15px Henning Solberg 23x15px Cato Menkerud 2, 4–5, 7–9
23x15px Matthew Wilson 23x15px Scott Martin 3, 6, 11, 14–15
23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala 23x15px Miikka Anttila 12–13
14 23x15px Henning Solberg 23x15px Cato Menkerud 1, 10, 13, 15
16 23x15px Matthew Wilson 23x15px Scott Martin 1, 4–5, 7–10
20 23x15px Barry Clark
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle
13, 15
46 23x15px Valentino Rossi 23x15px Carlo Cassina 15
Focus RS WRC 04/05 23 23x15px Steve Perez 23x15px Paul Spooner 15
24 23x15px Dave Weston, Jr 23x15px Aled Davies 15
23x15px Munchi's Ford World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 07 P 9 23x15px Federico Villagra 23x15px Jorge Pérez Companc 3–9, 11–12, 14
10 23x15px Henning Solberg 23x15px Cato Menkerud 3, 6, 11–12, 14
23x15px Luís Pérez Companc 23x15px Jose Maria Volta 4, 9
23x15px Barry Clark 23x15px Jose Diaz 5
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle
8
23x15px Armodios Vovos 23x15px Loris Meletopoulos 7
Template:Country data JPN Suzuki World Rally Team Suzuki SX4 WRC P 11 23x15px Toni Gardemeister 23x15px Tomi Tuominen All
12 23x15px Per-Gunnar Andersson 23x15px Jonas Andersson All
Major entries by teams not registered as manufacturers
23x15px PH-Sport Citroën C4 WRC P 15 23x15px Urmo Aava 23x15px Kuldar Sikk 2, 5–13, 15
16 23x15px Conrad Rautenbach 23x15px David Senior 3–15
17 23x15px Sébastien Ogier 23x15px Julien Ingrassia 15
Xsara WRC 21 23x15px Conrad Rautenbach 23x15px David Senior 1–2
23x15px Team Rallye Cuoq Peugeot 307 WRC P 18 23x15px Jean-Marie Cuoq 23x15px Philippe Janvier 1
23x15px Adapta World Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 P 18 23x15px Mads Østberg 23x15px Ole Kristian Unnerud 2, 6–7, 9–10, 12–13, 15
23x15px Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 P 20 23x15px Matti Rantanen 23x15px Jan Lönegren 9
23 23x15px Andreas Mikkelsen 23x15px Ola Floene 2, 8–10, 12–13
23x15px Maria Andersson 6
23x15px Van Merksteijn Motorsport Focus RS WRC 06/07 22 23x15px Peter van Merksteijn Jr. 23x15px Eddy Chevaillier 10, 12
24 23x15px Peter van Merksteijn Sr. 23x15px Hilco van Beek 2, 6, 10
23x15px Erwin Berkhof 12
23x15px Ipatec Racing Focus RS WRC 06 61 23x15px René Kuipers 23x15px Erwin Mombaerts 10
64 23x15px Dennis Kuipers 23x15px Kees Hagman 10
  •  – indicates a car running with varying numbers during the season

J-WRC entries

No Drivers Co-driver Car Rounds
31 23x15px Martin Prokop 23x15px Jan Tománek Citroën C2 S1600 3, 6, 9–10, 12–13
32 23x15px Jaan Mölder 23x15px Frédéric Miclotte Suzuki Swift S1600 3, 5–6, 9, 12–13
33 23x15px Aaron Burkart 23x15px Michael Kölbach Citroën C2 S1600 3, 6, 9–10, 12–13
34 23x15px Andrea Cortinovis 23x15px Giancarla Guzzi Renault Clio S1600 5–6, 9–10, 12–13
35 23x15px Michał Kościuszko 23x15px Maciek Szczepaniak Suzuki Swift S1600 3, 5–6, 9, 12–13
36 23x15px Vilius Rožukas 23x15px Andrius Šošas Citroën C2 S1600 5–6
37 23x15px Simone Bertolotti 23x15px Daniele Vernuccio Renault Clio R3 5–6, 9–10, 12–13
38 23x15px Francesco Fanari 23x15px Massimiliano Bosi Citroën C2 R2 3, 5–6, 10
23x15px Dario Andrian 9
23x15px Daniele Benedetti 12
39 23x15px Stefano Albertini 23x15px Piercarlo Capolongo Renault Clio R3 5–6, 9–10, 12–13
40 23x15px Miloš Komljenović 23x15px Aleksandar Jeremić Renault Clio R3 3, 5–6, 9
23x15px Kris Meeke 23x15px Chris Patterson 12
23x15px Arnaud Augoyard 23x15px Nicolas Baudin 13
41 23x15px Patrik Sandell 23x15px Emil Axelsson Renault Clio S1600 3, 5–6, 9, 12–13
42 23x15px Sébastien Ogier 23x15px Julien Ingrassia Citroën C2 S1600 3, 5–6, 10, 12–13
43 23x15px Florian Niegel 23x15px Andre Kachel Suzuki Swift S1600 5–6, 10, 12–13
Suzuki Swift Sport 9
44 23x15px Hans Weijs, Jr. 23x15px Hans van Goor Citroën C2 R2 5–6, 9–10, 12–13
45 23x15px Kevin Abbring 23x15px Erwin Mombaerts Renault Clio R3 5, 9, 13
23x15px Bjorn Degandt 6, 10, 12
46
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Shaun Gallagher
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Michael Morrissey
Citroën C2 S1600 3, 5–6, 10
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Paul Kiely
9, 12
47 23x15px Gilles Schammel 23x15px Renaud Jamoul Renault Clio R3 5–6, 9–10, 12–13
48 23x15px Alessandro Bettega 23x15px Simone Scattolin Renault Clio R3 5–6, 9–10, 12–13
Additional guest entries
59 23x15px Kalle Pinomäki 23x15px Matti Kaskinen Suzuki Swift S1600 9
59 23x15px Sergio Perez Donosti 23x15px Oriol Julià Citroën C2 S1600 12
59 23x15px Pierre Campana 23x15px Samuel Teissier Renault Clio R3 13
60 23x15px Pierre Marché 23x15px Julien Giroux Suzuki Swift S1600 13

P-WRC entries

No Drivers Co-driver Car Rounds
31 Template:Country data JPN Toshihiro Arai 23x15px Glenn MacNeall Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2, 4, 7–8, 11, 14
32 23x15px Mirco Baldacci 23x15px Giovanni Agnese Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4, 7–8, 11, 14–15
33 23x15px Martin Prokop 23x15px Jan Tománek Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 4, 7–8, 11, 15
34 23x15px Gianluca Linari 23x15px Roberto Mometti Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2
23x15px Gianni Melani 4
23x15px Paolo Gregoriani 7
23x15px Barbara Perugini 8
23x15px Franco Giusti 11
23x15px Matteo Braga 14
35 23x15px Evgeny Novikov 23x15px Dmitry Chumak Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 7
23x15px Evgeny Kalachev 8
23x15px Dale Moscatt 11, 14–15
36 23x15px Eyvind Brynildsen 23x15px Denis Giraudet Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 9, 14
23x15px Maria Andersson 7–8
23x15px Glenn MacNeall 15
37 23x15px Spyros Pavlides 23x15px Denis Giraudet Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4, 7, 11
23x15px Steve Lancaster 15
23x15px Oscar Svedlund 23x15px Björn Nilsson 9
Template:Country data JPN Yasunori Hagiwara Template:Country data JPN Koichi Kato 14
38 Template:Country data JOR Amjad Farrah 23x15px Nicola Arena Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4, 7–8
23x15px Patrik Flodin 23x15px Göran Bergsten 9
23x15px Stewart Taylor 23x15px Warwick Searle 11
23x15px Darren Gass 23x15px Neil Shanks 15
39 23x15px Nasser Al-Attiyah 23x15px Chris Patterson Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2, 4, 7–8, 11, 15
40 23x15px Stefano Marrini 23x15px Matteo Braga Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 4
23x15px Tiziana Sandroni 14
23x15px Loris Baldacci 23x15px Rudy Pollet 7, 15
23x15px Riccardo Errani 23x15px Stefano Casadio 8
41 23x15px Andreas Aigner 23x15px Klaus Wicha Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 4, 7–8, 11, 15
42 23x15px Bernardo Sousa 23x15px Carlos Magalhães Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 4
23x15px Jorge Carvalho 7–8, 11, 15
43 23x15px Evgeny Vertunov 23x15px Georgiy Troshkin Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2, 7–9, 11, 14
44 23x15px Gábor Mayer 23x15px Robert Tagai Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4, 7–8
23x15px Liu Chao Dong 23x15px Anthony McLoughlin 11
23x15px Patrik Flodin 23x15px Göran Bergsten 15
23x15px Tapio Suominen 23x15px Pasi Hedman Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 9
45 23x15px Jussi Tiippana 23x15px Marko Salminen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2
23x15px Andrej Jereb 23x15px Miran Kacin 4, 7
23x15px Francesco Trevisin 23x15px Alessandro Biordi 8
23x15px Teemu Arminen 23x15px Tuomo Nikkola 9, 15
46 23x15px Jari Ketomaa 23x15px Miika Teiskonen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 15
47 23x15px Fabio Frisiero 23x15px Simone Scattolin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 9
23x15px Giorgio Bacco 23x15px Silvio Stefanelli Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4, 8
23x15px Fabio Pizzol 11
23x15px Jaromír Tarabus 23x15px Daniel Trunkát Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 15
48 23x15px Evgeny Aksakov 23x15px Aleksander Kornilov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 4, 7–9, 15
49 23x15px Simone Campedelli 23x15px Danilo Fappani Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 4, 7–9, 15
50 23x15px Armindo Araújo 23x15px Miguel Ramalho Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 7–8, 11, 14–15
51 Template:Country data IDN Subhan Aksa Template:Country data IDN Hendrik Mboi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 2, 4
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 7, 9, 11, 14
52 23x15px Juho Hänninen 23x15px Mikko Markkula Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 7, 9, 11, 14–15
53 23x15px Uwe Nittel 23x15px Detlef Ruf Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 4
23x15px Michael Wenzel 7–8
23x15px Giovanni Manfrinato 23x15px Carlo Pisano 9, 15
54 23x15px Travis Pastrana 23x15px Derek Ringer Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4, 7
23x15px Jussi Tiippana 23x15px Marko Salminen 9
23x15px Ken Block 23x15px Alex Gelsomino 11
Template:Country data JPN Hiroshi Yanagisawa Template:Country data JPN Osamu Yoda 14
23x15px Mark Higgins 23x15px Rory Kennedy 15
55 23x15px Patrik Sandell 23x15px Emil Axelsson Peugeot 207 S2000 2, 4, 7–8, 15
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 11
56 Template:Country data JPN Fumio Nutahara 23x15px Daniel Barritt Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4, 7, 9, 11, 15
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 14
57 23x15px Martin Rauam 23x15px Silver Kütt Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4, 7–8, 11, 14
23x15px Egon Kaur 23x15px Simo Koskinen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 15
58 Template:Country data IND Naren Kumar 23x15px Nicky Beech Subaru Impreza WRX STI 7–9, 11, 14
Template:Country data IND Gaurav Gill 15
Additional guest entries
59 23x15px Patrik Flodin 23x15px Göran Bergsten Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2
60 23x15px Oscar Svedlund 23x15px Björn Nilsson Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2
59 23x15px Marcos Ligato 23x15px Rubén García Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4
60 23x15px Sbastián Beltran 23x15px Ricardo Rojas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4
59 23x15px Panayiotis Hatzitsopanis 23x15px Andreas Andrikopoulos Subaru Impreza WRX STI 7
60 23x15px Lambros Athanassoulas 23x15px Nikolaos Zakheos Subaru Impreza WRX STI 7
159 23x15px Juha Salo 23x15px Mika Stenberg Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 9
160 23x15px Jussi Välimäki 23x15px Teppo Leino Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 9
59 23x15px Hayden Paddon 23x15px John Kennard Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 11
60 23x15px Chris West 23x15px Garry Cowan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 11
59 Template:Country data JPN Katsuhiko Taguchi 23x15px Mark Stacey Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 14
60 Template:Country data JPN Takuma Kamada Template:Country data JPN Naoki Kase Subaru Impreza WRX STI 14
59 23x15px David Higgins 23x15px Ieuan Thomas Subaru Impreza WRX STI 15
60 23x15px Guy Wilks 23x15px Phil Pugh Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 15

Events

The Rally Finland is notable this year for having dropped its famous Ouninpohja stage. This has been done for safety reasons, however this is likely to be a huge disappointment for race fans.[9]

Colour Rally Surface
Gold Gravel
Silver Tarmac
Blue Snow/Ice
Bronze Mixed Surface
Round Rally name Podium finishers Statistics
Rank Driver Car Time Stages Length Starters Finishers
1 23x15px/23x15px 76ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
(24–27 January) — Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:39:17.0 19 365.09 km 47 34
2 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:41:51.4
3 23x15px Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC2007 3:42:15.6
2 23x15px 57th Uddeholm Swedish Rally
(8–10 February) — Results and report
1 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 07 2:46:41.2 20 340.24 km 61 49
2 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 2:47:39.5
3 23x15px Gianluigi Galli Ford Focus RS WRC 07 2:49:04.4
3 23x15px 22º Corona Rally México
(28 February– 2 March) — Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:33:29.9 20 353.75 km 40 28
2 23x15px Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC2007 3:34:36.0
3 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:35:09.6
4 23x15px 28º Rally Argentina
(27–30 March) — Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 4:05:48.6 21 347.91 km 56 31
2 23x15px Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC2007 4:08:21.8
3 23x15px Daniel Sordo Citroën C4 WRC 4:09:53.3
5 Template:Country data JOR Jordan Rally
(24–27 April) — Results and report
1 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 4:02:47.9 22 359.26 km 54 33
2 23x15px Daniel Sordo Citroën C4 WRC 4:04:03.6
3 23x15px Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC2007 4:07:47.4
6 23x15px 5º Rally d'Italia Sardegna
(16–18 May) — Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:57:17.2 17 344.73 km 57 38
2 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:57:27.8
3 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:57:32.5
7 23x15px 55th BP Ultimate Acropolis Rally of Greece
(28 May– 1 June) — Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:54:54.7 20 331.52 km 60 42
2 23x15px Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC2008 3:56:04.2
3 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:56:50.8
8 23x15px 9th Rally of Turkey
(13–15 June) — Results and report
1 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 4:42:07.1 19 360.12 km 60 37
2 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 07 4:42:15.0
3 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 4:42:32.8
9 23x15px 58th Neste Oil Rally Finland
(31 July– 3 August) — Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 2:54:05.5 24 340.42 km 99 68
2 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 2:54:14.5
3 23x15px Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC2008 2:57:22.5
10 23x15px 27. ADAC Rallye Deutschland
(15–17 August) — Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:26:19.7 19 352.89 km 81 57
2 23x15px Daniel Sordo Citroën C4 WRC 3:27:07.4
3 23x15px François Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:27:39.7
11 23x15px 38th Repco Rally New Zealand
(28–31 August) — Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:59:18.9 18 353.04 km 57 35
2 23x15px Dani Sordo Citroën C4 WRC 3:59:36.4
3 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 08 4:00:00.4
12 23x15px 44º Rally RACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada
(2–5 October) — Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:21:17.4 18 353.62 km 69 48
2 23x15px Daniel Sordo Citroën C4 WRC 3:21:42.3
3 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:22:19.9
13 23x15px 52ème Tour de Corse – Rallye de France
(10–12 October) — Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:42:58.0 16 359.02 km 71 54
2 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:46:22.7
3 23x15px François Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:46:29.6
14 Template:Country data JPN 5th Rally Japan
(31 October– 2 November) — Results and report
1 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:25:03.0 29 343.69 km 86 57
2 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:25:34.1
3 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:27:33.6
15 23x15px 64th Wales Rally of Great Britain
(5–7 December) — Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 2:43:09.6 19 282.35 km 78 47
2 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:25:34.1
3 23x15px Daniel Sordo Citroën C4 WRC 2:44:30.2

Standings

Drivers' championship

Pos Driver MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
MEX
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
JOR
Template:Country data JOR
ITA
23x15px
GRC
23x15px
TUR
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
GER
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
JPN
Template:Country data JPN
GBR
23x15px
 Pts 
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb 1 Ret 1 1 10 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 122
2 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen 2 2 4 5 1 2 3 1 2 4 3 3 2 1 8 103
3 23x15px Daniel Sordo 11 6 17 3 2 5 5 4 4 2 2 2 Ret DSQ 3 65
4 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala 12 1 3 15 7 3 7 2 39 9 Ret 6 4 2 2 58
5 23x15px Chris Atkinson 3 21 2 2 3 6 Ret 13 3 6 Ret 7 6 4 Ret 50
6 23x15px Petter Solberg 5 4 12 Ret Ret 10 2 6 6 5 4 5 5 8 4 46
7 23x15px François Duval 4 3 Ret 4 3 Ret 6 25
8 23x15px Henning Solberg 9 13 5 Ret 4 7 8 5 5 7 9 11 15 Ret Ret 22
9 23x15px Gianluigi Galli 6 3 Ret 7 8 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Inj Inj Inj Inj Inj 17
10 23x15px Matthew Wilson 10 Ret 6 Ret 5 12 6 7 9 12 17 9 8 7 9 15
11 23x15px Urmo Aava 18 Ret 8 4 Ret 16 8 5 35 7 DNS 13
12 23x15px Per-Gunnar Andersson 8 Ret Ret 24 Ret 9 11 Ret Ret 15 6 32 17 5 5 12
13 23x15px Toni Gardemeister Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 8 10 7 13 13 6 7 10
14 23x15px Federico Villagra 7 6 6 14 13 9 Ret 8 12 9 9
15 23x15px Conrad Rautenbach Ret 16 16 4 26 13 10 8 10 10 Ret Ret 14 Ret 15 6
16 23x15px Andreas Mikkelsen 5 Ret 19 12 11 8 11 5
17 23x15px Matti Rantanen 7 2
18 23x15px Jean-Marie Cuoq 7 2
19 23x15px Juho Hänninen 8 21 13 14 29 24 10 Ret 1
20 23x15px Andreas Aigner 31 8 14 11 Ret Ret 13 1
21 23x15px Sébastien Ogier 8 11 22 36 19 Ret 20 26 1
Pos Driver MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
MEX
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
JOR
Template:Country data JOR
ITA
23x15px
GRC
23x15px
TUR
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
GER
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
JPN
Template:Country data JPN
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
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SWE
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MEX
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ARG
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JOR
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ITA
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GRE
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TUR
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FIN
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GER
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NZL
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ESP
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FRA
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JPN
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GBR
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Points
1 23x15px Citroën Total World Rally Team 1 1 Ret 1 1 8 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 191
2 8 5 9 3 2 5 4 4 4 2 2 2 Ret Ret 3
2 23x15px BP Ford World Rally Team 3 2 2 4 4 1 2 3 1 2 4 3 3 2 1 8 173
4 9 1 3 7 6 3 5 2 8 7 Ret 4 3 2 2
3 Template:Country data JPN Subaru World Rally Team 5 5 4 8 Ret Ret 9 2 6 6 5 4 5 5 8 4 98
6 3 8 2 2 3 6 Ret 9 3 6 Ret 7 6 4 Ret
4 23x15px Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team 7 6 3 Ret 6 7 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 7 Ret 6 67
8 4 7 6 Ret 4 10 6 5 5 3 9 6 4 7 9
5 Template:Country data JPN Suzuki World Rally Team 11 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 7 8 6 11 8 6 7 34
12 7 Ret Ret 8 Ret 8 8 Ret Ret 9 5 12 9 5 5
6 23x15px Munchi's Ford World Rally Team 9 7 5 5 11 9 7 Ret 7 10 9 22
10 5 Ret 9 7 Ret 8 Ret 8 9 Ret
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
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SWE
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MEX
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ARG
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JOR
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ITA
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GRE
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TUR
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FIN
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GER
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NZL
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ESP
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FRA
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JPN
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GBR
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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)

Junior championship

Pos Driver MEX
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JOR
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ITA
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FIN
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GER
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ESP
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FRA
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 Pts 
1 23x15px Sébastien Ogier 1 1 5 1 Ret 2 42
2 23x15px Aaron Burkart 4 3 4 2 3 5 34
3 23x15px Martin Prokop 7 10 1 Ret 1 1 32
4
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6 2 4 5 4 4 30
5 23x15px Michał Kościuszko 3 Ret 1 3 9 Ret 22
6 23x15px Alessandro Bettega Ret 2 Ret 3 2 Ret
7 23x15px Patrik Sandell 5 Ret 7 2 5 6
8 23x15px Jaan Mölder 2 Ret 9 Ret 6 11 11
9 23x15px Stefano Albertini 5 6 13 10 7 9 9
10 23x15px Gilles Schammel 3 12 7 Ret Ret 10 8
11 23x15px Florian Niegel 4 Ret 9 8 10 7
12 23x15px Simone Bertolotti 6 Ret 10 5 8 Ret
13 23x15px Kevin Abbring Ret Ret 6 6 11 8 7
14 23x15px Pierre Campana 3 6
15 23x15px Pierre Marché 4 5
16 23x15px Andrea Cortinovis 7 11 DNS 7 DNS DNS 4
17 23x15px Hans Weijs, Jr. Ret 8 8 Ret Ret 12 2
18 23x15px Francesco Fanari 8 9 13 12 9 Ret 1
19 23x15px Miloš Komljenović Ret 8 Ret 11
Pos Driver MEX
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JOR
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ITA
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FIN
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GER
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ESP
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Production championship

Points table:[10]

Pos Driver SWE
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ARG
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GRC
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TUR
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FIN
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NZL
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JPN
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GBR
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1 23x15px Andreas Aigner 11 1 1 1 Ret 2 38
2 23x15px Juho Hänninen 1 7 1 5 1 Ret 36
3 23x15px Jari Ketomaa 2 3 Ret 3 6 4 28
4 23x15px Patrik Sandell 3 Ret Ret 2 2 22
5 23x15px Martin Prokop 4 7 14 DSQ 1 Ret 17
6 23x15px Martin Rauam 5 DSQ 4 3 Ret 15
7 Template:Country data JPN Fumio Nutahara 4 4 5 Ret 8 Ret
8 23x15px Armindo Araújo 7 3 5 12 9 7 14
9 23x15px Bernardo Sousa 8 8 2 11 7 9 12
10 23x15px Patrik Flodin 16 DSQ 1 10
11 23x15px Mirco Baldacci Ret Ret 3 Ret 6 Ret 9
12 Template:Country data JPN Toshihiro Arai 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
13 23x15px Evgeny Novikov Ret 15 Ret Ret 2 Ret 8
14 23x15px Sebastián Beltrán 2
15 23x15px Jussi Välimäki 2
16 23x15px Guy Wilks 3 6
17 23x15px Evgeny Aksakov 13 12 5 Ret 7 Ret
18 23x15px Evgeny Vertunov Ret 6 6 Ret Ret Ret
19 23x15px Eyvind Brynildsen 15 Ret Ret 10 4 5
20 23x15px Oscar Svedlund Ret 4
21 23x15px Hayden Paddon 4
22 23x15px Uwe Nittel 5 Ret Ret Ret 4
23 Template:Country data JPN Takuma Kamada 5
24 23x15px Jaromír Tarabus 5
25 Template:Country data JOR Amjad Farrah 6 9 Ret 3
26 23x15px Spyros Pavlides 11 Ret 10 6
27 23x15px Jussi Tiippana 11 6
28 23x15px Simone Campedelli 9 9 Ret 7 8 10
29 Template:Country data JPN Katsuhiko Taguchi 7 2
30 23x15px Giorgio Bacco 13 8 Ret 1
31 23x15px David Higgins 8
32 23x15px Loris Baldacci 8 Ret
33 23x15px Stewart Taylor 8
Pos Driver SWE
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ARG
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GRC
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TUR
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FIN
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NZL
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JPN
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GBR
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Pts

References

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  2. ^ "New tyre rules good for WRC, says Mikko.". Crash.net. 2008-01-15. Archived from the original on 18 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Loeb: Tyre changes create a lot of unknowns.". Crash.net. 2008-01-04. Archived from the original on 7 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Third new Pirelli WRC tyre makes debut on Rally Mexico". WRC.com. 2008-02-15. Archived from the original on 18 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  5. ^ "Preview: Rallye Monte Carlo – Pt. 1.". Crash.net. 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
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  7. ^ "PWRC: 28 to battle it out in '08". Crash.net. 2008-02-13. Archived from the original on 7 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  8. ^ "JWRC: 16 competitors to contest Junior series". Crash.net. 2008-02-13. Archived from the original on 21 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
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