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2012 World Rally Championship season

2012 World Rally Championship season
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The 2012 World Rally Championship season was the 40th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season run over thirteen rallies, beginning with the Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo on 17 January, and ending on 11 November at Rally de España. Sébastien Loeb won the drivers' championship for the ninth time in his career, ahead of Finns Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala. Citroën won the manufacturers' championship.

Calendar

The 2012 calendar was announced at a meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Singapore on 26 September 2011.[1]

Round Rally Name
(Base)
Surface Dates Support Categories
1 23x15px / 23x15px 80ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
File:Flag placeholder.svg (Monte Carlo, Monaco)
Mixed
(Tarmac, snow)
18–22 January Super 2000 WRC
Production WRC
2 23x15px / 23x15px 60th Rally Sweden
File:Flag placeholder.svg (Karlstad, Värmland)
Snow 9–12 February Super 2000 WRC
3 23x15px 26º Rally México
File:Flag placeholder.svg (León, Guanajuato)
Gravel 8–11 March Production WRC
4 23x15px 46º Rally de Portugal
File:Flag placeholder.svg (Faro, Algarve)
Gravel 29 March – 1 April Super 2000 WRC
WRC Academy
5 23x15px 32º Rally Argentina
File:Flag placeholder.svg (Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba)
Gravel 26–29 April Production WRC
6 23x15px 58th Acropolis Rally
File:Flag placeholder.svg (Loutraki, Corinthia)
Gravel 24–27 May Production WRC
WRC Academy
7 23x15px 42nd Rally New Zealand
File:Flag placeholder.svg (Auckland, Auckland)
Gravel 22–24 June Super 2000 WRC
Production WRC
8 23x15px 62nd Rally Finland
File:Flag placeholder.svg (Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi)
Gravel 2–4 August Super 2000 WRC
WRC Academy
9 23x15px 30. Rallye Deutschland
File:Flag placeholder.svg (Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate)
Tarmac 24–26 August Production WRC
WRC Academy
10 23x15px 68th Wales Rally GB
File:Flag placeholder.svg (Cardiff, South Glamorgan)
Gravel 14–16 September Super 2000 WRC
11 23x15px Rallye de France – Alsace 2012
File:Flag placeholder.svg (Strasbourg, Alsace)
Tarmac 4–7 October Super 2000 WRC
WRC Academy
12 23x15px 9º Rally d'Italia – Sardegna
File:Flag placeholder.svg (Olbia, Sardinia)
Gravel 18–21 October Production WRC
13 23x15px 48º Rally de España
File:Flag placeholder.svg (Salou, Tarragona)
Mixed
(Tarmac, gravel)
8–11 November Super 2000 WRC
Production WRC
WRC Academy

Calendar changes

  • Early plans to run the Rally Argentina over an "endurance" format with stages in neighbouring Uruguay and Chile were abandoned in favour of a new route which featured over Script error: No such module "convert". of competitive stages and made it the longest rally in the modern era of the sport.[2] The rally also featured the longest stage of the championship, the Script error: No such module "convert". El Durzano–Ambul stage. The extended rally route has been promoted as a prototype of a format proposed by FIA President Jean Todt.[2]
  • The Jordan Rally was removed from the calendar. Rally Abu Dhabi was expected to be promoted in its place, but was omitted from the final calendar and given candidate status for future inclusion in the championship.
  • The Wales Rally GB was brought forward from its traditional November date to September, making Rally of Spain the season finale.
  • The route of the Rally Finland was revised from the 2011 event, and included the return of several famous stages, including Ouninpohja, Mokkipera and Palsankyla.[3]
  • The Rally d'Italia was moved back from May to October.
  • The Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo returned to the calendar after a three-year absence.
  • The Rally New Zealand replaced Rally Australia, in keeping with their event-sharing arrangement.

Teams and drivers

World Rally Championship entries

Constructor Team Tyre Driver Co-driver Rounds
Manufacturer teams
Citroën
(Citroën DS3 WRC)
23x15px Citroën Junior World Rally Team[4] M 23x15px Thierry Neuville[5] 23x15px Nicolas Gilsoul 3–6, 8–11
23x15px Citroën Total World Rally Team[6] M 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen[7] 23x15px Jarmo Lehtinen[7] All
23x15px Sébastien Loeb[6] 23x15px Daniel Elena All
23x15px Qatar World Rally Team[8][9] M 23x15px Nasser Al-Attiyah[10] 23x15px Giovanni Bernacchini[10] 2–6, 9–11
23x15px Thierry Neuville[11] 23x15px Nicolas Gilsoul 7, 12
23x15px Chris Atkinson[12] 23x15px Stéphane Prévot 8
23x15px Hans Weijs, Jr.[13] 23x15px Björn Degandt 13
Ford
(Ford Fiesta RS WRC)
23x15px Adapta World Rally Team[4][14] M 23x15px Mads Østberg[15] 23x15px Jonas Andersson 3, 5, 8–11, 13
23x15px Brazil World Rally Team[16] M 23x15px Daniel Oliveira[17] 23x15px Carlos Magalhães 4–6, 9, 11, 13
23x15px Manfred Stohl[18] 23x15px Ilka Minor[19] 7
23x15px Ford World Rally Team[20][21] M 23x15px Petter Solberg[22] 23x15px Chris Patterson All
23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala[23] 23x15px Miikka Anttila 1–4, 6–13
23x15px Dani Sordo[24] 23x15px Carlos del Barrio[24] 5
23x15px M-Sport Ford World Rally Team[21] M 23x15px Ott Tänak[21] 23x15px Kuldar Sikk All
23x15px Evgeny Novikov[21] 23x15px Denis Giraudet 1–8
23x15px Nicolas Klinger[25] 9
23x15px Ilka Minor[26] 10–12
23x15px John Powell[13] Template:Country data JAM Michael Fennell 13
Mini
(Mini John Cooper Works WRC)
23x15px Armindo Araújo World Rally Team[8][27] M 23x15px Armindo Araújo[28] 23x15px Miguel Ramalho 1
23x15px Mini WRC Team[29] 1 M 23x15px Dani Sordo[29] 23x15px Carlos del Barrio 1
23x15px Pierre Campana[29] 23x15px Sabrina de Castelli 1
23x15px Palmeirinha Rally[8][27] M 23x15px Paulo Nobre[28] 23x15px Edu Paula 1
23x15px WRC Team Mini Portugal[4][13][28] 2 M 2–13
23x15px Armindo Araújo[28] 23x15px Miguel Ramalho 2–8
23x15px Chris Atkinson[30] 23x15px Stéphane Prévot 9–10, 12
23x15px Glenn MacNeall[31] 11, 13
Major entries not registered as manufacturers
Citroën
(Citroën DS3 WRC)
23x15px Citroën Junior World Rally Team[8] M 23x15px Thierry Neuville[21] 23x15px Nicolas Gilsoul 1–2, 13
23x15px Collectif Equipe de France Rallye M 23x15px Sébastien Chardonnet[32] 23x15px Thibault de la Haye 11
23x15px Luca Pedersoli M 23x15px Luca Pedersoli[33] 23x15px Matteo Romano 12
23x15px Van Merksteijn Motorsport[8] M 23x15px Peter van Merksteijn Sr.[21][34] 23x15px Eddy Chevaillier 1
23x15px Peter van Merksteijn Jr.[8][35] 2, 4, 9
Ford
(Ford Fiesta RS WRC)
23x15px Adapta World Rally Team[14] M 23x15px Mads Østberg[15] 23x15px Jonas Andersson 2, 4, 6, 12
23x15px Eyvind Brynildsen[14] 23x15px Cato Menkerud[8] 2
23x15px AT Rally M 23x15px Sebastian Lindholm[12] 23x15px Timo Hantunen 8
23x15px Autotek Motorsport[36] D 23x15px Jari Ketomaa 23x15px Mika Stenberg 2, 4, 7–8
23x15px Martin Prokop[37] 23x15px Zdeněk Hrůza 5
23x15px Michal Ernst[38] 13
23x15px Evgeny Novikov[13][39] 23x15px Ilka Minor[13] 13
M 23x15px Spyros Pavlides 23x15px Nicolas Klinger 6
23x15px Czech Ford National Team M 23x15px Martin Prokop[40] 23x15px Zdeněk Hrůza[41] 1–2, 4, 6, 8–11
D 12
23x15px Dream Team Ukraine[42] M 23x15px Oleksiy Tamrazov 23x15px Oleksandr Gorbyk 6
23x15px Go Fast Energy World Rally Team[43][44] M 23x15px Henning Solberg[5] 23x15px Ilka Minor 1–2
23x15px Matthew Wilson[21] 23x15px Scott Martin 1
23x15px Matti Rantanen M 23x15px Matti Rantanen[12] 23x15px Mikko Lukka 8
23x15px M-Sport[5] D 23x15px Ricardo Triviño 23x15px Àlex Haro 3
23x15px M-Sport Ford World Rally Team[21] M 23x15px François Delecour[45] 23x15px Dominique Savignoni 1
23x15px Michał Sołowow[8] 23x15px Maciej Baran 2
23x15px Dennis Kuipers[46] 23x15px Robin Buysmans 4
23x15px Matthew Wilson[47] 23x15px Scott Martin 10
23x15px Jannie Habig[48] 23x15px Robbie Durant 10
23x15px Monster World Rally Team M 23x15px Ken Block[49] 23x15px Alex Gelsomino 3, 7–8
23x15px Chris Atkinson[5] 23x15px Stéphane Prévot 3
23x15px Team Emap Yacco[21] M 23x15px Julien Maurin 23x15px Olivier Ural 1
23x15px Nicolas Klinger[32] 11
Mini
(Mini John Cooper Works WRC)
23x15px Eliseo Salazar Motorsports[50] M 23x15px Eliseo Salazar 23x15px Marc Martí[24] 5
23x15px Eljas Motorsport[8] M 23x15px Richard Göransson 23x15px Anders Fredriksson 2
23x15px Mini WRC Team[29]
Prodrive WRC Team[46]
M 23x15px Dani Sordo[29] 23x15px Carlos del Barrio 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13
23x15px Patrik Sandell[51][52] 23x15px Staffan Parmander[51] 2
23x15px Maria Andersson[46] 4
23x15px Jarkko Nikara[53] 23x15px Jarkko Kalliolepo[13] 13
23x15px Romain Dumas M 23x15px Romain Dumas[32] 23x15px Matthieu Baumel 11
23x15px Seashore Qatar Rally Team[42] M 23x15px Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari 23x15px Nicola Arena 6
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Killian Duffy[13]
13
23x15px TOK Sport[12] M 23x15px Riku Tahko 23x15px Markus Soininen 8
23x15px Yvan Muller M 23x15px Yvan Muller[54] 23x15px Guy Leveneu[32] 11
Škoda
(Škoda Fabia S2000)
23x15px Volkswagen Motorsport M 23x15px Sébastien Ogier[55] 23x15px Julien Ingrassia 1–6, 8–13
23x15px Kevin Abbring[56] 23x15px Lara Vanneste[56] 1
23x15px Frédéric Miclotte[5] 3–4, 10
23x15px Andreas Mikkelsen[8][57] 23x15px Ola Fløene 2, 5–6, 8–9, 11–13
23x15px Sepp Wiegand[25] 23x15px Timo Gottschalk 9

Notes:

Team and driver changes

File:004 Solberg Patterson 14.jpg
After 12 years, Petter Solberg returned to the Ford factory team.

SWRC entries

No Team Driver Co-driver Car Rounds
31 23x15px ASM Motorsport[69] 23x15px Hayden Paddon[69] 23x15px John Kennard[8] Škoda Fabia S2000 2, 4, 7
23x15px Baumschlager Rallye & Racing[70] 8, 10–11, 13
32
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Keltech Motorsport
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Craig Breen[21]
23x15px Gareth Roberts Ford Fiesta S2000 1–2, 4
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle[12]
8, 10–11, 13
33 23x15px Proton Motorsports[8][71] 23x15px Per-Gunnar Andersson[71] 23x15px Emil Axelsson Proton Satria Neo S2000 1–2, 7–8, 10–11, 13
34 23x15px Giandomenico Basso[71] 23x15px Mitia Dotta 1
23x15px Alister McRae[72] 23x15px Bill Hayes 2, 7
23x15px Juha Salo[12] 23x15px Marko Salminen 8
23x15px Tom Cave[48] 23x15px Craig Parry 10
23x15px Andreas Aigner[32] 23x15px Detlef Ruf 11
23x15px Alastair Fisher[13] 23x15px Daniel Barritt 13
35 23x15px Castrol TRW Motointegrator[8] 23x15px Maciej Oleksowicz 23x15px Andrzej Obrebowski Ford Fiesta S2000 2, 4, 7–8, 10–11, 13
36 23x15px Yazeed Racing[8] 23x15px Yazeed Al-Rajhi[73] 23x15px Michael Orr Ford Fiesta RRC 2, 4, 7–8, 10–11, 13
Additional guest entries
49 23x15px Even Management[8] 23x15px Pontus Tidemand 23x15px Göran Bergsten Škoda Fabia S2000 2
63 23x15px Gundersen Motorsport[8] 23x15px Marius Aasen 23x15px Veronica Engan Ford Fiesta S2000 2
49 23x15px Team Vianauto/Galp Formula[46] 23x15px Pedro Meireles 23x15px Mário Castro Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X R4 4
49 23x15px Printsport[12] 23x15px Esapekka Lappi 23x15px Janne Ferm Ford Fiesta S2000 8
49 23x15px M-Sport[48] 23x15px Alastair Fisher 23x15px Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta S2000 10
49 23x15px PCR Sport[13] 23x15px Albert Llovera 23x15px Diego Vallejo Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 13
Team and driver changes

PWRC entries

No Team Driver Co-driver Car Rounds
31 23x15px Lotos Dynamic Rally Team[21] 23x15px Michał Kościuszko 23x15px Maciek Szczepaniak Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 1, 3, 5, 9, 12–13
32 23x15px FRT Rally[21] 23x15px Nicolás Fuchs 23x15px Rubén García Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 1
23x15px Fernando Mussano[5] 3, 5
23x15px Symtech Racing[74] Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6, 9, 12–13
33 23x15px Top Run Motorsport[75] 23x15px Marcos Ligato 23x15px Rubén García Subaru Impreza WRX STI 5–7, 9, 12–13
34 23x15px Miele Racing[21] 23x15px Lorenzo Bertelli 23x15px Lorenzo Granai Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1, 5
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6–7, 12–13
36 23x15px Rally Team GB[21] 23x15px Louise Cook 23x15px Stefan Davis Ford Fiesta ST 1, 6–7, 12
Ford Fiesta R2 9, 13
38 23x15px Ralliart Italy[76] 23x15px Benito Guerra 23x15px Borja Rozada Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3, 5–6, 9, 12–13
39 23x15px Mentos Ascania Racing[76] 23x15px Valeriy Gorban 23x15px Andriy Nikolaiev Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 5–7, 9, 12–13
41 23x15px Oleksiy Kikireshko 23x15px Pavlo Cherepin 5–7
23x15px Sergei Larens[25] 9, 12–13
40 23x15px G.B. Motors[76] 23x15px Gianluca Linari 23x15px Nicola Arena Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3, 5, 7
23x15px Monica Fortunato[42] 6
23x15px Andrea Cecchi[33] 12–13
42 23x15px Triviño World Rally Team[76] 23x15px Ricardo Triviño 23x15px Àlex Haro Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 5
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6, 9, 12–13
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 7
44 23x15px Ramona Rallying[75] 23x15px Ramona Karlsson 23x15px Miriam Walfridsson Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3, 5, 7, 9, 12–13
45 Template:Country data IDN Bosowa Rally Team[77] Template:Country data IDN Subhan Aksa Template:Country data IDN Hade Mboi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 5
23x15px Jeff Judd[42] 6–7, 9
23x15px Nicola Arena[33] 12
23x15px Bill Hayes[13] 13
Additional guest entries
49 23x15px Salgado Rally Team[5] 23x15px Rodrigo Salgado 23x15px Diódoro Salgado Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3
49 23x15px CRS Team[50] 23x15px Ezequiel Campos 23x15px Cristian Winkler Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 5
49 23x15px RMC Motorsport[13] 23x15px Yeray Lemes 23x15px Rogelio Peñate Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 13
50 23x15px Escuderia Gironella[13] 23x15px Josep Maria Membrado 23x15px Josep Ramón Ribolledo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 13

WRC Academy entries

The WRC Academy uses identical Ford Fiesta R2s.[78]

Driver Co-driver Rounds
23x15px Christopher Duplessis
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Karl Atkinson
4, 6
23x15px Alexander Kihurani 8
23x15px José Antonio Suárez 23x15px Cándido Carrera 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
23x15px Alastair Fisher 23x15px Daniel Barritt 4, 6, 8–9, 11
23x15px Mark Donnelly 23x15px Dai Roberts 4
23x15px Pontus Tidemand 23x15px Stig Rune Skjærmoen 4, 6, 8, 11, 13
23x15px Emil Axelsson 9
23x15px Brendan Reeves 23x15px Rhianon Smyth 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
23x15px Timo van der Marel 23x15px Erwin Berkhof 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
23x15px John MacCrone 23x15px Stuart Loudon 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
23x15px Elfyn Evans 23x15px Andrew Edwards 4, 6
23x15px Philip Pugh 8–9, 11
23x15px Sebastian Marshall 13
23x15px Yeray Lemes 23x15px Rogelio Peñate 4
23x15px João Silva 23x15px José Janela 4
23x15px Hugo Magalhães[42] 6, 8–9
23x15px Ashley Haigh-Smith 23x15px Craig Parry 4, 6, 8–9
23x15px Fredrik Åhlin 23x15px Morten Erik Abrahamsen 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
Entries not scoring Academy points
23x15px Martin Koči 23x15px Lukáš Zámečník 9
23x15px Aron Domzala[13] 23x15px Kacper Pietrusinski 13

Results and standings

Results and statistics

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 80ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
(18–22 January) – Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:32:39.9 18 433.36 km 82 54
2 23x15px Dani Sordo Mini John Cooper Works WRC 4:35:25.4
3 23x15px Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:35:54.1
2 23x15px 60th Rally Sweden
(9–12 February) – Results and report
1 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:18:28.3 24 349.16 km 50 42
2 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:18:44.9
3 23x15px Mads Østberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:19:07.1
3 23x15px 26º Rally México
(8–11 March) – Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:15:32.7 (24)
22
(408.50 km)
382.60 km
27 19
2 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 4:16:15.1
3 23x15px Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:17:44.1
4 23x15px 46º Rally de Portugal
(29 March – 1 April) – Results and report
1 23x15px Mads Østberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:21:16.3 (22)
19
(434.77 km)
368.43 km
49 30
2 23x15px Evgeny Novikov Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:22:49.3
3 23x15px Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:23:11.7
5 23x15px 32º Rally Argentina
(26–29 April) – Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 5:34:38.8 19 502.73 km 42 27
2 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 5:34:54.0
3 23x15px Mads Østberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 5:37:49.2
6 23x15px 58th Acropolis Rally
(24–27 May) – Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:42:03.3 22 409.47 km 54 32
2 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 4:42:43.3
3 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:45:08.1
7 23x15px 42nd Rally New Zealand
(22–24 June) – Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:04:51.2 22 413.94 km 41 35
2 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 4:05:20.8
3 23x15px Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:06:27.6
8 23x15px 62nd Rally Finland
(2–4 August) – Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 2:28:11.4 18 303.52 km 81 53
2 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 2:28:17.5
3 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2:28:46.4
9 23x15px 30. Rallye Deutschland
(24–26 August) – Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 3:41:52.4 15 368.63 km 71 40
2 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:43:52.5
3 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:44:23.8
10 23x15px 68th Wales Rally GB
(14–16 September) – Results and report
1 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:03:40.3 19 324.92 km 31 29
2 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 3:04:08.1
3 23x15px Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:04:09.0
11 23x15px Rallye de France – Alsace 2012
(4–7 October) – Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 3:32:53.0 (22)
21
(404.14 km)
393.39 km
69 45
2 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:33:08.5
3 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:33:37.1
12 23x15px 9º Rally d'Italia – Sardegna
(18–21 October) – Results and report
1 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:23:54.9 16 305.80 km 41 32
2 23x15px Evgeny Novikov Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:25:15.5
3 23x15px Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:26:16.0
13 23x15px 48º Rally de España
(8–11 November) – Results and report
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:14:29.1 18 405.46 km 70 52
2 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:14:36.1
3 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 4:16:15.9
Notes
  • † – Event was shortened after stages were cancelled.

Standings

Drivers' championship

Points are awarded to the top 10 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Pos. Driver MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
MEX
23x15px
POR
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
GRE
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
GER
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
Points
1 23x15px Sébastien Loeb 1 1 6 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 Ret 1 3 270
2 23x15px Mikko Hirvonen 4 2 2 2 EX 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 3 2 5 1 3 1 3 213
3 23x15px Jari-Matti Latvala Ret 1 3 Ret 13 2 3 2 7 1 3 2 1 3 2 12 2 2 1 154
4 23x15px Mads Østberg 3 4 3 1 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 149
5 23x15px Petter Solberg 3 4 2 3 1 3 6 1 Ret 3 2 4 2 11 3 26 9 1 11 124
6 23x15px Evgeny Novikov 5 3 5 Ret 2 8 Ret 4 36 Ret 6 7 2 10 88
7 23x15px Thierry Neuville Ret 12 13 8 5 6 5 16 12 7 4 2 19 3 12 53
8 23x15px Ott Tänak 8 Ret 5 14 3 10 9 Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 1 3 Ret 52
9 23x15px Martin Prokop 9 9 5 4 5 9 Ret 9 9 8 13 46
10 23x15px Sébastien Ogier Ret 11 8 7 7 7 10 6 12 11 5 Ret 41
11 23x15px Dani Sordo 2 Ret 11 1 Ret 6 9 Ret 9 2 35
12 23x15px Nasser Al-Attiyah 21 6 4 9 3 Ret 8 10 Ret 28
13 23x15px Chris Atkinson WD Ret 39 5 11 8 6 7 28
14 23x15px Andreas Mikkelsen 13 Ret Ret 27 7 3 12 7 21 13
15 23x15px Armindo Araújo 10 15 7 15 Ret 11 8 15 11
16 23x15px Jarkko Nikara 13 5 10
17
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Craig Breen
14 16 Ret Ret 13 17 6 8
18 23x15px François Delecour 6 8
19 23x15px Dennis Kuipers 6 8
20 23x15px Henning Solberg 13 7 WD WD WD WD WD 6
21 23x15px Pierre Campana 7 6
22 23x15px Matti Rantanen 7 6
23 23x15px Jari Ketomaa Ret 9 11 8 6
24 23x15px Per-Gunnar Andersson Ret 14 23 11 24 24 8 4
25 23x15px Matthew Wilson 11 WD 8 4
26 23x15px Yazeed Al-Rajhi 24 Ret 8 28 17 Ret 16 18 15 4
27 23x15px Patrik Sandell 8 Ret 4
28 23x15px Ken Block 9 9 Ret 4
29 23x15px Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari 10 14 1
30 23x15px Sébastien Chardonnet 19 25 28 33 15 19 10 1
31 23x15px Ricardo Triviño 10 26 Ret 16 19 22 28 22 35 1
32 23x15px Mathieu Arzeno Ret 10 18 Ret 1
33 23x15px Peter van Merksteijn Jr. 19 10 Ret 1
34 23x15px Eyvind Brynildsen 10 1
35 23x15px Manfred Stohl 10 1
36 23x15px Luca Pedersoli 10 1
Pos. Driver MON
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SWE
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MEX
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POR
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ARG
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GRE
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NZL
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FIN
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GER
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GBR
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FRA
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ITA
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ESP
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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)

Notes:

  • 1 2 3 refers to the classification of the drivers on the 'Power Stage', where bonus points are awarded 3–2–1 for the fastest three drivers on the stage.

Co-drivers' championship

Pos. Co-driver MON
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SWE
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MEX
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POR
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ARG
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GRE
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NZL
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FIN
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GER
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GBR
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FRA
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ITA
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ESP
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Points
1 23x15px Daniel Elena 1 1 6 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 Ret 1 3 270
2 23x15px Jarmo Lehtinen 4 2 2 2 EX 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 3 2 5 1 3 1 3 213
3 23x15px Miikka Anttila Ret 1 3 Ret 13 2 3 2 7 1 3 2 1 3 2 12 2 2 1 154
4 23x15px Jonas Andersson 3 4 3 1 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 149
5 23x15px Chris Patterson 3 4 2 3 1 3 6 1 Ret 3 2 4 2 11 3 26 9 1 11 124
6 23x15px Denis Giraudet 5 3 5 Ret 2 8 Ret 4 36 55
7 23x15px Nicolas Gilsoul Ret 12 13 8 5 6 5 16 12 7 4 2 19 3 12 53
8 23x15px Kuldar Sikk 8 Ret 5 14 3 10 9 Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 1 3 Ret 52
9 23x15px Zdeněk Hrůza 9 9 5 4 5 9 Ret 9 9 8 13 46
10 23x15px Julien Ingrassia Ret 11 8 7 7 7 10 6 12 11 5 Ret 41
11 23x15px Ilka Minor 13 7 WD WD WD 10 WD 6 7 2 10 40
12 23x15px Carlos del Barrio 2 Ret 11 1 Ret 6 9 Ret 9 2 35
13 23x15px Giovanni Bernacchini 21 6 4 9 3 Ret 8 10 Ret 28
14 23x15px Stéphane Prévot WD Ret 39 5 11 8 6 7 28
15 23x15px Ola Floene 13 Ret Ret 27 7 3 12 7 21 13
16 23x15px Miguel Ramalho 10 15 7 15 Ret 11 8 15 11
17 23x15px Jarkko Kalliolepo 5 10
18
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Ret 13 17 6 8
19 23x15px Dominique Savignoni 6 8
20 23x15px Robin Buysmans 6 8
21 23x15px Sabrina de Castelli 7 6
22 23x15px Mikko Lukka 7 6
23 23x15px Mika Stenberg Ret 9 11 8 6
24 23x15px Emil Axelsson Ret 14 23 11 24 24 8 4
25 23x15px Scott Martin 11 WD 8 4
26 23x15px Michael Orr 24 Ret 8 28 17 Ret 16 18 15 4
27 23x15px Staffan Parmander 8 4
28 23x15px Alex Gelsomino 9 9 Ret 4
29
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10 14 1
30 23x15px Thibault de la Haye 19 25 28 33 15 19 10 1
31 23x15px Alex Haro 10 26 Ret 16 19 22 28 22 35 1
32 23x15px Renaud Jamoul Ret 10 18 Ret 1
33 23x15px Eddy Chevailler 19 10 Ret 1
34 23x15px Cato Menkerud 10 1
35 23x15px Matteo Romano 10 1
Pos. Co-driver MON
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SWE
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MEX
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POR
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ARG
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GRE
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NZL
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FIN
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GER
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GBR
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FRA
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ITA
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ESP
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Points

Manufacturers' championship

Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
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SWE
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MEX
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POR
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ARG
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GRE
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NZL
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FIN
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GER
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GBR
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FRA
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ITA
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ESP
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Points
1 23x15px Citroën Total World Rally Team 1 1 5 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 Ret 1 453
2 4 2 2 EX 2 2 2 2 3 5 3 1 3
2 23x15px Ford World Rally Team 3 Ret 1 Ret 6 Ret 3 6 3 2 1 2 5 2 309
4 3 3 3 2 5 Ret 3 4 6 3 8 4 5
3 23x15px M-Sport Ford World Rally Team 5 7 Ret 5 7 8 5 Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 3 Ret 170
6 5 4 Ret 1 6 Ret 4 8 Ret 6 7 2 Ret
4 23x15px Adapta World Rally Team 10 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 83
5 23x15px Citroën Junior World Rally Team 8 7 4 4 4 7 7 7 4 72
6 23x15px Qatar World Rally Team 7 6 6 3 7 Ret 5 9 5 8 Ret 6 Ret 71
7 23x15px Brazil World Rally Team 9 5 Ret Ret 7 8 Ret 6 28
8 23x15px Mini WRC Team 37 2 26
52 6
23x15px Armindo Araújo World Rally Team 12 8 0
23x15px Palmeirinha Rally 14 9 0
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
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SWE
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MEX
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POR
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ARG
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GRE
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NZL
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FIN
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GER
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GBR
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FRA
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ITA
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ESP
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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)

Notes:

SWRC Drivers' championship

Pos. Driver MON
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SWE
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POR
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NZL
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FIN
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GBR
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FRA
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ESP
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Points
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1 2 Ret Ret 1 1 1 118
2 23x15px Per-Gunnar Andersson Ret 1 2 1 6 3 2 109
3 23x15px Yazeed Al-Rajhi 5 Ret 4 2 3 2 3 88
4 23x15px Hayden Paddon 4 1 1 Ret 7 Ret 5 78
5 23x15px Maciej Oleksowicz 6 2 3 4 4 Ret Ret 65
6 23x15px Alastair Fisher 5 4 22
7 23x15px Tom Cave 2 18
8 23x15px Pontus Tidemand 3 15
9 23x15px Pedro Meireles 3 15
10 23x15px Juha Salo 3 15
11 23x15px Andreas Aigner 4 12
12 23x15px Esapekka Lappi 5 10
13 23x15px Alister McRae 7 Ret 6
23x15px Giandomenico Basso Ret 0
23x15px Marius Aasen Ret 0
23x15px Albert Llovera Ret 0
Pos. Driver MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
POR
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
FIN
23x15px
GBR
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FRA
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ESP
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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)
Co-drivers
Pos. Co-driver MON
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SWE
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POR
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NZL
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FIN
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GBR
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FRA
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ESP
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Points
1 23x15px Emil Axelsson Ret 1 2 1 6 3 2 109
2 23x15px Michael Orr 5 Ret 4 2 3 2 3 88
3 23x15px John Kennard 4 1 1 Ret 7 Ret 5 78
4
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Ret 1 1 1 75
5 23x15px Andrzej Obrebowski 6 2 3 4 4 Ret Ret 65
6 23x15px Gareth Roberts 1 2 Ret 43
7 23x15px Daniel Barritt 5 4 22
8 23x15px Craig Parry 2 18
9 23x15px Göran Bergsten 3 15
10 23x15px Mário Castro 3 15
11 23x15px Marko Salminen 3 15
12 23x15px Detlef Ruf 4 12
13 23x15px Janne Ferm 5 10
14 23x15px William Hayes 7 Ret 6
23x15px Mitia Dotta Ret 0
23x15px Veronica Engan Ret 0
23x15px Diego Vallejo Ret 0
Pos. Co-driver MON
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
POR
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NZL
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FIN
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
FRA
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ESP
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Points

PWRC Drivers' championship

Pos. Driver MON
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MEX
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ARG
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GRE
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NZL
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GER
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ITA
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ESP
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Points
1 23x15px Benito Guerra 1 1 4 2 8 1 109
2 23x15px Marcos Ligato 4 Ret 1 3 2 2 88
3 23x15px Valeriy Gorban 3 1 4 7 3 4 85
4 23x15px Michał Kościuszko 1 3 Ret 1 6 6 81
5 Template:Country data IDN Subhan Aksa 7 2 2 6 4 3 77
6 23x15px Nicolás Fuchs WD 2 2 Ret 5 1 9 73
7 23x15px Ricardo Triviño Ret 3 3 4 7 8 52
8 23x15px Louise Cook 2 6 6 Ret 10 WD 35
9 23x15px Gianluca Linari 4 5 Ret 5 9 10 35
10 23x15px Lorenzo Bertelli Ret 8 5 Ret Ret 5 24
11 23x15px Oleksiy Kikireshko Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 11 10
12 23x15px Rodrigo Salgado 5 10
13 23x15px Ramona Karlsson 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret WD WD 8
14 23x15px Ezequiel Campos 6 8
15 23x15px Yeray Lemes 7 6
NC 23x15px Josep Maria Membrado Ret 0
Pos. Driver MON
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MEX
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
GRE
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
GER
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
ESP
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)
Co-drivers
Pos. Co-driver MON
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MEX
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ARG
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GRE
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NZL
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GER
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ITA
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ESP
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Points
1 23x15px Borja Rozada 1 1 4 2 8 1 109
2 23x15px Rubén Garcia 4 Ret 1 3 2 2 88
3 23x15px Andriy Nikolaev 3 1 4 7 3 4 85
4 23x15px Maciej Szczepaniak 1 3 Ret 1 6 6 81
5 23x15px Fernando Mussano WD 2 2 Ret 5 1 9 73
6 23x15px Alex Haro Ret 3 3 4 7 8 52
7 23x15px Jeff Judd 2 2 6 44
8 23x15px Stefan Davis 2 6 6 Ret 10 WD 35
9 23x15px Andrea Cecchi Ret 5 9 10 35
10 23x15px Nicola Arena 4 5 4 34
11 23x15px Lorenzo Granai Ret 8 5 Ret Ret 5 24
11 23x15px William Hayes 3 15
13 23x15px Sergey Larens Ret 5 11 10
14 23x15px Diodoro Salgado 5 10
15 23x15px Miriam Walfridsson 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret WD WD 8
16 23x15px Cristian Winkler 6 8
17 Template:Country data IDN Hade Mboi 7 6
18 23x15px Rogelio Peñate 7 6
NC 23x15px Pavlo Cherepin Ret Ret Ret 0
NC 23x15px Monica Fortunato Ret 0
NC 23x15px Josep Ramón Ribolleda Ret 0
Pos. Co-driver MON
23x15px
MEX
23x15px
ARG
23x15px
GRE
23x15px
NZL
23x15px
GER
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
Points

WRC Academy Drivers' championship

Pos. Co-driver POR
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GRE
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FIN
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GER
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FRA
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ESP
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Points
1 23x15px Elfyn Evans 7 1 7 1 7 1 3 1 3 3 3 144
2 23x15px José Antonio Suárez 5 5 1 4 1 2 2 4 1 1 100
3 23x15px Pontus Tidemand 3 1 Ret 1 2 6 6 6 2 2 7 84
4 23x15px Brendan Reeves 2 2 3 3 2 5 1 4 1 6 84
5 23x15px John MacCrone 9 4 1 5 3 2 3 2 4 2 73
6 23x15px Alastair Fisher 1 3 2 9 1 Ret 4 Ret 1 54
7 23x15px Timo van der Marel 4 7 Ret 4 1 7 5 47
8 23x15px Fredrik Åhlin 6 3 Ret Ret Ret 5 1 Ret 22
9 23x15px Christopher Duplessis Ret 6 6 16
10 23x15px João Silva 8 Ret 7 DNS 10
11 23x15px Ashley Haigh-Smith WD Ret 8 DNS WD 4
Pos. Co-driver POR
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GRE
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FIN
23x15px
GER
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
ESP
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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)

Notes:

  • 1 refers to the number of stages won, where a bonus point is awarded per stage win.
Co-drivers
Pos. Co-driver POR
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GRE
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FIN
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GER
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FRA
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ESP
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Points
1 23x15px Phil Pugh 1 7 1 7 1 3 1 3 120
2 23x15px Cándido Carrera 5 5 1 4 1 2 2 4 1 1 100
3 23x15px Stig Rune Skjærmoen 3 1 Ret 1 2 6 6 2 2 7 76
4 23x15px Rhianon Smyth 2 2 3 3 2 5 1 4 1 6 84
5 23x15px Stuart Loudon 9 4 1 5 3 2 3 2 4 2 73
6 23x15px Daniel Barritt 1 3 2 9 1 Ret 4 Ret 1 54
7 23x15px Erwin Berkhof 4 7 Ret 4 1 7 5 47
8 23x15px Morten Erik Abrahamsen 6 3 Ret Ret Ret 5 1 Ret 22
9 23x15px Sebastian Marshall 3 3 18
10
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Ret 6 8
11 23x15px Alexander Kihurani 6 8
12 23x15px Emil Axelsson 6 8
13 23x15px Andrew Edwards 7 6
14 23x15px Hugo Magalhães Ret 7 DNS 6
15 23x15px José Janela 8 4
16 23x15px Craig Parry WD Ret 8 DNS WD 4
Pos. Co-driver POR
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GRE
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FIN
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GER
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FRA
23x15px
ESP
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Points

Changes

  • In November 2011, Europol issued an arrest warrant for Russian banker Vladimir Antonov at the request of Lithuanian prosecutors as part of an investigation into asset-stripping at Antonov's commercial banks, Snoras and Latvijas Krājbanka.[80] Antonov, who held the commercial rights to the sport through Convers Sports Initiatives, was arrested in London two days later and charged with fraud and embezzlement.[81] Convers Sports Initiatives initially claimed to be unaffected by the arrest,[80] but went into receivership at the end of the month.[82] Promoter North One Sport issued a statement clarifying the situation, confirming that they were unaffected by Antonov's arrest and parent company Convers Sports Initiatives entering into receivership and that they would co-operate with the investigation into Bank Snoras.[83] However, North One Sport were subsequently forced to find new investors, with bids from Qatar and French broadcaster Eurosport.[84] It was later reported that negotiations with the Qatari bidders had collapsed, forcing the closure of North One Sport.[85]
  • The FIA World Motorsport Council permitted tyre suppliers to provide teams and drivers with a second tyre compound, following several complaints from drivers about a lack of grip at the 2011 Rally Australia.[86]
  • On gravel rallies, shakedown stage will be used as a qualifying stage for P1 and P2 drivers. According to the results of qualifying, P1 and P2 crews – in order of fastest to slowest – will then select their start positions for the first day of the rally.[87] On day two and three, P1 and P2 drivers will restart in reverse order according to their provisional overall classification. On asphalt rallies, regulations in previous years still apply.[88]
  • Organisers of WRC events will be allowed to specify whether cars failed to complete a section are permitted to restart the event on the next day.[87] Restart after retirement, formerly known as SupeRally, will now be called "Rally 2".[88]

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