2000 Race of Champions

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2000 Race of Champions
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The 2000 Race of Champions took place on December 10 at Gran Canaria. It was the 13th running of the event, and the 9th running at Gran Canaria.

The Vehicles used were the Peugeot 206 WRC, The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI WRC, the Toyota Corolla WRC, the Saab 93 Rallycross car and the ROC Buggy.

The individual competition was won by Tommi Makinen, whilst the Nations' Cup was won by France with Yvan Muller, Gilles Panizzi and Regis Laconi.


Race of Champions[edit]

Driver Reason for Qualification
Finland Marcus Grönholm World Rally champion in 2000
Finland Tommi Makinen World Rally champion in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999
France Didier Auriol World Rally champion in 1994
France Gilles Panizzi Seeded
Germany Armin Schwarz Winner in the International Masters
Spain Flavio Alonso Replaces Tom Kristensen after beating Niall McShea in a play-off
Sweden Stig Blomqvist Winner in the Legends Race
Italy Valentino Rossi Invitation

Nations Cup[edit]

Country Racing Driver Rally Driver Motorcycle Racer
France France Yvan Muller France Gilles Panizzi France Regis Laconi
United States United States Danny Sullivan United States Rod Millen United States Colin Edwards
Finland Finland Harri Toivonen Finland Tommi Makinen Finland Vesa Kytonen
Spain Spain Marc Gene Spain Jesús Puras Spain Sete Gibernau
Italy Italy Emanuele Pirro Italy Miki Biasion Italy Valentino Rossi
Germany Germany Frank Biela Germany Armin Schwarz Germany Jürgen Fuchs
Japan Japan Hiroki Katoh Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka Japan Nobuatsu Aoki
All-Stars Denmark Tom Kristensen Sweden Stig Blomqvist United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams
  • Marcus Grönholm was to represent the All-Star team, but for an unknown reason his place was taken by Blomqvist.

Legends Race[edit]

  • Per Eklund & Miki Biasion eliminated in the First Round.
Semi-finals Final
 Sweden Waldegård 2  
 Finland Mikkola 1  

     Sweden Waldegård 0

   Sweden Blomqvist 2

 Sweden Blomqvist 2
 Finland Salonen 1  

International Masters[edit]

Heat A

Driver Wins
United Kingdom McShea 2
Portugal Chaves 2
France Loeb 2
Portugal Lopes 0
  • McShea advanced with the fastest best time.

Heat B

Driver Wins
Spain Alonso 3
Australia Crocker 2
Poland Kulig 1
Spain Puras 0
Semi-finals Final
 Germany Schwarz 2  
 United Kingdom McShea 0  

     Germany Schwarz 2

   Denmark Kristensen 0

 Denmark Kristensen 2
 Spain Alonso 0  

Race of Champions[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 Finland Grönholm  2
 Sweden Blomqvist  0  
 Finland Grönholm  2
     France Auriol  0  
 France Auriol  2
 Germany Schwarz  1  
 Finland Grönholm  0
   Finland Makinen  2
 France Panizzi  2
 Italy Rossi  0  
 France Panizzi  0

     Finland Makinen  2  
 Finland Makinen  2
 Spain Alonso  0  

Nations' Cup[edit]

Group A

Team Match Wins Heat Wins Best Total Time
Italy Italy 3 7 5'52.41
Spain Spain 2 6 5'56.44
United States USA 1 5 5'55.56
Japan Japan 0 0 6'06.63

Group B

Team Match Wins Heat Wins Best Total Time
France France 3 7 5'48.82
Finland Finland 1 4 5'51.76
United Nations All-Stars 1 4 5'56.59
Germany Germany 1 3 5'52.11
Semi-finals Final
 Italy Italy 2  
 Finland Finland 1  

     Italy Italy 0

   France France 3

 Spain Spain 0
 France France 3  


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