2000 Safari Rally

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2000 Safari Rally
48th Sameer Safari Rally Kenya
Round 3 of the 2000 World Rally Championship season
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Rally winner Richard Burns
Host country  Kenya
Rally base Nairobi
Dates run 25 – 27 February 2000
Stages 12 (1,047.26 km; 650.74 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 2,677.11 km (1,663.48 mi)
Results
Overall winner United Kingdom Richard Burns
United Kingdom Robert Reid
Japan Subaru World Rally Team
Crews 51 at start, 17 at finish

The 48th Sameer Safari Rally Kenya was the third round of 2000 FIA World Rally Championship. The event took place between 25 and 27 February 2000. Subaru made it 1-2 with Richard Burns winning and Juha Kankkunen in second. Didier Auriol took SEAT's first (and only) podium of the season being third.

Results[edit]

Event standings[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Car Class Total time Difference Points
1 3 United Kingdom Richard Burns United Kingdom Robert Reid Subaru Impreza WRC 99 A8 8:33:13.0 0.0 10
2 4 Finland Juha Kankkunen Finland Juha Repo Subaru Impreza WRC 99 A8 8:37:50.0 4:37.0 6
3 7 France Didier Auriol France Denis Giraudet SEAT Córdoba WRC Evo2 A8 8:55:57.0 22:44.0 4
4 6 Spain Carlos Sainz Spain Luis Moya Ford Focus RS WRC 00 A8 9:01:31.0 28:18.0 3
5 16 Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Phil Mills Ford Focus RS WRC 00 A8 9:04:40.0 31:27.0 2
6 17 Japan Toshi Arai United Kingdom Roger Freeman Subaru Impreza WRC 99 A8 9:19:16.0 46:03.0 1
7 11 Germany Armin Schwarz Germany Manfred Hiemer Škoda Octavia WRC A8 9:32:11.0 58:58.0 0
8 12 Spain Luís Climent Spain Álex Romaní Škoda Octavia WRC A8 9:51:13.0 1:18:00.0 0
9 31 Argentina Claudio Menzi Argentina Edgardo Galindo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI N4 10:39:07.0 2:05:54.0 0
10 22 Argentina Roberto Sánchez Argentina Jorge del Buono Subaru Impreza WRX N4 10:57:05.0 2:23:52.0 0

Competitive sections[edit]

Leg Day Section Clock Section name Length Section winner Time Avg. speed Rally leader
1 Fri 25 Feb CS1 11:28 Orien 1 112.43 km France Didier Auriol 47:13.0 142.9 km/h France Didier Auriol
CS2 13:34 Oltepesi 1 116.92 km United Kingdom Richard Burns 54:06.0 129.7 km/h United Kingdom Richard Burns
CS3 15:58 Olorian 1 71.40 km United Kingdom Richard Burns 35:04.0 122.2 km/h
CS4 16:43 Kajiado 1 50.09 km United Kingdom Richard Burns 23:44.0 126.6 km/h
2 Sat 26 Feb CS5 7:45 Marigat 1 123.21 km United Kingdom Richard Burns 1:00:04.0 123.1 km/h
CS6 10:15 Nyaru 68.64 km Spain Carlos Sainz 46:15.0 89.0 km/h
CS7 13:38 Morendat 93.81 km Spain Carlos Sainz 46:03.0 122.2 km/h
CS8 16:12 Marigat 2 59.92 km Spain Carlos Sainz 27:55.0 128.8 km/h
3 Sun 27 Feb CS9 7:08 Orien 2 112.43 km France Didier Auriol 47:54.0 140.8 km/h
CS10 9:14 Oltepesi 2 116.92 km United Kingdom Richard Burns 56:11.0 124.9 km/h
CS11 11:43 Olorian 2 71.40 km Spain Carlos Sainz 34:48.0 123.1 km/h
CS12 12:28 Kajiado 2 50.09 km Spain Carlos Sainz 23:18.0 129.0 km/h

Championship standings after the rally[edit]

Drivers' championship standings
Pos. Driver Points
1 Finland Tommi Mäkinen 16
2 United Kingdom Richard Burns 12
3 Finland Juha Kankkunen 11
4 Finland Marcus Grönholm 10
5 Spain Carlos Sainz 9
Manufacturers' championship standings
Pos. Manufacturer Points
1 Japan Subaru World Rally Team 25
2 Japan Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart 18
3 United Kingdom Ford Motor Co 13
4 France Peugeot Esso 11
5 Spain SEAT Sport 7
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

External links[edit]


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1999 Safari Rally
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