2004 World Rally Championship season

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The 2004 World Rally Championship season was the 32nd season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 16 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Sébastien Loeb in a Citroën Xsara WRC, ahead of Petter Solberg and Markko Märtin. The manufacturers' title was won by Citroën, ahead of Ford and Subaru.

Calendar[edit]

Round Dates Race
1 23–25 January Monaco Monte Carlo Rally
2 6–8 February Sweden Swedish Rally
3 12–14 March Mexico Rally Mexico
4 15–18 April New Zealand Rally New Zealand
5 13–16 May Cyprus Cyprus Rally
6 3–6 June Greece Acropolis Rally
7 24–27 June Turkey Rally of Turkey
8 15–18 July Argentina Rally Argentina
9 6–8 August Finland Rally Finland
10 20–22 August Germany Rallye Deutschland
11 3–5 September Japan Rally Japan
12 16–19 September United Kingdom Wales Rally GB
13 30 September-3 October Italy Rally d'Italia Sardegna
14 15–17 October France Tour de Corse
15 29–31 October Spain Rally Catalunya
16 11–14 November Australia Rally Australia

Teams and drivers[edit]

Manufacturer teams
Team Constructor Car Tyre No Drivers Co-drivers Rounds
United Kingdom 555 Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRC2003/4 P 1 Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Phil Mills All
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen All
France Citroën Total Citroën Xsara WRC M 3 France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena All
4 Spain Carlos Sainz Spain Luis Moya All
France Marlboro Peugeot Total Peugeot 307WRC M 5 Finland Marcus Grönholm Finland Timo Rautiainen All
6 Belgium Freddy Loix Belgium Sven Smeets 1–2, 15
Finland Harri Rovanperä Finland Risto Pietiläinen 3–9, 11–13, 16
France Cédric Robert France Gérald Bedon 10, 14
9 Belgium Freddy Loix Belgium Sven Smeets 10, 14
14 Finland Sebastian Lindholm Finland Tomi Tuominen 9
15 Sweden Daniel Carlsson Sweden Mattias Andersson 12
United Kingdom Ford Motor Co Ford Focus RS WRC 03/04 M 7 Estonia Markko Märtin United Kingdom Michael Park All
8 Belgium François Duval Belgium Stéphane Prévot 1, 3–8, 10, 12-16
Belgium Philippe Droeven 11
Finland Janne Tuohino Finland Jukka Aho 2, 9
11 Germany Antony Warmbold United Kingdom Gemma Price All
15 Belgium François Duval Belgium Stéphane Prévot 2, 9
United Kingdom Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports Mitsubishi Lancer WRC04 M 9 France Gilles Panizzi France Hervé Panizzi 1–10, 15
10 Italy Gianluigi Galli Italy Guido d'Amore 1, 3, 7
Finland Kristian Sohlberg Finland Kaj Lindström 2, 4–5, 8–9
Spain Daniel Solà Spain Xavier Amigò 6, 10, 15
14 Italy Gianluigi Galli Italy Guido d'Amore 15
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia WRC M 11 Germany Armin Schwarz Germany Manfred Hiemer 6, 9–10, 12–15
12 Finland Toni Gardemeister Finland Paavo Lukander 6, 9–10, 12–15
15 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Filip Schovánek 15
17 Czech Republic Roman Kresta Czech Republic Jan Tománek 10
18 Finland Jani Paasonen Finland Jani Vainikka 9, 12
Major entries not registered as manufacturers
Team Constructor Car Drivers Co-drivers Rounds
France Bozian Racing Peugeot 206 WRC France Nicolas Vouilloz France David Fiorini 1
France Denis Giraudet 6, 10, 12–15
Portugal Miguel Campos Portugal Nuno Rodrigues da Silva 1, 5
Norway Henning Solberg Norway Cato Menkerud 2, 4–5, 7, 9, 12, 13
Sweden Daniel Carlsson Sweden Mattias Andersson 2, 4, 6–7, 9–10, 14
Argentina Luís Pérez Companc Argentina Jose Maria Volta 3, 5, 8, 13
Austria Manfred Stohl Austria Manfred Stohl Austria Ilka Minor 6, 12
France Equipe de France FFSA France Alexandre Bengué France Caroline Escudero 10, 14
Subaru Impreza WRC France Stéphane Sarrazin France Patrick Pivato 10, 14–15
United Kingdom Alistair Ginley United Kingdom Alistair Ginley Republic of Ireland Rory Kennedy 5–7, 9–10, 12
Italy Andrea Navarra Italy Andrea Navarra Italy Simona Fedeli 13
Slovakia Jozef Béreš Hyundai Accent WRC Slovakia Jozef Béreš Czech Republic Petr Starý 1–2, 6
Finland Jussi Välimäki Finland Jussi Välimäki Finland Jakke Honkanen 1, 3, 5–6
Ford Focus RS WRC 10
Czech Republic Roman Kresta Hyundai Accent WRC Czech Republic Roman Kresta Czech Republic Jan Tománek 1
Ford Focus RS WRC 6
Belgium Citroën Kronos Racing Team Citroën Xsara WRC Finland Juuso Pykälistö Finland Mika Ovaskainen 9, 13
United Kingdom M-Sport Ford Focus RS WRC Finland Jari Viita Finland Timo Hantunen 2, 4, 9
United Kingdom Mark Higgins United Kingdom Michael Gibson 12
United Kingdom Matthew Wilson United Kingdom Scott Martin 12
Finland Supset Ford Focus RS WRC Finland Janne Tuohino Finland Jukka Aho 5–7

JWRC entries[edit]

No Entrant Drivers Co-driver Car Rounds
31 Japan Suzuki Sport San Marino Mirco Baldacci Italy Giovanni Bernacchini Suzuki Ignis S1600 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
32 Estonia Urmo Aava Estonia Kuldar Sikk 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
33 United Kingdom Guy Wilks United Kingdom Phil Pugh 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
35 Finland Kosti Katajamäki Finland Timo Alanne 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
43 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila 9, 12–13, 15
45 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Sweden Jonas Andersson 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
34 San Marino Sab Motorsport San Marino Alessandro Broccoli Italy Giovanni Agnese Fiat Punto S1600 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
36 United Kingdom McRae Motorsport United Kingdom Kris Meeke United Kingdom Chris Patterson Opel Corsa S1600 1, 6–7, 9
United Kingdom David Senior 12–13
Citroën C2 S1600 15
37 Italy Autorel Sport Italy Luca Cecchettini Italy Nicola Arena Renault Clio S1600 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13
38 Italy Astra Racing Lebanon Abdo Feghali Lebanon Joseph Matar Ford Puma S1600 1
Ford Fiesta S1600 6–7
43 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Puma S1600 1
Ford Fiesta S1600 6–7
39 France Renault Sport France Nicolas Bernardi France Denis Giraudet Renault Clio S1600 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
51 Belgium Larry Cols Belgium Filip Goddé 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
40 France Citroën Total France Guerlain Chicherit France Michel Perin Citroën Saxo S1600 1
France Mattiheu Baumel 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
41 United Kingdom Risbridger Motorsport United Kingdom Natalie Barratt United Kingdom Carl Williamson MG ZR S1600 1
Renault Clio S1600 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
42 Italy H.F. Grifone SRL France Mathieu Biasion France Phillipe Coquard Fiat Punto S1600 1
France Eric Domenech 6–7
Italy Power Car Team Renault Clio S1600 9, 12–13
44 Italy H.F. Grifone SRL Italy Alan Scorcioni Italy Massimo Daddoveri Fiat Punto S1600 1, 6–7, 9
San Marino Silvio Stefanelli 12
Italy Fulvio Florean 13, 15
47 Italy Luca Tabaton Italy Gisella Rovegno 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
46 Spain RACC Motor Sport Spain Xavier Pons Spain Oriol Julià Pascual Fiat Punto S1600 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13
Renault Clio S1600 15
48 United Kingdom Birkbeck Rallysport Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach Zimbabwe Peter Marsh Ford Puma S1600 1
United Kingdom Timothy Sturla Opel Corsa S1600 6–7
United Kingdom Mark Jones 9, 12
Suzuki Ignis S1600 13
Citroën Saxo S1600 15
49 Italy Meteco Corse Italy Luca Betti Italy Michele Rosso Peugeot 206 S1600 1, 7
Italy Paolo del Grande 6, 9
Italy Michele Rosso Fiat Punto S1600 12–13
Italy Paolo del Grande 15
50 United Kingdom Prospeed Motorsport United Kingdom Oliver Marshall United Kingdom Craig Parry Renault Clio S1600 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15

Results and standings[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
NZL
New Zealand
CYP
Cyprus
GRC
Greece
TUR
Turkey
ARG
Argentina
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
JPN
Japan
GBR
United Kingdom
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
AUS
Australia
 Pts 
1 France Sébastien Loeb 1 1 Ret 4 1 2 1 2 4 1 2 2 2 2 Ret 1 118
2 Norway Petter Solberg 7 3 4 1 4 1 3 Ret Ret Ret 1 1 1 5 5 Ret 82
3 Estonia Markko Märtin 2 7 1 3 2 Ret 24 Ret 2 4 3 3 Ret 1 1 Ret 79
4 Spain Carlos Sainz Ret 5 3 6 3 19 4 1 3 3 5 4 3 3 3 DNS 73
5 Finland Marcus Grönholm 4 2 6 2 DSQ Ret 2 Ret 1 Ret 4 Ret 7 4 2 Ret 62
6 Belgium François Duval 3 Ret 2 18 Ret 4 5 3 7 2 Ret 5 5 Ret Ret 3 53
7 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Ret 9 5 7 5 Ret 6 4 Ret 8 7 7 Ret 10 8 4 29
8 Finland Harri Rovanperä 10 5 DSQ 3 Ret 5 Ret 6 6 Ret 2 28
9 Finland Janne Tuohino 4 6 7 7 5 Ret 16
10 Belgium Freddy Loix 5 Ret 6 7 Ret 9
11 France Stéphane Sarrazin 9 6 4 8
12 Sweden Daniel Carlsson 8 8 5 Ret 9 Ret Ret 11 6
13 France Gilles Panizzi 6 Ret 8 Ret Ret 10 Ret 7 11 Ret 12 6
14 Italy Andrea Navarra 4 5
15 Italy Gianluigi Galli Ret 24 Ret Ret 10 Ret 14 Ret 6 Ret 7 Ret 5
16 France Cédric Robert 5 Ret 4
17 Australia Chris Atkinson Ret 33 12 5 4
18 Austria Manfred Stohl Ret Ret 10 6 12 32 8 Ret 4
19 Norway Henning Solberg 6 Ret Ret Ret 10 11 Ret 3
20 Argentina Luís Pérez Companc Ret Ret 6 Ret 3
21 Finland Jani Paasonen 16 Ret 14 10 6 20 Ret Ret 3
22 Spain Daniel Solà 20 11 Ret Ret DSQ Ret Ret 6 Ret 3
23 Spain Xavier Pons Ret 46 16 16 16 Ret Ret 28 15 24 Ret 12 Ret 6 3
24 Finland Toni Gardemeister Ret 8 7 22 Ret 9 9 3
25 Germany Antony Warmbold Ret 15 9 19 Ret 9 8 9 Ret 13 8 10 8 20 13 14 3
26 Finland Jussi Välimäki 11 7 Ret Ret 26 14 2
27 United Kingdom Alistair Ginley 7 11 Ret 15 Ret 12 2
28 Australia Cody Crocker 11 14 7 2
29 Switzerland Olivier Burri 8 1
30 Portugal Miguel Campos Ret 8 1
31 Greece Aris Vovos 8 1
32 Argentina Gabriel Pozzo 8 1
33 Germany Armin Schwarz Ret 12 11 Ret Ret 8 11 1
34 Japan Toshi Arai 26 13 15 Ret 18 9 8 1
Pos Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
NZL
New Zealand
CYP
Cyprus
GRC
Greece
TUR
Turkey
ARG
Argentina
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
JPN
Japan
GBR
United Kingdom
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
AUS
Australia
 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[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
NZL
New Zealand
CYP
Cyprus
GRE
Greece
TUR
Turkey
ARG
Argentina
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
JPN
Japan
GBR
United Kingdom
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
AUS
Australia
Points
1 France Citroën 3 1 1 Ret 4 1 2 1 2 4 1 2 2 2 2 Ret 1 194
4 Ret 5 3 6 3 6 4 1 3 3 5 4 3 3 3
2 United Kingdom Ford 7 2 6 1 3 2 Ret 8 Ret 2 4 3 3 Ret 1 1 Ret 143
8 3 4 2 8 Ret 4 5 3 5 2 Ret 5 4 Ret Ret 3
3 Japan Subaru 1 7 3 4 1 4 1 3 Ret Ret Ret 1 1 1 5 4 Ret 122
2 Ret 7 5 7 5 Ret 6 4 Ret 6 7 7 Ret 6 5 4
4 France Peugeot 5 4 2 6 2 Ret Ret 2 Ret 1 Ret 4 Ret 5 4 2 Ret 101
6 5 Ret 8 5 Ret 3 Ret 5 Ret 5 6 6 Ret Ret Ret 2
5 Japan Mitsubishi 9 6 Ret 7 Ret Ret 5 Ret 6 6 Ret 17
10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
NZL
New Zealand
CYP
Cyprus
GRE
Greece
TUR
Turkey
ARG
Argentina
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
JPN
Japan
GBR
United Kingdom
ITA
Italy
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
AUS
Australia
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)

JWRC Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos Driver MON
Monaco
GRE
Greece
TUR
Turkey
FIN
Finland
GBR
United Kingdom
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
 Pts 
1 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson 8 Ret 1 1 Ret 1 2 39
2 France Nicolas Bernardi 1 2 Ret 3 Ret 6 1 37
3 United Kingdom Guy Wilks Ret 1 3 Ret 1 2 Ret 34
4 Finland Kosti Katajamäki Ret Ret 2 2 3 4 5 31
5 San Marino Mirco Baldacci 6 Ret 6 4 Ret 3 3 23
6 Belgium Larry Cols 5 4 Ret 6 Ret 5 4 21
7 United Kingdom Kris Meeke 3 Ret Ret Ret 2 7 6 19
8 Estonia Urmo Aava 2 Ret 5 5 Ret Ret Ret 16
9 Spain Xavi Pons Ret 3 Ret 7 5 Ret Ret 12
10 San Marino Alessandro Broccoli 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 8 7
11 United Kingdom Oliver Marshall Ret 5 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5
12 France Guerlain Chicherit Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5
13 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 9 5
14 Italy Alan Scorcioni Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 10 7 4
15 Italy Luca Cecchettini 7 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 3
16 Italy Luca Betti Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 10 3
17 Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 11 2
18 Italy Luca Tabaton Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 1
- France Mathieu Biasion 9 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret -
- United Kingdom Natalie Barratt Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 9 Ret -
- Lebanon Abdo Feghali Ret -
Pos Driver MON
Monaco
GRE
Greece
TUR
Turkey
FIN
Finland
GBR
United Kingdom
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
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)

Events[edit]

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 Monaco 72ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
(23–25 January) — Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:12:03.0 15 389.12 km 43 20
2 Estonia Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 03 4h:13:15.6
3 Belgium François Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 03 4:13:22.6
2 Sweden 53rd Uddeholm Swedish Rally
(6–8 February) — Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:26:17.7 19 394.80 km 70 49
2 Finland Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 307 WRC 3:27:04.1
3 Norway Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2003 3:27:39.2
3 Mexico 18º Corona Rally México
(12–14 March) — Results and report
1 Estonia Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 03 4:06:46.2 15 394.43 km 54 26
2 Belgium François Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 03 4:07:28.7
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 4:08:07.1
4 New Zealand 34th Propecia Rally New Zealand
(15–18 April) — Results and report
1 Norway Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 4:02:29.5 23 395.50 km 58 35
2 Finland Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 307 WRC 4:02:35.4
3 Estonia Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 4:02:55.1
5 Cyprus 32nd Cyprus Rally
(14–16 May) — Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:58:44.5 18 326.68 km 37 21
2 Estonia Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 4:59:38.5
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 4:59:53.6
6 Greece 51st Acropolis Rally
(3–6 June) — Results and report
1 Norway Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 4:39:06.2 22 377.13 km 72 33
2 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:39:24.6
3 Finland Harri Rovanperä Peugeot 307 WRC 4:39:34.5
7 Turkey 5th Rally of Turkey
(24–27 June) — Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:48:26.8 17 383.33 km 63 32
2 Finland Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 307 WRC 4:48:53.0
3 Norway Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 4:49:03.5
8 Argentina 24º Rally Argentina
(15–18 July) — Results and report
1 Spain Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 4:23:11.1 26 376.65 km 69 29
2 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:24:43.5
3 Belgium François Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 04 4:27:34.5
9 Finland 54th Neste Rally Finland
(6–8 August) — Results and report
1 Finland Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 307 WRC 3:07:16.1 22 382.17 km 68 34
2 Estonia Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 3:07:50.8
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 3:09:00.6
10 Germany 23. OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland
(20–22 August) — Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:01:57.4 24 411.06 km 69 41
2 Belgium François Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 04 4:02:26.5
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 4:03:06.9
11 Japan 1st Rally Japan
(3–5 September) — Results and report
1 Norway Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 3:43:50.6 27 386.68 km 83 53
2 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:45:03.9
3 Estonia Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 3:45:33.9
12 United Kingdom 60th Wales Rally of Great Britain
(16–19 September) — Results and report
1 Norway Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 3:42:39.5 19 394.03 km 83 42
2 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:42:45.8
3 Estonia Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 3:45:33.2
13 Italy 1º Supermag Rally d'Italia Sardinia
(1–3 October) — Results and report
1 Norway Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 4:43:47.9 19 383.23 km 67 29
2 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:45:55.8
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 4:47:08.8
14 France 48ème Tour de Corse – Rallye de France
(15–17 October) — Results and report
1 Estonia Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 4:11:51.4 12 387.80 km 53 35
2 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:13:53.4
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 4:14:46.7
15 Spain 40º Rallye Catalunya-Costa Brava (Rallye de España)
(29–31 October) — Results and report
1 Estonia Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 3:40:43.8 20 384.08 km 52 36
2 Finland Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 307 WRC 3:41:07.0
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 3:41:21.5
16 Australia 17th Telstra Rally Australia
(11–14 November) — Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:39:46.8 25 388.25 km 62 29
2 Finland Harri Rovanperä Peugeot 307 WRC 3:41:41.9
3 Belgium François Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 04 3:43:27.0

See also[edit]