2006 Rally Australia

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2006 Rally Australia
19th Telstra Rally Australia
Round 14 of the 2006 World Rally Championship
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Dani Sordo on Bannister Central II 2006.jpg
Dani Sordo during SS19.
Dates run 26 October – 29 2006
Stages 26
Stage surface Gravel
Results
Overall winner Finland Mikko Hirvonen
United Kingdom BP Ford World Rally Team
Crews 56 at start, 45 at finish

The 2006 Telstra Rally Australia was the fourteenth round of the 2006 World Rally Championship season. It took place between 26–29 October 2006. Marcus Grönholm's fifth place ensured that the injured Sébastien Loeb became the 2006 World Rally Champion; Grönholm had needed to finish third or higher to remain in title contention.

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:15:11.8 0.0 10
2 Norway Petter Solberg Norway Cato Menkerud Subaru Impreza WRC 06 3:15:48.9 37.1 8
3 Austria Manfred Stohl Austria Ilka Minor Peugeot 307 WRC 3:19:10.4 3:58.6 6
4 Spain Xavier Pons Spain Carlos Del Barrio Citroën Xsara WRC 3:19:57.2 4:45.4 5
5 Finland Marcus Grönholm Finland Timo Rautiainen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:27:35.6 12:23.8 4
6 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:32:21.0 17:09.2 3
7 San Marino Mirco Baldacci Italy Giovanni Agnese Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3:32:54.7 17:42.9 2
8 Australia Dean Herridge Australia William Hayes Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:33:33.8 18:22.0 1
PWRC
1. Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:32:21.0 0.0 10
2. San Marino Mirco Baldacci Italy Giovanni Agnese Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3:32:54.7 33.7 8
3. Australia Dean Herridge Australia William Hayes Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:33:33.8 1:12.8 6
4. Finland Aki Teiskonen Finland Miika Teiskonen Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:42:31.1 10:10.1 5
5. Russia Sergey Uspenskiy Russia Dmitriy Yeremeyev Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:47:00.5 14:39.5 4
6. Italy Stefano Marrini Italy Tiziana Sandroni Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3:51:18.5 18:57.5 3
7. Japan Toshi Arai United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4:00:12.6 27:51.6 2

Special Stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length (km) Winner Time Rally leader
1
(26/27 Oct)
SS1 19:12 Perth City Super 1 2.00 Finland Marcus Grönholm 1:21.1 Finland Marcus Grönholm
SS2 19:21 Perth City Super 2 2.00 Finland Marcus Grönholm 1:20.7
SS3 09:23 Murray North 1 15.92 Australia Chris Atkinson 8:55.4 Australia Chris Atkinson
SS4 09:56 Murray South 1 20.12 Australia Chris Atkinson 11:34.9
SS5 10:36 Holyoake 3.13 Australia Chris Atkinson 1:53.4
SS6 11:49 Murray North 2 15.92 Norway Petter Solberg 8:50.0 Finland Mikko Hirvonen
SS7 12:22 Murray South 2 20.12 Norway Petter Solberg 11:31.1 Norway Petter Solberg
SS8 16:32 Beraking 1 22.84 Finland Marcus Grönholm 13:05.7
SS9 17:18 Flynns 1 18.78 Finland Marcus Grönholm 11:07.2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen
SS10 19:25 Perth City Super 3 2.00 Finland Marcus Grönholm 1:22.6
SS11 19:34 Perth Super City 4 2.00 Spain Xavier Pons 1:22.2
2
(28 Oct)
SS12 09:20 Bannister North 1 17.70 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 8:34.7
SS13 09:52 Bannister Central 1 17.85 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 9:20.8
SS14 10:36 Bannister Loop 3.61 Finland Marcus Grönholm 1:57.5
SS15 11:55 Bannister North 2 17.70 Finland Marcus Grönholm 8:30.5
SS16 12:27 Bannister Central 2 17.85 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 9:15.0
SS17 16:32 Beraking 2 22.84 Norway Petter Solberg 12:34.5
SS18 17:18 Flynns 2 18.78 Finland Marcus Grönholm 10:48.1
SS19 19:25 Perth City Super 5 2.00 Finland Marcus Grönholm 1:21.8
SS20 19:34 Perth City Super 6 2.00 Finland Marcus Grönholm 1:21.5
3
(29 Oct)
SS21 07:03 Atkins 1 4.42 Norway Petter Solberg 3:06.1
SS22 07:33 Helena North 1 29.93 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 17:06.0
SS23 08:14 Helena South 1 17.30 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 8:57.8
SS24 11:03 Atkins 2 4.42 Norway Petter Solberg 3:01.3
SS25 11:33 Helena North 2 29.93 Norway Petter Solberg 16:59.1
SS26 12:14 Helena South 2 17.30 Norway Petter Solberg 8:55.9

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2007 Rally Australia