2006 Rally New Zealand

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2006 Rally New Zealand
36th Propecia Rally New Zealand
Round 15 of the 2006 World Rally Championship
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Rally New Zealand 2006.jpg
Top three drivers celebrating on the podium.
Dates run 17 – 19 November 2006
Stages 17
Stage surface Gravel
Results
Overall winner Finland Marcus Grönholm
United Kingdom BP Ford World Rally Team
Crews 43 at start, 37 at finish

The 2006 Propecia Rally New Zealand was the penultimate round of the 2006 World Rally Championship season. It took place between 17–19 November 2006.

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1 Finland Marcus Grönholm Finland Timo Rautiainen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:02:30.7 0.0 10
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:03:26.7 56.0 8
3 Austria Manfred Stohl Austria Ilka Minor Peugeot 307 WRC 4:05:10.0 2:39.3 6
4 Spain Xavier Pons Spain Carlos Del Barrio Citroën Xsara WRC 4:05:26.8 2:56.1 5
5 Spain Dani Sordo Spain Marc Marti Citroën Xsara WRC 4:05:51.4 3:20.7 4
6 Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Phil Mills Subaru Impreza WRC 06 4:07:27.8 4:57.1 3
7 Argentina Luís Pérez Companc Argentina José María Volta Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:13:22.3 10:51.6 2
8 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:18:53.1 16:22.4 1
PWRC
1. Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:18:53.1 0.0 10
2. New Zealand Richard Mason New Zealand Sara Mason-Randall Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:22:50.7 3:57.6 8
3. Russia Alexander Dorosinskiy Russia Dmitriy Yeremeyev Subaru Impreza WRX Spec C 4:34:39.9 15:46.8 6
4. Japan Takuma Kamada France Denis Giraudet Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:35:39.2 16:46.1 5
5. San Marino Mirco Baldacci Italy Giovanni Agnese Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4:37:45.1 18:52.0 4
6. Japan Fumio Nutahara United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4:41:37.1 22:44.0 3
7. Qatar Nasser al-Attiyah United Kingdom Chris Patterson Subaru Impreza WRX Spec C 4:47:41.9 28:48.8 2
8. United Kingdom Nigel Heath United Kingdom Steve Lancaster Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4:54:58.3 36:05.2 1

Special Stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length (km) Winner Time Rally leader
1
(17 Nov)
SS1 09:33 Pirongia West 1 20.38 Finland Marcus Grönholm 15:09.7 Finland Marcus Grönholm
SS2 10:31 Te Koraha 1 43.88 Finland Marcus Grönholm 29:44.7
SS3 14:50 Pirongia West 2 20.38 Finland Marcus Grönholm 14:53.6
SS4 15:48 Te Koraha 2 43.88 Finland Marcus Grönholm 29:10.2
SS5 18:00 Mystery Creek Super Special 1 3.14 Finland Marcus Grönholm 2:59.8
2
(18 Nov)
SS6 09:23 Port Waikato 18.18 Finland Marcus Grönholm 10:25.3
SS7 10:01 Klondyke 13.88 Australia Chris Atkinson 11:18.9
SS8 10:34 Wairamarama 31.58 Australia Chris Atkinson 22:23.3
SS9 15:18 Te Akauth South 31.82 Finland Marcus Grönholm 18:37.4
SS10 16:01 Te Akauth North 32.64 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 18:08.2
SS11 19:34 Mystery Creek Super Special 2 3.14 Finland Marcus Grönholm 2:59.5
3
(19 Nov)
SS12 07:38 Maungatawhiri 1 6.69 Finland Marcus Grönholm 3:40.6
SS13 08:06 Te Hutewai 1 11.23 Finland Marcus Grönholm 7:56.2
SS14 08:34 Whaanga Coast 1 29.82 Finland Marcus Grönholm 21:38.1
SS15 12:03 Maungatawhiri 2 6.69 Finland Marcus Grönholm 3:37.5
SS16 12:31 Te Hutewai 2 11.23 Finland Marcus Grönholm
Spain Xavier Pons
7:57.7
SS17 12:59 Whaanga Coast 2 29.82 Spain Xavier Pons 21:09.7

Notes[edit]

  • Six time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi competed in his first rally since 2002.

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2006 Rally GB
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2005 Rally New Zealand
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2007 Rally New Zealand