2007 Rally Finland

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2007 Rally Finland
57th Neste Oil Rally Finland
Round 9 of the 2007 World Rally Championship
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2007 Rally Finland podium 14.JPG
Celebrations on the podium.
Host country  Finland
Rally base Jyväskylä, Finland
Dates run August 2 – 5 2007
Stages 23 (360.34 km; 223.90 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 1,375.15 km (854.48 mi)
Results
Overall winner Finland Marcus Grönholm
United Kingdom BP Ford World Rally Team
Crews 97 at start, 70 at finish
Commons-logo.svg Picture gallery on Wikimedia Commons

The 57th Neste Oil Rally Finland was the 9th round of the 2007 World Rally Championship. It was run on 2–5 August 2007 and based in Jyväskylä, Finland.

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1. Finland Marcus Grönholm Finland Timo Rautiainen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 2:57:26.1 0.0 10
2. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 2:57:50.3 24.2 8
3. France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 2:58:36.0 1:09.9 6
4. Australia Chris Atkinson Belgium Stéphane Prévot Subaru Impreza WRC 07 3:00:28.9 3:02.8 5
5. Norway Henning Solberg Norway Cato Menkerud Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:01:55.5 4:29.4 4
6. Spain Xavier Pons Spain Xavier Amigo Subaru Impreza WRC 3:04:26.6 7:00.5 3
7. Estonia Urmo Aava Estonia Kuldar Sikk Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 3:05:05.7 7:39.6 2
8. Norway Mads Østberg Norway Ole Kristian Unnerud Subaru Impreza WRC 3:06:58.0 9:31.9 1
JRC
1. (18.) Sweden Patrik Sandell Sweden Emil Axelsson Renault Clio R3 3:25:14.5 0.0 10
2. (19.) Finland Kalle Pinomäki Finland Tuomo Nikkola Renault Clio R3 3:26:33.6 1:19.1 8
3. (22.) Poland Michał Kościuszko Poland Maciej Szczepaniak Renault Clio S1600 3:29:28.2 4:13.7 6
4. (23.) Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach United Kingdom David Senior Citroën C2 S1600 3:29:46.3 4:31.8 5
5. (25.) Finland Tapio Suominen Finland Jarno Ottman Suzuki Swift S1600 3:31:00.9 5:46.4 4
6. (30.) Lithuania Vilius Rožukas Lithuania Audrius Šošas Suzuki Swift S1600 3:34:29.0 [1] 9:14.5 3
7. (32.) Italy Alessandro Bettega Italy Simone Scattolin Ford Fiesta S1600 3:37:43.0 [1] 12:28.5 2
8. (33.) France Yoann Bonato France Benjamin Boulloud Citroën C2 R2 3:38:20.3 13:05.8 1
[1] — Drivers using SupeRally

Retirements[edit]

Milos Komljenovic had to retire after a bad landing from a jump on SS7.

Special Stages[edit]

Leg Stage Time (EEST) Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
1
(2/3 Aug)
SS1 20:00 Killeri 1 2.50 km Australia C. Atkinson 1:20.6 111.66 km/h Australia C. Atkinson
SS2 07:54 Vellipohja 1 17.20 km Finland J. Latvala 8:18.7 124.16 km/h Finland J. Latvala
SS3 08:50 Mökkiperä 1 13.72 km Finland M. Grönholm 6:47.5 121.21 km/h Finland M. Grönholm
SS4 09:29 Palsankylä 1 13.31 km Finland M. Hirvonen 6:47.4 117.61 km/h Finland M. Hirvonen
SS5 12:06 Vellipohja 2 17.20 km Finland M. Grönholm 8:10.1 126.34 km/h Finland M. Grönholm
SS6 13:02 Mökkiperä 2 13.72 km Finland M. Hirvonen
Finland M. Grönholm
6:42.7 122.65 km/h
SS7 13:41 Palsankylä 2 13.31 km Finland M. Grönholm 6:36.1 120.97 km/h
SS8 16:21 Urria 9.96 km Finland M. Grönholm 4:36.6 129.63 km/h
SS9 16:51 Lautaperä 8.69 km Finland M. Grönholm 3:56.7 132.17 km/h
SS10 17:29 Jukojärvi 22.25 km Finland M. Grönholm 10:35.6 126.02 km/h
SS11 20:00 Killeri 2 2.50 km Finland M. Grönholm 1:20.7 111.52 km/h
2
(4 Aug)
SS12 07:17 Kaipolanvuori 13.46 km France S. Loeb 6:53.4 117.21 km/h
SS13 08:30 Juupajoki 22.13 km Finland M. Grönholm 11:19.3 117.28 km/h
SS14 09:14 Ouninpohja 1 33.00 km Finland M. Grönholm 15:35.3 127.02 km/h
SS15 12:15 Leustu 21.27 km Finland M. Grönholm 10:12.6 124.99 km/h
SS16 13:24 Ouninpohja 2 33.00 km Finland M. Grönholm 15:19.8 129.16 km/h
SS17 15:10 Ehikki 1 14.88 km Finland M. Grönholm 6:52.2 129.96 km/h
SS18 16:23 Himos 18.55 km Finland M. Grönholm 10:09.8 109.51 km/h
SS19 17:19 Ehikki 2 14.88 km Finland M. Hirvonen 6:47.4 131.49 km/h
SS20 17:54 Surkee 14.89 km Finland M. Hirvonen 8:13.6 108.6 km/h
3
(5 Aug)
SS21 10:15 Valkola 10.38 km Finland M. Grönholm 5:35.9 111.25 km/h
SS22 11:07 Lankamaa 22.82 km Finland M. Grönholm 11:07.2 123.13 km/h
SS23 12:22 Ruuhimäki 7.53 km Finland M. Grönholm 3:57.8 113.99 km/h

Championship standings after the event[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
NOR
Norway
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
NZL
New Zealand
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
JPN
Japan
IRL
Republic of Ireland
GBR
United Kingdom
 Pts 
1 Finland Marcus Grönholm 3 1 2 2 4 2 1 1 1 75
2 France Sébastien Loeb 1 2 14 1 1 1 Ret 2 3 62
3 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 5 3 1 3 5 3 2 4 2 57
4 Spain Dani Sordo 2 12 25 4 3 6 3 24 Ret 28
Norway Henning Solberg 14 4 3 9 11 5 4 5 5 28
6 Norway Petter Solberg 6 Ret 4 Ret 2 Ret 5 3 Ret 26
7 Australia Chris Atkinson 4 8 19 5 Ret 7 10 6 4 20
8 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ret Ret 5 7 8 4 9 12 Ret 12
9 Sweden Daniel Carlsson 5 7 6 Ret 9
Austria Manfred Stohl 10 7 12 6 10 8 7 8 Ret 9
11 Finland Toni Gardemeister 7 6 Ret DSQ 6 8
12 Italy Gigi Galli 13 6 7 5
13 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 8 10 8 22 Ret 7 Ret 4
14 Spain Xavier Pons 25 Ret 16 6 3
15 Estonia Urmo Aava 28 15 13 14 7 2
16 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson 12 Ret 26 8 12 30 12 10 10 1
Finland Juho Hänninen DSQ 17 11 8 Ret Ret 1
Norway Mads Østberg 9 37 Ret Ret 8 1
Pos Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
NOR
Norway
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
NZL
New Zealand
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
JPN
Japan
IRL
Republic of Ireland
GBR
United Kingdom
 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]

Rank Manufacturer Event Total
points
MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
NOR
Norway
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
NZL
New Zealand
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
JPN
Japan
IRL
Republic of Ireland
GBR
United Kingdom
1 BP Ford World Rally Team 10 16 18 14 9 14 18 15 18 - - - - - - - 132
2 Citroën Total World Rally Team 18 9 1 15 16 13 6 8 6 - - - - - - - 92
3 Subaru World Rally Team 8 2 5 4 8 2 5 9 5 - - - - - - - 48
4 Stobart VK M-Sport Ford 1 5 10 3 2 9 7 4 4 - - - - - - - 45
5 OMV Kronos 2 7 5 3 4 1 3 2 0 - - - - - - - 27
6 Munchi's Ford World Rally Team 0 0 0 0 1 5 - - - - - - - 6

External links[edit]


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