2007 Rally Japan

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2007 Rally Japan
4th Rally Japan
Round 14 of the 2007 World Rally Championship
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Ford Fiesta Rally car.JPG
Japanese driver Kozue Oi on the stages of 2007 Rally Japan.
Host country  Japan
Rally base Obihiro, Hokkaidō, Japan
Dates run October 26 – 28 2007
Stages 27 (350.19 km; 217.60 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 1,575.79 km (979.15 mi)
Results
Overall winner Finland Mikko Hirvonen
United Kingdom BP Ford World Rally Team
Crews 84 at start, 73 at finish
Commons-logo.svg Picture gallery on Wikimedia Commons

Results of Rally Japan (4th Rally Japan), 14th round of 2007 World Rally Championship, run on October 26–28:

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:23:57.6 0.0 10
2. Spain Daniel Sordo Spain Marc Marti Citroën C4 WRC 3:24:35.0 37.4 8
3. Norway Henning Solberg Norway Cato Menkerud Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:28:31.3 4:33.7 6
4. United Kingdom Matthew Wilson United Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:30:35.5 6:37.9 5
5. Argentina Luís Pérez Companc Argentina Jose Diaz Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:30:38.0 6:40.4 4
6. Austria Manfred Stohl Austria Ilka Minor Citroën Xsara WRC 3:31:01.9 7:04.3 3
7. Argentina Federico Villagra Argentina Jorge Perez Companc Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:35:12.9 11:15.3 2
8. Japan Katsuhiko Taguchi Australia Mark Stacey Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 3:44:37.7 20:40.1 1
PCWRC
1. (9.) Argentina Gabriel Pozzo Argentina Daniel Stillo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 3:45:50.6 0.0 10
2. (11.) Poland Leszek Kuzaj United Kingdom Craig Parry Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3:48:30.7 2:40.1 8
3. (12.) Japan Takuma Kamada Japan Naoki Kase Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3:48:39.0 2:48.4 6
4. (17.) Russia Yevgeni Vertunov Russia Georgi Troshkin Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3:50:41.7 4:51.1 5
5. (19.) United Kingdom Mark Higgins United Kingdom Scott Martin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 3:51:23.3 5:32.7 4
6. (21.) Sweden Patrik Flodin Sweden Maria Andersson Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3:58:39.6 12:49.0 3
7. (23.) Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4:03:12.4 17:21.8 2
8. (10.) Japan Yoshio Ikemachi Japan Sadatoshi Ando Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:03:48.7 17:58.1 1

Retirements[edit]

Special Stages[edit]

Leg Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
1
(26 Oct)
SS1 07:33 Pawse Kamuy reverse 1 9.03 km Finland J. Latvala 4:48.9 112.5 km/h Finland J. Latvala
SS2 08:13 Cup Kamuy 1 13.95 km Finland M. Grönholm 8:29.7 98.5 km/h
SS3 08:36 Kimun Kamuy 1 26.03 km France S. Loeb 13:56.0 112.1 km/h Finland M. Grönholm
SS4 09:29 Rikubetsu 1 2.73 km Spain D. Sordo 2:05.4 78.4 km/h Finland J. Latvala
SS5 13:35 Pawse Kamuy reverse 2 9.03 km Finland J. Latvala 4:39.1 116.5 km/h
SS6 14:15 Cup Kamuy 13.95 km Finland M. Hirvonen 8:09.0 102.7 km/h Finland M. Hirvonen
SS7 14:38 Kimun Kamuy 2 26.03 km Finland M. Hirvonen 13:26.7 116.2 km/h
SS8 15:31 Rikubetsu 2 2.73 km Spain D. Sordo 2:04.2 79.1 km/h
SS9 17:44 Obihiro 1 1.35 km Portugal A. Araujo 1:18.5 61.9 km/h
SS10 17:54 Obihiro 2 1.35 km Spain X. Pons 1:16.8 63.3 km/h
2
(27 Oct)
SS11 07:13 Rikubetsu 3 2.73 km France S. Loeb 2:06.8 77.5 km/h
SS12 07:44 Puray 1 34.96 km Finland M. Hirvonen 19:28.3 107.7 km/h
SS13 08:23 Niueo 1 20.75 km Spain D. Sordo 12:31.3 99.4 km/h
SS14 09:01 Sipirkakim 1 22.43 km Norway P. Solberg 12:13.1 110.1 km/h
SS15 13:44 Rikubetsu 4 2.73 km Norway P. Solberg 2:05.6 78.2 km/h
SS16 14:15 Puray 2 34.96 km Norway P. Solberg 19:01.0 110.3 km/h
SS17 14:54 Niueo 2 20.75 km Spain D. Sordo 12:17.5 101.3 km/h
SS18 15:47 Sipirkakim Short 4.67 km Norway P. Solberg 2:42.4 103.5 km/h
SS19 17:57 Obihiro 3 1.35 km Argentina F. Villagra 1:21.4 59.7 km/h
SS20 18:07 Obihiro 4 1.35 km Argentina F. Villagra 1:22.0 59.3 km/h
3
(28 Oct)
SS21 07:06 Rera Kamuy 1 8.76 km France S. Loeb 5:10.1 101.7 km/h
SS22 07:29 Panke Nikorpet 1 17.04 km Spain D. Sordo 9:35.0 106.7 km/h
SS23 08:09 Penke 1 22.19 km France S. Loeb 13:23.8 99.4 km/h
SS24 11:35 Rera Kamuy 2 8.76 km France S. Loeb 5:02.5 104.3 km/h
SS25 11:58 Panke Nikorpet 2 17.04 km France S. Loeb 9:17.9 110.0 km/h
SS26 12:38 Penke 2 22.19 km Spain D. Sordo 13:05.4 101.7 km/h
SS27 14:33 Obihiro 5 1.35 km Argentina F. Villagra 1:23.6 58.1 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 4 1 3 2 Ret 104
2 France Sébastien Loeb 1 2 14 1 1 1 Ret 2 3 1 2 1 1 Ret 100
3 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 5 3 1 3 5 3 2 4 2 3 3 4 13 1 84
4 Spain Dani Sordo 2 12 25 4 3 6 3 24 Ret Ret 6 2 3 2 53
5 Norway Petter Solberg 6 Ret 4 Ret 2 Ret 5 3 Ret 6 7 6 5 Ret 38
6 Norway Henning Solberg 14 4 3 9 9 5 4 5 5 14 9 10 9 3 34
7 Australia Chris Atkinson 4 8 19 5 Ret 7 10 6 4 15 4 8 6 Ret 29
8 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ret Ret 5 7 8 4 9 12 Ret 8 5 7 4 26 24
9 Belgium François Duval Ret 2 5 Ret 12
Austria Manfred Stohl 10 7 12 6 10 8 7 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret 14 6 12
11 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 8 10 8 22 Ret 7 Ret 5 Ret 7 10
Finland Toni Gardemeister 7 6 Ret DSQ 6 7 10
13 Sweden Daniel Carlsson 5 7 6 Ret 9
14 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson 12 Ret 26 8 12 30 12 10 10 9 10 11 Ret 4 6
15 Italy Gigi Galli 13 6 7 5
16 Argentina Luís Pérez Companc 15 19 DNS 28 Ret 11 11 23 Ret 5 4
Spain Xavier Pons 25 Ret 16 6 18 Ret 9 8 36 4
18 Estonia Urmo Aava 28 15 13 14 7 12 8 18 Ret 18 3
19 Argentina Federico Villagra DNS 9 11 32 14 11 13 7 2
20 Finland Juho Hänninen DSQ 17 11 8 Ret Ret 19 23 24 1
Norway Mads Østberg 9 37 Ret Ret 8 1
Japan Katsuhiko Taguchi 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 11 16 11 9 10 - - 189
2 Citroën Total World Rally Team 18 9 1 15 16 13 6 8 6 10 11 18 16 8 - - 155
3 Subaru World Rally Team 8 2 5 4 8 2 5 9 5 5 7 4 7 2 - - 73
4 Stobart VK M-Sport Ford 1 5 10 3 2 9 7 4 4 5 5 2 7 7 - - 71
5 OMV Kronos 2 7 5 3 4 1 3 2 0 8 0 4 0 4 - - 43
6 Munchi's Ford World Rally Team 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 8 - - 14

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