2007 Rally México

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2007 Rally México
21º Corona Rally México
Round 4 of the 2007 World Rally Championship
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Host country  Mexico
Rally base León, Mexico
Dates run March 9 – 11 2007
Stages 20 (366.06 km; 227.46 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 849.55 km (527.89 mi)
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total World Rally Team
Crews 47 at start, 36 at finish

The 21º Corona Rally México, the fourth round of the 2007 World Rally Championship season, took place between March 9–11 2007. The rally consisted of 20 special stages, of which five were super specials. The event was won by Citroën's Sébastien Loeb, followed by Ford drivers Marcus Grönholm and Mikko Hirvonen.

The drivers' championship leaders, Grönholm and Hirvonen, were the first drivers on road and lost time as they had to sweep the loose gravel. They were followed by Loeb, who was able to keep close to Subaru's Petter Solberg, who benefited from his better starting position during the first three stages. However, Solberg, in the new Subaru Impreza WRC 07, had to retire at the start of SS6 giving the lead to Loeb.[1] After the first day, Ford identified and fixed a sensory fault in Grönholm's car.[2] The problem had caused lack of engine power and troubled the Finn: "In the morning, I was sweeping. In the afternoon, I was sleeping".[3] The second leg saw Grönholm quickly climb to second place, but Loeb continued setting top times and extended his lead to Grönholm from 43 to 60 seconds. Hirvonen, Chris Atkinson and Dani Sordo battled for the third place. Hirvonen was the fastest driver on the final day and secured the last podium position, ahead of Sordo, Atkinson, Manfred Stohl, Jari-Matti Latvala and Matthew Wilson. Loeb took the win 55.8 seconds clear of Grönholm.[4]

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1. France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:48:13.3 0.0 10
2. Finland Marcus Grönholm Finland Timo Rautiainen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:49:09.1 55.8 8
3. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:49:41.0 1:27.7 6
4. Spain Daniel Sordo Spain Marc Marti Citroën C4 WRC 3:49:57.0 1:43.7 5
5. Australia Chris Atkinson Australia Glenn McNeall Subaru Impreza WRC 07 3:50:37.4 2:24.1 4
6. AustriaManfred Stohl Austria Ilka Minor Citroën Xsara WRC 3:51:58.8 3:45.5 3
7. Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:52:24.1 4:10.8 2
8. United Kingdom Matthew Wilson United Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:00:35.9 12:22.6 1
PCWRC
1. (10.) United Kingdom Mark Higgins United Kingdom Scott Martin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4:08:44.5 0.0 10
2. (11.) Japan Toshi Arai New Zealand Tony Sircombe Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:10:05.4 1:20.9 8
3. (13.) Finland Kristian Sohlberg Finland Risto Pietiläinen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:11:15.2 2:30.7 6
4. (14.) San Marino Mirco Baldacci Italy Giovanni Agnese Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:12:51.9 4:07.4 5
5. (15.) United States Travis Pastrana United States Christian Edstrom Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:16:53.2 8:08.7 4
6. (16.) Czech Republic Štěpán Vojtěch Czech Republic Michal Ernst Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4:25:43.3 [1] 16:58.8 3
7. (18.) Japan Fumio Nutahara United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4:26:02.5 17:18.0 2
8. (20.) Cyprus Spyros Pavlides France Denis Giraudet Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:34:23.7 25:39.2 1
[1] — Drivers using SupeRally

Retirements[edit]

Special Stages[edit]

Leg Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
1
(9 Mar)
SS1 08:28 Alfaro 1 23.50 km Norway P. Solberg 14:03.5 100.3 km/h Norway P. Solberg
SS2 09:51 Ortega 1 29.65 km Norway P. Solberg 17:28.7 101.78 km/h
SS3 10:34 El Cubilete 1 17.87 km Norway P. Solberg 9:45.6 109.86 km/h
SS4 13:02 Alfaro 2 23.50 km France S. Loeb 13:47.0 102.3 km/h
SS5 14:25 Ortega 2 29.65 km Austria M. Stohl 16:58.2 104.83 km/h
SS6 15:08 El Cubilete 2 17.87 km France S. Loeb 9:37.5 111.4 km/h France S. Loeb
SS7 16:29 Super Special 1 2.21 km Finland M. Grönholm 1:42.6 77.54 km/h
SS8 16:33 Super Special 2 2.21 km Australia C. Atkinson 1:42.0 78.0 km/h
2
(10 Mar)
SS9 08:19 Ibarilla 1 30.20 km France S. Loeb 18:17.3 99.08 km/h
SS10 09:42 Duarte 1 23.51 km France S. Loeb 17:55.0 78.73 km/h
SS11 10:33 Derramadero 1 23.27 km Finland M. Grönholm 14:01.6 99.54 km/h
SS12 13:07 Ibarilla 2 30.20 km France S. Loeb 18:02.6 100.42 km/h
SS13 14:30 Duarte 2 23.51 km Finland M. Grönholm 17:32.2 80.48 km/h
SS14 15:21 Derramadero 2 23.27 km France S. Loeb 13:49.4 101.0 km/h
SS15 16:35 Super Special 3 2.21 km Spain D. Sordo 1:44.6 76.06 km/h
SS16 16:39 Super Special 4 2.21 km Finland M. Grönholm 1:43.6 76.8 km/h
3
(11 Mar)
SS17 08:23 Leon 16.29 km Finland M. Hirvonen 10:35.8 92.24 km/h
SS18 08:54 Guanajuatito 23.34 km Finland M. Grönholm 15:12.3 92.1 km/h
SS19 10:17 Comanjilla 18.10 km Finland M. Hirvonen 10:17.6 105.51 km/h
SS20 11:28 Super Special 5 4.42 km Finland M. Grönholm 3:23.6 78.15 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 32
2 France Sébastien Loeb 1 2 14 1 28
3 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 5 3 1 3 26
4 Spain Dani Sordo 2 12 25 4 13
5 Norway Henning Solberg 14 4 3 9 11
6 Australia Chris Atkinson 4 8 19 5 10
7 Norway Petter Solberg 6 Ret 4 Ret 8
8 Sweden Daniel Carlsson 5 7 6
Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ret Ret 5 7 6
10 Finland Toni Gardemeister 7 6 Ret 5
Austria Manfred Stohl 10 7 12 6 5
12 Italy Gigi Galli 13 6 3
13 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 8 10 8 2
14 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson 12 Ret 26 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 - - - - - - - - - - - - 58
2 Citroën Total World Rally Team 18 9 1 15 - - - - - - - - - - - - 43
3 Stobart VK M-Sport Ford 1 5 10 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - 19
Subaru World Rally Team 8 2 5 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - 19
5 OMV Kronos 2 7 5 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - 17
6 Munchi's Ford World Rally Team 0 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Solberg loses lead in Mexico". Autosport. Archived from the original on 28 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Ford identify sensor fault". Autosport. Retrieved 2007-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Loeb makes most of Solberg slip". RTÉ. Retrieved 2007-03-11. 
  4. ^ "Loeb wins in Mexico". Eurosport. Archived from the original on 13 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 

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