2007 Rally New Zealand

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2007 Rally New Zealand
37th Propecia Rally New Zealand
Round 11 of the 2007 World Rally Championship
← Previous event Next event →
Cape Palliser coast.jpg
Coast of New Zealand.
Host country  New Zealand
Rally base Hamilton, New Zealand
Dates run 31 August – 2 September 2007
Stages 18 (353.56 km; 219.69 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 1,255.98 km (780.43 mi)
Results
Overall winner Finland Marcus Grönholm
United Kingdom BP Ford World Rally Team
Crews 68 at start, 59 at finish

The 2007 Rally New Zealand (37th Propecia Rally New Zealand), 11th round of 2007 World Rally Championship, was run on 31 August - 2 September. After a tight battle for three days, Marcus Grönholm beat Sébastien Loeb for the win by 0.3 seconds, making it the second closest finish in WRC history (after 2011 Jordan Rally's 0.2s). This was the closest finish in the history of the World Rally Championship. The previous record was held by the 1998 Rally de Portugal, in which Colin McRae took the win 2.1 seconds ahead of Carlos Sainz.[1]

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1. Finland Marcus Grönholm Finland Timo Rautiainen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:52:53.9 0.0 10
2. France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:52:54.2 0.3 8
3. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:54:36.7 1:42.8 6
4. Australia Chris Atkinson Belgium Stéphane Prévot Subaru Impreza WRC 07 3:55:26.2 2:32.3 5
5. Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Ole Kristian Unnerud Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:55:30.8 2:36.9 4
6. Spain Daniel Sordo Spain Marc Marti Citroën C4 WRC 3:56:35.9 3:42.0 3
7. Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Phil Mills Subaru Impreza WRC 07 3:56:48.6 3:54.7 2
8. Estonia Urmo Aava Estonia Kuldar Sikk Mitsubishi Lancer WR05 4:02:10.2 9:16.3 1
PCWRC
1. (13.) Japan Toshi Arai New Zealand Tony Sircombe Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:13:35.8 0.0 10
2. (14.) United Kingdom Niall McShea United Kingdom Gordon Noble Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:13:38.4 2.6 8
3. (15.) New Zealand Richard Mason New Zealand Sara Randall Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:14:46.0 1:10.2 6
4. (16.) Argentina Gabriel Pozzo Argentina Daniel Stillo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4:14:48.9 1:13.1 5
5. (17.) Japan Fumio Nutahara United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4:14:55.7 1:19.9 4
6. (18.) Portugal Armindo Araujo Portugal Migue Ramalhol Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4:15:16.0 1:40.2 3
7. (19.) Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4:15:46.9 2:11.1 2
8. (22.) Estonia Martin Rauam Estonia Kristo Kraag Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4:16:15.2 2:39.4 1

Special Stages[edit]

Leg Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
1
(31 Aug)
SS1 09:18 Pirongia West 1 18.30 km Finland M. Grönholm 13:40.5 80.29 km/h Finland M. Grönholm
SS2 10:21 Waitomo 1 43.88 km Finland M. Grönholm 28:47.8 91.43 km/h
SS3 14:07 Pirongia West 2 18.30 km France S. Loeb 13:32.4 81.09 km/h
SS4 15:10 Waitomo 2 43.88 km France S. Loeb 28:20.4 92.9 km/h
SS5 17:03 Mystery Creek 1 3.14 km Australia C. Atkinson 2:56.2 64.15 km/h
2
(1 Sep)
SS6 09:03 Port Waikato 17.21 km France S. Loeb 9:33.2 108.09 km/h
SS7 09:41 Possum 13.88 km Finland M. Grönholm 10:38.2 78.3 km/h
SS8 10:19 Franklin 31.57 km France S. Loeb 21:15.7 89.09 km/h
SS9 12:32 Mystery Creek 2 3.14 km Finland M. Grönholm 2:54.7 64.71 km/h
SS10 14:58 Te Akau South 31.92 km France S. Loeb 18:25.0 103.99 km/h
SS11 15:41 Te Akau North 32.36 km France S. Loeb 16:59.8 114.23 km/h France S. Loeb
3
(2 Sep)
SS12 09:03 Maungatawhiri 1 5.34 km Finland M. Grönholm 2:41.3 119.18 km/h Finland M. Grönholm
SS13 09:31 Te Hutewai 1 11.22 km France S. Loeb 7:54.3 85.16 km/h France S. Loeb
SS14 09:59 Whaanga Coast 1 29.81 km France S. Loeb 21:00.8 85.12 km/h
SS15 11:38 Maungatawhiri 2 5.34 km Finland M. Grönholm 2:39.7 120.38 km/h
SS16 12:06 Te Hutewai 2 11.22 km Finland M. Grönholm 7:43.0 87.24 km/h
SS17 12:34 Whaanga Coast 2 29.81 km Finland M. Grönholm 20:32.1 87.1 km/h Finland M. Grönholm
SS18 14:18 Mystery Creek 3 3.14 km France S. Loeb 2:52.5 65.53 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 90
2 France Sébastien Loeb 1 2 14 1 1 1 Ret 2 3 1 2 80
3 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 5 3 1 3 5 3 2 4 2 3 3 69
4 Spain Dani Sordo 2 12 25 4 3 6 3 24 Ret Ret 6 31
Norway Petter Solberg 6 Ret 4 Ret 2 Ret 5 3 Ret 6 7 31
6 Norway Henning Solberg 14 4 3 9 9 5 4 5 5 14 9 28
7 Australia Chris Atkinson 4 8 19 5 Ret 7 10 6 4 15 4 25
8 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ret Ret 5 7 8 4 9 12 Ret 8 5 17
9 Finland Toni Gardemeister 7 6 Ret DSQ 6 7 10
10 Sweden Daniel Carlsson 5 7 6 Ret 9
Austria Manfred Stohl 10 7 12 6 10 8 7 8 Ret Ret 12 9
12 Belgium François Duval Ret 2 8
Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 8 10 8 22 Ret 7 Ret 5 8
14 Italy Gigi Galli 13 6 7 5
15 Spain Xavier Pons 25 Ret 16 6 18 Ret 3
Estonia Urmo Aava 28 15 13 14 7 12 8 3
17 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson 12 Ret 26 8 12 30 12 10 10 9 10 1
Finland Juho Hänninen DSQ 17 11 8 Ret Ret 19 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 11 16 - - - - - 159
2 Citroën Total World Rally Team 18 9 1 15 16 13 6 8 6 10 11 - - - - - 113
3 Subaru World Rally Team 8 2 5 4 8 2 5 9 5 5 7 - - - - - 60
4 Stobart VK M-Sport Ford 1 5 10 3 2 9 7 4 4 5 5 - - - - - 55
5 OMV Kronos 2 7 5 3 4 1 3 2 0 8 0 - - - - - 35
6 Munchi's Ford World Rally Team 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 - - - - - 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Closest wins". World Rally Archive. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 

External links[edit]