2008 Monte Carlo Rally

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2008 Monte Carlo Rally
76ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
Round 1 of the 2008 World Rally Championship
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Cuoq and Latvala - 2008 Monte Carlo Rally 2.jpg
Jean-Marie Cuoq and Jari-Matti Latvala driving on liaison.
Host country Monaco Monaco
Rally base Monte Carlo
Dates run January 24 – 27 2008
Stages 19 (365.09 km; 226.86 mi)
Stage surface Tarmac/Ice/Snow
Overall distance 1,481.25 km (920.41 mi)
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total World Rally Team
Crews 47 at start, 34 at finish
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View of Monaco, rally base and SSS19 - Monaco Circuit host.

The 2008 Monte Carlo Rally, officially 76ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo, was the 76th Monte Carlo Rally and the first round of the 2008 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place during January 24–27, 2008, beginning with two stages driven in darkness throughout on Thursday and ending with a short super special around the harbour area of the Grand Prix circuit in Monaco on Sunday.[1]

Sébastien Loeb took a record fifth Monte Carlo win for the Citroën Total World Rally Team. Ford's Mikko Hirvonen was second and Subaru's Chris Atkinson third, after a tight battle with François Duval; drivers finished the final Super Special Stage with exact same times[2] and ended the event with just above 1s time gap between them.[3] Petter Solberg was fifth, followed by Gigi Galli, Jean-Marie Cuoq, Per-Gunnar Andersson, Henning Solberg and Matthew Wilson. Dani Sordo and Jari-Matti Latvala both retired from day three, but continued under the SupeRally rules and finished 11th and 12th respectively.[4]

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1. France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:39:17.0 0.0 10
2. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:41:51.4 2:34.4 8
3. Australia Chris Atkinson Belgium Stéphane Prévot Subaru Impreza WRC2007 3:42:15.6 2:58.6 6
4. Belgium François Duval Belgium Eddy Chevalier Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:42:16.7 2:59.7 5
5. Norway Petter Solberg Wales Phil Mills Subaru Impreza WRC2007 3:43:57.9 4:40.9 4
6. Italy Gigi Galli Italy Giovanni Bernacchini Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:48:03.5 8:46.5 3
7. France Jean-Marie Cuoq France Philippe Janvier Peugeot 307 WRC 3:49:41.8 10:24.8 2
8. Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Sweden Jonas Andersson Suzuki SX4 WRC 3:50:36.5 [1] 11:19.5 1
[1] — Including 40s penalty for being late out of the service zone.[5]

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
1
(24 JAN)
SS1 18:46 Jean en Royans - Col de la Chau 28.12 km Spain D. Sordo 14:08.9 119.3 km/h Spain D. Sordo
SS2 19:36 La Cime du Mas - Col de Gaudissart 17.58 km France S. Loeb 9:25.7 111.9 km/h France S. Loeb
2
(25 JAN)
SS3 08:24 St. Pierreville - Col de la Fayolle 1 29.52 km France S. Loeb 18:54.4 93.7 km/h
SS4 10:02 Burzet - Lachamp Raphael 1 16.30 km Spain D. Sordo 9:37.1 101.7 km/h
SS5 10:48 St. Martial - Le Chambon - Beleac 1 12.66 km France S. Loeb 8:06.2 93.7 km/h
SS6 14:51 St. Pierreville - Col de la Fayolle 2 29.52 km France S. Loeb 18:41.8 94.7 km/h
SS7 16:29 Burzet - Lachamp Raphael 2 16.30 km France S. Loeb 9:40.7 101.1 km/h
SS8 17:15 St. Martial - Le Chambon - Beleac 2 12.66 km France S. Loeb 8:03.6 94.2 km/h
3
(26 JAN)
SS9 07:31 Labatie d'Andaure - Lalouvesc 1 19.37 km Spain D. Sordo 11:18.1 102.8 km/h
SS10 08:13 St. Bonnet - St. Bonnet 1 25.36 km France S. Loeb 12:39.0 120.3 km/h
SS11 09:38 Lamastre - Gilhoc - Alboussiere 1 21.66 km France S. Loeb 12:59.8 100.0 km/h
SS12 12:52 Labatie d'Andaure - Lalouvesc 2 19.37 km France S. Loeb 11:12.0 103.8 km/h
SS13 13:34 St. Bonnet - St. Bonnet 2 25.36 km Australia C. Atkinson 12:23.9 122.7 km/h
SS14 14:59 Lamastre - Gilhoc - Alboussiere 2 21.66 km France S. Loeb 13:08.4 98.9 km/h
4
(27 JAN)
SS15 09:50 La Bollene Vesubie - Moulinet 1 22.68 km Belgium F. Duval 15:48.6 86.1 km/h
SS16 11:08 Luceram - Loda 15.34 km Spain D. Sordo 10:51.7 84.7 km/h
SS17 11:51 La Bollene Vesubie - Moulinet 2 22.68 km Belgium F. Duval 15:27.7 88.0 km/h
SS18 13:09 Luceram - Col des Portes 6.25 km Belgium F. Duval 4:24.4 85.1 km/h
SS19 15:10 Monaco Circuit 2.70 km Australia C. Atkinson
Belgium F. Duval
1:40.7 96.5 km/h

Championship standings after the event[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
ARG
Argentina
JOR
Jordan
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
TUR
Turkey
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
NZL
New Zealand
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
JPN
Japan
GBR
United Kingdom
 Pts 
1 France Sébastien Loeb 1 10
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 2 8
3 Australia Chris Atkinson 3 6
4 Belgium François Duval 4 5
5 Norway Petter Solberg 5 4
6 Italy Gigi Galli 6 3
7 France Jean-Marie Cuoq 7 2
8 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson 8 1
Pos Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
ARG
Argentina
JOR
Jordan
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
TUR
Turkey
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
NZL
New Zealand
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
JPN
Japan
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 Driver Event Total
points
MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
ARG
Argentina
JOR
Jordan
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
TUR
Turkey
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
NZL
New Zealand
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
JPN
Japan
GBR
United Kingdom
1 France Citroën Total World Rally Team 11 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11
2 Japan Subaru World Rally Team 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10
3 United Kingdom BP Ford World Rally Team 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8
United Kingdom Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8
5 Japan Suzuki World Rally Team 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
6 Argentina Munchi's Ford World Rally Team - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monte Carlo: Rally route". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Missed Atko vs Duval in Monaco?". WRC.com. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  3. ^ "All eyes on battle for third place". WRC.com. Archived from the original on 31 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Loeb clinches record Monte win". Autosport. Archived from the original on 30 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  5. ^ "Monte Carlo Rally - no changes on top (Rajd Monte Carlo: Układ sił bez zmian)". Rajdy.v10.pl (in Polish). Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 

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