2008 Rallye Deutschland

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2008 Rallye Deutschland
27.ADAC Rallye Deutschland
Round 10 of the 2008 World Rally Championship
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Loeb and Elena - 2008 Rallye Deutschland.jpg
Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena celebrating the victory.
Host country  Germany
Rally base Trier
Dates run August 15 – 17 2008
Stages 19 (352.89 km; 219.28 mi)[1]
Stage surface Tarmac
Overall distance 1,165.09 km (723.95 mi)[1]
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Loeb
Citroën Total World Rally Team
Crews 81 at start, 57[1] at finish
Commons-logo.svg Picture gallery on Wikimedia Commons

The 2008 Rallye Deutschland was the tenth round of the 2008 World Rally Championship season. The event ran from August 15 to August 17 and was won by Sébastien Loeb for the seventh consecutive year.

The rally marked the first time a driver had won a WRC event seven times in a row, and the second time a driver had won the same event seven times during his career, after Marcus Grönholm's seven wins in the Rally Finland. Loeb's teammate Dani Sordo took second place, eventually starting a series of three double wins for the Citroën Total World Rally Team.

Stobart M-Sport Ford driver François Duval beat factory Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen to the last podium place. Subaru's Petter Solberg and Chris Atkinson took the following positions, and Henning Solberg edged out Urmo Aava to take two points for seventh place. In the Junior World Rally Championship, Sébastien Ogier closed in on the title with his third win of the season.

Gigi Galli retired after crashing heavily on the fifth stage and fracturing his left femur. The recovery was expected to take five months, and he missed the five last rallies of the season.[2]

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1. France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:26:19.7 0.0 10
2. Spain Dani Sordo Spain Marc Martí Citroën C4 WRC 3:27:07.4 47.7 8
3. Belgium François Duval France Patrick Pivato Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:27:39.7 1:20.0 6
4. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:27:49.8 1:30.1 5
5. Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Phil Mills Subaru Impreza WRC 2008 3:28:55.0 2:35.3 4
6. Australia Chris Atkinson Belgium Stéphane Prévot Subaru Impreza WRC 2008 3:31:05.6 4:45.9 3
7. Norway Henning Solberg Norway Cato Menkerud Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:31:55.9 5:36.2 2
8. Estonia Urmo Aava Estonia Kuldar Sikk Citroën C4 WRC 3:31:57.5 5:37.8 1

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 Ret. 1 1 10 1 1 3 1 1 76
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 2 2 4 5 1 2 3 1 2 4 72
3 Spain Dani Sordo 11 6 17 3 2 5 5 4 4 2 43
4 Australia Chris Atkinson 3 21 2 2 3 6 Ret. 13 3 6 40
5 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 12 1 3 15 7 3 7 2 39 9 34
6 Norway Petter Solberg 5 4 12 Ret. Ret. 10 2 6 6 5 27
7 Norway Henning Solberg 9 13 5 Ret. 4 7 8 5 5 7 22
8 Italy Gigi Galli 6 3 Ret. 7 8 4 Ret. Ret. Ret. Ret. 17
9 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson 10 Ret. 6 Ret. 5 12 6 7 9 12 12
10 Belgium François Duval 4 3 11
11 Argentina Federico Villagra 7 6 6 14 13 9 Ret. 8
12 Estonia Urmo Aava 18 Ret. 8 4 Ret. 16 8 7
13 Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach Ret. 16 16 4 26 13 10 8 10 10 6
14 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 5 Ret. 26 12 11 4
15 Finland Toni Gardemeister Ret. 7 Ret. Ret. Ret. Ret. 9 Ret. 8 10 3
16 France Jean-Marie Cuoq 7 2
Finland Matti Rantanen 7
18 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson 8 Ret. Ret. 24 Ret. 9 11 Ret. Ret. 15 1
Finland Juho Hänninen 8 21 13
France Sébastien Ogier 8 11 22 36 19
Austria Andreas Aigner 31 8 14 11 Ret.
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 Team 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 4 10 16 9 14 15 11 15 18 - - - - - 123
2 United Kingdom BP Ford World Rally Team 8 18 11 7 13 14 10 18 9 7 - - - - - 115
3 Japan Subaru World Rally Team 10 6 9 8 6 3 8 3 9 7 - - - - - 69
4 United Kingdom Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team 8 8 3 3 7 5 3 4 4 6 - - - - - 51
5 Argentina Munchi's Ford World Rally Team 0 0 6 4 4 2 0 3 0 0 - - - - - 19
6 Japan Suzuki World Rally Team 2 3 0 1 0 1 3 0 2 1 - - - - - 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rallies - Rallye Deutschland 2008". juwra.com. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Injured Galli sidelined for five months". Autosport. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2009.