2009 Cyprus Rally

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2009 Cyprus Rally
37th FxPro Cyprus Rally
Round 3 of the 2009 World Rally Championship
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Petter Solberg - 2009 Cyprus Rally 5.jpg
Host country Cyprus Cyprus
Rally base Limassol, Cyprus
Dates run March 13 – March 15, 2009
Stages 14 (332.07 km; 206.34 mi)
Stage surface Tarmac/Gravel
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total World Rally Team
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The 2009 Cyprus Rally, officially 37th FxPro Cyprus Rally, was the third round of the 2009 World Rally Championship season and was held between March 13 and March 15, 2009 in Limassol, Cyprus. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena claimed the title and won the WRC's first mixed-surface round since 1996.[1]

The Cyprus Rally was last held in 2006, but was dropped along with Rally Australia in favour of new rallies such as Rally Norway, and Rally Ireland, and the returning Rally de Portugal.

Its format changed to a mixed surface rally format from all-gravel rally.[2] The Cyprus Rally was the first rally since Rallye Sanremo - Rallye d'Italia in 1996 to host a mixed surfaced event. Day 1 was contested on tarmac, while days 2 & 3 were contested on rough gravel roads.[citation needed]

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1. France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 4:50:34.7 0.0 10
2. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 08 4:51:01.9 +27.2 8
3. Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Phil Mills Citroën Xsara WRC 4:52:24.1 +1:49.4 6
4. Spain Dani Sordo Spain Marc Marti Citroën C4 WRC 4:53:01.0 +2:26.3 5
5. United Kingdom Matthew Wilson United Kingdom Scott Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 08 4:57:15.7 +6:41.0 4
6. Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Citroën C4 WRC 5:01:46.6 +11:11.9 3
7. Argentina Federico Villagra Argentina Jorge Perez Companc Ford Focus RS WRC 08 5:03:53.2 +13:18.5 2
8. United Arab Emirates Khalid Al-Qassimi United Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Focus RS WRC 08 5:04:18.8 +13:44.1 1
JWRC
1. (14.) Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Jan Tomanek Citroën C2 S1600 5:20:54.0 0.0 10
2. (17.) Poland Michal Kosciuszko Poland Maciek Szczepaniak Suzuki Swift S1600 5:22:30.8 +1:36.8 8
3. (21.) Germany Aaron Nicolai Burkart Germany Michael Koelbach Suzuki Swift S1600 5:40:42.9 +19:48.9 6
PWRC
1. (9.) Sweden Patrik Sandell Sweden Emil Axelsson Škoda Fabia S2000 5:10:11.3 0.0 10
2. (10.) Portugal Armindo Araujo Portugal Ramalho Miguel Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 5:10:29.6 +18.3 8
3. (11.) Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Italy Giovanni Bernacchini Subaru Impreza N14 2009 5:11:10.1 +58.8 6
4. (13.) Japan Toshi Arai Australia Glenn MacNeal Subaru Impreza 2007 5:18:45.4 +8:34.1 5
5. (15.) Latvia Andis Neiksans Latvia Peteris Djirkals Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 5:21:46.6 +11:35.3 4
6. (16.) Cyprus Charalambos Timotheou Cyprus Savvas Laos Subaru Impreza N12b 5:22:01.7 +11:50.4 3
7. (19.) India Gaurav Singh Gill United Kingdom David Senior Subaru Impreza 2008 5:31:22.2 +21:10.9 2
8. (20.) France Frederic Sauvan France Thibault Gorczyca Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 5:39:10.2 +28:58.9 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time (EET) Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
1
(13 MAR)
SS1 09:23 Panagia 1 30.33 km France Sébastien Loeb 22:01.3 82.68 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
SS2 10:21 Mylikouri 1 7.37 km France Sébastien Loeb 5:33.9 79.53 km/h
SS3 10:46 Gerakies 1 29.40 km France Sébastien Loeb 21:09.2 83.36 km/h
SS4 14:34 Panagia 2 30.33 km France Sébastien Loeb 22:06.8 82.30 km/h
SS5 15:32 Mylikouri 2 7.37 km France Sébastien Loeb 5:34.9 79.25 km/h
SS6 15:57 Gerakies 2 29.40 km Spain Daniel Sordo 21:18.0 82.82 km/h
2
(14 MAR)
SS7 08:43 Anadiou Dam 1 11.70 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 11:02.4 63.59 km/h
SS8 09:11 Pano Panagia 28.17 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 30:29.8 55.42 km/h
SS9 11:19 Orkontas 18.54 km France Sébastien Loeb 18:36.5 59.77 km/h
SS10 15:17 Xyliatos 30.94 km Norway Petter Solberg 28:16.1 65.66 km/h
SS11 16:20 Kourdali 26.25 km Norway Petter Solberg 26:31.5 59.37 km/h
3
(15 MAR)
SS12 09:18 Foini 30.03 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 26:18.7 68.48 km/h
SS13 10:49 Anadiou 40.54 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 39:27.2 61.66 km/h
SS14 12:02 Anadiou Dam 2 11.70 km United Kingdom Matthew Wilson 10:14.8 68.49 km/h

Championship standings after the event[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos Driver IRL
Republic of Ireland
NOR
Norway
CYP
Cyprus
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
AUS
Australia
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
 Pts 
1 France Sébastien Loeb 1 1 1 30
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 3 2 2 22
3 Spain Dani Sordo 2 5 4 17
4 Norway Henning Solberg 4 4 18 10
5 Norway Petter Solberg 6 3 9
6 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson 7 7 5 8
7 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 14 3 12 6
8 Australia Chris Atkinson 5 4
9 France Sébastien Ogier 6 10 Ret 3
Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach 18 Ret 6 3
11 Argentina Federico Villagra 7 2
United Arab Emirates Khalid al-Qassimi 8 8 2
13 Estonia Urmo Aava 10 8 1
Pos Driver IRL
Republic of Ireland
NOR
Norway
CYP
Cyprus
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
AUS
Australia
ESP
Spain
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
IRL
Republic of Ireland
NOR
Norway
CYP
Cyprus
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
AUS
Australia
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
1 France Citroën Total World Rally Team 18 14 16 - - - - - - - - - 48
2 United States BP Ford World Rally Team 8 14 10 - - - - - - - - - 32
3 United Kingdom Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team 8 8 6 - - - - - - - - - 22
4 France Citroën Junior Team 5 2 4 - - - - - - - - - 11
5 Argentina Munchi's Ford World Rally Team 0 0 3 - - - - - - - - - 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loeb reaches his half century". Rallye-Info.Com. 2009-03-15. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  2. ^ Spyder RedSpy Ltd. "World Rally Championship - Rallies - FxPro Cyprus Rally". Archived from the original on 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 

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