2009 Rally Catalunya

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2009 Rally Catalunya
45è RACC Rally de Catalunya
Round 11 of the 2009 World Rally Championship
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Rally base SpainSalou, Catalonia, Spain
Dates run 2 – 4 October, 2009
Stages 18
Stage surface Tarmac
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total WRT
Crews 69 at start, 52 at finish

The 2009 RACC Rallye de Catalunya was the eleventh round of the 2009 World Rally Championship season and the 45th running of Rally Catalunya. The rally consisted of 18 special stages and took place between October 2-4 2009. Citroën's Sébastien Loeb and Dani Sordo took their fourth Catalunya double win in a row.[1] Loeb's title rival Mikko Hirvonen of Ford finished third and will head to the season-ending Rally GB with a one-point lead over Loeb. Petter Solberg made his debut in a Citroën C4 WRC, finishing fourth and recording four stage wins.

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Penalty Difference Points
WRC
1 France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:22:14.7 0.0 10
2 Spain Dani Sordo Spain Marc Martí Citroën C4 WRC 3:22:26.7 +12.0 8
3 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:23:08.8 +54.1 6
4 Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Phil Mills Citroën C4 WRC 3:23:27.1 +1:12.4 5
5 France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Citroën C4 WRC 3:23:56.3 +1:41.6 4
6 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:25:04.5 +2:49.8 3
7 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson United Kingdom Scott Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:29:30.2 +7:15.5 2
8 Argentina Federico Villagra Argentina Jorge Pérez Companc Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:30:42.8 +8:28.1 1
JWRC
1 Netherlands Hans Weijs Belgium Bjorn Degandt Citroën C2 S1600 3:40:25.5 0:10 0.0 10
2 Italy Simone Bertolotti Italy Luca Celestini Suzuki Swift S1600 3:45:24.6 +4:49.1 8
3 Spain Jordi Martí Spain Gabriel Sánchez Renault Clio Sport R3 3:45:58.3 1:00 +6:22.8 6
4 Netherlands Kevin Abbring Belgium Erwin Mombaerts Renault Clio RS R3 3:55:18.1 0:20 +15:02.6 5
5 Germany Aaron Nikolai Burkart Germany Michael Kölbach Suzuki Swift S1600 4:06:48.5 +26:13.0 4

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time (CEST) Name Length Winner Time Rally leader
1
(2 Oct)
SS1 08:46 La Mussara 1 20.48km Spain Dani Sordo 11:33.4 Spain Dani Sordo
SS2 10:24 Querol 1 21.26km Spain Dani Sordo 11:22.0
SS3 11:07 El Montmell 1 24.14km Spain Dani Sordo 12:37.6
SS4 13:54 La Mussara 2 20.48km Spain Dani Sordo 11:17.4
SS5 15:32 Querol 2 21.26km France Sébastien Loeb 11:17.4
SS6 16:15 El Montmell 2 24.14km France Sébastien Loeb 12:34.2
2
(3 Oct)
SS7 9:14 El Priorat/La Ribera d'Ebre 1 38.27km France Sébastien Loeb 21:44.6 France Sébastien Loeb
SS8 10:27 Les Garrigues 1 8.6km France Sébastien Ogier 5:05.5
SS9 10:58 La Llena 1 17.12km Spain Dani Sordo 9:38.1 Spain Dani Sordo
SS10 14:17 El Priorat/La Ribera d'Ebre 2 38.27km France Sébastien Ogier 21:46.1
SS11 15:30 Les Garrigues 2 8.6km France Sébastien Loeb 5:06.0
SS12 16:01 La Llena 2 17.12km Norway Petter Solberg 9:49.0 France Sébastien Loeb
3
(4 Oct)
SS13 08:05 Riudecanyes 2 16.32km Spain Dani Sordo 10:32.6
SS14 09:06 Santa Marina 1 26.51km Norway Petter Solberg 15:52.3
SS15 10:02 La Serra d'Almos 1 4.11km France Sébastien Loeb 2:37.8
SS16 12:01 Riudecanyes 2 16.32km Norway Petter Solberg 10:32.8
SS17 13:02 Santa Marina 2 26.51km Norway Petter Solberg 15:53.9
SS18 13:58 La Serra d'Almos 2 4.11km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 2:39.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sébastien Loeb wins in Spain to take championship contest to final race". Guardian. 2009-10-04. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 

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