2010 Rally International of Curitiba

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2010 Rally International of Curitiba
2010 Rally Internacional de Curitiba
Round 2 of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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Host country Brazil Brazil
Rally base Curitiba
Dates run March 4 – 6 2010
Stages 15 (684.20 km; 425.14 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Results
Overall winner United Kingdom Kris Meeke
United Kingdom Peugeot UK
Crews 49 at start, 28 at finish

The 2010 Rally International of Curitiba, officially 2010 Rally Internacional de Curitiba (30° Graciosa Rally), was the second round of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) season. It was also the first round of the South American Rally Championship and the Brazilian Rally Championship. The rally took place over 4–6 March 2010.[1]

Introduction[edit]

The rally was due to start with a 3.38 km (2.10 mi) prologue on Thursday 4 March to determine the running order for leg one. However, this was cancelled due to heavy rain.[2] The prologue route was also due to be used as the final stage of the rally, but was also cancelled due to the persistent rain that lasted throughout the event. The event consisted of a total of 15 gravel special stages covering 684.20 km (425.14 mi) with all stages taking place in daylight. The rally was centred in the city of Curitiba, which is the capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná.

Confirmed entries for the event included Guy Wilks (Škoda UK), reigning champion Kris Meeke (Kronos Racing Team Peugeot UK), and the Brazilian Daniel Oliveira, who drove a Peugeot 207 S2000 for the Austrian Stohl Racing squad.[3]

Results[edit]

Kris Meeke led the rally from start to finish, as he took his first victory of the season. Another British driver, Guy Wilks finished 46.7 seconds behind in second, with the Škoda of Juho Hänninen finishing third. Hänninen moves into the championship lead, after his six points in Brazil took him onto a tally of fourteen points.

Overall[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1. United Kingdom Kris Meeke Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Peugeot 207 S2000 1:42:45.4 0.0 10
2. United Kingdom Guy Wilks United Kingdom Phil Pugh Škoda Fabia S2000 1:43:32.1 46.7 8
3. Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 1:44:05.6 1:20.2 6
4. Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Petr Starý Škoda Fabia S2000 1:44:34.7 1:49.3 5
5. Portugal Bruno Magalhães Portugal Carlos Magalhães Peugeot 207 S2000 1:46:50.9 4:05.5 4
6. Brazil Eduardo Scheer Brazil Geferson Pavinatto Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 1:56:45.8 14:00.4 3
7. Brazil Daniel Rolim Oliveira France Denis Giraudet Peugeot 207 S2000 1:57:27.2 14:41.8 2
8. (11.) Brazil Marcos Tokarski Brazil Laércio Reginatto Peugeot 207 2:06:06.8 23:21.4 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Prologue
(4 Mar)
SSS 15:30 Pinhais 3.38 km stage cancelled*
Leg 1
(5 Mar)
SS1 08:55 Campo Magro 1 18.85 km United Kingdom Kris Meeke 10:17.0 109.98 km/h United Kingdom Kris Meeke
SS2 10:05 Ouro Fino 1 9.58 km United Kingdom Kris Meeke 4:42.0 122.30 km/h
SS3 10:45 Curitiba 1 10.91 km United Kingdom Kris Meeke 4:51.6 134.69 km/h
SS4 11:10 Campo Magro 2 18.85 km United Kingdom Kris Meeke 10:05.5 112.07 km/h
SS5 14:50 Curitiba 2 10.58 km Finland Juho Hänninen 4:43.3 134.44 km/h
SS6 15:15 Campo Magro 3 18.85 km United Kingdom Kris Meeke 9:58.3 113.42 km/h
SS7 15:45 Ouro Fino 2 9.58 km United Kingdom Kris Meeke 4:38.4 123.88 km/h
Leg 2
(6 Mar)
SS8 08:30 Bocaiúva 28.32 km Finland Juho Hänninen 17:49.8 95.30 km/h
SS9 09:30 Rio Pesqueiro 1 15.06 km stage cancelled
SS10 10:10 Quattro Barras 1 12.02 km Finland Juho Hänninen 7:05.1 101.79 km/h
SS11 11:00 Nobre 10.47 km Finland Juho Hänninen 6:34.1 95.64 km/h
SS12 13:05 Rio Pesqueiro 2 15.06 km stage cancelled
SS13 14:20 Quattro Barras 2 12.02 km Finland Juho Hänninen 6:57.7 103.60 km/h
SS14 14:40 Campina 23.07 km Finland Juho Hänninen 14:39.0 94.48 km/h
SS15 15:15 Pinhais 3.38 km stage cancelled
  • * The super-special had been due to set the running order for the first leg with the top ten running in reverse order from where they finished. With the stage's cancellation, it was announced that the competitors would go through the stages in championship order.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coursey, Scott (2010-03-04). "Curitiba prologue stage cancelled". rallybuzz.com (RallyBuzz). Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Chronology". rallydecuritiba.com.br (Rally Internacional de Curitiba). Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Eight IRC events for young Brazilian Oliveira". ircseries.com (Intercontinental Rally Challenge). 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 

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