2010 Wales Rally GB

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2010 Wales Rally GB
66th Wales Rally of Great Britain
Round 13 of the 2010 World Rally Championship season
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Host country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Rally base Cardiff
Dates run 11 – 14 November 2010
Stages 20[1] (348.32 km; 216.44 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 1,505.70 km (935.60 mi)
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën World Rally Team
Crews 61 at start, 45 at finish

The 2010 Wales Rally GB, was the thirteenth and final round of the 2010 World Rally Championship (WRC) season. The twenty stage gravel rally took place over 11–14 November 2010 and was based in the Welsh capital of Cardiff.[1] The rally was the final event for two-litre World Rally Cars as the 2011 season will see the introduction of 1.6-litre World Rally Cars.

Sébastien Loeb won his eighth event of the season and the 62nd WRC rally of his career after holding off Petter Solberg by under 20 seconds.[2] Jari-Matti Latvala finished third to secure second place in the drivers' championship.

Armindo Araújo finished second – behind Ott Tänak – in the PWRC class to claim his second successive championship, while Xavier Pons claimed the inaugural SWRC championship taking third on the rally behind Andreas Mikkelsen and Craig Breen.[3]

Introduction[edit]

The rally started with a super special stage being held at the Cardiff Bay Barrage on the Thursday evening. Friday and Saturday saw the rally complete fourteen stages in Mid Wales, with servicing at Builth Wells, before another super special stage at Cardiff Bay. Sunday had a further four stages in the South Wales area.

Results[edit]

Event standings[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1. France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:14:54.0 0.0 25
2. Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Chris Patterson Citroën C4 WRC 3:15:13.1 19.1 18
3. Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:16:29.3 1:35.3 15
4. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:16:47.3 1:53.3 12
5. Spain Dani Sordo Spain Diego Vallejo Citroën C4 WRC 3:17:06.2 2:12.2 10
6. Norway Henning Solberg Austria Ilka Minor Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:21:20.5 6:26.5 8
7. United Kingdom Matthew Wilson United Kingdom Scott Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:23:31.8 8:37.8 6
8. Finland Kimi Räikkönen Finland Kaj Lindström Citroën C4 WRC 3:25:21.9 10:27.9 4
9. Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 3:27:07.7 12:13.7 2
10. Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 3:28:55.2 14:01.2 1
SWRC
1. (10.) Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 3:28:55.2 0.0 25
2. (12.) Republic of Ireland Craig Breen United Kingdom Gareth Roberts Ford Fiesta S2000 3:34:57.9 6:02.7 18
3. (13.) Spain Xavier Pons Spain Alex Haro Ford Fiesta S2000 3:35:10.7 6:15.5 15
4. (14.) Sweden Patrik Sandell Sweden Emil Axelsson Škoda Fabia S2000 3:35:15.9 6:20.7 12
5. (15.) Poland Michał Kościuszko Poland Maciek Szczepaniak Skoda Fabia S2000 3:37:14.1 8:18.9 10
PWRC
1. (17.) Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Kuldar Sikk Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3:38:31.0 0.0 25
2. (18.) Portugal Armindo Araújo Portugal Miguel Ramalho Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3:41:46.8 3:15.8 18
3. (19.) New Zealand Hayden Paddon New Zealand John Kennard Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3:42:58.9 4:27.9 15
4. (20.) United Kingdom Jason Pritchard United Kingdom Robbie Durant Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3:45:35.4 7:04.4 12
5. (22.) Sweden Patrik Flodin Sweden Göran Bergsten Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3:46:51.9 8:20.9 10
6. (25.) United Kingdom Dave Weston, Jr. United Kingdom Ieuan Thomas Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3:53:18.4 14:47.4 8
7. (26.) Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Spain Óscar Sánchez Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3:54:29.1 15:58.1 6
8. (28.) San Marino Alex Raschi Italy Rudy Pollet Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3:55:51.4 17:20.4 4
9. (30.) Japan Toshi Arai United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3:58:55.1 20:24.1 2
10. (32.) Finland Reijo Muhonen Finland Juha Kanerva Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 4:05:08.5 26:37.5 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(11–12 Nov)
SS1 19:30 Cardiff Bay 1 1.70 km France Sébastien Loeb 1:16.1 80.42 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
SS2 9:38 Hafren 1 32.14 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 18:43.2 103.01 km/h Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
SS3 10:19 Sweet Lamb 1 4.26 km France Sébastien Loeb 2:54.4 87.94 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
SS4 10:37 Myherin 1 27.88 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 15:33.3 107.54 km/h Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
SS5 13:51 Hafren 2 32.14 km France Sébastien Ogier 18:39.0 103.40 km/h
SS6 14:32 Sweet Lamb 2 4.26 km France Sébastien Loeb 2:57.1 86.60 km/h
SS7 14:50 Myherin 2 27.88 km France Sébastien Loeb 15:16.5 109.51 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
Leg 2
(13 Nov)
SS8 9:03 Radnor 1 14.78 km Norway Petter Solberg
Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
7:31.5 117.85 km/h Norway Petter Solberg
SS9 10:19 Monument Hill 1 10.14 km Norway Petter Solberg 5:46.5 105.35 km/h
SS10 10:43 Four Ways Crychan 1 25.14 km France Sébastien Loeb 13:48.7 109.21 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
SS11 11:22 Halfway 1 18.37 km Norway Petter Solberg 10:28.2 105.27 km/h
SS12 14:07 Radnor 2 14.78 km France Sébastien Loeb 7:22.3 120.30 km/h
SS13 15:23 Monument Hill 2 10.14 km France Sébastien Loeb 5:46.0 105.50 km/h
SS14 15:47 Four Ways Crychan 2 25.14 km France Sébastien Loeb 14:04.9 107.12 km/h
SS15 16:26 Halfway 2 18.37 km Norway Petter Solberg 10:35.9 104.00 km/h
SS16 18:34 Cardiff Bay 2 1.70 km France Sébastien Loeb 1:15.5 81.06 km/h
Leg 3
(14 Nov)
SS17 8:33 Resolfen 1 29.99 km France Sébastien Loeb 15:57.8 112.72 km/h
SS18 9:46 Margam Park 1 8.08 km France Sébastien Loeb 5:06.2 95.00 km/h
SS19 11:25 Resolfen 2 29.99 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 16:03.8 112.02 km/h
SS20 12:38 Margam Park 2 8.08 km Spain Dani Sordo 5:08.2 94.38 km/h

Standings after the rally[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rally Guide 1" (PDF). walesrallygb.com. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Loeb claims win number 62 in Wales". World Rally Championship (International Sportsworld Communicators). 14 November 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Beer, Matt (14 November 2010). "Loeb clinches Rally GB victory". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 14 November 2010. 

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