2011 Prime Yalta Rally

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Prime Yalta Rally 2011
Round 4 of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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Host country Ukraine Ukraine
Rally base Yalta
Dates run 02 – 4 June 2011
Stages 14[1] (261.87 km; 162.72 mi)
Stage surface Asphalt
Overall distance 459.74 km (285.67 mi)
Results
Overall winner Finland Juho Hänninen
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport
Crews 43 at start, 24 at finish

The Prime Yalta Rally 2011, was the 4th round of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) season. The fourteen stage asphalt rally took place over 2–4 June 2011.

Introduction[edit]

Yalta was the base for the first ever visit of the IRC to the Ukraine. The rally started with two short stages on the afternoon of Thursday 2 June prior to the ceremonial start on the Yalta waterfront.[2] Fifteen of the top IRC competitors contested the rally, including Bryan Bouffier, Juho Hänninen, and Tour de Corse winner Thierry Neuville.[3]

Results[edit]

Juho Hänninen won his second IRC rally of the season, having taken the lead towards the end of the second day of the rally, and held an advantage all the way to the end.[4] His victory gave him the championship lead by three points ahead of Jan Kopecký. Kopecký finished the rally in third position, behind Bryan Bouffier.

Overall[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1. Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 2:54:14.0 0.0 25
2. France Bryan Bouffier France Xavier Panseri Peugeot 207 S2000 2:54:25.7 11.7 18
3. Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Petr Starý Škoda Fabia S2000 2:54:52.7 38.7 15
4. Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 2:55:11.3 57.3 12
5. United Kingdom Guy Wilks United Kingdom Phil Pugh Peugeot 207 S2000 2:58:14.4 4:00.4 10
6. Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Peugeot 207 S2000 2:59:15.5 5:01.5 8
7. Finland Toni Gardemeister Finland Tapio Suominen Škoda Fabia S2000 3:02:13.3 7:59.3 6
8. Estonia Karl Kruuda Estonia Martin Järveoja Škoda Fabia S2000 3:04:15.3 10:01.3 4
9. Sweden Patrik Sandell Sweden Staffan Parmander Škoda Fabia S2000 3:12:22.9 18:08.9 2
10. France Jean-Michel Raoux France Laurent Magat Renault Clio R3 3:16:06.9 21:52.9 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(2 June)
SS1 13:14 Yalta 2.12 km Belgium Thierry Neuville 1:09.7 109.50 km/h Belgium Thierry Neuville
SS2 13:47 Livadija 5.49 km United Kingdom Guy Wilks 3:19.5 99.07 km/h
Leg 2
(3 June)
SS3 8:44 Ai-Petri 1 17.26 km Belgium Thierry Neuville 12:15.8 84.45 km/h
SS4 9:12 Plato 1 22.55 km Belgium Thierry Neuville 15:46.6 85.76 km/h
SS5 10:55 Orlinoje 1 28.95 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 18:23.2 94.47 km/h France Bryan Bouffier
SS6 13:03 Ai-Petri 2 17.26 km Belgium Thierry Neuville 12:06.5 85.53 km/h
SS7 13:31 Plato 2 22.55 km Finland Juho Hänninen 15:21.0 88.14 km/h Finland Juho Hänninen
SS8 15:14 Orlinoje 2 28.95 km Finland Juho Hänninen 17:59.2 96.57 km/h
Leg 3
(4 June)
SS9 8:07 Opolznevoje 1 18.95 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 11:16.8 100.80 km/h
SS10 9:45 Sokolinoje 1 22.35 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 15:09.0 88.51 km/h
SS11 10:13 Uchan-Su 1 10.13 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 11:53.1 86.18 km/h
SS12 12:25 Opolznevoje 2 18.95 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 11:06.2 102.40 km/h
SS13 14:03 Sokolinoje 2 22.35 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 15:06.2 88.79 km/h
SS14 14:31 Uchan-Su 2 10.13 km France Bryan Bouffier 11:50.4 86.50 km/h

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Itinerary" (PDF). Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "IRC Prime Yalta Rally preview (part 1 of 2)". Intercontinental Rally Challenge. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "IRC Prime Yalta Rally preview (part 2 of 2)". Intercontinental Rally Challenge. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bryan wins stage, Juho wins rally". ircseries.com (Intercontinental Rally Challenge). 4 June 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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