2011 Rally México

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2011 Rally México
Rally Guanajuato México
Round 2 of the 2011 World Rally Championship
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Host country  Mexico
Rally base León, Mexico
Dates run March 3 – 6 2011
Stages 22 (364.87 km; 226.72 mi)[1]
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 1,031.30 km (640.82 mi)[1]
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total WRT
Crews 24 at start, 17 at finish

The 2011 Rally México was the second round of the 2011 World Rally Championship season. It was the season's first event held on gravel roads. The rally took place over 3–6 March, beginning with a street stage in Guanajuato. The rally was also the first round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship.

In an event in which all the leading contenders suffered some sort of trouble during the rally, Sébastien Loeb took the 63rd WRC win of his career, and his fifth victory in Mexico, taking advantage of teammate Sébastien Ogier's crash on the 20th stage and held on to win the event by over 90 seconds.[2] Loeb had trailed Ogier heading into the final day, having picked up a 50-second penalty for starting the 15th stage late.[2] Second place went to championship leader Mikko Hirvonen, who took the Power Stage victory,[3] to take his total points earned on the rally to 21; while teammate Jari-Matti Latvala finished third, despite losing over four minutes on Friday. The Norwegian trio of Petter Solberg, Mads Østberg and Henning Solberg finished in fourth, fifth and sixth place respectively.

Nasser Al-Attiyah won the supporting SWRC class on the road, but was later excluded due to a technical infringement.[4] Al-Attiyah's exclusion gave Martin Prokop victory in the class and seventh place overall, Juho Hänninen second in class and eighth overall,[2] with Ott Tänak promoted onto the SWRC podium and into the overall points.[4]

Results[edit]

Event standings[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1. France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC 3:53:17.0 0.0 27
2. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:54:55.4 1:38.4 21
3. Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:55:40.9 2:23.9 15
4. Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Chris Patterson Citroën DS3 WRC 4:00:35.4 7:18.4 13
5. Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:02:00.5 8:43.5 10
6. Norway Henning Solberg Austria Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:03:07.0 9:50.0 8
7. Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 4:06:52.0 13:35.0 6
8. Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 4:08:05.7 14:48.7 4
9. Argentina Federico Villagra Argentina Jorge Pérez Companc Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:41:34.2 48:17.2 2
10. Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta S2000 4:46:59.8 53:42.8 1
SWRC
1. (7.) Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 4:06:52.0 0.0 25
2. (8.) Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 4:08:05.7 1:13.7 18
3. (10.) Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta S2000 4:46:59.8 40:07.8 15
4. (15.) Estonia Karl Kruuda Estonia Martin Järveoja Škoda Fabia S2000 5:06:17.4 59:25.4 12

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(3–4 Mar)
SS1 20:06 Guanajuato Street Stage 1.05 km Norway Petter Solberg 0:53.2 71.05 km/h Norway Petter Solberg
SS2 08:43 Alfaro 1 26.01 km France Sébastien Ogier 15:30.7 100.61 km/h France Sébastien Ogier
SS3 10:16 Ortega 1 23.83 km France Sébastien Ogier 13:58.5 102.31 km/h
SS4 11:04 El Cubilete 1 18.87 km France Sébastien Loeb 11:42.1 96.76 km/h
SS5 12:12 León Street Stage 1 1.33 km France Sébastien Loeb 1:17.4 61.86 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
SS6 13:47 Alfaro 2 26.01 km France Sébastien Ogier 15:16.6 102.16 km/h France Sébastien Ogier
SS7 15:20 Ortega 2 23.83 km France Sébastien Ogier 13:48.0 103.61 km/h
SS8 16:08 El Cubilete 2 18.87 km France Sébastien Loeb 11:33.9 97.90 km/h
SS9 19:45 Super Special 1 2.21 km France Sébastien Loeb 1:39.7 79.80 km/h
SS10 19:50 Super Special 2 2.21 km France Sébastien Ogier 1:37.9 81.27 km/h
Leg 2
(5 Mar)
SS11 08:54 Ibarrilla 1 29.90 km France Sébastien Loeb 18:25.8 97.34 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
SS12 10:17 Duarte 1 23.27 km Norway Petter Solberg 17:57.8 77.72 km/h
SS13 11:08 Derramadero 1 23.28 km Norway Petter Solberg 13:58.7 99.93 km/h
SS14 12:11 León Street Stage 2 1.33 km France Sébastien Loeb 1:16.9 62.26 km/h
SS15 13:57 Ibarrilla 2 29.90 km Norway Petter Solberg 18:11.8 98.59 km/h France Sébastien Ogier
SS16 15:20 Duarte 2 23.27 km Norway Petter Solberg 17:34.2 79.46 km/h
SS17 16:11 Derramadero 2 23.28 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 13:49.7 101.01 km/h
SS18 19:43 Super Special 3 2.21 km France Sébastien Loeb 1:38.4 80.85 km/h
SS19 19:48 Super Special 4 2.21 km France Sébastien Loeb 1:37.0 82.02 km/h
Leg 3
(6 Mar)
SS20 08:28 Guanajuatito 29.13 km France Sébastien Loeb 20:10.2 86.65 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
SS21 09:51 Comanjilla 24.59 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 15:11.3 97.14 km/h
SS22 11:06 Guanajuato Power Stage 8.28 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 4:40.4 106.31 km/h

Power Stage[edit]

The "Power stage" was a live, televised 8.28 km (5.14 mi) stage at the end of the rally, held near Guanajuato.

Pos Driver Time Diff. Avg. speed Points
1 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 4:40.4 0.0 106.31 km/h 3
2 France Sébastien Loeb 4:42.5 +2.1 105.52 km/h 2
3 Norway Petter Solberg 4:42.5 +2.1 105.52 km/h 1

Standings after the rally[edit]

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