2011 Rallye de France

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2011 Rallye de France
Rallye de France – Alsace
Round 11 of the 2011 World Rally Championship season
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2011 10 01 10-50Rallye France, ES12, Mikko Hirvonen.jpg
Mikko Hirvonen in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC with a special one-off black livery
Host country  France
Rally base Strasbourg, Alsace
Dates run September 30 – October 2 2011
Stages 23 (348.13 km; 216.32 mi)[1]
Stage surface Asphalt
Overall distance 1,296.08 km (805.35 mi)[1]
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Ogier
France Citroën World Rally Team
Crews 66 at start, 35 at finish

The 2011 Rallye de France – Alsace was the eleventh round of the 2011 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over 30 September – 2 October, and was based in Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region of France.[1] The rally was also the seventh round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship, and the fifth round of the WRC Academy.

Sébastien Ogier took his fifth WRC win of the season, having taken the rally lead on the second day after battling with Dani Sordo and Petter Solberg.[2] His victory also moved him to within three points of his team-mate and drivers' championship leader Sébastien Loeb, after Loeb's retirement on day one due to an engine problem.[3] Sordo took Mini's best result since their return to the sport, in second position with Solberg completing the podium on-the-road.

Solberg was later disqualified from the event after his car was found to be underweight, promoting Mikko Hirvonen to the podium, and with the three extra points gained, into a tie with Loeb for the championship lead.[4] Jari-Matti Latvala finished fourth, ahead of Dennis Kuipers, who took the best WRC result for a Dutch driver.[5] Ott Tänak won the SWRC class for the third time in 2011, and Alastair Fisher took a maiden win in the WRC Academy.[6]

Results[edit]

Event standings[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1. France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Citroën DS3 WRC 3:06:20.4 0.0 26
2. Spain Dani Sordo Spain Carlos Del Barrio Mini John Cooper Works WRC 3:06:26.7 6.3 20
3. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:09:47.0 3:26.6 15
4. Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:09:50.7 3:30.3 15
5. Netherlands Dennis Kuipers Belgium Frédéric Miclotte Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:13:02.4 6:42.0 10
6. Norway Henning Solberg Austria Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:13:28.7 7:08.3 8
7. Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:14:18.7 7:58.3 6
8. United States Ken Block United States Alex Gelsomino Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:14:45.9 8:25.5 4
9. France Pierre Campana France Sabrina De Castelli Mini John Cooper Works WRC 3:14:59.1 8:38.7 2
10. United Kingdom Matthew Wilson United Kingdom Scott Martin Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:16:21.2 10:00.8 1
SWRC
1. (11.) Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta S2000 3:17:52.1 0.0 25
2. (13.) Norway Eyvind Brynildsen Finland Timo Alanne Škoda Fabia S2000 3:20:25.8 2:33.7 18
3. (14.) Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 3:20:32.8 2:40.7 15
4. (15.) Portugal Bernando Sousa Portugal Paulo Babo Ford Fiesta S2000 3:22:27.0 4:34.9 12
5. (26.) Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 3:49:21.6 31:29.5 10
6. (27.) France Julien Maurin France Olivier Ural Ford Fiesta S2000 3:49:26.1 31:34.0 8
WRC Academy
1. United Kingdom Alastair Fisher United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta R2 3:06:01.5 0.0 28
2. Spain José Antonio Suárez Spain Cándido Carrera Ford Fiesta R2 3:06:42.0 40.5 19
3. Spain Yeray Lemes Spain Rogelio Peñate Ford Fiesta R2 3:10:29.2 4:27.7 21
4. Germany Sepp Wiegand Germany Claudia Harloff Ford Fiesta R2 3:12:23.2 6:21.7 0
5. Australia Molly Taylor United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall Ford Fiesta R2 3:24:06.0 18:04.5 10
6. Netherlands Timo van der Marel Netherlands Erwin Berkhof Ford Fiesta R2 3:36:39.3 30:37.8 8
7. Estonia Miko-Ove Niinemäe Estonia Timo Kasesalu Ford Fiesta R2 3:38:49.0 32:47.5 6
8. Sweden Fredrik Åhlin Sweden Bjorn Nilsson Ford Fiesta R2 3:42:34.7 36:33.2 4
^ – The WRC Academy featured the first two days of the rally.

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(30 September)
SS1 7:48 Klevener 1 9.68 km France Sébastien Loeb 5:41.7 101.98 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
SS2 8:14 Ungersberg 1 15.45 km France Sébastien Ogier 9:03.5 102.34 km/h
SS3 9:19 Pays d'Ormont 1 36.00 km France Sébastien Ogier 19:26.7 111.08 km/h France Sébastien Ogier
SS4 10:12 Salm 1 13.06 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 7:03.1 111.12 km/h
SS5 13:23 Klevener 2 9.68 km France Sébastien Ogier 5:42.7 101.69 km/h
SS6 13:49 Ungersberg 2 15.45 km Spain Dani Sordo
Norway Petter Solberg
9:04.9 102.07 km/h
SS7 14:54 Pays d'Ormont 2 36.00 km Norway Petter Solberg 19:33.4 110.45 km/h Norway Petter Solberg
SS8 15:47 Salm 2 13.06 km Spain Dani Sordo 7:03.8 110.94 km/h Spain Dani Sordo
Leg 2
(1 October)
SS9 8:23 Hohlandsbourg 1 9.87 km France Sébastien Ogier 5:19.6 111.18 km/h
SS10 8:41 Firstplan 1 16.50 km Norway Petter Solberg 8:18.0 119.28 km/h Norway Petter Solberg
SS11 9:10 Vallée de Munster 1 22.26 km France Sébastien Ogier 11:15.0 118.72 km/h France Sébastien Ogier
SS12 10:33 Grand Ballon 1 24.02 km Spain Dani Sordo 13:28.1 107.01 km/h Spain Dani Sordo
SS13 13:02 Hohlandsbourg 2 9.87 km Norway Petter Solberg
France Sébastien Ogier
5:24.4 109.53 km/h France Sébastien Ogier
SS14 13:20 Firstplan 2 16.50 km France Sébastien Ogier 8:16.3 119.69 km/h
SS15 13:49 Vallée de Munster 2 22.26 km France Sébastien Ogier 11:17.6 118.26 km/h
SS16 15:12 Grand Ballon 2 24.02 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 13:31.5 106.56 km/h
SS17 16:56 Mulhouse 3.09 km France Sébastien Ogier 2:21.9 78.39 km/h
Leg 3
(2 October)
SS18 7:18 Gravière de Bischwiller 1 5.52 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 2:51.0 116.21 km/h
SS19 8:27 Vignoble de Cleebourg 1 10.61 km Spain Dani Sordo 5:54.6 107.72 km/h
SS20 9:48 Haguenau 1 4.20 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 3:11.6 78.91 km/h
SS21 10:18 Gravière de Bischwiller 2 5.52 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 2:47.2 118.85 km/h
SS22 11:27 Vignoble de Cleebourg 2 10.61 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
France Sébastien Ogier
5:50.3 109.04 km/h
SS23 13:08 Haguenau 2 (Power stage) 4.20 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 3:09.4 79.83 km/h

Power Stage[edit]

The "Power stage" was a live, televised 4.20 km (2.61 mi) stage at the end of the rally, held in Haguenau.

Pos Driver Time Diff. Avg. speed Points
1 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 3:09.4 0.0 79.83 km/h 3
2 Spain Dani Sordo 3:11.5 +2.1 78.96 km/h 2
3 France Sébastien Ogier 3:11.9 +2.5 78.79 km/h 1

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Bold Text indicates World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

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