2011 Tour de Corse

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2011 Tour de Corse
54ème Tour de Corse-E.Leclerc
Round 3 of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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Host country  France
Rally base Ajaccio, Corsica
Dates run 12 – 14 May 2011
Stages 14 (320.84 km; 199.36 mi)[1]
Stage surface Asphalt
Overall distance 1,161.95 km (722.00 mi)[1]
Results
Overall winner Belgium Thierry Neuville
Belgium Peugeot Team Belux
Crews 48 at start, 31 at finish

The 2011 Tour de Corse, was the third round of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) season. The fourteen stage asphalt rally took place on the island of Corsica between 12–14 May 2011.[1]

Introduction[edit]

The rally was based in the capital, Ajaccio, with day one consisting of two runs through the 27.53 kilometres (17.11 miles) Le Fangu stage. The remaining two days were made up of six stages on each day, covering 127.34 kilometres (79.13 miles) on day two, and 138.44 kilometres (86.02 miles) on day three. A total of 48 cars contested the event, with Bryan Bouffier seeded number one.[2]

Results[edit]

Thierry Neuville took his first IRC victory and became the season's third different winner after controlling the event for almost the entire rally, only being headed in one stage by Bryan Bouffier. Jan Kopecký finished second for the second consecutive event while Freddy Loix took the championship lead with third place.[3]

Overall[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1. Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Peugeot 207 S2000 3:20:51.0 0.0 25
2. Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Petr Starý Škoda Fabia S2000 3:21:06.5 15.5 18
3. Belgium Freddy Loix Belgium Frédéric Miclotte Škoda Fabia S2000 3:21:53.6 1:02.6 15
4. France Pierre Campana France Sabrina De Castelli Peugeot 207 S2000 3:24:50.1 3:59.1 12
5. Portugal Bruno Magalhães Portugal Paulo Grave Peugeot 207 S2000 3:25:19.2 4:28.2 10
6. Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 3:25:21.1 4:30.1 8
7. France Julien Maurin France Olivier Ural Ford Fiesta S2000 3:25:24.3 4:33.3 6
8. Finland Toni Gardemeister Finland Tapio Suominen Škoda Fabia S2000 3:27:24.3 6:33.3 4
9. Sweden Patrik Sandell Sweden Staffan Parmander Škoda Fabia S2000 3:29:19.8 8:28.8 2
10. France Jean-Mathieu Leandri France Pierre-Marien Leonardi Peugeot 207 S2000 3:30:32.5 9:41.5 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(12 May)
SS1 14:03 Le Fangu – Notre Dame de la Serra 1 27.53 km Belgium Thierry Neuville 16:10.3 102.14 km/h Belgium Thierry Neuville
SS2 16:56 Le Fangu – Notre Dame de la Serra 2 27.53 km Belgium Thierry Neuville 15:57.7 103.49 km/h
Leg 2
(13 May)
SS3 9:10 Erbajolo – Pont d'Altiani 1 25.15 km United Kingdom Guy Wilks 15:10.1 99.48 km/h
SS4 10:58 Barchetta – La Porta 1 23.24 km France Bryan Bouffier 15:32.8 89.69 km/h France Bryan Bouffier
SS5 12:06 Taverna – Pont de Castirla 1 15.28 km Belgium Thierry Neuville 9:09.8 100.05 km/h Belgium Thierry Neuville
SS6 15:09 Barchetta – La Porta 2 23.24 km stage cancelled
SS7 16:17 Taverna – Pont de Castirla 2 15.28 km Belgium Thierry Neuville 9:07.6 100.45 km/h
SS8 17:40 Erbajolo – Pont d'Altiani 2 25.15 km Belgium Thierry Neuville 15:06.6 99.87 km/h
Leg 3
(14 May)
SS9 9:10 Sarrola – Plage du Liamone 1 26.70 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 17:29.4 91.60 km/h
SS10 10:43 Marato – Acqua Doria 1 22.47 km Belgium Thierry Neuville 13:15.6 101.67 km/h
SS11 13:47 Bocognano – Bastelica 1 20.05 km Belgium Thierry Neuville 13:24.7 89.70 km/h
SS12 15:10 Marato – Acqua Doria 2 22.47 km Belgium Thierry Neuville 13:13.3 101.97 km/h
SS13 18:48 Bocognano – Bastelica 2 20.05 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 13:19.2 90.32 km/h
SS14 20:10 Sarrola – Plage du Liamone 2 26.70 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 17:30.4 91.51 km/h

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Itinerary IRC 2011". Tour de Corse. ASACC. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bouffier to start first on the road in Corsica". ircseries.com (Intercontinental Rally Challenge). 12 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mikkelsen fastest, Neuville wins". ircseries.com (Intercontinental Rally Challenge). 14 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 

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