2012 Rally Argentina

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2012 Rally Argentina
32º Philips Rally Argentina
Round 5 of the 2012 World Rally Championship season
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Host country Argentina Argentina
Rally base Córdoba, Argentina
Dates run 26 – 29 April 2012
Stages 19 (502.73 km; 312.38 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 1,770.92 km (1,100.40 mi)
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total WRT
Crews 42 at start, 27 at finish

The 32nd Philips Rally Argentina was the fifth round of 2012 FIA World Rally Championship. It is the longest rally of the year, covering total of 502.73 stage kilometres.[1] The event took place between 26 and 29 April 2012.

Report[edit]

Ford World Rally Team driver Jari-Matti Latvala was forced out of the rally after his accident while training two weeks before the rally.[2] He was replaced by Dani Sordo.

Results[edit]

Event standings[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1. France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC 5:34:38.8 0.0 25
2. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC 5:34:54.0 15.2 20
3. Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 5:37:49.2 3:10.4 15
4. Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Zdeněk Hrůza Ford Fiesta RS WRC 5:44:24.1 9:45.3 12
5. Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Citroën DS3 WRC 5:45:56.4 11:17.6 10
6. Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Chris Patterson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 5:46:41.0 12:02.2 11
7. France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Škoda Fabia S2000 5:47:04.1 12:25.3 6
8. Russia Evgeny Novikov France Denis Giraudet Ford Fiesta RS WRC 5:55:49.0 21:10.2 4
9. Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Italy Giovanni Bernacchini Citroën DS3 WRC 6:03:01.4 28:22.6 3
10. Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta RS WRC 6:11:58.3 37:19.5 1
PWRC
1.(11.) Mexico Benito Guerra Spain Borja Rozada Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 6:12:00.6 0.0 25
2.(13.) Peru Nicolás Fuchs Argentina Fernando Mussano Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 6:16:19.7 4:19.1 18
3.(14.) Ukraine Valeriy Gorban Ukraine Andriy Nikolaiev Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 6:18:45.2 6:44.6 15
4.(15.) Argentina Marcos Ligato Argentina Rubén García Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6:25:00.0 12:59.4 12
5.(16.) Italy Gianluca Linari Italy Nicola Arena Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6:40:24.8 28:24.2 10
6.(17.) Argentina Ezequiel Campos Argentina Cristian Winkler Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 6:47:27.4 35:26.8 8
7.(18.) Indonesia Subhan Aksa Indonesia Hade Mboi Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 6:47:44.9 35:44.3 6
8.(23.) Italy Lorenzo Bertelli Italy Lorenzo Granai Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 7:35:06.4 1:23:05.8 4

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(26–27 Apr)
SS1 20:08 SSS Amarok 1 6.04 km Norway Petter Solberg 4:54.9 73.73 km/h Norway Petter Solberg
SS2 7:28 La Pampa / La Pampa 1 37.51 km France Sébastien Loeb 23:12.5 96.97 km/h
SS3 8:21 Ascochinga / Agua de Oro 1 51.88 km Norway Petter Solberg 37:50.7 82.25 km/h
SS4 12:46 La Pampa / La Pampa 2 37.51 km France Sébastien Loeb 22:56.3 98.11 km/h Finland Mikko Hirvonen
SS5 13:39 Ascochinga / Agua de Oro 2 51.88 km France Sébastien Loeb 37:21.8 83.31 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
SS6 17:23 Cosquin / Villa Allende 19.18 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 13:36.7 84.54 km/h
Leg 2
(28 Apr)
SS7 8:30 San Agustin / Santa Rosa 1 20.18 km France Sébastien Loeb 12:41.3 95.42 km/h
SS8 9:18 Amboy / Santa Monica 1 20.33 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 10:40.5 114.26 km/h
SS9 10:31 Intiyaco / Golpe de Agua 1 39.74 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 22:48.1 104.57 km/h
SS10 14:44 San Agustin / Santa Rosa 2 20.18 km Norway Petter Solberg 12:32.3 96.57 km/h
SS11 15:32 Amboy / Santa Monica 2 20.33 km Norway Petter Solberg 10:30.4 116.10 km/h
SS12 16:45 Intiyaco / Golpe de Agua 2 39.74 km Norway Petter Solberg 22:36.2 105.49 km/h
SS13 20:08 SSS Amarok 2 6.04 km Belgium Thierry Neuville 4:49.4 75.13 km/h
Leg 3
(29 Apr)
SS14 8:00 Matadero / Ambul 65.74 km Norway Petter Solberg 38:16.0 103.08 km/h
SS15 9:51 Mina Clavero / Giulio Cesare 1 17.41 km Norway Petter Solberg 15:38.1 66.81 km/h
SS16 10:32 El Condor / Copina 16.32 km Norway Petter Solberg 13:17.5 73.67 km/h
SS17 14:07 Mina Clavero / Giulio Cesare 2 17.41 km Norway Petter Solberg 15:29.3 67.44 km/h
SS18 14:48 El Condor / Casilla Negra 11.16 km Norway Petter Solberg 9:37.6 69.56 km/h
SS19 15:21 Copina (Power stage) 4.15 km Norway Petter Solberg 2:32.9 97.71 km/h

Power Stage[edit]

The "Power stage" was a 4.15 km (2.58 mi) stage at the end of the rally.[3]

Pos Driver Time Diff. Avg. speed Points
1 Norway Petter Solberg 2:32.915 0.000 97.7 km/h 3
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 2:34.063 +1.148 97.0 km/h 2
3 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah 2:34.470 +1.555 96.8 km/h 1

Championship standings after the event[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

Points are awarded to the top 10 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Pos Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
 Pts 
1 France Sébastien Loeb 1 1 6 1 1 2 Ret 1 91
2 Norway Petter Solberg 3 4 2 3 1 3 6 1 73
3 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 4 2 2 2 DSQ 2 2 70
4 Norway Mads Østberg 3 4 3 1 3 68
5 Russia Evgeny Novikov 5 3 5 Ret 2 8 43
6 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ret 1 3 Ret 13 2 Inj 28
7 Czech Republic Martin Prokop 9 9 5 4 26
8 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah 21 6 4 9 3 23
9 Spain Dani Sordo 2 Ret 11 1 Ret 21
10 Estonia Ott Tänak 8 Ret 5 14 3 10 16
11 France Sébastien Ogier Ret 11 8 7 7 16
12 Belgium Thierry Neuville Ret 12 13 8 5 14
13 France François Delecour 6 8
14 Netherlands Dennis Kuipers 6 8
15 Portugal Armindo Araújo 10 15 7 15 Ret 7
16 Norway Henning Solberg 13 7 DNS DNS 6
17 France Pierre Campana 7 6
18 Sweden Patrik Sandell 8 Ret 4
19 Finland Jari Ketomaa Ret 9 2
20 United States Ken Block 9 2
21 Netherlands Peter van Merksteijn, Jr. 19 10 1
22 Mexico Ricardo Triviño 10 26 Ret 1
23 Norway Eyvind Brynildsen 10 1
Pos Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Notes:

  • 1 2 3 refers to the classification of the drivers on the 'Power Stage', where bonus points are awarded 3–2–1 for the fastest three drivers on the stage.

Manufacturers' championship[edit]

Pos Manufacturer MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
 Pts 
1 France Citroën Total World Rally Team 37 28 43 0 43 151
2 United Kingdom Ford World Rally Team 15 40 15 26 10 106
3 United Kingdom M-Sport Ford World Rally Team 16 12 10 31 12 81
4 Qatar Qatar World Rally Team 8 8 15 6 37
5 France Citroën Junior World Rally Team 6 12 12 30
6 Norway Adapta World Rally Team 12 15 27
7 United Kingdom Mini WRC Team 26 26
8 Brazil Brazil World Rally Team 10 0 10
Portugal Armindo Araújo World Rally Team 4 0
Brazil Palmeirinha Rally 2 0
Pos Manufacturer MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
Pts

Notes:

PWRC Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos Driver MON
Monaco
MEX
Mexico
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
NZL
New Zealand
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
 Pts 
1 Mexico Benito Guerra 1 1 50
2 Poland Michał Kościuszko 1 3 Ret 40
3 Peru Nicolás Fuchs DNS 2 2 36
4 Italy Gianluca Linari 4 5 22
5 United Kingdom Louise Cook 2 18
6 Ukraine Valeriy Gorban 3 15
7 Argentina Marcos Ligato 4 12
8 Mexico Rodrigo Salgado 5 10
9 Sweden Ramona Karlsson 6 Ret 8
10 Argentina Ezequiel Campos 6 8
11 Indonesia Subhan Aksa 7 6
12 Italy Lorenzo Bertelli Ret 8 4
Pos Driver MON
Monaco
MEX
Mexico
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
NZL
New Zealand
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
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  3. ^ "RZ19 Copina". ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "2012 FIA World Rally Championship – Entrants". fia.com (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile). 8 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Evans, David (6 February 2012). "Prodrive loses status as MINI's factory World Rally Team". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "FIA confirms updated manufacturers’list". World Rally Championship (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile). 8 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012.