2012 Rally Finland

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2012 Rally Finland
62nd Neste Oil Rally Finland
Round 8 of the 2012 World Rally Championship
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2012 Rally Finland start 03.jpg
Mikko Hirvonen joking with his co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen before the start of the rally.
Host country  Finland
Rally base Jyväskylä
Dates run 2 – 4 August 2012
Stages 18 (303.52 km; 188.60 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 1,625.69 km (1,010.16 mi)
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total World Rally Team
Crews 81 at start, 53 at finish
Commons-logo.svg Picture gallery on Wikimedia Commons

The 62nd Neste Oil Rally Finland was the eighth round of the 2012 World Rally Championship season and was held between 2 and 4 August 2012.[1] In a similar manner to the previous year, the rally was based in Jyväskylä with a super special stage held at Jokimaa, Lahti.[1]

The rally was also the fifth round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship and the third round of the WRC Academy.

Entry list[edit]

Jari-Matti Latvala going against Sébastien Loeb at SS12 SSS Killeri.

The entry list saw a total of 86 entries, 81 of which started.[2]

  • Note: The bolded entrants were eligible to score points for Manufactures' championship.
No. Driver Co-driver Car Entrant Class Priority Championship
1 France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC France Citroën Total World Rally Team WRC 1
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC France Citroën Total World Rally Team WRC 1
3 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Fiesta RS WRC United Kingdom Ford World Rally Team WRC 1
4 Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Chris Patterson Ford Fiesta RS WRC United Kingdom Ford World Rally Team WRC 1
5 Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta RS WRC United Kingdom M-Sport Ford World Rally Team WRC 1
6 Russia Evgeny Novikov France Denis Giraudet Ford Fiesta RS WRC United Kingdom M-Sport Ford World Rally Team WRC 1
7 Australia Chris Atkinson Belgium Stéphane Prévot Citroën DS3 WRC Qatar Qatar World Rally Team WRC 1
8 Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Citroën DS3 WRC France Citroën Junior World Rally Team WRC 1
10 Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC Norway Adapta World Rally Team WRC 1
12 Portugal Armindo Araújo Portugal Miguel Ramalho Mini John Cooper Works WRC Portugal WRC Team Mini Portugal WRC 1
14 Brazil Paulo Nobre Brazil Edu Paula Mini John Cooper Works WRC Portugal WRC Team Mini Portugal WRC 1
15 Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Zdeněk Hrůza Ford Fiesta RS WRC Czech Republic Czech Ford National Team WRC 1
WD Norway Henning Solberg Austria Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 1
17 Finland Jari Ketomaa Finland Mika Stenberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 1
18 Finland Matti Rantanen Finland Mikko Lukka Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 1
19 Finland Sebastian Lindholm Finland Timo Hantunen Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2
20 France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Škoda Fabia S2000 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport 2
21 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport 2
31 New Zealand Hayden Paddon New Zealand John Kennard Škoda Fabia S2000 2 3 SWRC
32 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Ford Fiesta S2000 2 3 SWRC
33 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Sweden Emil Axelsson Proton Satria Neo S2000 Malaysia Proton Motorsports 2 3 SWRC
34 Finland Juha Salo Finland Marko Salminen Proton Satria Neo S2000 Malaysia Proton Motorsports 2 3 SWRC
35 Poland Maciej Oleksowicz Poland Andrzej Obrebowski Ford Fiesta S2000 2 3 SWRC
36 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi United Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Fiesta RRC Saudi Arabia Yazeed Racing 2 3 SWRC
43 United States Ken Block Italy Alex Gelsomino Ford Fiesta RS WRC United States Monster World Rally Team WRC 1
49 Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm Ford Fiesta S2000 Finland Printsport 2 3 SWRC
WD Finland Mikko Pajunen Finland Kaj Lindström Subaru Impreza WRX STI R4 2 3 SWRC
51 Finland Jarkko Nikara Finland Petri Nikara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3
52 Finland Jukka Ketomäki Finland Kai Risberg Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3
53 Finland Riku Tahko Finland Markus Soininen Mini John Cooper Works WRC WRC 2
54 Estonia Karl Kruuda Estonia Martin Järveoja Ford Fiesta S2000 2
55 Estonia Sander Pärn Estonia Ken Järveoja Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3
56 Finland Mattias Therman Finland Jarkko Kalliolepo Ford Fiesta S2000 2
57 Finland Kari Hämäläinen Finland Risto Pietiläinen Ford Fiesta S2000 2
58 Finland Tuomas Skantz Finland Jani Rauhala Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3
59 Russia Radik Shaymiev Russia Maxim Tsvetkov Peugeot 207 S2000 2
60 Italy Edoardo Bresolin Italy Rudy Pollet Ford Fiesta RRC 2
61 Poland Krzysztof Oleksowicz Poland Krzysztof Geborys Subaru Impreza WRX STI R4 2
62 Ukraine Oleksiy Tamrazov Italy Nicola Arena Ford Fiesta S2000 2
63 Finland Matias Kauppinen Finland Jonne Halttunen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3
64 Netherlands Kees Burger Finland Miika Teiskonen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3
65 Finland Jukka Korhonen Finland Mikael Korhonen Ford Fiesta R2 Finland Printsport 6
66 Finland Andreas Amberg Finland Matti Heikkinen Ford Fiesta R2 6
67 Norway Frank Tore Larsen Norway Torstein Eriksen Ford Fiesta R2 6
68 Finland Kristian Yritys Finland Janne Siirilä Renault Clio R3 5
WD Finland Juho Annala Finland Tuukka Shemeikka Citroën C2 R2 6
70 France Vincent Dubert France Valentin Sarreaud Citroën DS3 R3T 5
71 Finland Tomi Weurlander Finland Pasi Nurmi Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3
72 Finland Jouni Virtanen Finland Petteri Luostarinen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3
73 Finland Ari Saxberg Finland Pekka Leppälä Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3
74 Finland Pasi Matsi Finland Hannu Lamminen Renault Clio R3 5
75 Ukraine Yuriy Protasov Ukraine Kyrylo Nesvit Citroën DS3 R3T 5
76 Finland Niko-Pekka Nieminen Finland Pasi Haataja Ford Fiesta R2 6
77 Finland Petri Itkonen Estonia Janno Older Citroën C2 R2 6
78 Finland Sami Sarjula Finland Teemu Horkama Ford Fiesta R2 6
79 Slovakia Martin Koči Czech Republic Lukáš Zámečník Citroën C2 R2 6
80 Finland Niko Veikkanen Finland Joni-Petteri Virtanen Honda Civic Type R 8
81 Ukraine Yukhym Vazheyevskyy Ukraine Yevgen Kochkovyy Citroën DS3 R3T 5
82 Australia Molly Taylor United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall Citroën DS3 R3T Italy United Rally Management 5
83 Finland Kristian Kiviniemi Finland Asko Sairanen Citroën C2 R2 6
84 Finland Kari Hytönen Finland Ada Herranen Ford Fiesta R2 6
85 Finland Ilkka Kariste Finland Mikael Lindberg Ford Fiesta ST 8
86 Italy Fabrizio de Sanctis Italy “Bombolino” Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3
87 France Lilian Vialle France Patrice Roissac Renault Clio R3 5
88 Italy Massimiliano Settembrini Italy Corrado Bonato Citroën DS3 R3T 5
89 Spain Nil Solans Spain Miquel Angel Ibañez Ford Fiesta R2 6
90 France Marc Amourette France Gwenola Marie Citroën DS3 R3T 5
91 France Sebastien Chardonnet France Thibault de la Hayhe Citroën DS3 R3T 5
WD Switzerland Federico Della Casa Italy Marco Menchini Citroën DS3 R3T 5
WD Finland Raimo Kaisanlahti Finland Mikko Kaikkonen Ford Fiesta R2 6
94 Finland Simo-Petteri Tuunanen Finland Mika Heinonen Citroën Saxo VTS 9
95 Finland Ilkka Pastila Finland Pasi Riihiaho Citroën Saxo VTS 9
96 France Eddy Brisson France Kévin Masson Suzuki Swift 9
97 Belgium Renaud Bronkart Luxembourg Martine Victor Toyota Yaris 10
98 Finland Joonas Lindroos Finland Pasi Kilpeläinen Citroën C2 R2 6
101 United States Christopher Duplessis United States Alexander Kihurani Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
102 Spain José Antonio Suárez Spain Cándido Carrera Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
103 United Kingdom Alastair Fisher United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
105 Sweden Pontus Tidemand Norway Stig Rune Skjærmoen Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
106 Australia Brendan Reeves Australia Rhianon Smyth Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
107 Netherlands Timo van der Marel Netherlands Erwin Berkhof Ford Fiesta R2 Netherlands KNAF Talent First 6 WRC Academy
108 United Kingdom John MacCrone United Kingdom Stuart Loudon Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
109 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Philip Pugh Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
111 Portugal João Silva Portugal Hugo Magalhães Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
113 South Africa Ashley Haigh-Smith United Kingdom Craig Parry Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
114 Sweden Fredrik Åhlin Norway Morten Erik Abrahamsen Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy

Report[edit]

Sébastien Loeb won the Rally Finland for the third time in his career. He led the rally from start to finish and was fastest in nine stages.[3]

Results[edit]

Event standings[edit]

The top three crews at the post-event press conference.
Per-Gunnar Andersson and Emil Axelsson at the post-event press conference.
Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Car Class Time Difference Points
Overall
1 1 France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 2:28:11.4 0.0 26
2 2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 2:28:17.5 6.1 21
3 3 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:28:46.4 35.0 15
4 4 Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Chris Patterson Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:29:07.5 56.1 14
5 10 Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:30:43.5 2:32.1 10
6 5 Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:30:59.0 2:47.6 8
7 18 Finland Matti Rantanen Finland Mikko Lukka Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:33:03.1 4:51.7 6
8 17 Finland Jari Ketomaa Finland Mika Stenberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:34:13.3 6:01.9 4
9 15 Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Zdeněk Hrůza Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:34:15.7 6:04.3 2
10 20 France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Škoda Fabia S2000 2 2:36:57.4 8:46.0 1
11 33 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Sweden Emil Axelsson Proton Satria Neo S2000 2 2:39:01.2 10:49.8 0
12 54 Estonia Karl Kruuda Estonia Martin Järveoja Ford Fiesta S2000 2 2:39:20.3 11:08.9 0
13 51 Finland Jarkko Nikara Finland Petri Nikara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3 2:40:43.6 12:32.2 0
14 19 Finland Sebastian Lindholm Finland Timo Hantunen Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:40:46.4 12:35.0 0
15 12 Portugal Armindo Araújo Portugal Miguel Ramalho Mini John Cooper Works WRC WRC 2:40:55.1 12:43.7 0
16 8 Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 2:41:50.6 13:39.2 0
17 36 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi United Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Fiesta RRC 2 2:42:19.0 14:07.6 0
18 34 Finland Juha Salo Finland Marko Salminen Proton Satria Neo S2000 2 2:44:47.9 16:36.5 0
19 55 Estonia Sander Pärn Estonia Ken Järveoja Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3 2:45:15.8 17:04.4 0
20 60 Italy Edoardo Bresolin Italy Rudy Pollet Ford Fiesta RRC 2 2:46:38.3 18:26.9 0
21 59 Russia Radik Shaymiev Russia Maxim Tsvetkov Peugeot 207 S2000 2 2:50:15.8 22:04.4 0
22 98 Finland Joonas Lindroos Finland Pasi Kilpeläinen Citroën C2 R2 6 2:50:27.9 22:16.5 0
23 35 Poland Maciej Oleksowicz Poland Andrzej Obrebowski Ford Fiesta S2000 2 2:50:34.6 22:23.2 0
24 63 Finland Matias Kauppinen Finland Jonne Halttunen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3 2:51:18.6 23:07.2 0
25 49 Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm Ford Fiesta S2000 2 2:51:19.0 23:07.6 0
26 66 Finland Andreas Amberg Finland Matti Heikkinen Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:52:10.5 23:59.1 0
27 21 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 2 2:53:13.9 25:02.5 0
28 57 Finland Kari Hämäläinen Finland Risto Pietiläinen Ford Fiesta S2000 2 2:53:37.4 25:26.0 0
29 64 Netherlands Kees Burger Finland Miika Teiskonen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3 2:55:49.4 27:38.0 0
30 65 Finland Jukka Korhonen Finland Mikael Korhonen Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:56:15.5 28:04.1 0
31 62 Ukraine Oleksiy Tamrazov Italy Nicola Arena Ford Fiesta S2000 2 2:57:11.3 28:59.9 0
32 67 Norway Frank Tore Larsen Norway Torstein Eriksen Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:57:18.2 29:06.8 0
33 91 France Sebastien Chardonnet France Thibault de la Hayhe Citroën DS3 R3T 5 2:58:58.5 30:47.1 0
34 70 France Vincent Dubert France Valentin Sarreaud Citroën DS3 R3T 5 3:01:08.0 32:56.6 0
35 90 France Marc Amourette France Gwenola Marie Citroën DS3 R3T 5 3:01:37.9 33:26.5 0
36 6 Russia Evgeny Novikov France Denis Giraudet Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 3:02:58.5 34:47.1 0
37 76 Finland Niko-Pekka Nieminen Finland Pasi Haataja Ford Fiesta R2 6 3:03:22.2 35:10.8 0
38 14 Brazil Paulo Nobre Brazil Edu Paula Mini John Cooper Works WRC WRC 3:04:40.0 36:28.6 0
39 7 Australia Chris Atkinson Belgium Stéphane Prévot Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 3:05:29.0 37:17.6 0
40 72 Finland Jouni Virtanen Finland Petteri Luostarinen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3 3:07:00.0 38:48.6 0
41 89 Spain Nil Solans Spain Miquel Angel Ibañez Ford Fiesta R2 6 3:09:02.1 40:50.7 0
42 73 Finland Ari Saxberg Finland Pekka Leppälä Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3 3:09:49.2 41:37.8 0
43 77 Finland Petri Itkonen Estonia Janno Older Citroën C2 R2 6 3:13:35.0 45:23.6 0
44 87 France Lilian Vialle France Patrice Roissac Renault Clio R3 5 3:15:42.3 47:30.9 0
45 88 Italy Massimiliano Settembrini Italy Corrado Bonato Citroën DS3 R3T 5 3:21:59.3 53:47.9 0
46 75 Ukraine Yuriy Protasov Ukraine Kyrylo Nesvit Citroën DS3 R3T 5 3:24:42.3 56:30.9 0
47 94 Finland Simo-Petteri Tuunanen Finland Mika Heinonen Citroën Saxo VTS 9 3:27:25.3 59:13.9 0
48 83 Finland Kristian Kiviniemi Finland Asko Sairanen Citroën C2 R2 6 3:29:16.2 1:01:04.8 0
49 95 Finland Ilkka Pastila Finland Pasi Riihiaho Citroën Saxo VTS 9 3:34:50.1 1:06:38.7 0
50 86 Italy Fabrizio de Sanctis Italy “Bombolino” Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3 3:34:52.1 1:06:40.7 0
51 61 Poland Krzysztof Oleksowicz Poland Krzysztof Geborys Subaru Impreza WRX STI R4 2 3:39:45.8 1:11:34.4 0
52 74 Finland Pasi Matsi Finland Hannu Lamminen Renault Clio R3 5 3:49:37.3 1:21:25.9 0
53 97 Belgium Renaud Bronkart Luxembourg Martine Victor Toyota Yaris 10 3:59:13.7 1:31:02.3 0
Ret 31 New Zealand Hayden Paddon New Zealand John Kennard Škoda Fabia S2000 2 Mechanical
Ret 32 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Ford Fiesta S2000 2 Accident
Ret 43 United States Ken Block Italy Alex Gelsomino Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC Mechanical
Ret 52 Finland Jukka Ketomäki Finland Kai Risberg Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3 Mechanical
Ret 53 Finland Riku Tahko Finland Markus Soininen Mini John Cooper Works WRC WRC Accident
Ret 56 Finland Mattias Therman Finland Jarkko Kalliolepo Ford Fiesta S2000 2 Mechanical
Ret 58 Finland Tuomas Skantz Finland Jani Rauhala Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3 Mechanical
Ret 68 Finland Kristian Yritys Finland Janne Siirilä Renault Clio R3 5 Mechanical
Ret 71 Finland Tomi Weurlander Finland Pasi Nurmi Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3 Mechanical
Ret 78 Finland Sami Sarjula Finland Teemu Horkama Ford Fiesta R2 6 Accident
Ret 79 Slovakia Martin Koči Czech Republic Lukáš Zámečník Citroën C2 R2 6 Accident
Ret 80 Finland Niko Veikkanen Finland Joni-Petteri Virtanen Honda Civic Type R 8 Mechanical
Ret 81 Ukraine Yukhym Vazheyevskyy Ukraine Yevgen Kochkovyy Citroën DS3 R3T 5 Accident
Ret 82 Australia Molly Taylor United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall Citroën DS3 R3T 5 Mechanical
Ret 84 Finland Kari Hytönen Finland Ada Herranen Ford Fiesta R2 6 Mechanical
Ret 85 Finland Ilkka Kariste Finland Mikael Lindberg Ford Fiesta ST 8 Mechanical
Ret 96 France Eddy Brisson France Kévin Masson Suzuki Swift 9 Mechanical
Ret 101 United States Christopher Duplessis United States Alexander Kihurani Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 102 Spain José Antonio Suárez Spain Cándido Carrera Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 103 United Kingdom Alastair Fisher United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 105 Sweden Pontus Tidemand Norway Stig Rune Skjærmoen Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 106 Australia Brendan Reeves Australia Rhianon Smyth Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 107 Netherlands Timo van der Marel Netherlands Erwin Berkhof Ford Fiesta R2 6 Accident
Ret 108 United Kingdom John MacCrone United Kingdom Stuart Loudon Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 109 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Philip Pugh Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 111 Portugal João Silva Portugal Hugo Magalhães Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 113 South Africa Ashley Haigh-Smith United Kingdom Craig Parry Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 114 Sweden Fredrik Åhlin Norway Morten Erik Abrahamsen Ford Fiesta R2 6 Accident
SWRC
1 (11) 33 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Sweden Emil Axelsson Proton Satria Neo S2000 2 2:39:01.2 0.0 25
2 (17) 36 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi United Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Fiesta RRC 2 2:42:19.0 3:17.8 18
3 (18) 34 Finland Juha Salo Finland Marko Salminen Proton Satria Neo S2000 2 2:44:47.9 5:46.7 15
4 (23) 35 Poland Maciej Oleksowicz Poland Andrzej Obrebowski Ford Fiesta S2000 2 2:50:34.6 11:33.4 12
5 (25) 49 Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm Ford Fiesta S2000 2 2:51:19.0 12:17.8 10
Ret 31 New Zealand Hayden Paddon New Zealand John Kennard Škoda Fabia S2000 2 Mechanical
Ret 32 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Ford Fiesta S2000 2 Accident
WRC Academy
1 109 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Philip Pugh Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:34:07.7 0.0 32
2 105 Sweden Pontus Tidemand Norway Stig Rune Skjærmoen Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:35:03.0 55.3 24
3 106 Australia Brendan Reeves Australia Rhianon Smyth Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:35:35.1 1:27.4 17
4 102 Spain José Antonio Suárez Spain Cándido Carrera Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:36:22.5 2:14.8 13
5 108 United Kingdom John MacCrone United Kingdom Stuart Loudon Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:37:09.7 3:02.0 10
6 101 United States Christopher Duplessis United States Alexander Kihurani Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:41:26.2 7:18.5 8
7 111 Portugal João Silva Portugal Hugo Magalhães Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:47:45.7 13:38.0 6
8 113 South Africa Ashley Haigh-Smith United Kingdom Craig Parry Ford Fiesta R2 6 3:04:09.2 30:01.5 4
9 103 United Kingdom Alastair Fisher United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta R2 6 3:14:16.6 40:08.9 3
Ret 107 Netherlands Timo van der Marel Netherlands Erwin Berkhof Ford Fiesta R2 6 Accident
Ret 114 Sweden Fredrik Åhlin Norway Morten Erik Abrahamsen Ford Fiesta R2 6 Accident
  • Note: ^† – The WRC Academy featured all but the last stage of the rally, and therefore the academy drivers weren't able to finish the rally.[1][4]

Special Stages[edit]

Sebastien Loeb checks his rear suspension after SS8.
Leg Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1 Day 1
(2 Aug)
SS1 17:23 Koukunmaa 13.68 km France Sébastien Loeb 6:59.8 117.31 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
SS2 19:00 SSS Jokimaa 2.00 km Norway Petter Solberg 1:32.5 77.84 km/h
SS3 20:50 Mynnilä 14.22 km France Sébastien Loeb 6:34.7 129.70 km/h
Day 2
(3 Aug)
SS4 7:42 Urria 12.75 km France Sébastien Loeb 5:59.5 127.68 km/h
SS5 8:39 Jukojärvi 22.29 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 10:34.0 126.57 km/h
SS6 11:28 Mökkiperä 1 11.38 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 5:29.6 124.30 km/h
SS7 12:14 Palsankylä 1 13.92 km France Sébastien Loeb 7:06.8 117.41 km/h
SS8 13:32 Lankamaa 1 23.06 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 11:11.4 123.65 km/h
SS9 16:08 Mökkiperä 2 11.38 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 5:26.8 125.36 km/h
SS10 16:54 Palsankylä 2 13.92 km France Sébastien Loeb 7:01.7 118.83 km/h
SS11 18:12 Lankamaa 2 23.06 km Norway Petter Solberg 11:03.2 125.17 km/h
SS12 20:00 SSS Killeri 2.06 km France Sébastien Loeb 1:22.8 89.57 km/h
Leg 2 Day 3
(4 Aug)
SS13 7:56 Surkee 1 14.95 km France Sébastien Loeb 8:05.7 110.81 km/h
SS14 8:54 Leustu 1 21.94 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 10:25.8 126.21 km/h
SS15 11:18 Surkee 2 14.95 km France Sébastien Loeb 8:00.3 112.05 km/h
SS16 12:16 Leustu 2 21.94 km France Sébastien Loeb
Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
10:20.2 127.35 km/h
SS17 15:37 Ouninpohja 1 33.01 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 15:26.9 128.21 km/h
SS18 18:00 Ouninpohja 2 (Power stage) 33.01 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 15:17.3 129.55 km/h

Power stage[edit]

The Power stage was a legendary Rally Finland stage, 33.01 km long Ouninpohja. The three fastest crews of this stage were awarded by drivers' championship points.[5]

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Car Class Time Difference Avg. spd. Points
1 2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 15:17.350 0.000 129.543 km/h 3
2 4 Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Chris Patterson Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 15:17.983 0.633 129.453 km/h 2
3 1 France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 15:18.427 1.077 129.391 km/h 1

Championship standings after Rally Finland[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included in all sets of standings.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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