2012 Wales Rally GB

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2012 Wales Rally GB
68th Wales Rally GB
Round 10 of the 2012 World Rally Championship
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Host country  United Kingdom
Rally base Cardiff, Wales
Dates run 14 – 16 September 2012
Stages 19 (324.92 km; 201.90 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 1,604.05 km (996.71 mi)
Results
Overall winner Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
United Kingdom Ford World Rally Team
Crews 31 at start, 29 at finish

The 68th Wales Rally GB is the tenth round of the 2012 World Rally Championship season and is held between 14 and 16 September 2012.

The rally is also the sixth round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship.

Results[edit]

Event standings[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1. Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Antilla Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:03:40.3 0.000 26
2. France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC 3:04:08.1 27.8 20
3. Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Chris Pattersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:04:09.0 28.7 15
4. Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:04:50.9 1:10.6 12
5. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:05:09.8 1:29.5 13
6. Russia Evgeny Novikov Austria Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:07:17.3 3:37.0 8
7. Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Citroën DS3 WRC 3:07:52.2 4:11.9 6
8. United Kingdom Matthew Wilson United Kingdom Scott Martin Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:09:40.7 6:00.4 4
9. Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Zdeněk Hrůza Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:10.39.2 6:58.9 2
10. Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Italy Giovanni Bernacchini Citroën DS3 WRC 3:13:12.4 9:32.1 1
SWRC
1. (13.) Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Ford Fiesta S2000 3:18:22.9 0.000 25
2. (14.) United Kingdom Tom Cave United Kingdom Craig Parry Proton Satria Neo S2000 3:21:00.7 2:37.8 18
3. (16.) Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi United Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Fiesta RRC 3:22:53.7 4:30.8 15
4. (17.) Poland Maciej Oleksowicz Poland Andrzej Obrebowski Ford Fiesta S2000 3:26.38.8 8:15.9 12
5. (23.) United Kingdom Alastair Fischer United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta S2000 3:37:14.4 18:51.5 10
6. (24.) Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Sweden Emil Axelsson Proton Satria Neo S2000 3:37:51.1 19:28.2 8

Special Stages[edit]

Leg Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(14 Sep)
SS1 8:13 Dyfnant 1 20.48 km Norway Petter Solberg 11:53.5 103.33 km/h Norway Petter Solberg
SS2 9:38 Hafren Sweet Lamb 1 24.87 km Norway Petter Solberg 14:46.2 101.03 km/h
SS3 10:19 Myherin 1 27.88 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 15:55.1 105.09 km/h Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
SS4 13:13 Dyfnant 2 20.48 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 11:45.9 104.45 km/h
SS5 14:38 Hafren Sweet Lamb 2 24.87 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 14:44.9 101.18 km/h
SS6 15:19 Myherin 2 27.88 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 15:55.7 105.02 km/h
Leg 2
(15 Sep)
SS7 9:02 Crychan 1 19.50 km Norway Mads Østberg 10:38.1 110.01 km/h
SS8 9:40 Epynt 1 8.31 km France Sébastien Loeb 4:31.3 110.27 km/h
SS9 10:06 Halfway 1 18.35 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 10:33.7 104.24 km/h
SS10 15:17 Crychan 2 19.50 km Norway Petter Solberg 10:27.9 111.80 km/h
SS11 15:55 Epynt 2 8.31 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 4:28.5 111.42 km/h
SS12 16:21 Halfway 2 18.35 km Norway Petter Solberg 10:30.4 104.79 km/h
SS13 18:30 Celtic Manor 3.04 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 1:46.9 102.38 km/h
Leg 3
(16 Sep)
SS14 7:18 Port Talbot 1 17.35 km France Sébastien Loeb 9:15.9 112.21 km/h
SS15 8:16 Rheola 1 8.87 km France Sébastien Loeb 4:42.0 113.14 km/h
SS16 8:34 Walters Arena 1 15.33 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 8:49.3 104.15 km/h
SS17 12:07 Port Talbot 2 17.35 km Norway Petter Solberg 9:07.1 114.09 km/h
SS18 13:05 Rheola 2 8.87 km France Sébastien Loeb 4:40.1 114.01 km/h
SS19 13:23 Walters Arena 2 (Power stage) 15.33 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 8:51.4 103.51 km/h

Power stage[edit]

The Power stage was a 15.33 km stage run through The Walters Arena. The three fastest crews through this stage were awarded by drivers' championship points. Mikko Hirvonen was the fastest driver through the stage, earning three additional championship points. Sébastien Loeb was second, while Ford driver Jari-Matti Latvala finished third.

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Car Class Time Difference Avg. spd. Points
1 2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 8:51.4 0.000 103.51km/h 3
2 1 France Sebastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 8:52.6 1.2 103.37km/h 2
3 3 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Antilla Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 8:52.9 1.5 103.33km/h 1

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