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The 2012 World Rally Championship season was the 40th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season run over thirteen rallies, beginning with the Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo on 17 January, and ending on 11 November at Rally de España. Sébastien Loeb won the drivers' championship for the ninth time in his career, ahead of Finns Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala. Citroën won the manufacturers' championship.

Calendar[edit]

Defending drivers' champion Sébastien Loeb of Citroën
Mikko Hirvonen interviewed during the Rally Finland

The 2012 calendar was announced at a meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Singapore on 26 September 2011.[1]

Round Rally Name
(Base)
Surface Dates Support Categories
1 Monaco / France 80ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
(Monte Carlo, Monaco)
Mixed
(Tarmac, snow)
18–22 January Super 2000 WRC
Production WRC
2 Sweden / Norway 60th Rally Sweden
(Karlstad, Värmland)
Snow 9–12 February Super 2000 WRC
3 Mexico 26º Rally México
(León, Guanajuato)
Gravel 8–11 March Production WRC
4 Portugal 46º Rally de Portugal
(Faro, Algarve)
Gravel 29 March – 1 April Super 2000 WRC
WRC Academy
5 Argentina 32º Rally Argentina
(Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba)
Gravel 26–29 April Production WRC
6 Greece 58th Acropolis Rally
(Loutraki, Corinthia)
Gravel 24–27 May Production WRC
WRC Academy
7 New Zealand 42nd Rally New Zealand
(Auckland, Auckland)
Gravel 22–24 June Super 2000 WRC
Production WRC
8 Finland 62nd Rally Finland
(Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi)
Gravel 2–4 August Super 2000 WRC
WRC Academy
9 Germany 30. Rallye Deutschland
(Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate)
Tarmac 24–26 August Production WRC
WRC Academy
10 United Kingdom 68th Wales Rally GB
(Cardiff, South Glamorgan)
Gravel 14–16 September Super 2000 WRC
11 France Rallye de France – Alsace 2012
(Strasbourg, Alsace)
Tarmac 4–7 October Super 2000 WRC
WRC Academy
12 Italy 9º Rally d'Italia – Sardegna
(Olbia, Sardinia)
Gravel 18–21 October Production WRC
13 Spain 48º Rally de España
(Salou, Tarragona)
Mixed
(Tarmac, gravel)
8–11 November Super 2000 WRC
Production WRC
WRC Academy

Calendar changes[edit]

  • Early plans to run the Rally Argentina over an "endurance" format with stages in neighbouring Uruguay and Chile were abandoned in favour of a new route which featured over 500 km (311 mi) of competitive stages and made it the longest rally in the modern era of the sport.[2] The rally also featured the longest stage of the championship, the 66 km (41 mi) El Durzano–Ambul stage. The extended rally route has been promoted as a prototype of a format proposed by FIA President Jean Todt.[2]
  • The Jordan Rally was removed from the calendar. Rally Abu Dhabi was expected to be promoted in its place, but was omitted from the final calendar and given candidate status for future inclusion in the championship.
  • The Wales Rally GB was brought forward from its traditional November date to September, making Rally of Spain the season finale.
  • The route of the Rally Finland was revised from the 2011 event, and included the return of several famous stages, including Ouninpohja, Mokkipera and Palsankyla.[3]
  • The Rally d'Italia was moved back from May to October.
  • The Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo returned to the calendar after a three-year absence.
  • The Rally New Zealand replaced Rally Australia, in keeping with their event-sharing arrangement.

Teams and drivers[edit]

World Rally Championship entries[edit]

Constructor Team Tyre Driver Co-driver Rounds
Manufacturer teams
Citroën
(Citroën DS3 WRC)
France Citroën Junior World Rally Team[4] M Belgium Thierry Neuville[5] Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul 3–6, 8–11
France Citroën Total World Rally Team[6] M Finland Mikko Hirvonen[7] Finland Jarmo Lehtinen[7] All
France Sébastien Loeb[6] Monaco Daniel Elena All
Qatar Qatar World Rally Team[8][9] M Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah[10] Italy Giovanni Bernacchini[10] 2–6, 9–11
Belgium Thierry Neuville[11] Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul 7, 12
Australia Chris Atkinson[12] Belgium Stéphane Prévot 8
Netherlands Hans Weijs, Jr.[13] Belgium Björn Degandt 13
Ford
(Ford Fiesta RS WRC)
Norway Adapta World Rally Team[4][14] M Norway Mads Østberg[15] Sweden Jonas Andersson 3, 5, 8–11, 13
Brazil Brazil World Rally Team[16] M Brazil Daniel Oliveira[17] Portugal Carlos Magalhães 4–6, 9, 11, 13
Austria Manfred Stohl[18] Austria Ilka Minor[19] 7
United Kingdom Ford World Rally Team[20][21] M Norway Petter Solberg[22] United Kingdom Chris Patterson All
Finland Jari-Matti Latvala[23] Finland Miikka Anttila 1–4, 6–13
Spain Dani Sordo[24] Spain Carlos del Barrio[24] 5
United Kingdom M-Sport Ford World Rally Team[21] M Estonia Ott Tänak[21] Estonia Kuldar Sikk All
Russia Evgeny Novikov[21] France Denis Giraudet 1–8
France Nicolas Klinger[25] 9
Austria Ilka Minor[26] 10–12
Trinidad and Tobago John Powell[13] Jamaica Michael Fennell 13
Mini
(Mini John Cooper Works WRC)
Portugal Armindo Araújo World Rally Team[8][27] M Portugal Armindo Araújo[28] Portugal Miguel Ramalho 1
United Kingdom Mini WRC Team[29] 1 M Spain Dani Sordo[29] Spain Carlos del Barrio 1
France Pierre Campana[29] France Sabrina de Castelli 1
Brazil Palmeirinha Rally[8][27] M Brazil Paulo Nobre[28] Brazil Edu Paula 1
Italy WRC Team Mini Portugal[4][13][28] 2 M 2–13
Portugal Armindo Araújo[28] Portugal Miguel Ramalho 2–8
Australia Chris Atkinson[30] Belgium Stéphane Prévot 9–10, 12
Australia Glenn MacNeall[31] 11, 13
Major entries not registered as manufacturers
Citroën
(Citroën DS3 WRC)
France Citroën Junior World Rally Team[8] M Belgium Thierry Neuville[21] Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul 1–2, 13
France Collectif Equipe de France Rallye M France Sébastien Chardonnet[32] France Thibault de la Haye 11
Italy Luca Pedersoli M Italy Luca Pedersoli[33] Italy Matteo Romano 12
Netherlands Van Merksteijn Motorsport[8] M Netherlands Peter van Merksteijn, Sr.[21][34] Belgium Eddy Chevaillier 1
Netherlands Peter van Merksteijn, Jr.[8][35] 2, 4, 9
Ford
(Ford Fiesta RS WRC)
Norway Adapta World Rally Team[14] M Norway Mads Østberg[15] Sweden Jonas Andersson 2, 4, 6, 12
Norway Eyvind Brynildsen[14] Norway Cato Menkerud[8] 2
Austria AT Rally M Finland Sebastian Lindholm[12] Finland Timo Hantunen 8
United Kingdom Autotek Motorsport[36] D Finland Jari Ketomaa Finland Mika Stenberg 2, 4, 7–8
Czech Republic Martin Prokop[37] Czech Republic Zdeněk Hrůza 5
Czech Republic Michal Ernst[38] 13
Russia Evgeny Novikov[13][39] Austria Ilka Minor[13] 13
M Cyprus Spyros Pavlides France Nicolas Klinger 6
Czech Republic Czech Ford National Team M Czech Republic Martin Prokop[40] Czech Republic Zdeněk Hrůza[41] 1–2, 4, 6, 8–11
D 12
Ukraine Dream Team Ukraine[42] M Ukraine Oleksiy Tamrazov Ukraine Oleksandr Gorbyk 6
United States Go Fast Energy World Rally Team[43][44] M Norway Henning Solberg[5] Austria Ilka Minor 1–2
United Kingdom Matthew Wilson[21] United Kingdom Scott Martin 1
Finland Matti Rantanen M Finland Matti Rantanen[12] Finland Mikko Lukka 8
United Kingdom M-Sport[5] D Mexico Ricardo Triviño Spain Àlex Haro 3
United Kingdom M-Sport Ford World Rally Team[21] M France François Delecour[45] France Dominique Savignoni 1
Poland Michał Sołowow[8] Poland Maciej Baran 2
Netherlands Dennis Kuipers[46] Belgium Robin Buysmans 4
United Kingdom Matthew Wilson[47] United Kingdom Scott Martin 10
South Africa Jannie Habig[48] United Kingdom Robbie Durant 10
United States Monster World Rally Team M United States Ken Block[49] Italy Alex Gelsomino 3, 7–8
Australia Chris Atkinson[5] Belgium Stéphane Prévot 3
France Team Emap Yacco[21] M France Julien Maurin France Olivier Ural 1
France Nicolas Klinger[32] 11
Mini
(Mini John Cooper Works WRC)
Chile Eliseo Salazar Motorsports[50] M Chile Eliseo Salazar Spain Marc Martí[24] 5
Sweden Eljas Motorsport[8] M Sweden Richard Göransson Sweden Anders Fredriksson 2
United Kingdom Mini WRC Team[29]
Prodrive WRC Team[46]
M Spain Dani Sordo[29] Spain Carlos del Barrio 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13
Sweden Patrik Sandell[51][52] Sweden Staffan Parmander[51] 2
Sweden Maria Andersson[46] 4
Finland Jarkko Nikara[53] Finland Jarkko Kalliolepo[13] 13
France Romain Dumas M France Romain Dumas[32] France Matthieu Baumel 11
Qatar Seashore Qatar Rally Team[42] M Qatar Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Italy Nicola Arena 6
Republic of Ireland Killian Duffy[13] 13
Turkey TOK Sport[12] M Finland Riku Tahko Finland Markus Soininen 8
France Yvan Muller M France Yvan Muller[54] France Guy Leveneu[32] 11
Škoda
(Škoda Fabia S2000)
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport M France Sébastien Ogier[55] France Julien Ingrassia 1–6, 8–13
Netherlands Kevin Abbring[56] Belgium Lara Vanneste[56] 1
Belgium Frédéric Miclotte[5] 3–4, 10
Norway Andreas Mikkelsen[8][57] Norway Ola Fløene 2, 5–6, 8–9, 11–13
Germany Sepp Wiegand[25] Germany Timo Gottschalk 9

Notes:

Team and driver changes[edit]

After 12 years, Petter Solberg returned to the Ford factory team.

SWRC entries[edit]

No Team Driver Co-driver Car Rounds
31 Spain ASM Motorsport[69] New Zealand Hayden Paddon[69] New Zealand John Kennard[8] Škoda Fabia S2000 2, 4, 7
Austria Baumschlager Rallye & Racing[70] 8, 10–11, 13
32 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Rallying Republic of Ireland Craig Breen[21] United Kingdom Gareth Roberts Ford Fiesta S2000 1–2, 4
Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle[12] 8, 10–11, 13
33 Malaysia Proton Motorsports[8][71] Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson[71] Sweden Emil Axelsson Proton Satria Neo S2000 1–2, 7–8, 10–11, 13
34 Italy Giandomenico Basso[71] Italy Mitia Dotta 1
United Kingdom Alister McRae[72] Australia Bill Hayes 2, 7
Finland Juha Salo[12] Finland Marko Salminen 8
United Kingdom Tom Cave[48] United Kingdom Craig Parry 10
Austria Andreas Aigner[32] Germany Detlef Ruf 11
United Kingdom Alastair Fisher[13] United Kingdom Daniel Barritt 13
35 Poland Castrol TRW Motointegrator[8] Poland Maciej Oleksowicz Poland Andrzej Obrebowski Ford Fiesta S2000 2, 4, 7–8, 10–11, 13
36 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Racing[8] Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi[73] United Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Fiesta RRC 2, 4, 7–8, 10–11, 13
Additional guest entries
49 Norway Even Management[8] Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Göran Bergsten Škoda Fabia S2000 2
63 Norway Gundersen Motorsport[8] Norway Marius Aasen Norway Veronica Engan Ford Fiesta S2000 2
49 Portugal Team Vianauto/Galp Formula[46] Portugal Pedro Meireles Portugal Mário Castro Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X R4 4
49 Finland Printsport[12] Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm Ford Fiesta S2000 8
49 United Kingdom M-Sport[48] United Kingdom Alastair Fisher United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta S2000 10
49 Spain PCR Sport[13] Andorra Albert Llovera Spain Diego Vallejo Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 13
Team and driver changes

PWRC entries[edit]

No Team Driver Co-driver Car Rounds
31 Poland Lotos Dynamic Rally Team[21] Poland Michał Kościuszko Poland Maciek Szczepaniak Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 1, 3, 5, 9, 12–13
32 Peru FRT Rally[21] Peru Nicolás Fuchs Argentina Rubén García Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 1
Argentina Fernando Mussano[5] 3, 5
Belgium Symtech Racing[74] Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6, 9, 12–13
33 Italy Top Run Motorsport[75] Argentina Marcos Ligato Argentina Rubén García Subaru Impreza WRX STI 5–7, 9, 12–13
34 Italy Miele Racing[21] Italy Lorenzo Bertelli Italy Lorenzo Granai Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1, 5
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6–7, 12–13
36 United Kingdom Rally Team GB[21] United Kingdom Louise Cook United Kingdom Stefan Davis Ford Fiesta ST 1, 6–7, 12
Ford Fiesta R2 9, 13
38 Italy Ralliart Italy[76] Mexico Benito Guerra Spain Borja Rozada Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3, 5–6, 9, 12–13
39 Ukraine Mentos Ascania Racing[76] Ukraine Valeriy Gorban Ukraine Andriy Nikolaiev Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 5–7, 9, 12–13
41 Ukraine Oleksiy Kikireshko Ukraine Pavlo Cherepin 5–7
Estonia Sergei Larens[25] 9, 12–13
40 Italy G.B. Motors[76] Italy Gianluca Linari Italy Nicola Arena Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3, 5, 7
Italy Monica Fortunato[42] 6
Italy Andrea Cecchi[33] 12–13
42 Mexico Triviño World Rally Team[76] Mexico Ricardo Triviño Spain Àlex Haro Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 5
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6, 9, 12–13
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 7
44 Sweden Ramona Rallying[75] Sweden Ramona Karlsson Sweden Miriam Walfridsson Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3, 5, 7, 9, 12–13
45 Indonesia Bosowa Rally Team[77] Indonesia Subhan Aksa Indonesia Hade Mboi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 5
New Zealand Jeff Judd[42] 6–7, 9
Italy Nicola Arena[33] 12
Australia Bill Hayes[13] 13
Additional guest entries
49 Mexico Salgado Rally Team[5] Mexico Rodrigo Salgado Mexico Diódoro Salgado Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3
49 Argentina CRS Team[50] Argentina Ezequiel Campos Argentina Cristian Winkler Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 5
49 Spain RMC Motorsport[13] Spain Yeray Lemes Spain Rogelio Peñate Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 13
50 Spain Escuderia Gironella[13] Spain Josep Maria Membrado Spain Josep Ramón Ribolledo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 13

WRC Academy entries[edit]

The WRC Academy uses identical Ford Fiesta R2s.[78]

Driver Co-driver Rounds
United States Christopher Duplessis Republic of Ireland Karl Atkinson 4, 6
United States Alexander Kihurani 8
Spain José Antonio Suárez Spain Cándido Carrera 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
United Kingdom Alastair Fisher United Kingdom Daniel Barritt 4, 6, 8–9, 11
United Kingdom Mark Donnelly United Kingdom Dai Roberts 4
Sweden Pontus Tidemand Norway Stig Rune Skjærmoen 4, 6, 8, 11, 13
Sweden Emil Axelsson 9
Australia Brendan Reeves Australia Rhianon Smyth 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
Netherlands Timo van der Marel Netherlands Erwin Berkhof 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
United Kingdom John MacCrone United Kingdom Stuart Loudon 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
United Kingdom Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Andrew Edwards 4, 6
United Kingdom Philip Pugh 8–9, 11
United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall 13
Spain Yeray Lemes Spain Rogelio Peñate 4
Portugal João Silva Portugal José Janela 4
Portugal Hugo Magalhães[42] 6, 8–9
South Africa Ashley Haigh-Smith United Kingdom Craig Parry 4, 6, 8–9
Sweden Fredrik Åhlin Norway Morten Erik Abrahamsen 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
Entries not scoring Academy points
Slovakia Martin Koči Czech Republic Lukáš Zámečník 9
Poland Aron Domzala[13] Poland Kacper Pietrusinski 13

Results and standings[edit]

Results and statistics[edit]

Colour Rally Surface
Gold Gravel
Silver Tarmac
Blue Snow/Ice
Bronze Mixed Surface
Round Rally name Podium finishers Statistics
Rank Driver Car Time Stages Length Starters Finishers
1 Monaco 80ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
(18–22 January) – Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:32:39.9 18 433.36 km 82 54
2 Spain Dani Sordo Mini John Cooper Works WRC 4:35:25.4
3 Norway Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:35:54.1
2 Sweden 60th Rally Sweden
(9–12 February) – Results and report
1 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:18:28.3 24 349.16 km 50 42
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:18:44.9
3 Norway Mads Østberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:19:07.1
3 Mexico 26º Rally México
(8–11 March) – Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:15:32.7 (24)
22
(408.50 km)
382.60 km
27 19
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 4:16:15.1
3 Norway Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:17:44.1
4 Portugal 46º Rally de Portugal
(29 March – 1 April) – Results and report
1 Norway Mads Østberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:21:16.3 (22)
19
(434.77 km)
368.43 km
49 30
2 Russia Evgeny Novikov Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:22:49.3
3 Norway Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:23:11.7
5 Argentina 32º Rally Argentina
(26–29 April) – Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 5:34:38.8 19 502.73 km 42 27
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 5:34:54.0
3 Norway Mads Østberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 5:37:49.2
6 Greece 58th Acropolis Rally
(24–27 May) – Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:42:03.3 22 409.47 km 54 32
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 4:42:43.3
3 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:45:08.1
7 New Zealand 42nd Rally New Zealand
(22–24 June) – Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:04:51.2 22 413.94 km 41 35
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 4:05:20.8
3 Norway Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:06:27.6
8 Finland 62nd Rally Finland
(2–4 August) – Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 2:28:11.4 18 303.52 km 81 53
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 2:28:17.5
3 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2:28:46.4
9 Germany 30. Rallye Deutschland
(24–26 August) – Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 3:41:52.4 15 368.63 km 71 40
2 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:43:52.5
3 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:44:23.8
10 United Kingdom 68th Wales Rally GB
(14–16 September) – Results and report
1 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:03:40.3 19 324.92 km 31 29
2 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 3:04:08.1
3 Norway Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:04:09.0
11 France Rallye de France – Alsace 2012
(4–7 October) – Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 3:32:53.0 (22)
21
(404.14 km)
393.39 km
69 45
2 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:33:08.5
3 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:33:37.1
12 Italy 9º Rally d'Italia – Sardegna
(18–21 October) – Results and report
1 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:23:54.9 16 305.80 km 41 32
2 Russia Evgeny Novikov Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:25:15.5
3 Estonia Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:26:16.0
13 Spain 48º Rally de España
(8–11 November) – Results and report
1 France Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:14:29.1 18 405.46 km 70 52
2 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:14:36.1
3 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 4:16:15.9
Notes
  • † – Event was shortened after stages were cancelled.

Standings[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
Points
1 France Sébastien Loeb 1 1 6 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 Ret 1 3 270
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 4 2 2 2 EX 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 3 2 5 1 3 1 3 213
3 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ret 1 3 Ret 13 2 3 2 7 1 3 2 1 3 2 12 2 2 1 154
4 Norway Mads Østberg 3 4 3 1 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 149
5 Norway Petter Solberg 3 4 2 3 1 3 6 1 Ret 3 2 4 2 11 3 26 9 1 11 124
6 Russia Evgeny Novikov 5 3 5 Ret 2 8 Ret 4 36 Ret 6 7 2 10 88
7 Belgium Thierry Neuville Ret 12 13 8 5 6 5 16 12 7 4 2 19 3 12 53
8 Estonia Ott Tänak 8 Ret 5 14 3 10 9 Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 1 3 Ret 52
9 Czech Republic Martin Prokop 9 9 5 4 5 9 Ret 9 9 8 13 46
10 France Sébastien Ogier Ret 11 8 7 7 7 10 6 12 11 5 Ret 41
11 Spain Dani Sordo 2 Ret 11 1 Ret 6 9 Ret 9 2 35
12 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah 21 6 4 9 3 Ret 8 10 Ret 28
13 Australia Chris Atkinson WD Ret 39 5 11 8 6 7 28
14 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 13 Ret Ret 27 7 3 12 7 21 13
15 Portugal Armindo Araújo 10 15 7 15 Ret 11 8 15 11
16 Finland Jarkko Nikara 13 5 10
17 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen 14 16 Ret Ret 13 17 6 8
18 France François Delecour 6 8
19 Netherlands Dennis Kuipers 6 8
20 Norway Henning Solberg 13 7 WD WD WD WD WD 6
21 France Pierre Campana 7 6
22 Finland Matti Rantanen 7 6
23 Finland Jari Ketomaa Ret 9 11 8 6
24 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Ret 14 23 11 24 24 8 4
25 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson 11 WD 8 4
26 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi 24 Ret 8 28 17 Ret 16 18 15 4
27 Sweden Patrik Sandell 8 Ret 4
28 United States Ken Block 9 9 Ret 4
29 Qatar Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari 10 14 1
30 France Sébastien Chardonnet 19 25 28 33 15 19 10 1
31 Mexico Ricardo Triviño 10 26 Ret 16 19 22 28 22 35 1
32 France Mathieu Arzeno Ret 10 18 Ret 1
33 Netherlands Peter van Merksteijn, Jr. 19 10 Ret 1
34 Norway Eyvind Brynildsen 10 1
35 Austria Manfred Stohl 10 1
36 Italy Luca Pedersoli 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
Points
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.

Co-drivers' championship[edit]

Pos. Co-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
Points
1 Monaco Daniel Elena 1 1 6 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 Ret 1 3 270
2 Finland Jarmo Lehtinen 4 2 2 2 EX 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 3 2 5 1 3 1 3 213
3 Finland Miikka Anttila Ret 1 3 Ret 13 2 3 2 7 1 3 2 1 3 2 12 2 2 1 154
4 Sweden Jonas Andersson 3 4 3 1 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 149
5 United Kingdom Chris Patterson 3 4 2 3 1 3 6 1 Ret 3 2 4 2 11 3 26 9 1 11 124
6 France Denis Giraudet 5 3 5 Ret 2 8 Ret 4 36 55
7 Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Ret 12 13 8 5 6 5 16 12 7 4 2 19 3 12 53
8 Estonia Kuldar Sikk 8 Ret 5 14 3 10 9 Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 1 3 Ret 52
9 Czech Republic Zdeněk Hrůza 9 9 5 4 5 9 Ret 9 9 8 13 46
10 France Julien Ingrassia Ret 11 8 7 7 7 10 6 12 11 5 Ret 41
11 Austria Ilka Minor 13 7 WD WD WD 10 WD 6 7 2 10 40
12 Spain Carlos del Barrio 2 Ret 11 1 Ret 6 9 Ret 9 2 35
13 Italy Giovanni Bernacchini 21 6 4 9 3 Ret 8 10 Ret 28
14 Belgium Stéphane Prévot WD Ret 39 5 11 8 6 7 28
15 Norway Ola Floene 13 Ret Ret 27 7 3 12 7 21 13
16 Portugal Miguel Ramalho 10 15 7 15 Ret 11 8 15 11
17 Finland Jarkko Kalliolepo 5 10
18 Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Ret 13 17 6 8
19 France Dominique Savignoni 6 8
20 Belgium Robin Buysmans 6 8
21 France Sabrina de Castelli 7 6
22 Finland Mikko Lukka 7 6
23 Finland Mika Stenberg Ret 9 11 8 6
24 Sweden Emil Axelsson Ret 14 23 11 24 24 8 4
25 United Kingdom Scott Martin 11 WD 8 4
26 United Kingdom Michael Orr 24 Ret 8 28 17 Ret 16 18 15 4
27 Sweden Staffan Parmander 8 4
28 Italy Alex Gelsomino 9 9 Ret 4
29 Republic of Ireland Killian Duffy 10 14 1
30 France Thibault de la Haye 19 25 28 33 15 19 10 1
31 Spain Alex Haro 10 26 Ret 16 19 22 28 22 35 1
32 Belgium Renaud Jamoul Ret 10 18 Ret 1
33 Belgium Eddy Chevailler 19 10 Ret 1
34 Norway Cato Menkerud 10 1
35 Italy Matteo Romano 10 1
Pos. Co-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
Points

Manufacturers' championship[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer No. 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
Points
1 France Citroën Total World Rally Team 1 1 5 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 Ret 1 453
2 4 2 2 EX 2 2 2 2 3 5 3 1 3
2 United Kingdom Ford World Rally Team 3 Ret 1 Ret 6 Ret 3 6 3 2 1 2 5 2 309
4 3 3 3 2 5 Ret 3 4 6 3 8 4 5
3 United Kingdom M-Sport Ford World Rally Team 5 7 Ret 5 7 8 5 Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 3 Ret 170
6 5 4 Ret 1 6 Ret 4 8 Ret 6 7 2 Ret
4 Norway Adapta World Rally Team 10 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 83
5 France Citroën Junior World Rally Team 8 7 4 4 4 7 7 7 4 72
6 Qatar Qatar World Rally Team 7 6 6 3 7 Ret 5 9 5 8 Ret 6 Ret 71
7 Brazil Brazil World Rally Team 9 5 Ret Ret 7 8 Ret 6 28
8 United Kingdom Mini WRC Team 37 2 26
52 6
Portugal Armindo Araújo World Rally Team 12 8 0
Brazil Palmeirinha Rally 14 9 0
Pos. Manufacturer No. 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
Points
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:

SWRC Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
POR
Portugal
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
GBR
United Kingdom
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
Points
1 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen 1 2 Ret Ret 1 1 1 118
2 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Ret 1 2 1 6 3 2 109
3 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi 5 Ret 4 2 3 2 3 88
4 New Zealand Hayden Paddon 4 1 1 Ret 7 Ret 5 78
5 Poland Maciej Oleksowicz 6 2 3 4 4 Ret Ret 65
6 United Kingdom Alastair Fisher 5 4 22
7 United Kingdom Tom Cave 2 18
8 Sweden Pontus Tidemand 3 15
9 Portugal Pedro Meireles 3 15
10 Finland Juha Salo 3 15
11 Austria Andreas Aigner 4 12
12 Finland Esapekka Lappi 5 10
13 United Kingdom Alister McRae 7 Ret 6
Italy Giandomenico Basso Ret 0
Norway Marius Aasen Ret 0
Andorra Albert Llovera Ret 0
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
POR
Portugal
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
GBR
United Kingdom
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
Points
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)
Co-drivers[edit]
Pos. Co-driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
POR
Portugal
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
GBR
United Kingdom
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
Points
1 Sweden Emil Axelsson Ret 1 2 1 6 3 2 109
2 United Kingdom Michael Orr 5 Ret 4 2 3 2 3 88
3 New Zealand John Kennard 4 1 1 Ret 7 Ret 5 78
4 Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Ret 1 1 1 75
5 Poland Andrzej Obrebowski 6 2 3 4 4 Ret Ret 65
6 United Kingdom Gareth Roberts 1 2 Ret 43
7 United Kingdom Daniel Barritt 5 4 22
8 United Kingdom Craig Parry 2 18
9 Sweden Göran Bergsten 3 15
10 Portugal Mário Castro 3 15
11 Finland Marko Salminen 3 15
12 Germany Detlef Ruf 4 12
13 Finland Janne Ferm 5 10
14 Australia William Hayes 7 Ret 6
Italy Mitia Dotta Ret 0
Norway Veronica Engan Ret 0
Spain Diego Vallejo Ret 0
Pos. Co-driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
POR
Portugal
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
GBR
United Kingdom
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
Points

PWRC Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
MEX
Mexico
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
NZL
New Zealand
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
Points
1 Mexico Benito Guerra 1 1 4 2 8 1 109
2 Argentina Marcos Ligato 4 Ret 1 3 2 2 88
3 Ukraine Valeriy Gorban 3 1 4 7 3 4 85
4 Poland Michał Kościuszko 1 3 Ret 1 6 6 81
5 Indonesia Subhan Aksa 7 2 2 6 4 3 77
6 Peru Nicolás Fuchs WD 2 2 Ret 5 1 9 73
7 Mexico Ricardo Triviño Ret 3 3 4 7 8 52
8 United Kingdom Louise Cook 2 6 6 Ret 10 WD 35
9 Italy Gianluca Linari 4 5 Ret 5 9 10 35
10 Italy Lorenzo Bertelli Ret 8 5 Ret Ret 5 24
11 Ukraine Oleksiy Kikireshko Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 11 10
12 Mexico Rodrigo Salgado 5 10
13 Sweden Ramona Karlsson 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret WD WD 8
14 Argentina Ezequiel Campos 6 8
15 Spain Yeray Lemes 7 6
NC Spain Josep Maria Membrado Ret 0
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
MEX
Mexico
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
NZL
New Zealand
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
Points
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)
Co-drivers[edit]
Pos. Co-driver MON
Monaco
MEX
Mexico
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
NZL
New Zealand
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
Points
1 Spain Borja Rozada 1 1 4 2 8 1 109
2 Argentina Rubén Garcia 4 Ret 1 3 2 2 88
3 Ukraine Andriy Nikolaev 3 1 4 7 3 4 85
4 Poland Maciej Szczepaniak 1 3 Ret 1 6 6 81
5 Argentina Fernando Mussano WD 2 2 Ret 5 1 9 73
6 Spain Alex Haro Ret 3 3 4 7 8 52
7 New Zealand Jeff Judd 2 2 6 44
8 United Kingdom Stefan Davis 2 6 6 Ret 10 WD 35
9 Italy Andrea Cecchi Ret 5 9 10 35
10 Italy Nicola Arena 4 5 4 34
11 Italy Lorenzo Granai Ret 8 5 Ret Ret 5 24
11 Australia William Hayes 3 15
13 Estonia Sergey Larens Ret 5 11 10
14 Mexico Diodoro Salgado 5 10
15 Sweden Miriam Walfridsson 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret WD WD 8
16 Argentina Cristian Winkler 6 8
17 Indonesia Hade Mboi 7 6
18 Spain Rogelio Peñate 7 6
NC Ukraine Pavlo Cherepin Ret Ret Ret 0
NC Italy Monica Fortunato Ret 0
NC Spain Josep Ramón Ribolleda Ret 0
Pos. Co-driver MON
Monaco
MEX
Mexico
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
NZL
New Zealand
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
Points

WRC Academy Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos. Co-driver POR
Portugal
GRE
Greece
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
Points
1 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans 7 1 7 1 7 1 3 1 3 3 3 144
2 Spain José Antonio Suárez 5 5 1 4 1 2 2 4 1 1 100
3 Sweden Pontus Tidemand 3 1 Ret 1 2 6 6 6 2 2 7 84
4 Australia Brendan Reeves 2 2 3 3 2 5 1 4 1 6 84
5 United Kingdom John MacCrone 9 4 1 5 3 2 3 2 4 2 73
6 United Kingdom Alastair Fisher 1 3 2 9 1 Ret 4 Ret 1 54
7 Netherlands Timo van der Marel 4 7 Ret 4 1 7 5 47
8 Sweden Fredrik Åhlin 6 3 Ret Ret Ret 5 1 Ret 22
9 United States Christopher Duplessis Ret 6 6 16
10 Portugal João Silva 8 Ret 7 DNS 10
11 South Africa Ashley Haigh-Smith WD Ret 8 DNS WD 4
Pos. Co-driver POR
Portugal
GRE
Greece
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
Points
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 refers to the number of stages won, where a bonus point is awarded per stage win.
Co-drivers[edit]
Pos. Co-driver POR
Portugal
GRE
Greece
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
Points
1 United Kingdom Phil Pugh 1 7 1 7 1 3 1 3 120
2 Spain Cándido Carrera 5 5 1 4 1 2 2 4 1 1 100
3 Norway Stig Rune Skjærmoen 3 1 Ret 1 2 6 6 2 2 7 76
4 Australia Rhianon Smyth 2 2 3 3 2 5 1 4 1 6 84
5 United Kingdom Stuart Loudon 9 4 1 5 3 2 3 2 4 2 73
6 United Kingdom Daniel Barritt 1 3 2 9 1 Ret 4 Ret 1 54
7 Netherlands Erwin Berkhof 4 7 Ret 4 1 7 5 47
8 Norway Morten Erik Abrahamsen 6 3 Ret Ret Ret 5 1 Ret 22
9 United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall 3 3 18
10 Republic of Ireland Karl Atkinson Ret 6 8
11 United States Alexander Kihurani 6 8
12 Sweden Emil Axelsson 6 8
13 United Kingdom Andrew Edwards 7 6
14 Portugal Hugo Magalhães Ret 7 DNS 6
15 Portugal José Janela 8 4
16 United Kingdom Craig Parry WD Ret 8 DNS WD 4
Pos. Co-driver POR
Portugal
GRE
Greece
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
Points

Changes[edit]

  • In November 2011, Europol issued an arrest warrant for Russian banker Vladimir Antonov at the request of Lithuanian prosecutors as part of an investigation into asset-stripping at Antonov's commercial banks, Snoras and Latvijas Krājbanka.[80] Antonov, who held the commercial rights to the sport through Convers Sports Initiatives, was arrested in London two days later and charged with fraud and embezzlement.[81] Convers Sports Initiatives initially claimed to be unaffected by the arrest,[80] but went into receivership at the end of the month.[82] Promoter North One Sport issued a statement clarifying the situation, confirming that they were unaffected by Antonov's arrest and parent company Convers Sports Initiatives entering into receivership and that they would co-operate with the investigation into Bank Snoras.[83] However, North One Sport were subsequently forced to find new investors, with bids from Qatar and French broadcaster Eurosport.[84] It was later reported that negotiations with the Qatari bidders had collapsed, forcing the closure of North One Sport.[85]
  • The FIA World Motorsport Council permitted tyre suppliers to provide teams and drivers with a second tyre compound, following several complaints from drivers about a lack of grip at the 2011 Rally Australia.[86]
  • On gravel rallies, shakedown stage will be used as a qualifying stage for P1 and P2 drivers. According to the results of qualifying, P1 and P2 crews – in order of fastest to slowest – will then select their start positions for the first day of the rally.[87] On day two and three, P1 and P2 drivers will restart in reverse order according to their provisional overall classification. On asphalt rallies, regulations in previous years still apply.[88]
  • Organisers of WRC events will be allowed to specify whether cars failed to complete a section are permitted to restart the event on the next day.[87] Restart after retirement, formerly known as SupeRally, will now be called "Rally 2".[88]

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