Conrad Rautenbach

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Conrad Rautenbach
Conrad Rautenbach-2007 Wales Rally GB 002.jpg
Rautenbach at the 2007 Rally GB.
Personal information
Nationality Zimbabwean
Born (1984-11-12) 12 November 1984 (age 29)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 20012009
Teams Citroen Sport Technologies, Citroën Junior Team
Rallies 56
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Total points 15
First rally 2004 Monte Carlo Rally
Last rally 2009 Rally GB

Conrad Rautenbach (born 12 November 1984) is a rally driver from Zimbabwe who competed in the World Rally Championship for the Citroën Junior Team along with his co-driver Daniel Barritt. He is a two-time winner of the African Rally Championship in 2007 and 2011.

Rautenbach at the 2008 Tour de Corse.

He drove for the privately run PH Sport team with Urmo Aava in a Citroën C4 WRC for the 2008 season, where he achieved points finishes on two occasions, an 8th at Rally Turkey and a best result of 4th at the Rally Argentina.[1] However, he also had some bizarre moments in 2008, not least of which the now infamous collision with Sébastien Loeb at Jordan Rally where both cars managed to collide head-on forcing both to retire instantly.[2][3]

Rautenbach at the 2009 Rally Finland.

For 2009 Rautenbach has joined the Citroën Junior Team where he will continue to campaign a Citroën C4 WRC. On Rally Ireland, the first event of the season, Rautenbach had a promising first day, setting stage times consistently in the top eight, and ended the day in fifth place.[4] However an off early on day two saw him slip down the standings, eventually finishing eighteenth on the rally. 2009 has continued to be an inconsistent season for Rautenbach, with retirements in Rally Norway, Rally Portugal and Rally Argentina, however, he did achieve points finishes at the Cyprus Rally and the Acropolis Rally, finishing 6th and 5th respectively. He did not get a seat for next season and has not competed in WRC since.

Due to lacking of budget in 2010 Rautenbach raced only in Rally Championship of South African Republic with Ford Fiesta S2000. He returned to the African championship in 2011, winning it for the second time.

His father Billy Rautenbach was also a rally driver.[5]

WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
2004 Conrad Rautenbach Ford Puma S1600 MON
Ret
SWE MEX NZL CYP NC 0
Opel Corsa S1600 GRE
Ret
TUR
22
ARG FIN
Ret
GER JPN GBR
Ret
Suzuki Ignis S1600 ITA
Ret
FRA
Citroën Saxo S1600 ESP
33
AUS
2005 Conrad Rautenbach Citroën Saxo S1600 MON SWE MEX
Ret
NZL NC 0
Citroën C2 S1600 ITA
27
CYP TUR GRE
28
ARG FIN
40
GER
Ret
GBR JPN FRA
20
ESP
Ret
AUS
2006 Conrad Rautenbach Renault Clio S1600 MON SWE MEX ESP
25
FRA
18
ARG ITA
16
GER
33
FIN
43
JPN CYP TUR
17
AUS NZL NC 0
Subaru Impreza WRX STI GRE
34
GBR
64
2007 Conrad Rautenbach Citroën C2 S1600 MON SWE NOR MEX POR
34
ARG ITA
Ret
GRE FIN
23
GER
14
NZL ESP
23
FRA
26
JPN IRE NC 0
Citroën Xsara WRC GBR
Ret
2008 Conrad Rautenbach Citroën Xsara WRC MON
Ret
SWE
16
15th 6
Citroën C4 WRC MEX
15
ARG
4
JOR
26
ITA
13
GRE
10
TUR
8
FIN
10
GER
13
NZL
Ret
ESP
Ret
FRA
14
JPN
Ret
GBR
15
2009 Citroën Junior Team Citroën C4 WRC IRE
18
NOR
Ret
CYP
6
POR
Ret
ARG
Ret
ITA
Ret
GRE
5
POL
8
FIN
Ret
AUS
Ret
ESP
11
GBR
8
10th 9

JWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pos. Points
2004 Conrad Rautenbach Ford Puma S1600 MON
Ret
17th 2
Opel Corsa S1600 GRE
Ret
TUR
7
FIN
Ret
GBR
Ret
Suzuki Ignis S1600 ITA
Ret
Citroën Saxo S1600 ESP
11
2005 Conrad Rautenbach Citroën Saxo S1600 MON MEX
Ret
12th 7
Citroën C2 S1600 ITA
8
GRE
8
FIN
8
GER
Ret
FRA
5
ESP
Ret
2006 Conrad Rautenbach Renault Clio S1600 SWE ESP
6
FRA
3
ARG ITA
2
GER
9
FIN
11
TUR
2
GBR 5th 25
2007 Conrad Rautenbach Citroën C2 S1600 NOR POR
10
ITA
Ret
FIN
4
GER
3
ESP
5
FRA
8
8th 16
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Patrick Emontspool
African Rally Champion
2007
Succeeded by
Hideaki Miyoshi
Preceded by
James Whyte
African Rally Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Mohamed Essa

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