Urmo Aava

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Urmo Aava
Urmo Aava (Ford Focus WRC).jpg
Urmo Aava driving Ford Focus RS WRC in 2010.
Personal information
Nationality Estonia Estonian
Born (1979-02-02) 2 February 1979 (age 36)
Tallinn, Estonia
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2002–2009
Teams World Rally Team Estonia, Stobart Ford
Rallies 51
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Stage wins 5
Total points 17
First rally 2002 Rally Finland
Last rally 2009 Rally Finland
Last updated on: 7 March 2011.

Urmo Aava (born February 2, 1979 in Tallinn) is an Estonian rally driver competing in the World Rally Championship. His regular co-driver was Kuldar Sikk, who later became Ott Tänak's co-driver.

Career[edit]

Aava driving Citroën C4 WRC in 2008.

Urmo Aava spent five years from 2003 in the Junior World Rally Championship driving for the successful Suzuki Junior World Rally Team. In this time his results improved, culminating in two runner-up positions in the final standings of the JWRC in 2006 and 2007. 2007 also saw sporadic outings in a privately run Mitsubishi Lancer WRC. In two of these events (Finland and New Zealand) he scored points.

For the 2008 season, Aava has negotiated a deal to compete 10 rounds in a Citroën C4 WRC car under the name 'World Rally Team Estonia' and with support from Citroën Sport Technologies.[1] Aava showed promise in 2008 Jordan Rally, when he was running in 5th place before mechanical problems on the final day forced him to retire. Sardinia saw a steady run to 8th place and Aava's first points of the season. The next rally in Greece was even better. Two stage wins (helped by a favourable road position) demonstrated his pace and a 4th place resulted – his best WRC result to date. Followed by a 5th place at New Zealand's rally.

WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
2002 Urmo Aava Ford Focus RS WRC MON SWE FRA ESP CYP ARG GRE KEN FIN
Ret
GER ITA NZL AUS GBR 0
2003 Urmo Aava Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
20
SWE TUR
Ret
NZL ARG GRE
19
CYP GER FIN
25
AUS ITA
Ret
FRA ESP
24
GBR
Ret
0
2004 Urmo Aava Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
12
SWE MEX NZL CYP GRE
Ret
TUR
16
ARG FIN
23
GER JPN GBR
Ret
ITA
Ret
FRA ESP
Ret
AUS 0
2005 Urmo Aava Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
Ret
SWE MEX NZL ITA
19
CYP TUR GRE
19
ARG FIN
16
GER
Ret
GBR JPN FRA
19
ESP
21
AUS 0
2006 Urmo Aava Suzuki Swift S1600 MON SWE
22
MEX ESP FRA
17
ARG ITA
18
GRE GER FIN
DSQ
JPN CYP TUR
16
AUS NZL GBR
42
0
2007 Urmo Aava Suzuki Swift S1600 MON SWE NOR
28
MEX POR
15
ARG ITA
13
GER
12
ESP
18
FRA
Ret
JPN
15
IRE GBR 19th 3
Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 GRE
14
FIN
7
NZL
8
2008 World Rally Team Estonia Citroën C4 WRC MON SWE
18
MEX ARG JOR
Ret
ITA
8
GRE
4
TUR
Ret
FIN
15
GER
8
NZL
5
ESP
Ret
FRA
7
JPN GBR 11th 13
2009 Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 IRE
10
NOR
8
CYP POR ARG ITA GRE POL 19th 1
Urmo Aava Honda Civic Type-R R3 FIN
29
AUS ESP GBR

JWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pos. Points
2003 Urmo Aava Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
4
TUR
Ret
GRE
3
FIN
4
ITA
Ret
ESP
5
GBR
Ret
4th 20
2004 Urmo Aava Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
2
GRE
Ret
TUR
5
FIN
5
GBR
Ret
ITA
Ret
ESP
Ret
8th 16
2005 Urmo Aava Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
Ret
MEX ITA
2
GRE
3
FIN
2
GER
Ret
FRA
4
ESP
4
4th 32
2006 Urmo Aava Suzuki Swift S1600 SWE
3
ESP FRA
2
ARG ITA
3
GER FIN
DSQ
TUR
1
GBR
9
2nd 31
2007 Urmo Aava Suzuki Swift S1600 NOR
3
POR
2
ITA
1
FIN GER
2
ESP
3
FRA
Ret
2nd 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aava inks Citroen deal.". www.crash.net. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 

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