2000 World Rally Championship season

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The 2000 World Rally Championship season was the 28th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 14 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Marcus Grönholm in a Peugeot 206 WRC, ahead of Richard Burns and Carlos Sainz. The manufacturers' title was won by Peugeot, ahead of Ford and Subaru.

Calendar[edit]

Round Dates Race
1 21–23 January Monaco Monte Carlo Rally
2 11–13 February Sweden Swedish Rally
3 25–27 February Kenya Safari Rally
4 16–19 March Portugal Rally Portugal
5 31 March-2 April Spain Rally Catalunya
6 11–14 May Argentina Rally Argentina
7 9–11 June Greece Acropolis Rally
8 13–16 July New Zealand Rally New Zealand
9 18–20 August Finland Rally Finland
10 8–10 September Cyprus Cyprus Rally
11 29 September-1 October France Tour de Corse
12 20–22 October Italy Rally Sanremo
13 9–12 November Australia Rally Australia
14 23–26 November United Kingdom Network Q Rally of Great Britain

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team Constructor Car Tyre No Drivers Rounds
Japan Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI M 1 Finland Tommi Mäkinen All
2 Belgium Freddy Loix All
Japan Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRC 99/00 P 3 United Kingdom Richard Burns All
4 Finland Juha Kankkunen 1–10, 13–14
France Simon Jean-Joseph 11–12
16 Norway Petter Solberg 11–14
18 Estonia Markko Märtin 13
United Kingdom Ford Motor Co Ford Focus RS WRC 00 M 5 United Kingdom Colin McRae All
6 Spain Carlos Sainz All
16 Norway Petter Solberg 3–4, 6–10
18 Italy Piero Liatti 11–12
Finland Tapio Laukkanen 13–14
Spain SEAT Sport SEAT Córdoba WRC P 7 France Didier Auriol All
8 Finland Toni Gardemeister All
17 Finland Harri Rovanpera 2, 14
20 United Kingdom Gwyndaf Evans 14
23 Portugal Rui Madeira 4
51 Belgium Renaud Verreydt 12
France Peugeot Esso Peugeot 206 WRC M 9 France François Delecour 1–2, 4–8, 10–14
France Gilles Panizzi 3
Finland Sebastian Lindholm 9
10 France Gilles Panizzi 1, 5, 11–12
Finland Marcus Grönholm 2–4, 6–10, 13–14
16 Finland Marcus Grönholm 1, 5, 11–12
18 France François Delecour 9
19 France Gilles Panizzi 13–14
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Octavia WRC M 11 Germany Armin Schwarz 1, 3–5, 7, 10, 12, 14
12 Spain Luís Climent 1, 3–5, 7, 10, 12, 14
South Korea Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai Accent WRC M 14 Sweden Kenneth Eriksson 2, 4–9, 11–14
15 United Kingdom Alister McRae 2, 4–9, 11–14
23 Australia Michael Guest 9, 12–13
Japan Toyota Toyota Corolla WRC M 20 Sweden Thomas Rådström 2, 4
21 Finland Pasi Hagström 2, 4, 9
Portugal Pedro Matos Chaves 4
22 Australia Neal Bates 13
24 Denmark Henrik Lundgaard 1, 5, 12
42 Switzerland Olivier Burri 1, 12
43 Germany Achim Warmbold 14

Toyota not counted for the 2000 season in the Manufacturers' championship due to their withdrawal from the sport in 1999 to concentrate on F1.

Results and standings[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
KEN
Kenya
POR
Portugal
ESP
Spain
ARG
Argentina
GRC
Greece
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
CYP
Cyprus
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
AUS
Australia
GBR
United Kingdom
 Pts 
1 Finland Marcus Grönholm Ret 1 Ret 2 5 2 Ret 1 1 Ret 5 4 1 2 65
2 United Kingdom Richard Burns Ret 5 1 1 2 1 Ret Ret Ret 4 4 Ret 2 1 60
3 Spain Carlos Sainz 2 Ret 4 3 3 Ret 2 3 14 1 3 5 Ret 4 46
4 United Kingdom Colin McRae Ret 3 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 2 2 Ret 6 Ret Ret 43
5 Finland Tommi Mäkinen 1 2 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret Ret 4 5 Ret 3 DSQ 3 36
6 France François Delecour Ret 7 5 7 13 9 Ret 6 3 2 2 3 6 24
7 France Gilles Panizzi Ret Ret 6 1 1 Ret 8 21
8 Finland Juha Kankkunen 3 6 2 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret 8 7 Ret 5 20
9 Finland Harri Rovanperä 12 4 3 10 7
10 Norway Petter Solberg 5 Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret DNS Ret 9 Ret Ret 6
11 Sweden Kenneth Eriksson 13 Ret 23 8 Ret 5 15 Ret 45 4 Ret 5
12 France Didier Auriol Ret 10 3 10 13 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 8 17 8 9 4
13 Japan Toshihiro Arai 6 16 4 Ret 9 13 Ret 4
14 Finland Toni Gardemeister 4 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 6 12 4
15 Belgium Freddy Loix 6 8 Ret 6 8 5 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret Ret 4
16 Sweden Thomas Rådström 4 Ret 3
17 Belgium Bruno Thiry 5 2
18 Germany Armin Schwarz 7 7 8 11 5 Ret 12 13 2
19 Finland Sebastian Lindholm 5 2
20 Finland Tapio Laukkanen Ret 5 Ret 2
21 Saudi Arabia Abdullah Bakhashab 27 Ret 15 6 28 Ret 44 1
22 New Zealand Possum Bourne 6 7 1
23 Estonia Markko Märtin 9 7 10 Ret 10 6 Ret Ret 7 1
24 Italy Piero Liatti 6 Ret 1
Pos Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
KEN
Kenya
POR
Portugal
ESP
Spain
ARG
Argentina
GRC
Greece
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
CYP
Cyprus
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
AUS
Australia
GBR
United Kingdom
 Pts 
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)

Manufacturers' championship[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
KEN
Kenya
POR
Portugal
ESP
Spain
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
CYP
Cyprus
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
AUS
Australia
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
1 France Peugeot Esso 9 Ret 6 Ret 4 6 8 5 Ret 4 3 2 2 3 6 111
10 Ret 1 Ret 2 5 2 Ret 1 1 Ret 1 1 1 2
2 United Kingdom Ford Motor Co 5 Ret 3 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 2 2 Ret 5 Ret Ret 91
6 2 Ret 4 3 3 Ret 2 3 8 1 3 4 Ret 4
3 Japan Subaru World Rally Team 3 Ret 4 1 1 2 1 Ret Ret Ret 4 4 Ret 2 1 88
4 3 5 2 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret 5 6 5 6 Ret 5
4 Japan Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart 1 1 2 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret Ret 3 5 Ret 3 Ret 3 43
2 5 7 Ret 5 7 5 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret
5 Spain SEAT Sport 7 Ret 8 3 8 9 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 6 11 6 7 11
8 4 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 5 9
6 South Korea Hyundai World Rally Team 14 9 Ret 10 7 Ret 4 9 Ret 12 4 Ret 8
15 10 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 8 10 Ret 8
7 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport 11 6 5 6 8 4 Ret 8 10 8
12 7 6 9 Ret Ret Ret 9 11
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
KEN
Kenya
POR
Portugal
ESP
Spain
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
NZL
New Zealand
FIN
Finland
CYP
Cyprus
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
AUS
Australia
GBR
United Kingdom
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)

Events[edit]

Rally Name Start-End Date Podium Drivers
(Finishing Time)
Podium Cars
68ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 21 January-23 January
  1. Finland Tommi Mäkinen (4h:23m:35.8s)
  2. Spain Carlos Sainz (4h:25m:00.7s)
  3. Finland Juha Kankkunen (4h:26m:57.2s)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Subaru Impreza WRC 99
49th International Swedish Rally 11 February-13 February
  1. Finland Marcus Grönholm (3h:20m:33.3s)
  2. Finland Tommi Mäkinen (3h:20m:40.1s)
  3. United Kingdom Colin McRae (3h:20m:47.0s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
48th Sameer Safari Rally Kenya 25 March-27 March
  1. United Kingdom Richard Burns (8h:33m:13s)
  2. Finland Juha Kankkunen (8h:37m:50s)
  3. France Didier Auriol (8h:55m:57s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC 99
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC 99
  3. SEAT Córdoba WRC E2
34º TAP Rallye de Portugal 16 March-19 March
  1. United Kingdom Richard Burns (4h:34m:00.0s)
  2. Finland Marcus Grönholm (4h:34m:06.5s)
  3. Spain Carlos Sainz (4h:36m:09.2s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
36º Rallye Catalunya-Costa Brava (Rallye de España) 31 March-2 April
  1. United Kingdom Colin McRae (4h:07m:13.0s)
  2. United Kingdom Richard Burns (4h:07m:18.9s)
  3. Spain Carlos Sainz (4h:07m:24.7s)
  1. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
20º Rally Argentina 11 May-14 May
  1. United Kingdom Richard Burns (4h:10m:20.7s)
  2. Finland Marcus Grönholm (4h:11m:28.1s)
  3. Finland Tommi Mäkinen (4h:11m:52.3s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
47th Acropolis Rally 9 June-11 June
  1. United Kingdom Colin McRae (4h:56m:54.8s)
  2. Spain Carlos Sainz (4h:57:17.9s)
  3. Finland Juha Kankkunen (5h:03m:33.1s)
  1. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
30th Rally New Zealand 14 July-16 July
  1. Finland Marcus Grönholm (3h:45m:13.4s)
  2. United Kingdom Colin McRae (3h:45m:27.9s)
  3. Spain Carlos Sainz (3h:46m:31.8s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
50th Neste Rally Finland 18 August-20 August
  1. Finland Marcus Grönholm (3h:22m:37.1s)
  2. United Kingdom Colin McRae (3h:23m:43.3s)
  3. Finland Harri Rovanperä (3h:23m:46.7s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Toyota Corolla WRC
28th Cyprus Rally 7 September-10 September
  1. Spain Carlos Sainz (5h:26m:04.9s)
  2. United Kingdom Colin McRae (5h:26m:42.2s)
  3. France François Delecour (5h:27m:35.7s)
  1. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Peugeot 206 WRC
44ème V-Rally Tour de Corse - Rallye de France 29 September-1 October
  1. France Gilles Panizzi (4h:02m:14.2s)
  2. France François Delecour (4h:02m:47.7s)
  3. Spain Carlos Sainz (4h:03m:26.8s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
42º Rallye Sanremo - Rallye d'Italia 20 October-22 October
  1. France Gilles Panizzi (3h:52m:14.2s)
  2. France François Delecour (3h:52m:24.1s)
  3. Finland Tommi Mäkinen (3h:53m:00.3s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
13th Telstra Rally Australia 9 November-12 November
  1. Finland Marcus Grönholm (3h:43m:57.2s)
  2. United Kingdom Richard Burns (3h:43m:59.9s)
  3. France François Delecour (3h:45m:30.1s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  3. Peugeot 206 WRC
56th Network Q Rally of Great Britain 23 November-26 November
  1. United Kingdom Richard Burns (3h:43m:01.9s)
  2. Finland Marcus Grönholm (3h:44m:07.5s)
  3. Finland Tommi Mäkinen (3h:44m:16.9s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6

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