2005 Wales Rally GB

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2005 Wales Rally GB
61st Wales Rally of Great Britain
Round 12 of the 2005 World Rally Championship
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Host country  GBR
Rally base Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Dates run September 15, 2005 – September 18, 2005
Stages 15
Stage surface Gravel
Overall winner Norway Petter Solberg (driver)
United Kingdom Phil Mills (co-driver)
Japan Subaru World Rally Team

The 2005 Wales Rally GB (formally known as 61st Wales Rally of Great Britain) was a rallying autosports race held over four days between 15 September and 18 September 2005, and operated out of Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. It was the 12th race of the 2005 World Rally Championship (WRC) season. Contested over 15 stages, Petter Solberg won the race for the Subaru World Rally Team. François Duval finished second for the Citroën World Rally Team, with Sébastien Loeb third in the other Citroën.

This rally saw the death of Markko Märtin's co-driver Michael Park or Team Peugeot Total after Märtin's 307 lost control and traction, causing it to go off-road and crash into a tree at Stage 15 of the rally.


Entry list[edit]

List of entrants
Car No Driver Co-driver Car Entrant Group /
1 France Loeb, SébastienSébastien Loeb Monaco Elena, DanielDaniel Elena Citroën Xsara Citroën Total WRT A8 1
2 Belgium Duval, FrançoisFrançois Duval Belgium Smeets, SvenSven Smeets Citroën Xsara Citroën Total WRT A8 2


  1. ^ "2005 Wales Rally GB Entry List". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2014.