2009 International Rally of Nations

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The International Rally of Nations is an international Rally event held in México for the first time in 2009.

According to the organization, "the idea of this event is to bring the emotional side of the Olympic Games or the world cup to the automobile world with the possibility of several teams per country." The idea for the event came after the Rally Mexico was not included in the 2009 World Rally Championship due to the rotation system.

The event was won by Spain's Xavier Pons and Daniel Solà, with the two drivers amassing a total of 1067.5 points.

Format[edit]

This Rally has a special format since, unlike other rallies, time will not be added stage by stage. Each Special Stage will give points to the top 16 drivers. A team representing a nation will consist of two cars and the points scored by each driver will be added together to determine the Nations Champion.

According to the official rules:

"Points will be awarded to each member of a Team per each Special Stage or Super Special Stage completed. The best-classified crew of each Team will be awarded points as Car 1, the second crew as Car 2. Each crew will be awarded points according to its overall position in the stage classification from the eligible crews (Competing for the Rally of Nations) in each Super Special Stage or Special Stage according to the following scale:"

Position Car 1 Car 2
1st 45
2nd 40 30
3rd 36 27
4th 32 24
5th 28 21
6th 24 18
7th 20 15
8th 18 13.5
9th 16 12
10th 14 10.5
11th 12 9
12th 10 7.5
13th 8 6
14th 6 4.5
15th 4 3
16th 2 1

The Team scoring the most points at the end of the Rally will be declared the Winner of the Rally of Nations.

2009 Entries[edit]

There are some very important drivers, including former and/or World Rally Championship, Production World Rally Championship and NACAM Rally Championship champions.

Team Driver Codriver Group Car
Austria Austria Manfred Stohl Ilka Minor N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Austria Austria Andreas Aigner Daniela Weissengruber N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Ecuador Ecuador Juan Pablo Villota Juan Carlos Viteri A6 Peugeot 206 XS
Ecuador Ecuador Camilo Rivera Juan José Rivera A6 Peugeot 206 XS
Finland Corona Team Finland Harri Rovanperä Jouni Arolainen N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Finland Corona Team Finland Toni Gardemeister Tomi Tuominen N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
France France Didier Auriol Denis Giraudet N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
France France Brice Tirabassi Fabrice Gordon N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
United Kingdom Great Britain Phillip Morrow Damien Connolly N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
United Kingdom Great Britain Niall McShea Marshall Clarke N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Germany Germany Hermann Gassner Jr. Kathi Wüstenhagen N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Germany Germany Mark Wallenwein Stefan Kopczyk N4 Subaru Impreza WRX
Italy Pirelli Team Italia Mario Isola Roberto Mometti N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Italy Pirelli Team Italia Stefano Marrini Matteo Braga N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Mexico México 1 Rodrigo Ordóñez Mauricio Pimentel N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Mexico México 1 José Cortés Alex Prieto N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Mexico México 2 Ricardo Triviño Checo Salom N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Mexico México 2 Rodrigo Salgado Diódoro Salgado N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Mexico México 3 Francisco Name Armando Zapata A6 Peugeot 206 XS
Mexico México 3 Guillermo Fonseca José Alonso López A6 Peugeot 206 XS
Peru Perú Humberto Tijero Michael Espinoza N3 Renault Clio
Peru Perú Sandro Pestana Gianpier Giacchetti A6 Peugeot 206 XS
Spain Spain Dani Sola Oscar Sanchez N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Spain Spain Xavier Pons Alex Haro N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Sweden Sweden Patrik Sandell Emil Axelsson N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Sweden Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Anders Fredriksson N4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Uruguay Uruguay Felipe Guelfi Ignacio Albanell A6 Peugeot 206 XS
Uruguay Uruguay Diego Elola Pablo Irrazabal A6 Peugeot 206 XS
United States USA 1 Matthew Johnson Chrissie Beavis N4 Subaru Impreza WRX
United States USA 1 Kenny Bartram Dennis Hotson N4 Subaru Impreza WRX
United States USA 2 Patrick Moro Ole Holter N4 Subaru Impreza STI
United States USA 2 Piotr Wiktorczyk Martin Brady N4 Subaru Impreza WRX

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