2009 Rally Poland

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2009 Rally Poland
66th ORLEN Platinum Rally Poland
Round 8 of the 2009 World Rally Championship
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Host country Poland Poland
Rally base Mikołajki
Dates run June 25 – 28, 2009
Stages 18
Stage surface Gravel
Results
Overall winner Finland Mikko Hirvonen
United Kingdom BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Crews 48 at start, 34 at finish

The 2009 ORLEN Platinum Rally Poland was the 66th running of the Rally Poland and the eighth round of the 2009 World Rally Championship season. Rally Poland had previously been part of the WRC schedule during the inaugural 1973 season. The rally consisted of 18 special stages and was won by Ford's Mikko Hirvonen, who took his first-ever back-to-back victories. However, the team's celebration was subdued after Jari-Matti Latvala crashed out from second place on the final super special stage, losing important manufacturers' championship points.[1]

Citroën's Dani Sordo then finished second and Stobart's Henning Solberg beat his brother Petter to take the final podium spot. Home country's Krzysztof Hołowczyc, a three-time winner of the event, finished sixth behind regular Stobart driver Matthew Wilson. This marked the first time a Polish driver scored WRC points in the history of the series.[2]

Citroën's defending world champion Sébastien Loeb lost the drivers' championship lead by crashing out in the second rally in a row. However, he re-joined the event under superally rules and with mechanical problems for Andreas Mikkelsen, Mads Østberg and Sébastien Ogier, he had climbed back into the top ten. Citroën then issued team orders and Citroën Junior Team's Conrad Rautenbach and Evgeny Novikov both stopped for enough minutes to let the Frenchman take the eighth place, which eventually became seventh after Latvala's mistake.[1]

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:07:27.5 0.0 10
2 Spain Dani Sordo Spain Marc Martí Citroën C4 WRC 3:08:37.8 +1:10.3 8
3 Norway Henning Solberg Norway Cato Menkerud Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:09:33.2 +2:05.7 6
4 Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Phil Mills Citroën Xsara WRC 3:09:51.8 +2:24.3 5
5 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson United Kingdom Scott Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:11:45.0 +4:17.5 4
6 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc Poland Łukasz Kurzeja Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:12:01.4 +4:33.9 3
7 France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:26:42.6 +19:15.1 2
8 Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Citroën C4 WRC 3:26:48.1 +19:20.6 1
JWRC
1 Netherlands Kevin Abbring Belgium Erwin Mombaerts Renault Clio R3 3:35:05.2 0.0 10
2 Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Jan Tománek Citroën C2 S1600 3:36:15.4 +1:10.2 8
3 France Yoann Bonato France Benjamin Boulloud Suzuki Swift S1600 3:40:39.7 +5:34.5 6
4 Netherlands Hans Weijs Belgium Bjorn Degandt Citroën C2 S1600 3:45:17.2 +10:12.0 5
5 Italy Simone Bertolotti Italy Luca Celestini Suzuki Swift S1600 3:51:50.3 +16:45.1 4
6 Poland Radosław Typa Poland Maciej Wisławski Citroën C2 R2 3:56:32.3 +21:27.1 3
7 Italy Luca Griotti Italy Corrado Bonato Renault Clio R3 4:00:53.6 +25:48.4 2

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time (CEST) Name Length Winner Time Rally leader
1
(June 25)
SS1 20:00 Mikołajki 1 2.50 km Norway Petter Solberg 1:48.3 Norway Petter Solberg
2
(June 26)
SS2 9:51 Grabówka 1 12.09 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 6:49.7 France Sébastien Loeb
SS3 10:19 Pianki 1 11.34 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 5:22.2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen
SS4 10:39 Paprotki 1 33.17 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 18:14.0
SS5 14:01 Grabówka 2 12.09 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 6:49.3
SS6 14:29 Pianki 2 11.34 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 5:15.4
SS7 14:59 Paprotki 2 33.17 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 17:57.2
3
(June 27)
SS8 10:14 Danowo 1 11.88 km France Sébastien Loeb 6:18.1
SS9 10:59 Gawliki 1 32.75 km Spain Dani Sordo 17:44.4
SS10 11:52 Wydminy 1 30.09 km France Sébastien Loeb 15:40.9
SS11 15:18 Danowo 2 11.88 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 6:12.5
SS12 16:03 Gawliki 2 32.75 km France Sébastien Loeb 17:21.1
SS13 16:56 Wydminy 2 30.09 km France Sébastien Loeb 15:26.9
4
(June 28)
SS14 7:51 Miłki 1 27.07 km France Sébastien Ogier 13:59.3
SS15 8:57 Tros 1 15.11 km Norway Henning Solberg 7:53.2
SS16 11:49 Miłki 2 27.07 km Norway Henning Solberg 13:56.0
SS17 12:55 Tros 2 15.11 km France Sébastien Loeb 7:44.4
SS18 14:24 Mikołajki 2 2.50 km Norway Petter Solberg 1:49.0

Championship standings after the event[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos Driver IRL
Republic of Ireland
NOR
Norway
CYP
Cyprus
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
AUS
Australia
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
 Pts 
1 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 3 2 2 2 Ret 2 1 1 58
2 France Sébastien Loeb 1 1 1 1 1 4 Ret 7 57
3 Spain Dani Sordo 2 5 4 3 2 23 12 2 39
4 Norway Henning Solberg 4 4 18 5 3 8 15 3 27
5 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 14 3 12 Ret 6 1 3 Ret 25
Norway Petter Solberg 6 3 4 Ret 3 Ret 4 25
7 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson 7 7 5 Ret 5 6 14 5 19
8 Argentina Federico Villagra 7 7 4 Ret 4 14
9 France Sébastien Ogier 6 10 Ret 17 7 Ret 2 Ret 13
10 Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach 18 Ret 6 Ret Ret 9 5 8 8
11 Norway Mads Østberg 9 6 7 7 Ret 7
12 United Arab Emirates Khalid al-Qassimi 8 8 8 16 6 6
13 Russia Evgeny Novikov 12 Ret Ret 5 16 9 4
Australia Chris Atkinson 5 4
15 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc 6 3
16 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah 11 16 8 10 9 1
Estonia Urmo Aava 10 8 1
Greece Lambros Athanassoulas 8 1
Pos Driver IRL
Republic of Ireland
NOR
Norway
CYP
Cyprus
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
AUS
Australia
ESP
Spain
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 Retired (DNF)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Manufacturers' championship[edit]

Pos Team Event Total
points
IRL
Republic of Ireland
NOR
Norway
CYP
Cyprus
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
AUS
Australia
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
1 France Citroën Total World Rally Team 18 14 16 16 18 8 4 12 106
2 United States BP Ford World Rally Team 8 14 10 8 3 18 18 10 89
3 United Kingdom Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team 8 8 6 5 10 7 5 11 60
4 France Citroën Junior Team 5 2 4 0 2 5 6 5 29
5 Argentina Munchi's Ford World Rally Team 0 0 3 4 5 0 6 0 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Beer, Matt (28 June 2009). "Hirvonen takes win and points lead". Autosport. Retrieved 29 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Solberg snatches a place on the podium". Rally-Live.com. 28 June 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2009. 

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