2010 Monte Carlo Rally

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2010 Monte Carlo Rally
78ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
Round 1 of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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Host country Monaco Monaco
Rally base Monte Carlo
Dates run January 19 – 23 2010
Stage surface Tarmac and Ice
Results
Overall winner Finland Mikko Hirvonen
United Kingdom M-Sport Ltd.
Crews 63 at start, 36 at finish

The 2010 Monte-Carlo Rally, officially 78ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo, was the first round of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) season. The rally took place over January 19–23, 2010.

Introduction[edit]

The rally started in Valence on Tuesday 19 January covering 1,668 km (1,036 mi) including 405 km (252 mi) on fifteen special stages. New to the IRC Championship, a 9 km (5.6 mi) prologue was held on Tuesday evening to determine the starting order for Wednesday's stages. Stages were run both during the day and at night and included the famous Col de Turini.

Entrants for the event included the current IRC Champion Kris Meeke who was seeded at number 1, Formula One driver Robert Kubica, WRC stars Mikko Hirvonen and Toni Gardemeister and Rally Scotland winner Guy Wilks.[1] The event saw the debut of the Ford Fiesta S2000 rally car. A total of 63 crews entered the rally including nineteen S2000 cars.

Results[edit]

Finn Mikko Hirvonen driving the Ford Fiesta in competition for the first time and making his debut in the IRC, led the event from start to finish.[2][3]

Overall[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta S2000 4:32:58.5 0.0 10
2. Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 4:34:49.9 1:51.4 8
3. France Nicolas Vouilloz France Benjamin Veillas Škoda Fabia S2000 4:36:17.6 3:19.1 6
4. France Stéphane Sarrazin France Jacques-Julien Renucci Peugeot 207 S2000 4:40:24.0 7:25.5 5
5. Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Petr Starý Škoda Fabia S2000 4:41:47.2 8:48.7 4
6. United Kingdom Guy Wilks United Kingdom Phil Pugh Škoda Fabia S2000 4:42:23.0 9:24.5 3
7. Portugal Bruno Magalhães Portugal Carlos Magalhães Peugeot 207 S2000 4:42:43.9 9:45.4 2
8. France Jean-Sébastien Vigion Belgium Stéphane Prevot Peugeot 207 S2000 4:46:32.0 13:33.5 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Prologue
(19 Jan)
SSS 18:38 Lente – Col de Gaudissart 8.83 km Finland Toni Gardemeister 6:54:2 76.75 km/h none*
Leg 1
(20 Jan)
SS1 11:51 Burzet – Lachamp-Raphaël 27.27 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 16:01.4 102.11 km/h Finland Mikko Hirvonen
SS2 12:59 St-Pierreville – Antraigues 45.17 km France Sébastien Ogier 30:54.2 87.70 km/h
SS3 15:02 Burzet – Lachamp-Raphaël 27.27 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 15:49.7 103.37 km/h
SS4 16:10 St-Pierreville – Antraigues 45.17 km France Sébastien Ogier 30:45.9 88.09 km/h
Leg 2
(21 Jan)
SS5 10:13 Labatie d'Andaure – St-Pierre sur Doux 25.30 km France Nicolas Vouilloz 17:38.5 86.05 km/h
SS6 10:55 St-Bonnet-le-Froid – St-Julien-Molhesabate – St-Bonnet-le-Froid 25.67 km France Sébastien Ogier 17:19.7 88.88 km/h
SS7 12:20 Lamastre – Gilhoc – Alboussière 21.92 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 14:43.0 89.37 km/h
SS8 15:28 Labatie d'Andaure – St-Pierre sur Doux 25.30 km Finland Juho Hänninen 16:36.8 91.37 km/h
SS9 16:10 St-Bonnet-le-Froid – St-Julien-Molhesabate – St-Bonnet-le-Froid 25.67 km France Sébastien Ogier 15:51.1 97.16 km/h
SS10 18:05 Lamastre – Gilhoc – Alboussière 21.92 km France Sébastien Ogier 15:03.0 87.39 km/h
Leg 3
(22 Jan)
SS11 09:23 Montauban sur l'Ouvèze – Eygalayes 30.42 km France Sébastien Ogier 23:18.5 78.31 km/h
SS12 19:15 Peïra-Cava – La Bollène-Vésubie 18.42 km France Sébastien Ogier 13:23.4 82.54 km/h
SS13 19:48 Lantosque – Lucéram 19.13 km France Stéphane Sarrazin 14:12.9 80.75 km/h
SS14 23:20 Peïra-Cava – La Bollène-Vésubie 18.42 km Finland Juho Hänninen 13:52.3 79.67 km/h
SS15 23:53 Lantosque – Lucéram 19.13 km France Stéphane Sarrazin 14:40.2 78.24 km/h
  • * The super-special set the running order for the first leg with the top ten running in reverse order from where they finished.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coursey, Scott (2010-01-11). "2010 Rallye Monte Carlo: Entry List – Meeke number 1 seed". rallybuzz.com (RallyBuzz). Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Monte triumph delights Hirvonen". ircseries.com (Intercontinental Rally Challenge). 23 January 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Final Official Classification" (PDF). ircseries.com (Intercontinental Rally Challenge). 25 January 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 

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