2010 Rally Catalunya

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2010 Rally Catalunya
46è Rally RACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada
RACC Rally de España
Round 12 of the 2010 World Rally Championship season
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Host country  Spain
Rally base Salou, Tarragona
Dates run 22 – 24 October 2010
Stages 16[1] (344.88 km; 214.30 mi)
Stage surface Asphalt with some gravel
Overall distance 1,301.70 km (808.84 mi)
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën World Rally Team
Crews 47 at start, 36 at finish

The 2010 Rally Catalunya was the twelfth and penultimate round of the 2010 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over 22–24 October 2010, and was based in Salou, the second biggest city in the Province of Tarragona in Catalonia. The rally was also the sixth and final round of the Junior World Rally Championship.

After claiming the world championship at the previous round in France, Sébastien Loeb won the 61st WRC rally of his career by leading from start to finish.[2] Second was Petter Solberg with Loeb's team-mate Dani Sordo completing an all-Citroën podium. Loeb's victory ensured that the marque's C4 would finish with a perfect record on asphalt, with it not being beaten on any WRC rally on the surface since its début in 2007.

Despite being forced to return under Superally conditions, Aaron Burkart won the JWRC championship title after Hans Weijs, Jr. was slowed by a crankshaft sensor issue on the second run through El Priorat.[3]

Results[edit]

Event standings[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1. France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:32:59.7 0.0 25
2. Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Chris Patterson Citroën C4 WRC 3:33:35.0 35.3 18
3. Spain Dani Sordo Spain Diego Vallejo Citroën C4 WRC 3:33:40.8 41.1 15
4. Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:34:19.2 1:19.5 12
5. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:39:32.6 6:32.9 10
6. United Kingdom Matthew Wilson United Kingdom Scott Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:41:17.3 8:17.6 8
7. United Arab Emirates Khalid Al Qassimi United Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:46:05.4 13:05.7 6
8. Norway Henning Solberg Belgium Stéphane Prévot Ford Fiesta S2000 3:46:10.9 13:11.2 4
9. United States Ken Block Italy Alex Gelsomino Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:49:00.9 16:01.2 2
10. France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Citroën C4 WRC 3:50:23.8 17:24.1 1
JWRC
1. (12.) Spain Yeray Lemes Spain Rogelio Peňate Renault Clio S1600 3:55:58.0 0.0 25
2. (14.) Bulgaria Todor Slavov Bulgaria Dobromir Filipov Renault Clio R3 4:01:42.5 5:44.5 18
3. (18.) Netherlands Hans Weijs, Jr. Belgium Bjorn Degandt Citroën C2 S1600 4:06:48.5 10:50.5 15
4. (26.) Germany Aaron Burkart Germany André Kachel Suzuki Swift S1600 4:24:43.1 28:45.1 12
5. (27.) United Kingdom Harry Hunt United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall Ford Fiesta R2 4:24:52.4 28:54.4 10
6. (28.) Estonia Martin Kangur Estonia Martin Järveoja Honda Civic type-r R3 4:26:03.1 30:05.1 8

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(22 Oct)
SS1 8:53 Terra Alta 1 35.94 km France Sébastien Loeb 24:17.2 88.79 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
SS2 9:51 La Ribera d'Ebre 1 14.97 km Norway Petter Solberg 11:18.3 79.45 km/h
SS3 10:34 Les Garrigues 1 12.07 km France Sébastien Loeb 7:22.9 98.11 km/h
SS4 14:47 Terra Alta 2 35.94 km France Sébastien Ogier 23:42.4 90.96 km/h
SS5 15:45 La Ribera d'Ebre 2 14.97 km Norway Petter Solberg 11:08.3 80.64 km/h
SS6 16:28 Les Garrigues 2 12.07 km France Sébastien Loeb 7:25.8 97.47 km/h
Leg 2
(23 Oct)
SS7 9:59 Santa Marina 1 26.51 km France Sébastien Loeb 15:40.8 101.44 km/h
SS8 11:17 La Mussara 1 20.48 km France Sébastien Loeb 11:08.7 110.26 km/h
SS9 12:07 Riudecanyes 1 16.32 km France Sébastien Loeb 10:22.7 94.35 km/h
SS10 14:11 Santa Marina 2 26.51 km Spain Dani Sordo 15:45.3 100.96 km/h
SS11 15:29 La Mussara 2 20.48 km France Sébastien Loeb 11:09.7 110.09 km/h
SS12 16:34 Riudecanyes 2 16.32 km Norway Petter Solberg 10:22.5 94.38 km/h
Leg 3
(24 Oct)
SS13 8:40 El Priorat 1 42.04 km Spain Dani Sordo 23:46.4 106.10 km/h
SS14 10:09 La Serra d'Almos 1 4.11 km Spain Dani Sordo 2:34.7 95.64 km/h
SS15 12:30 El Priorat 2 42.04 km Spain Dani Sordo 23:40.6 106.54 km/h
SS16 13:59 La Serra d'Almos 2 4.11 km Norway Petter Solberg 2:35.2 95.34 km/h

Standings after the rally[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Itinerary" (PDF). World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators; Rally Catalunya. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Loeb wins Rally de Espana!". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 24 October 2010. Archived from the original on 26 October 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Beer, Matt (24 October 2010). "Loeb clinches Catalunya victory". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 

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