2010 Rally New Zealand
|2010 Rally New Zealand|
40th Rally New Zealand
|Round 5 of the 2010 World Rally Championship|
|Host country||New Zealand|
|Rally base||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Dates run||7 May – 9 2010|
|Stages||21 (396.50 km; 246.37 miles)|
|Stage surface||Gravel with some asphalt|
|Overall distance||1,496.51 km (929.89 miles)|
|Overall winner|| Jari-Matti Latvala|
BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT
|Crews||54 at start, 38 at finish|
The 2010 Rally New Zealand was the fifth round of the 2010 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over 7–9 May and is based in the country's largest city, Auckland. The rally was also the fourth round of both the Production World Rally Championship and the Super 2000 World Rally Championship.
Jari-Matti Latvala took his third WRC win after taking advantage of an error by Sébastien Ogier on the final stage; which promoted the Finn into first place. Latvala eventually took the victory by just 2.4 seconds with Sébastien Loeb a further 12.8 seconds back in third position. Loeb had been leading prior to stage 19, before hitting a tree which cost him over 40 seconds.
Jari Ketomaa won the Super 2000 class of the rally, finishing in eighth position overall. Xavier Pons also broke the top ten overall as he finished behind Ketomaa to extend his championship lead to 20 points over Martin Prokop, who finished third in the class. Home drivers dominated the PWRC class as Pirelli Star Driver Hayden Paddon, Emma Gilmour and Kingsley Thompson took a 1-2-3 for New Zealand drivers.
|Day||Stage||Time||Name||Length||Winner||Time||Avg. spd.||Rally leader|
|SS1||09:03||Waipu Gorge||11.09 km||Petter Solberg||6:34.8||101.12 km/h||Petter Solberg|
|SS2||09:26||Brooks 1||13.60 km||Sébastien Ogier||8:13.7||99.17 km/h|
|SS3||10:19||Bull 1||32.56 km||Dani Sordo||20:50.9||93.71 km/h||Dani Sordo|
|SS4||11:02||Cassidy 1||22.20 km||Dani Sordo||12:47.5||104.13 km/h|
|SS5||13:38||Springfield||9.87 km||Sébastien Ogier||5:36.5||105.59 km/h||Sébastien Ogier|
|SS6||14:11||Brooks 2||13.60 km||Sébastien Ogier||7:56.5||102.75 km/h|
|SS7||14:59||Bull 2||32.56 km||Sébastien Loeb||20:01.1||97.59 km/h||Jari-Matti Latvala|
|SS8||15:42||Cassidy 2||22.20 km||Petter Solberg||12:15.2||108.71 km/h||Petter Solberg|
|SS9||18:45||SSS Auckland Domain||1.50 km|| Sébastien Loeb
|SS10||07:43||New Franklin 1||20.82 km||Sébastien Loeb||11:39.9||107.09 km/h||Sébastien Ogier|
|SS11||08:33||Baker 1||21.42 km||Sébastien Loeb||12:45.6||100.72 km/h|
|SS12||09:11||Te Akau Coast 1||30.89 km||Sébastien Loeb||18:08.3||102.18 km/h|
|SS13||11:46||SSS Hampton Downs 1||4.68 km||Sébastien Ogier||2:38.3||106.43 km/h|
|SS14||12:49||New Franklin 2||20.82 km||Sébastien Loeb||11:14.5||111.12 km/h|
|SS15||13:39||Baker 2||21.42 km||Sébastien Loeb||12:05.1||106.35 km/h|
|SS16||14:17||Te Akau Coast 2||30.89 km||Sébastien Loeb||17:26.2||106.29 km/h|
|SS17||15:59||SSS Hampton Downs 2||4.68 km||Sébastien Ogier||2:36.3||107.79 km/h|
|SS18||08:38||Te Hutewai 1||11.13 km||Mikko Hirvonen||7:53.5||84.62 km/h||Sébastien Loeb|
|SS19||09:11||Whaanga Coast 1||29.67 km||Petter Solberg||21:27.9||82.94 km/h||Sébastien Ogier|
|SS20||10:51||Te Hutewai 2||11.13 km||Sébastien Loeb||7:30.9||88.86 km/h|
|SS21||11:24||Whaanga Coast 2||29.67 km||Dani Sordo||20:49.3||85.50 km/h||Jari-Matti Latvala|
Standings after the rally
- "Rally New Zealand 2010: Itinerary" (PDF). World Rally Championship. Rally New Zealand; International Sportsworld Communicators. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
- "Jari-Matti Latvala wins Rally New Zealand!". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
- "SS19: Loeb goes off!". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-09.