2010 Rallye de France

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2010 Rallye de France
Round 11 of the 2010 World Rally Championship season
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Rallye d'Alsace 2010 - Victoire.jpg
Sébastien Loeb celebrates winning the rally, and the world championship.
Host country  France
Rally base Strasbourg
Dates run 1 – 3 October 2010
Stages 20[1] (352.88 km; 219.27 mi)
Stage surface Asphalt
Overall distance 1,272.31 km (790.58 mi)
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën World Rally Team
Crews 67 at start, 49 at finish

The 2010 Rallye de France was the first running of the Rallye de France–Alsace and the eleventh round of the 2010 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over 1–3 October 2010, and was based in Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region. The rally was also the eighth round of the Production World Rally Championship, the ninth round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship and the fifth round of the Junior World Rally Championship.

Sébastien Loeb became champion for the seventh successive season by claiming his 60th WRC win on the streets of his birthplace, Haguenau.[2][3] Dani Sordo was second and Petter Solberg was third. Thanks to Sordo's second place, Citroën also retained its manufacturers champion title on this same event.

Introduction[edit]

Prior to the rally, depending on results, Sébastien Loeb had the chance to clinch his seventh consecutive world title with two events to spare.[4] With a 43-point lead over Sébastien Ogier pre-rally, Loeb had to outscore Ogier by eight points. If Loeb scored more than six points on the event, it would eliminate Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala from championship contention. As it turned out, Loeb won the event which gave him the title.

Results[edit]

Event standings[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1. France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:05:49.3 0.0 25
2. Spain Dani Sordo Spain Diego Vallejo Citroën C4 WRC 3:06:25.0 35.7 18
3. Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Chris Patterson Citroën C4 WRC 3:07:06.1 1:16.8 15
4. Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:07:18.6 1:29.3 12
5. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:09:33.1 3:43.8 10
6. France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Citroën C4 WRC 3:17:45.2 11:55.9 8
7. Argentina Federico Villagra Argentina Diego Curletto Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:20:04.7 14:15.4 6
8. United Kingdom Matthew Wilson United Kingdom Scott Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:20:16.2 14:26.9 4
9. Norway Henning Solberg Belgium Stéphane Prévot Ford Fiesta S2000 3:22:38.2 16:48.9 2
10. Sweden Patrik Sandell Sweden Emil Axelsson Škoda Fabia S2000 3:23:01.6 17:12.3 1
SWRC
1. (10.) Sweden Patrik Sandell Sweden Emil Axelsson Škoda Fabia S2000 3:23:01.6 0.0 25
2. (11.) Finland Jari Ketomaa Finland Mika Stenberg Ford Fiesta S2000 3:24:57.6 1:56.0 18
3. (14.) Poland Michał Kościuszko Poland Maciek Szczepaniak Škoda Fabia S2000 3:26:08.6 3:07.0 15
4. (15.) Spain Xavier Pons Spain Alex Haro Ford Fiesta S2000 3:26:09.6 3:08.0 12
5. (20.) Norway Eyvind Brynildsen Norway Cato Menkerud Škoda Fabia S2000 3:32:37.7 3:15.2 10
6. (21.) Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 3:33:03.7 10:02.1 8
7. (32.) Portugal Bernardo Sousa Portugal Nuno Rodrigues da Silva Ford Fiesta S2000 3:42:47.1 19:45.5 6
8. (43.) France Julien Maurin France Gilles Thimonier Ford Fiesta S2000 3:59:58.2 36:56.6 4
9. (47.) Andorra Albert Llovera Spain Borja Rozada Abarth Grande Punto S2000 4:10:07.4 47:05.8 2
PWRC
1. (16.) Portugal Armindo Araújo Portugal Miguel Ramalho Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3:28:48.1 0.0 25
2. (19.) Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Kuldar Sikk Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3:31:14.7 2:26.6 18
3. (23.) Japan Toshi Arai United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3:34:19.3 5:31.2 15
4. (26.) San Marino Alex Raschi Italy Rudy Pollet Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3:36:34.8 7:46.7 12
5. (29.) Norway Anders Grøndal Norway Veronica Engan Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3:39:39.0 10:50.9 10
6. (31.) China Wang Rui China Pan Hongyu Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3:41:22.7 12:34.6 8
7. (35.) New Zealand Hayden Paddon New Zealand John Kennard Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3:49:54.1 21:06.0 6
8. (38.) Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Spain Oscar Benavente Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3:51:08.2 22:20.1 4
9. (48.) Lebanon Nicholai Georgiou Lebanon Joseph Matar Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4:11:45.1 47:05.8 2
JWRC
1. (22.) France Jérémi Ancian France Damien Mezy Suzuki Swift S1600 3:34:09.2 0.0 25
2. (24.) Netherlands Hans Weijs, Jr. Belgium Bjorn Degandt Citroën C2 S1600 3:35:13.3 1:04.1 18
3. (27.) Belgium Thierry Neuville France Nicolas Klinger Citroën C2 S1600 3:36:51.2 2:42.0 15
4. (30.) France Mathieu Arzeno Belgium Renaud Jamoul Citroën C2 S1600 3:40:26.1 6:16.9 12
5. (36.) Germany Aaron Burkart Germany André Kachel Suzuki Swift S1600 3:49:55.0 15:45.8 10
6. (37.) Bulgaria Todor Slavov Bulgaria Dobromir Filipov Renault Clio R3 3:50:23.3 16:14.1 8
7. (39.) United Kingdom Harry Hunt United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall Ford Fiesta R2 3:53:52.0 19:42.8 6

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(1 Oct)
SS1 8:43 Hohlandsbourg 1 9.90 km France Sébastien Loeb 5:18.0 112.08 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
SS2 9:01 Firstplan 1 16.58 km France Sébastien Loeb 8:20.3 119.30 km/h
SS3 9:39 Vallée de Munster 1 22.33 km France Sébastien Loeb 11:14.6 119.16 km/h
SS4 11:02 Grand Ballon 1 24.12 km France Sébastien Loeb 13:50.7 104.53 km/h
SS5 14:05 Hohlandsbourg 2 9.90 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 5:28.5 108.49 km/h
SS6 14:23 Firstplan 2 16.58 km France Sébastien Loeb 8:25.1 118.17 km/h
SS7 15:01 Vallée de Munster 2 22.33 km Spain Dani Sordo 11:13.5 119.36 km/h
SS8 16:24 Grand Ballon 2 24.12 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 14:28.5 99.98 km/h
Leg 2
(2 Oct)
SS9 8:28 Klevener 1 10.54 km France Sébastien Loeb 6:25.2 98.50 km/h
SS10 8:57 Ungersberg 1 15.50 km Spain Dani Sordo 9:20.4 99.57 km/h
SS11 10:05 Pays d'Ormont 1 35.48 km France Sébastien Loeb 19:39.7 108.27 km/h
SS12 11:03 Salm 1 13.09 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 7:18.9 107.37 km/h
SS13 14:16 Klevener 2 10.54 km France Sébastien Ogier 6:22.0 99.33 km/h
SS14 14:45 Ungersberg 2 15.50 km Spain Dani Sordo 9:31.5 97.64 km/h
SS15 15:53 Pays d'Ormont 2 35.48 km Norway Petter Solberg 21:35.2 98.62 km/h
SS16 16:51 Salm 2 13.09 km Norway Petter Solberg 7:35.5 103.46 km/h
Leg 3
(3 Oct)
SS17 8:29 Haguenau 1 4.20 km Norway Petter Solberg 3:13.3 78.22 km/h
SS18 9:38 Bitche Camp 1 24.70 km Spain Dani Sordo 12:34.4 117.87 km/h
SS19 12:16 Bitche Camp 2 24.70 km stage cancelled
SS20 13:40 Haguenau 2 4.20 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 3:12.3 78.63 km/h

Standings after the rally[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Itinerary" (PDF). World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators; Rallye de France–Alsace. 21 September 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 October 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rally winner Loeb secures 2010 title!". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 3 October 2010. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sébastien Loeb claims seventh World Rally Championship title". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. 3 October 2010. Archived from the original on 5 October 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sebastien Loeb Q&A". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 24 September 2010. Archived from the original on 29 September 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 

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