2010 Rallye de France
|2010 Rallye de France|
Round 11 of the 2010 World Rally Championship season|
Sébastien Loeb celebrates winning the rally, and the world championship.
|Dates run||1 – 3 October 2010|
|Stages||20 (352.88 km; 219.27 miles)|
|Overall distance||1,272.31 km (790.58 miles)|
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. 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.
Prior to the rally, depending on results, Sébastien Loeb had the chance to clinch his seventh consecutive world title with two events to spare. 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.
|Day||Stage||Time||Name||Length||Winner||Time||Avg. spd.||Rally leader|
|SS1||8:43||Hohlandsbourg 1||9.90 km||Sébastien Loeb||5:18.0||112.08 km/h||Sébastien Loeb|
|SS2||9:01||Firstplan 1||16.58 km||Sébastien Loeb||8:20.3||119.30 km/h|
|SS3||9:39||Vallée de Munster 1||22.33 km||Sébastien Loeb||11:14.6||119.16 km/h|
|SS4||11:02||Grand Ballon 1||24.12 km||Sébastien Loeb||13:50.7||104.53 km/h|
|SS5||14:05||Hohlandsbourg 2||9.90 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||5:28.5||108.49 km/h|
|SS6||14:23||Firstplan 2||16.58 km||Sébastien Loeb||8:25.1||118.17 km/h|
|SS7||15:01||Vallée de Munster 2||22.33 km||Dani Sordo||11:13.5||119.36 km/h|
|SS8||16:24||Grand Ballon 2||24.12 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||14:28.5||99.98 km/h|
|SS9||8:28||Klevener 1||10.54 km||Sébastien Loeb||6:25.2||98.50 km/h|
|SS10||8:57||Ungersberg 1||15.50 km||Dani Sordo||9:20.4||99.57 km/h|
|SS11||10:05||Pays d'Ormont 1||35.48 km||Sébastien Loeb||19:39.7||108.27 km/h|
|SS12||11:03||Salm 1||13.09 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||7:18.9||107.37 km/h|
|SS13||14:16||Klevener 2||10.54 km||Sébastien Ogier||6:22.0||99.33 km/h|
|SS14||14:45||Ungersberg 2||15.50 km||Dani Sordo||9:31.5||97.64 km/h|
|SS15||15:53||Pays d'Ormont 2||35.48 km||Petter Solberg||21:35.2||98.62 km/h|
|SS16||16:51||Salm 2||13.09 km||Petter Solberg||7:35.5||103.46 km/h|
|SS17||8:29||Haguenau 1||4.20 km||Petter Solberg||3:13.3||78.22 km/h|
|SS18||9:38||Bitche Camp 1||24.70 km||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||Jari-Matti Latvala||3:12.3||78.63 km/h|
Standings after the rally
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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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