2010 Wales Rally GB
|2010 Wales Rally GB
66th Wales Rally of Great Britain
|Round 13 of the 2010 World Rally Championship season
|Host country||United Kingdom|
|Dates run||11 – 14 November 2010|
|Stages||20 (348.32 km; 216.44 mi)|
|Overall distance||1,505.70 km (935.60 mi)|
|Overall winner|| Sébastien Loeb
Citroën World Rally Team
|Crews||61 at start, 45 at finish|
The 2010 Wales Rally GB, was the thirteenth and final round of the 2010 World Rally Championship (WRC) season. The twenty stage gravel rally took place over 11–14 November 2010 and was based in the Welsh capital of Cardiff. The rally was the final event for two-litre World Rally Cars as the 2011 season will see the introduction of 1.6-litre World Rally Cars.
Sébastien Loeb won his eighth event of the season and the 62nd WRC rally of his career after holding off Petter Solberg by under 20 seconds. Jari-Matti Latvala finished third to secure second place in the drivers' championship.
Armindo Araújo finished second – behind Ott Tänak – in the PWRC class to claim his second successive championship, while Xavier Pons claimed the inaugural SWRC championship taking third on the rally behind Andreas Mikkelsen and Craig Breen.
The rally started with a super special stage being held at the Cardiff Bay Barrage on the Thursday evening. Friday and Saturday saw the rally complete fourteen stages in Mid Wales, with servicing at Builth Wells, before another super special stage at Cardiff Bay. Sunday had a further four stages in the South Wales area.
|Day||Stage||Time||Name||Length||Winner||Time||Avg. spd.||Rally leader|
|SS1||19:30||Cardiff Bay 1||1.70 km||Sébastien Loeb||1:16.1||80.42 km/h||Sébastien Loeb|
|SS2||9:38||Hafren 1||32.14 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||18:43.2||103.01 km/h||Jari-Matti Latvala|
|SS3||10:19||Sweet Lamb 1||4.26 km||Sébastien Loeb||2:54.4||87.94 km/h||Sébastien Loeb|
|SS4||10:37||Myherin 1||27.88 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||15:33.3||107.54 km/h||Jari-Matti Latvala|
|SS5||13:51||Hafren 2||32.14 km||Sébastien Ogier||18:39.0||103.40 km/h|
|SS6||14:32||Sweet Lamb 2||4.26 km||Sébastien Loeb||2:57.1||86.60 km/h|
|SS7||14:50||Myherin 2||27.88 km||Sébastien Loeb||15:16.5||109.51 km/h||Sébastien Loeb|
|SS8||9:03||Radnor 1||14.78 km|| Petter Solberg
|7:31.5||117.85 km/h||Petter Solberg|
|SS9||10:19||Monument Hill 1||10.14 km||Petter Solberg||5:46.5||105.35 km/h|
|SS10||10:43||Four Ways Crychan 1||25.14 km||Sébastien Loeb||13:48.7||109.21 km/h||Sébastien Loeb|
|SS11||11:22||Halfway 1||18.37 km||Petter Solberg||10:28.2||105.27 km/h|
|SS12||14:07||Radnor 2||14.78 km||Sébastien Loeb||7:22.3||120.30 km/h|
|SS13||15:23||Monument Hill 2||10.14 km||Sébastien Loeb||5:46.0||105.50 km/h|
|SS14||15:47||Four Ways Crychan 2||25.14 km||Sébastien Loeb||14:04.9||107.12 km/h|
|SS15||16:26||Halfway 2||18.37 km||Petter Solberg||10:35.9||104.00 km/h|
|SS16||18:34||Cardiff Bay 2||1.70 km||Sébastien Loeb||1:15.5||81.06 km/h|
|SS17||8:33||Resolfen 1||29.99 km||Sébastien Loeb||15:57.8||112.72 km/h|
|SS18||9:46||Margam Park 1||8.08 km||Sébastien Loeb||5:06.2||95.00 km/h|
|SS19||11:25||Resolfen 2||29.99 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||16:03.8||112.02 km/h|
|SS20||12:38||Margam Park 2||8.08 km||Dani Sordo||5:08.2||94.38 km/h|
Standings after the rally
- "Rally Guide 1" (PDF). walesrallygb.com. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
- "Loeb claims win number 62 in Wales". World Rally Championship (International Sportsworld Communicators). 14 November 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
- Beer, Matt (14 November 2010). "Loeb clinches Rally GB victory". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 14 November 2010.