2011 Rallye de France
|2011 Rallye de France
Rallye de France – Alsace
|Round 11 of the 2011 World Rally Championship season
|Rally base||Strasbourg, Alsace|
|Dates run||September 30 – October 2 2011|
|Stages||23 (348.13 km; 216.32 mi)|
|Overall distance||1,296.08 km (805.35 mi)|
|Overall winner|| Sébastien Ogier
Citroën World Rally Team
|Crews||66 at start, 35 at finish|
The 2011 Rallye de France – Alsace was the eleventh round of the 2011 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over 30 September – 2 October, and was based in Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region of France. The rally was also the seventh round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship, and the fifth round of the WRC Academy.
Sébastien Ogier took his fifth WRC win of the season, having taken the rally lead on the second day after battling with Dani Sordo and Petter Solberg. His victory also moved him to within three points of his team-mate and drivers' championship leader Sébastien Loeb, after Loeb's retirement on day one due to an engine problem. Sordo took Mini's best result since their return to the sport, in second position with Solberg completing the podium on-the-road.
Solberg was later disqualified from the event after his car was found to be underweight, promoting Mikko Hirvonen to the podium, and with the three extra points gained, into a tie with Loeb for the championship lead. Jari-Matti Latvala finished fourth, ahead of Dennis Kuipers, who took the best WRC result for a Dutch driver. Ott Tänak won the SWRC class for the third time in 2011, and Alastair Fisher took a maiden win in the WRC Academy.
- †^ – The WRC Academy featured the first two days of the rally.
|Day||Stage||Time||Name||Length||Winner||Time||Avg. spd.||Rally leader|
|SS1||7:48||Klevener 1||9.68 km||Sébastien Loeb||5:41.7||101.98 km/h||Sébastien Loeb|
|SS2||8:14||Ungersberg 1||15.45 km||Sébastien Ogier||9:03.5||102.34 km/h|
|SS3||9:19||Pays d'Ormont 1||36.00 km||Sébastien Ogier||19:26.7||111.08 km/h||Sébastien Ogier|
|SS4||10:12||Salm 1||13.06 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||7:03.1||111.12 km/h|
|SS5||13:23||Klevener 2||9.68 km||Sébastien Ogier||5:42.7||101.69 km/h|
|SS6||13:49||Ungersberg 2||15.45 km|| Dani Sordo
|SS7||14:54||Pays d'Ormont 2||36.00 km||Petter Solberg||19:33.4||110.45 km/h||Petter Solberg|
|SS8||15:47||Salm 2||13.06 km||Dani Sordo||7:03.8||110.94 km/h||Dani Sordo|
|SS9||8:23||Hohlandsbourg 1||9.87 km||Sébastien Ogier||5:19.6||111.18 km/h|
|SS10||8:41||Firstplan 1||16.50 km||Petter Solberg||8:18.0||119.28 km/h||Petter Solberg|
|SS11||9:10||Vallée de Munster 1||22.26 km||Sébastien Ogier||11:15.0||118.72 km/h||Sébastien Ogier|
|SS12||10:33||Grand Ballon 1||24.02 km||Dani Sordo||13:28.1||107.01 km/h||Dani Sordo|
|SS13||13:02||Hohlandsbourg 2||9.87 km|| Petter Solberg
|5:24.4||109.53 km/h||Sébastien Ogier|
|SS14||13:20||Firstplan 2||16.50 km||Sébastien Ogier||8:16.3||119.69 km/h|
|SS15||13:49||Vallée de Munster 2||22.26 km||Sébastien Ogier||11:17.6||118.26 km/h|
|SS16||15:12||Grand Ballon 2||24.02 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||13:31.5||106.56 km/h|
|SS17||16:56||Mulhouse||3.09 km||Sébastien Ogier||2:21.9||78.39 km/h|
|SS18||7:18||Gravière de Bischwiller 1||5.52 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||2:51.0||116.21 km/h|
|SS19||8:27||Vignoble de Cleebourg 1||10.61 km||Dani Sordo||5:54.6||107.72 km/h|
|SS20||9:48||Haguenau 1||4.20 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||3:11.6||78.91 km/h|
|SS21||10:18||Gravière de Bischwiller 2||5.52 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||2:47.2||118.85 km/h|
|SS22||11:27||Vignoble de Cleebourg 2||10.61 km|| Jari-Matti Latvala
|SS23||13:08||Haguenau 2 (Power stage)||4.20 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||3:09.4||79.83 km/h|
The "Power stage" was a live, televised 4.20 km (2.61 mi) stage at the end of the rally, held in Haguenau.
|1||Jari-Matti Latvala||3:09.4||0.0||79.83 km/h||3|
|2||Dani Sordo||3:11.5||+2.1||78.96 km/h||2|
|3||Sébastien Ogier||3:11.9||+2.5||78.79 km/h||1|
Standings after the race
- Bold Text indicates World Champion.
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "Itinerary" (PDF). Rallye de France Alsace. World Rally Championship; International Sportsworld Communicators. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
- "Ogier wins in France". World Rally Championship (International Sportsworld Communicators). 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- "Loeb out, Hirvonen in trouble". World Rally Championship (International Sportsworld Communicators). 30 September 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- "Petter excluded from rally". World Rally Championship (International Sportsworld Communicators). 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- "Home triumph for Ogier". World Rally Championship (International Sportsworld Communicators). 2 October 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
- "Joy turns to despair for Lemes". World Rally Championship (International Sportsworld Communicators). 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
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