2012 Rally Finland

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2012 Rally Finland
62nd Neste Oil Rally Finland
Round 8 of the 2012 World Rally Championship
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2012 Rally Finland start 03.jpg
Mikko Hirvonen joking with his co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen before the start of the rally.
Host country  Finland
Rally base Jyväskylä
Dates run 2 – 4 August 2012
Stages 18 (303.52 km; 188.60 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 1,625.69 km (1,010.16 mi)
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total World Rally Team
Crews 81 at start, 53 at finish

The 62nd Neste Oil Rally Finland was the eighth round of the 2012 World Rally Championship season and was held between 2 and 4 August 2012.[1] In a similar manner to the previous year, the rally was based in Jyväskylä with a super special stage held at Jokimaa, Lahti.[1]

The rally was also the fifth round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship and the third round of the WRC Academy.

Entry list[edit]

Jari-Matti Latvala going against Sébastien Loeb at SS12 SSS Killeri.

The entry list saw a total of 86 entries, 81 of which started.[2]

  • Note: The bolded entrants were eligible to score points for Manufactures' championship.
No. Driver Co-driver Car Entrant Class Priority Championship
1 France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC France Citroën Total World Rally Team WRC 1
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC France Citroën Total World Rally Team WRC 1
3 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Fiesta RS WRC United Kingdom Ford World Rally Team WRC 1
4 Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Chris Patterson Ford Fiesta RS WRC United Kingdom Ford World Rally Team WRC 1
5 Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta RS WRC United Kingdom M-Sport Ford World Rally Team WRC 1
6 Russia Evgeny Novikov France Denis Giraudet Ford Fiesta RS WRC United Kingdom M-Sport Ford World Rally Team WRC 1
7 Australia Chris Atkinson Belgium Stéphane Prévot Citroën DS3 WRC Qatar Qatar World Rally Team WRC 1
8 Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Citroën DS3 WRC France Citroën Junior World Rally Team WRC 1
10 Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC Norway Adapta World Rally Team WRC 1
12 Portugal Armindo Araújo Portugal Miguel Ramalho Mini John Cooper Works WRC Portugal WRC Team Mini Portugal WRC 1
14 Brazil Paulo Nobre Brazil Edu Paula Mini John Cooper Works WRC Portugal WRC Team Mini Portugal WRC 1
15 Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Zdeněk Hrůza Ford Fiesta RS WRC Czech Republic Czech Ford National Team WRC 1
WD Norway Henning Solberg Austria Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 1
17 Finland Jari Ketomaa Finland Mika Stenberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 1
18 Finland Matti Rantanen Finland Mikko Lukka Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 1
19 Finland Sebastian Lindholm Finland Timo Hantunen Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2
20 France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Škoda Fabia S2000 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport 2
21 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport 2
31 New Zealand Hayden Paddon New Zealand John Kennard Škoda Fabia S2000 2 3 SWRC
32 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Ford Fiesta S2000 2 3 SWRC
33 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Sweden Emil Axelsson Proton Satria Neo S2000 Malaysia Proton Motorsports 2 3 SWRC
34 Finland Juha Salo Finland Marko Salminen Proton Satria Neo S2000 Malaysia Proton Motorsports 2 3 SWRC
35 Poland Maciej Oleksowicz Poland Andrzej Obrebowski Ford Fiesta S2000 2 3 SWRC
36 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi United Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Fiesta RRC Saudi Arabia Yazeed Racing 2 3 SWRC
43 United States Ken Block Italy Alex Gelsomino Ford Fiesta RS WRC United States Monster World Rally Team WRC 1
49 Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm Ford Fiesta S2000 Finland Printsport 2 3 SWRC
WD Finland Mikko Pajunen Finland Kaj Lindström Subaru Impreza WRX STI R4 2 3 SWRC
51 Finland Jarkko Nikara Finland Petri Nikara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3
52 Finland Jukka Ketomäki Finland Kai Risberg Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3
53 Finland Riku Tahko Finland Markus Soininen Mini John Cooper Works WRC WRC 2
54 Estonia Karl Kruuda Estonia Martin Järveoja Ford Fiesta S2000 2
55 Estonia Sander Pärn Estonia Ken Järveoja Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3
56 Finland Mattias Therman Finland Jarkko Kalliolepo Ford Fiesta S2000 2
57 Finland Kari Hämäläinen Finland Risto Pietiläinen Ford Fiesta S2000 2
58 Finland Tuomas Skantz Finland Jani Rauhala Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3
59 Russia Radik Shaymiev Russia Maxim Tsvetkov Peugeot 207 S2000 2
60 Italy Edoardo Bresolin Italy Rudy Pollet Ford Fiesta RRC 2
61 Poland Krzysztof Oleksowicz Poland Krzysztof Geborys Subaru Impreza WRX STI R4 2
62 Ukraine Oleksiy Tamrazov Italy Nicola Arena Ford Fiesta S2000 2
63 Finland Matias Kauppinen Finland Jonne Halttunen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3
64 Netherlands Kees Burger Finland Miika Teiskonen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3
65 Finland Jukka Korhonen Finland Mikael Korhonen Ford Fiesta R2 Finland Printsport 6
66 Finland Andreas Amberg Finland Matti Heikkinen Ford Fiesta R2 6
67 Norway Frank Tore Larsen Norway Torstein Eriksen Ford Fiesta R2 6
68 Finland Kristian Yritys Finland Janne Siirilä Renault Clio R3 5
WD Finland Juho Annala Finland Tuukka Shemeikka Citroën C2 R2 6
70 France Vincent Dubert France Valentin Sarreaud Citroën DS3 R3T 5
71 Finland Tomi Weurlander Finland Pasi Nurmi Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3
72 Finland Jouni Virtanen Finland Petteri Luostarinen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3
73 Finland Ari Saxberg Finland Pekka Leppälä Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3
74 Finland Pasi Matsi Finland Hannu Lamminen Renault Clio R3 5
75 Ukraine Yuriy Protasov Ukraine Kyrylo Nesvit Citroën DS3 R3T 5
76 Finland Niko-Pekka Nieminen Finland Pasi Haataja Ford Fiesta R2 6
77 Finland Petri Itkonen Estonia Janno Older Citroën C2 R2 6
78 Finland Sami Sarjula Finland Teemu Horkama Ford Fiesta R2 6
79 Slovakia Martin Koči Czech Republic Lukáš Zámečník Citroën C2 R2 6
80 Finland Niko Veikkanen Finland Joni-Petteri Virtanen Honda Civic Type R 8
81 Ukraine Yukhym Vazheyevskyy Ukraine Yevgen Kochkovyy Citroën DS3 R3T 5
82 Australia Molly Taylor United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall Citroën DS3 R3T Italy United Rally Management 5
83 Finland Kristian Kiviniemi Finland Asko Sairanen Citroën C2 R2 6
84 Finland Kari Hytönen Finland Ada Herranen Ford Fiesta R2 6
85 Finland Ilkka Kariste Finland Mikael Lindberg Ford Fiesta ST 8
86 Italy Fabrizio de Sanctis Italy “Bombolino” Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3
87 France Lilian Vialle France Patrice Roissac Renault Clio R3 5
88 Italy Massimiliano Settembrini Italy Corrado Bonato Citroën DS3 R3T 5
89 Spain Nil Solans Spain Miquel Angel Ibañez Ford Fiesta R2 6
90 France Marc Amourette France Gwenola Marie Citroën DS3 R3T 5
91 France Sebastien Chardonnet France Thibault de la Hayhe Citroën DS3 R3T 5
WD Switzerland Federico Della Casa Italy Marco Menchini Citroën DS3 R3T 5
WD Finland Raimo Kaisanlahti Finland Mikko Kaikkonen Ford Fiesta R2 6
94 Finland Simo-Petteri Tuunanen Finland Mika Heinonen Citroën Saxo VTS 9
95 Finland Ilkka Pastila Finland Pasi Riihiaho Citroën Saxo VTS 9
96 France Eddy Brisson France Kévin Masson Suzuki Swift 9
97 Belgium Renaud Bronkart Luxembourg Martine Victor Toyota Yaris 10
98 Finland Joonas Lindroos Finland Pasi Kilpeläinen Citroën C2 R2 6
101 United States Christopher Duplessis United States Alexander Kihurani Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
102 Spain José Antonio Suárez Spain Cándido Carrera Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
103 United Kingdom Alastair Fisher United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
105 Sweden Pontus Tidemand Norway Stig Rune Skjærmoen Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
106 Australia Brendan Reeves Australia Rhianon Smyth Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
107 Netherlands Timo van der Marel Netherlands Erwin Berkhof Ford Fiesta R2 Netherlands KNAF Talent First 6 WRC Academy
108 United Kingdom John MacCrone United Kingdom Stuart Loudon Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
109 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Philip Pugh Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
111 Portugal João Silva Portugal Hugo Magalhães Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
113 South Africa Ashley Haigh-Smith United Kingdom Craig Parry Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy
114 Sweden Fredrik Åhlin Norway Morten Erik Abrahamsen Ford Fiesta R2 6 WRC Academy

Report[edit]

Sébastien Loeb won the Rally Finland for the third time in his career. He led the rally from start to finish and was fastest in nine stages.[3]

Results[edit]

Event standings[edit]

The top three crews at the post-event press conference.
Per-Gunnar Andersson and Emil Axelsson at the post-event press conference.
Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Car Class Time Difference Points
Overall
1 1 France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 2:28:11.4 0.0 26
2 2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 2:28:17.5 6.1 21
3 3 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:28:46.4 35.0 15
4 4 Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Chris Patterson Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:29:07.5 56.1 14
5 10 Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:30:43.5 2:32.1 10
6 5 Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:30:59.0 2:47.6 8
7 18 Finland Matti Rantanen Finland Mikko Lukka Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:33:03.1 4:51.7 6
8 17 Finland Jari Ketomaa Finland Mika Stenberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:34:13.3 6:01.9 4
9 15 Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Zdeněk Hrůza Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:34:15.7 6:04.3 2
10 20 France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Škoda Fabia S2000 2 2:36:57.4 8:46.0 1
11 33 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Sweden Emil Axelsson Proton Satria Neo S2000 2 2:39:01.2 10:49.8 0
12 54 Estonia Karl Kruuda Estonia Martin Järveoja Ford Fiesta S2000 2 2:39:20.3 11:08.9 0
13 51 Finland Jarkko Nikara Finland Petri Nikara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3 2:40:43.6 12:32.2 0
14 19 Finland Sebastian Lindholm Finland Timo Hantunen Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:40:46.4 12:35.0 0
15 12 Portugal Armindo Araújo Portugal Miguel Ramalho Mini John Cooper Works WRC WRC 2:40:55.1 12:43.7 0
16 8 Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 2:41:50.6 13:39.2 0
17 36 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi United Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Fiesta RRC 2 2:42:19.0 14:07.6 0
18 34 Finland Juha Salo Finland Marko Salminen Proton Satria Neo S2000 2 2:44:47.9 16:36.5 0
19 55 Estonia Sander Pärn Estonia Ken Järveoja Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3 2:45:15.8 17:04.4 0
20 60 Italy Edoardo Bresolin Italy Rudy Pollet Ford Fiesta RRC 2 2:46:38.3 18:26.9 0
21 59 Russia Radik Shaymiev Russia Maxim Tsvetkov Peugeot 207 S2000 2 2:50:15.8 22:04.4 0
22 98 Finland Joonas Lindroos Finland Pasi Kilpeläinen Citroën C2 R2 6 2:50:27.9 22:16.5 0
23 35 Poland Maciej Oleksowicz Poland Andrzej Obrebowski Ford Fiesta S2000 2 2:50:34.6 22:23.2 0
24 63 Finland Matias Kauppinen Finland Jonne Halttunen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3 2:51:18.6 23:07.2 0
25 49 Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm Ford Fiesta S2000 2 2:51:19.0 23:07.6 0
26 66 Finland Andreas Amberg Finland Matti Heikkinen Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:52:10.5 23:59.1 0
27 21 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 2 2:53:13.9 25:02.5 0
28 57 Finland Kari Hämäläinen Finland Risto Pietiläinen Ford Fiesta S2000 2 2:53:37.4 25:26.0 0
29 64 Netherlands Kees Burger Finland Miika Teiskonen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3 2:55:49.4 27:38.0 0
30 65 Finland Jukka Korhonen Finland Mikael Korhonen Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:56:15.5 28:04.1 0
31 62 Ukraine Oleksiy Tamrazov Italy Nicola Arena Ford Fiesta S2000 2 2:57:11.3 28:59.9 0
32 67 Norway Frank Tore Larsen Norway Torstein Eriksen Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:57:18.2 29:06.8 0
33 91 France Sebastien Chardonnet France Thibault de la Hayhe Citroën DS3 R3T 5 2:58:58.5 30:47.1 0
34 70 France Vincent Dubert France Valentin Sarreaud Citroën DS3 R3T 5 3:01:08.0 32:56.6 0
35 90 France Marc Amourette France Gwenola Marie Citroën DS3 R3T 5 3:01:37.9 33:26.5 0
36 6 Russia Evgeny Novikov France Denis Giraudet Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 3:02:58.5 34:47.1 0
37 76 Finland Niko-Pekka Nieminen Finland Pasi Haataja Ford Fiesta R2 6 3:03:22.2 35:10.8 0
38 14 Brazil Paulo Nobre Brazil Edu Paula Mini John Cooper Works WRC WRC 3:04:40.0 36:28.6 0
39 7 Australia Chris Atkinson Belgium Stéphane Prévot Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 3:05:29.0 37:17.6 0
40 72 Finland Jouni Virtanen Finland Petteri Luostarinen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3 3:07:00.0 38:48.6 0
41 89 Spain Nil Solans Spain Miquel Angel Ibañez Ford Fiesta R2 6 3:09:02.1 40:50.7 0
42 73 Finland Ari Saxberg Finland Pekka Leppälä Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3 3:09:49.2 41:37.8 0
43 77 Finland Petri Itkonen Estonia Janno Older Citroën C2 R2 6 3:13:35.0 45:23.6 0
44 87 France Lilian Vialle France Patrice Roissac Renault Clio R3 5 3:15:42.3 47:30.9 0
45 88 Italy Massimiliano Settembrini Italy Corrado Bonato Citroën DS3 R3T 5 3:21:59.3 53:47.9 0
46 75 Ukraine Yuriy Protasov Ukraine Kyrylo Nesvit Citroën DS3 R3T 5 3:24:42.3 56:30.9 0
47 94 Finland Simo-Petteri Tuunanen Finland Mika Heinonen Citroën Saxo VTS 9 3:27:25.3 59:13.9 0
48 83 Finland Kristian Kiviniemi Finland Asko Sairanen Citroën C2 R2 6 3:29:16.2 1:01:04.8 0
49 95 Finland Ilkka Pastila Finland Pasi Riihiaho Citroën Saxo VTS 9 3:34:50.1 1:06:38.7 0
50 86 Italy Fabrizio de Sanctis Italy “Bombolino” Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3 3:34:52.1 1:06:40.7 0
51 61 Poland Krzysztof Oleksowicz Poland Krzysztof Geborys Subaru Impreza WRX STI R4 2 3:39:45.8 1:11:34.4 0
52 74 Finland Pasi Matsi Finland Hannu Lamminen Renault Clio R3 5 3:49:37.3 1:21:25.9 0
53 97 Belgium Renaud Bronkart Luxembourg Martine Victor Toyota Yaris 10 3:59:13.7 1:31:02.3 0
Ret 31 New Zealand Hayden Paddon New Zealand John Kennard Škoda Fabia S2000 2 Mechanical
Ret 32 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Ford Fiesta S2000 2 Accident
Ret 43 United States Ken Block Italy Alex Gelsomino Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC Mechanical
Ret 52 Finland Jukka Ketomäki Finland Kai Risberg Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3 Mechanical
Ret 53 Finland Riku Tahko Finland Markus Soininen Mini John Cooper Works WRC WRC Accident
Ret 56 Finland Mattias Therman Finland Jarkko Kalliolepo Ford Fiesta S2000 2 Mechanical
Ret 58 Finland Tuomas Skantz Finland Jani Rauhala Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3 Mechanical
Ret 68 Finland Kristian Yritys Finland Janne Siirilä Renault Clio R3 5 Mechanical
Ret 71 Finland Tomi Weurlander Finland Pasi Nurmi Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3 Mechanical
Ret 78 Finland Sami Sarjula Finland Teemu Horkama Ford Fiesta R2 6 Accident
Ret 79 Slovakia Martin Koči Czech Republic Lukáš Zámečník Citroën C2 R2 6 Accident
Ret 80 Finland Niko Veikkanen Finland Joni-Petteri Virtanen Honda Civic Type R 8 Mechanical
Ret 81 Ukraine Yukhym Vazheyevskyy Ukraine Yevgen Kochkovyy Citroën DS3 R3T 5 Accident
Ret 82 Australia Molly Taylor United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall Citroën DS3 R3T 5 Mechanical
Ret 84 Finland Kari Hytönen Finland Ada Herranen Ford Fiesta R2 6 Mechanical
Ret 85 Finland Ilkka Kariste Finland Mikael Lindberg Ford Fiesta ST 8 Mechanical
Ret 96 France Eddy Brisson France Kévin Masson Suzuki Swift 9 Mechanical
Ret 101 United States Christopher Duplessis United States Alexander Kihurani Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 102 Spain José Antonio Suárez Spain Cándido Carrera Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 103 United Kingdom Alastair Fisher United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 105 Sweden Pontus Tidemand Norway Stig Rune Skjærmoen Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 106 Australia Brendan Reeves Australia Rhianon Smyth Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 107 Netherlands Timo van der Marel Netherlands Erwin Berkhof Ford Fiesta R2 6 Accident
Ret 108 United Kingdom John MacCrone United Kingdom Stuart Loudon Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 109 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Philip Pugh Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 111 Portugal João Silva Portugal Hugo Magalhães Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 113 South Africa Ashley Haigh-Smith United Kingdom Craig Parry Ford Fiesta R2 6 Academy
Ret 114 Sweden Fredrik Åhlin Norway Morten Erik Abrahamsen Ford Fiesta R2 6 Accident
SWRC
1 (11) 33 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Sweden Emil Axelsson Proton Satria Neo S2000 2 2:39:01.2 0.0 25
2 (17) 36 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi United Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Fiesta RRC 2 2:42:19.0 3:17.8 18
3 (18) 34 Finland Juha Salo Finland Marko Salminen Proton Satria Neo S2000 2 2:44:47.9 5:46.7 15
4 (23) 35 Poland Maciej Oleksowicz Poland Andrzej Obrebowski Ford Fiesta S2000 2 2:50:34.6 11:33.4 12
5 (25) 49 Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm Ford Fiesta S2000 2 2:51:19.0 12:17.8 10
Ret 31 New Zealand Hayden Paddon New Zealand John Kennard Škoda Fabia S2000 2 Mechanical
Ret 32 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Ford Fiesta S2000 2 Accident
WRC Academy
1 109 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Philip Pugh Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:34:07.7 0.0 32
2 105 Sweden Pontus Tidemand Norway Stig Rune Skjærmoen Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:35:03.0 55.3 24
3 106 Australia Brendan Reeves Australia Rhianon Smyth Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:35:35.1 1:27.4 17
4 102 Spain José Antonio Suárez Spain Cándido Carrera Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:36:22.5 2:14.8 13
5 108 United Kingdom John MacCrone United Kingdom Stuart Loudon Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:37:09.7 3:02.0 10
6 101 United States Christopher Duplessis United States Alexander Kihurani Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:41:26.2 7:18.5 8
7 111 Portugal João Silva Portugal Hugo Magalhães Ford Fiesta R2 6 2:47:45.7 13:38.0 6
8 113 South Africa Ashley Haigh-Smith United Kingdom Craig Parry Ford Fiesta R2 6 3:04:09.2 30:01.5 4
9 103 United Kingdom Alastair Fisher United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta R2 6 3:14:16.6 40:08.9 3
Ret 107 Netherlands Timo van der Marel Netherlands Erwin Berkhof Ford Fiesta R2 6 Accident
Ret 114 Sweden Fredrik Åhlin Norway Morten Erik Abrahamsen Ford Fiesta R2 6 Accident
  • Note: ^† – The WRC Academy featured all but the last stage of the rally, and therefore the academy drivers weren't able to finish the rally.[1][4]

Special Stages[edit]

Sebastien Loeb checks his rear suspension after SS8.
Leg Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1 Day 1
(2 Aug)
SS1 17:23 Koukunmaa 13.68 km France Sébastien Loeb 6:59.8 117.31 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
SS2 19:00 SSS Jokimaa 2.00 km Norway Petter Solberg 1:32.5 77.84 km/h
SS3 20:50 Mynnilä 14.22 km France Sébastien Loeb 6:34.7 129.70 km/h
Day 2
(3 Aug)
SS4 7:42 Urria 12.75 km France Sébastien Loeb 5:59.5 127.68 km/h
SS5 8:39 Jukojärvi 22.29 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 10:34.0 126.57 km/h
SS6 11:28 Mökkiperä 1 11.38 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 5:29.6 124.30 km/h
SS7 12:14 Palsankylä 1 13.92 km France Sébastien Loeb 7:06.8 117.41 km/h
SS8 13:32 Lankamaa 1 23.06 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 11:11.4 123.65 km/h
SS9 16:08 Mökkiperä 2 11.38 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 5:26.8 125.36 km/h
SS10 16:54 Palsankylä 2 13.92 km France Sébastien Loeb 7:01.7 118.83 km/h
SS11 18:12 Lankamaa 2 23.06 km Norway Petter Solberg 11:03.2 125.17 km/h
SS12 20:00 SSS Killeri 2.06 km France Sébastien Loeb 1:22.8 89.57 km/h
Leg 2 Day 3
(4 Aug)
SS13 7:56 Surkee 1 14.95 km France Sébastien Loeb 8:05.7 110.81 km/h
SS14 8:54 Leustu 1 21.94 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 10:25.8 126.21 km/h
SS15 11:18 Surkee 2 14.95 km France Sébastien Loeb 8:00.3 112.05 km/h
SS16 12:16 Leustu 2 21.94 km France Sébastien Loeb
Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
10:20.2 127.35 km/h
SS17 15:37 Ouninpohja 1 33.01 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 15:26.9 128.21 km/h
SS18 18:00 Ouninpohja 2 (Power stage) 33.01 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 15:17.3 129.55 km/h

Power stage[edit]

The Power stage was a legendary Rally Finland stage, 33.01 km long Ouninpohja. The three fastest crews of this stage were awarded by drivers' championship points.[5]

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Car Class Time Difference Avg. spd. Points
1 2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 15:17.350 0.000 129.543 km/h 3
2 4 Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Chris Patterson Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 15:17.983 0.633 129.453 km/h 2
3 1 France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 15:18.427 1.077 129.391 km/h 1

Championship standings after Rally Finland[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included in all sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Itinerary" (PDF). http://www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi. Retrieved 8 July 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Entry list" (PDF). http://www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi. Retrieved 23 July 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Final classification" (PDF). http://www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi. Retrieved 5 August 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ "Academy final classification" (PDF). http://www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi. Retrieved 5 August 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ "Power stage final classification" (PDF). http://www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi. Retrieved 5 August 2012.  External link in |work= (help)

External links[edit]


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