2018 Junior World Rally Championship

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2018 FIA Junior World Rally Championship
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The 2018 FIA Junior World Rally Championship was the seventeenth season of the Junior World Rally Championship, an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, running in support of the World Rally Championship.

The Junior World Rally Championship was open to drivers under the age of 30—although no such restriction existed for co-drivers—and they were competing in identical one-litre Ford Fiesta R2s built and maintained by M-Sport. Crews who contested the Junior World Rally Championship were also eligible to score points in the World Rally Championship-3. The championship was competed over five selected WRC rounds with the winning crew awarded a new Ford Fiesta R5 car, tyre package, free fuel and a registration to compete in the 2019 World Rally Championship-2.[1][2][3]

Calendar[edit]

The final 2018 Junior World Rally Championship calendar consisted of five events, taken from the 2018 World Rally Championship.

Round Dates Rally name Rally headquarters Rally details
Start Finish Surface Stages Distance
1 15 February 18 February Sweden Rally Sweden Torsby, Värmland Snow 19 314.25 km
2 5 April 8 April France Tour de Corse Bastia, Haute-Corse Tarmac 12 333.48 km
3 17 May 20 May Portugal Rally de Portugal Matosinhos, Porto Gravel 20 358.19 km
4 26 July 29 July Finland Rally Finland Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi Gravel 23 317.26 km
5 13 September 16 September Turkey Rally Turkey Marmaris, Muğla Gravel 17 312.44 km
Source:[4]

Calendar changes[edit]

The championship started in Sweden for the first time since 2006.[2] The Rally of Poland was removed from the calendar after the event was taken off the World Championship schedule,[5] while the Rallies of Deutschland and Rally Catalunya were also removed from the schedule and replaced by the Rally of Turkey.[4] The changes were made to create a more compact championship with an earlier end date whilst giving drivers experience on a wider range of surface types.[2]

Entries[edit]

The following crews competed in the championship.

Drivers Co-drivers Rounds
Italy Umberto Accornero Italy Maurizio Barone 2–4
Romania Raul Badiu Romania Gabriel Lazăr 5
Turkey Bugra Banaz Turkey Burak Erdener 2–5
Sweden Emil Bergkvist Norway Ola Fløene 1–2
Sweden Joakim Sjöberg 3–4
Sweden Patrik Barth 5
Italy Luca Bottarelli Italy Manuel Fenoli 1–5
France Théo Chalal France Jacques-Julien Renucci 1
Republic of Ireland Callum Devine Republic of Ireland Keith Moriarty 1–2
Republic of Ireland Brian Hoy 3–5
Chile Emilio Fernández Chile Joaquin Riquelme 1–5
France Terry Folb France Christopher Guieu 1–2
France Kevin Bronner 3–4
France Jean-Baptiste Franceschi France Romain Courbon 1–5
Finland Henri Hokkala Finland Kimmo Pahkala 4
New Zealand David Holder New Zealand Jason Farmer 1–5
Italy Enrico Oldrati Italy Danilo Fappani 1–4
Italy Elia De Guio 5
Sweden Dennis Rådström Sweden Johan Johansson 1–5
Germany Julius Tannert Austria Jürgen Heigl 1–5
Estonia Ken Torn Estonia Kuldar Sikk 1, 3–5
Estonia Ken Järveoja 2
United Kingdom Tom Williams United Kingdom Phil Hall 1–5
Source:[6][7][8][9][10]

Rule changes[edit]

The final round of the championship was worth double points to encourage crews to contest all five events of the championship.[2] Pirelli tyres replaced the DMACK tyres.[11]

Results and standings[edit]

Season summary[edit]

Round Event Winning driver Winning co-driver Winning time Report
1 Sweden Rally Sweden Sweden Dennis Rådström Sweden Johan Johansson 3:16:26.0 Report
2 France Tour de Corse France Jean-Baptiste Franceschi France Romain Courbon 3:56:28.7 Report
3 Portugal Rally de Portugal Sweden Dennis Rådström Sweden Johan Johansson 4:26:51.2 Report
4 Finland Rally Finland Estonia Ken Torn Estonia Kuldar Sikk 3:03:07.2 Report
5 Turkey Rally Turkey Sweden Emil Bergkvist Sweden Patrik Barth 4:40:03.2 Report

Scoring system[edit]

Points are awarded to the top ten classified finishers. An additional point is given for every stage win. The best 4 classification results count towards the drivers’ and co-drivers’ totals, but stage points from all 5 rounds can be retained. [12]

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

FIA Junior World Rally Championship for Drivers[edit]

Pos. Driver SWE
Sweden
FRA
France
POR
Portugal
FIN
Finland
TUR
Turkey
Points
1 Sweden Emil Bergkvist 2+5 3 5+10 2+12 1 138
2 Sweden Dennis Rådström 1+9 4 1+3 Ret 2 110
3 France Jean-Baptiste Franceschi 4 1+8 9 3 Ret+7 69
4 Republic of Ireland Callum Devine 6 5 Ret 5 4+2 54
5 Estonia Ken Torn 12+4 6 Ret+3 1+9 Ret+3 52
6 Turkey Bugra Banaz 8 4 7 5 42
7 Chile Emilio Fernández 7+1 10 11 13 3 38
8 Germany Julius Tannert 3 9 10+1 4 Ret+2 33
9 New Zealand David Holder 9 14 3 9 7+2 33
10 United Kingdom Tom Williams 10 11 7 6 6 31
11 France Terry Folb 5 2+2 30
12 Italy Enrico Oldrati Ret 2 8 8 30
13 Italy Luca Bottarelli 8 7+1 6+1 20
14 Italy Umberto Accornero 8 10 5
15 Finland Henri Hokkala Ret+2 2
16 France Theo Chalal 11 0
17 Romania Raul Badiu Ret 0
Pos. Driver SWE
Sweden
FRA
France
POR
Portugal
FIN
Finland
TUR
Turkey
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

FIA Junior World Rally Championship for Co-Drivers[edit]

Pos. Co-driver SWE
Sweden
FRA
France
POR
Portugal
FIN
Finland
TUR
Turkey
Points
1 Sweden Johan Johansson 1+9 4 1+3 Ret 2 110
2 France Romain Courbon 4 1+8 9 3 Ret+7 69
3 Sweden Joakim Sjöberg 5+10 2+12 50
4 Estonia Kuldar Sikk 12+4 Ret+3 1+9 Ret+3 44
5 Turkey Burak Erdener 8 4 7 5 42
6 Norway Ola Fløene 2+5 3 38
7 Chile Joaquin Riquelme 7+1 10 11 13 3 38
8 Austria Jürgen Heigl 3 9 10+1 4 Ret+2 33
9 New Zealand Jason Farmer 9 14 3 9 7+2 33
10 United Kingdom Phil Hall 10 11 7 6 6 31
11 France Christopher Guieu 5 2+2 30
12 Sweden Patrick Barth 1 25
13 Republic of Ireland Brian Hoy Ret 5 4 22
14 Italy Danilo Fappani Ret 12 2 8 22
15 Italy Manuel Fenoli 8 7+1 6+1 11 WD 20
16 Republic of Ireland Keith Moriarty 6 5 18
17 Estonia Ken Järveoja 6 8
18 Italy Maurizio Barone 13 8 10 5
19 Italy Elia De Guio 8 4
20 Finland Kimmo Pahkala Ret+2 2
21 France Jacques-Julien Renucci 11 0
22 Romania Gabriel Lazăr Ret 0
Pos. Co-driver SWE
Sweden
FRA
France
POR
Portugal
FIN
Finland
TUR
Turkey
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

FIA Junior World Rally Championship for Nations[edit]

Pos. Country SWE
Sweden
FRA
France
POR
Portugal
FIN
Finland
TUR
Turkey
Points
1  Sweden 111
2  France 63
3  Ireland 52
4  Italy 46
5  Germany 42
6  Estonia 39
7  Turkey 38
8  Chile 37
9  United Kingdom 34
10  New Zealand 32
11  Romania 0
12  Latvia 0
13  Finland 0
Pos. Co-driver SWE
Sweden
FRA
France
POR
Portugal
FIN
Finland
TUR
Turkey
Points
Source:[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global support for Junior WRC". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "2018 Junior WRC takes shape". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ "M-Sport announce further details for 2018 FIA Junior World Rally Championship". m-sport.co.uk. M-Sport World Rally Team. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Junior WRC Calendar". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  5. ^ Evans, David (7 August 2017). "Turkey and Croatia set for 2018 World Rally Championship calendar". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Rally Sweden Entry List". rallysweden.com. Rally Sweden. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Corsica linea Tour de Corse 2018 Entry List" (PDF). tourdecorse.com. tourdecorse.com. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Vodafone Rally de Portugal 2018 Entry List" (PDF). rallydeportugal.pt. rallydeportugal.pt. 7 May 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Rally Finland 2018 Entry List" (PDF). nesterallyfinland.fi. nesterallyfinland.fi. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Rally Turkey 2018 Entry List" (PDF). rallyturkey.com. rallyturkey.com. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  11. ^ Holmes, Martin (November 23, 2017). "DMack out, Pirelli back for 2018 WRC".
  12. ^ a b "Standings". Federation Internationale de l'Automobile. Retrieved 16 January 2020.

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