Liu Caodong

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Personal information
Nationality China Chinese
Born (1985-02-22)February 22, 1985
Chongqing, China
Died 8 June 2011(2011-06-08) (aged 26)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2008–2010
Teams Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team
Rallies 4
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Stage wins 0
Total points 0
First rally 2008 Rally New Zealand
Last rally 2010 Wales Rally GB
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.

Liu Caodong (刘曹冬, 22 February 1985 – 8 June 2011) was a Chinese rally driver born in Chongqing. He won the Chinese Rally Championship (CRC) in 2004,2006,2008 and 2010. In 2010, Liu contested in the World Rally Championship (WRC) with the Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team driving a Ford Focus RS WRC 08, co-driven by Australian Anthony McLoughlin. His name was misspelled as “Liu Chao Dong” on the entry list. That was the first time that a Chinese driver had driven a World Rally Car in the championship.[1] He died of a cerebral edema caused by hypoxia alcoholism in 2011 at the age of 26.[2]

WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Points
2008 Gaboko Racing Subaru Impreza WRX STI MON SWE MEX ARG JOR ITA GRE TUR FIN GER NZL
20
ESP FRA JPN GBR NC 0
2009 TSI Racing Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX IRE NOR CYP POR ARG ITA GRE POL FIN AUS
Ret
ESP GBR NC 0
2010 Anders Grondal WRC RT Subaru Impreza WRX STI SWE MEX JOR TUR NZL
Ret
POR BUL FIN GER JPN FRA ESP NC 0
Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 GBR
Ret

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stobart focus on strong finish in Wales". HANDBRAKES & HAIRPINS. 7 November 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chinese rally driver dies in tragic circumstances". RallySport Magazine. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2012.