2000 World Rally Championship

The 2000 World Rally Championship was the 28th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 14 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Marcus Grönholm in a Peugeot 206 WRC, breaking the streak of Tommi Mäkinen who had won the previous 4 titles for Mitsubishi, ahead of Richard Burns and Carlos Sainz. The manufacturers' title was won by Peugeot, ahead of Ford and Subaru.

CalendarEdit

The 2000 championship was contested over fourteen rounds in Europe, Africa, South America and Oceania.

Round Dates Race
1 21–23 January   Monte Carlo Rally
2 11–13 February   Swedish Rally
3 25–27 February   Safari Rally
4 16–19 March   Rally Portugal
5 31 March-2 April   Rally Catalunya
6 11–14 May   Rally Argentina
7 9–11 June   Acropolis Rally
8 13–16 July   Rally New Zealand
9 18–20 August   Rally Finland
10 8–10 September   Cyprus Rally
11 29 September-1 October   Tour de Corse
12 20–22 October   Rally Sanremo
13 9–12 November   Rally Australia
14 23–26 November   Rally of Great Britain

Teams and driversEdit

Team Manufacturer Car Tyre No. Driver Co-Driver Rounds
  Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI M 1   Tommi Mäkinen   Risto Mannisenmäki All
2   Freddy Loix   Sven Smeets All
  Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRC 99
Impreza WRC 2000
P 3   Richard Burns   Robert Reid All
4   Juha Kankkunen   Juha Repo 1–10, 13–14
  Simon Jean-Joseph   Jack Boyere 11–12
16   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills 11–14
18   Markko Märtin   Michael Park 13
  Ford Motor Co Ford Focus RS WRC 00 M 5   Colin McRae   Nicky Grist All
6   Carlos Sainz   Luis Moya All
16   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills 3–4, 6–10
18   Piero Liatti   Carlo Cassina 11–12
  Tapio Laukkanen   Kaj Lindström 9, 13–14
  SEAT Sport SEAT Córdoba WRC P 7   Didier Auriol   Denis Giraudet All
8   Toni Gardemeister   Paavo Lukander All
17   Harri Rovanperä   Risto Pietiläinen 2, 14
20   Gwyndaf Evans   Howard Davies 14
23   Rui Madeira   Fernando Prata 4
30   Raphael Sperrer   Per Carlsson 9
51   Renaud Verreydt   Jean-François Elst 12
  Peugeot Esso Peugeot 206 WRC M 9   François Delecour   Daniel Grataloup 1–2, 4–8, 10–14
  Gilles Panizzi   Herve Panizzi 3
  Sebastian Lindholm   Jukka Aho 9
10   Gilles Panizzi   Herve Panizzi 1, 5, 11–12
  Marcus Grönholm   Timo Rautiainen 2–4, 6–10, 13–14
16 1, 5, 11–12
18   François Delecour   Daniel Grataloup 9
19   Adruzilo Lopes   Luis Lisboa 3–4
  Gilles Panizzi   Herve Panizzi 13–14
  Škoda Motorsport Škoda Octavia WRC M 11   Armin Schwarz   Manfred Hiemer 1, 3–5, 7, 10, 12, 14
12   Luís Climent   Alex Romani 1, 3–5, 7, 10, 12, 14
  Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai Accent WRC M 14   Kenneth Eriksson   Staffan Parmander 2, 4–9, 11–14
15   Alister McRae   David Senior 2, 4–9, 11–14
23   Michael Guest   David Green 9, 12–13
  Toyota Toyota Corolla WRC M 20   Thomas Rådström   Christina Thörner 2, 4
21   Pasi Hagström   Tero Gardemeister 2, 4, 9
  Pedro Chaves   Sergio Paiva 4
22   Neal Bates   Coral Taylor 13
24   Henrik Lundgaard   Jens-Christian Anker 1, 5, 12
42   Olivier Burri   Christophe Hofmann 1, 12
43   Achim Warmbold   Antony Warmbold 14

Toyota not counted for the 2000 season in the Manufacturers' championship due to their withdrawal from the sport in 1999 to concentrate on F1.

Results and standingsEdit

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
KEN
 
POR
 
ESP
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
CYP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
AUS
 
GBR
 
 Pts 
1   Marcus Grönholm Ret 1 Ret 2 5 2 Ret 1 1 Ret 5 4 1 2 65
2   Richard Burns Ret 5 1 1 2 1 Ret Ret Ret 4 4 Ret 2 1 60
3   Carlos Sainz 2 Ret 4 3 3 Ret 2 3 14 1 3 5 DSQ 4 46
4   Colin McRae Ret 3 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 2 2 Ret 6 Ret Ret 43
5   Tommi Mäkinen 1 2 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret Ret 4 5 Ret 3 DSQ 3 36
6   François Delecour Ret 7 5 7 13 9 Ret 6 3 2 2 3 6 24
7   Gilles Panizzi Ret Ret 6 1 1 Ret 8 21
8   Juha Kankkunen 3 6 2 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret 8 7 Ret 5 20
9   Harri Rovanperä 12 4 3 10 7
10   Petter Solberg 5 Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret DNS Ret 9 Ret Ret 6
11   Kenneth Eriksson 13 Ret 23 8 Ret 5 15 Ret 45 4 Ret 5
12   Didier Auriol Ret 10 3 10 13 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 8 17 8 9 4
13   Toshihiro Arai 6 16 4 Ret 9 13 Ret 4
14   Toni Gardemeister 4 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 6 12 4
15   Freddy Loix 6 8 Ret 6 8 5 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret Ret 4
16   Thomas Rådström 4 Ret 3
17   Bruno Thiry 5 2
18   Armin Schwarz 7 7 8 11 5 Ret 12 13 2
19   Sebastian Lindholm 5 2
20   Tapio Laukkanen Ret 5 Ret 2
21   Abdullah Bakhashab 27 Ret 15 6 28 Ret 44 1
22   Possum Bourne 6 7 1
23   Markko Märtin 9 7 10 Ret 10 6 Ret Ret 7 1
24   Piero Liatti 6 Ret 1
Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
KEN
 
POR
 
ESP
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
CYP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
AUS
 
GBR
 
 Pts 
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)

Manufacturers' championshipEdit

Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
 
SWE
 
KEN
 
POR
 
ESP
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
CYP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
AUS
 
GBR
 
Points
1   Peugeot Esso 9 Ret 6 Ret 4 6 8 5 Ret 4 3 2 2 3 6 111
10 Ret 1 Ret 2 5 2 Ret 1 1 Ret 1 1 1 2
2   Ford Motor Co 5 Ret 3 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 2 2 Ret 5 Ret Ret 91
6 2 Ret 4 3 3 Ret 2 3 8 1 3 4 Ret 4
3   Subaru World Rally Team 3 Ret 4 1 1 2 1 Ret Ret Ret 4 4 Ret 2 1 88
4 3 5 2 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret 5 6 5 6 Ret 5
4   Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart 1 1 2 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret Ret 3 5 Ret 3 Ret 3 43
2 5 7 Ret 5 7 5 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret
5   SEAT Sport 7 Ret 8 3 8 9 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 6 11 6 7 11
8 4 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 5 9
6   Hyundai World Rally Team 14 9 Ret 10 7 Ret 4 9 Ret 12 4 Ret 8
15 10 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 8 10 Ret 8
7   Škoda Motorsport 11 6 5 6 8 4 Ret 8 10 8
12 7 6 9 Ret Ret Ret 9 11
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
 
SWE
 
KEN
 
POR
 
ESP
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
CYP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
AUS
 
GBR
 
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)

EventsEdit

Rally Name Start-End Date Podium Drivers
(Finishing Time)
Podium Cars
  Monte Carlo Rally 21 January–23 January
  1.   Tommi Mäkinen (4h:23m:35.8s)
  2.   Carlos Sainz (4h:25m:00.7s)
  3.   Juha Kankkunen (4h:26m:57.2s)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Subaru Impreza WRC 99
  Swedish Rally 11 February–13 February
  1.   Marcus Grönholm (3h:20m:33.3s)
  2.   Tommi Mäkinen (3h:20m:40.1s)
  3.   Colin McRae (3h:20m:47.0s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  Safari Rally 25 March–27 March
  1.   Richard Burns (8h:33m:13s)
  2.   Juha Kankkunen (8h:37m:50s)
  3.   Didier Auriol (8h:55m:57s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC 99
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC 99
  3. SEAT Córdoba WRC E2
  Rally Portugal 16 March–19 March
  1.   Richard Burns (4h:34m:00.0s)
  2.   Marcus Grönholm (4h:34m:06.5s)
  3.   Carlos Sainz (4h:36m:09.2s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  Rally Catalunya 31 March–2 April
  1.   Colin McRae (4h:07m:13.0s)
  2.   Richard Burns (4h:07m:18.9s)
  3.   Carlos Sainz (4h:07m:24.7s)
  1. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  Rally Argentina 11 May–14 May
  1.   Richard Burns (4h:10m:20.7s)
  2.   Marcus Grönholm (4h:11m:28.1s)
  3.   Tommi Mäkinen (4h:11m:52.3s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
  Acropolis Rally 9 June–11 June
  1.   Colin McRae (4h:56m:54.8s)
  2.   Carlos Sainz (4h:57:17.9s)
  3.   Juha Kankkunen (5h:03m:33.1s)
  1. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  Rally New Zealand 14 July–16 July
  1.   Marcus Grönholm (3h:45m:13.4s)
  2.   Colin McRae (3h:45m:27.9s)
  3.   Carlos Sainz (3h:46m:31.8s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  Rally Finland 18 August–20 August
  1.   Marcus Grönholm (3h:22m:37.1s)
  2.   Colin McRae (3h:23m:43.3s)
  3.   Harri Rovanperä (3h:23m:46.7s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Toyota Corolla WRC
  Cyprus Rally 7 September–10 September
  1.   Carlos Sainz (5h:26m:04.9s)
  2.   Colin McRae (5h:26m:42.2s)
  3.   François Delecour (5h:27m:35.7s)
  1. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  2. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  3. Peugeot 206 WRC
  Tour de Corse 29 September–1 October
  1.   Gilles Panizzi (4h:02m:14.2s)
  2.   François Delecour (4h:02m:47.7s)
  3.   Carlos Sainz (4h:03m:26.8s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Ford Focus RS WRC 00
  Rally Sanremo 20 October–22 October
  1.   Gilles Panizzi (3h:52m:14.2s)
  2.   François Delecour (3h:52m:24.1s)
  3.   Tommi Mäkinen (3h:53m:00.3s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6
  Rally Australia 9 November–12 November
  1.   Marcus Grönholm (3h:43m:57.2s)
  2.   Richard Burns (3h:43m:59.9s)
  3.   François Delecour (3h:45m:30.1s)
  1. Peugeot 206 WRC
  2. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  3. Peugeot 206 WRC
  Rally of Great Britain 23 November–26 November
  1.   Richard Burns (3h:43m:01.9s)
  2.   Marcus Grönholm (3h:44m:07.5s)
  3.   Tommi Mäkinen (3h:44m:16.9s)
  1. Subaru Impreza WRC 00
  2. Peugeot 206 WRC
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6

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