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2004 World Rally Championship
World Drivers' Champion:
Sébastien Loeb
World Manufacturers' Champion:
Citroën
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The 2004 World Rally Championship was the 32nd season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 16 rallies. The drivers' world championship was won by Sébastien Loeb in a Citroën Xsara WRC, ahead of Petter Solberg and Markko Märtin. The manufacturers' title was won by Citroën, ahead of Ford and Subaru.

The video game WRC 4: The Official Game of the FIA World Rally Championship was based on this season.

Contents

CalendarEdit

Round Dates Rally
1 23–25 January   Monte Carlo Rally
2 6–8 February   Swedish Rally
3 12–14 March   Rally Mexico
4 15–18 April   Rally New Zealand
5 13–16 May   Cyprus Rally
6 3–6 June   Acropolis Rally
7 24–27 June   Rally of Turkey
8 15–18 July   Rally Argentina
9 6–8 August   Rally Finland
10 20–22 August   Rallye Deutschland
11 3–5 September   Rally Japan
12 16–19 September   Wales Rally GB
13 30 September-3 October   Rally d'Italia Sardegna
14 15–17 October   Tour de Corse
15 29–31 October   Rally Catalunya
16 11–14 November   Rally Australia

Teams and driversEdit

Manufacturer teams
Team Constructor Car Tyre No Drivers Co-drivers Rounds
  555 Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRC2003/4 P 1   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills All
2   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen All
  Citroën Total Citroën Xsara WRC M 3   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena All
4   Carlos Sainz   Marc Martí All
  Marlboro Peugeot Total Peugeot 307 WRC M 5   Marcus Grönholm   Timo Rautiainen All
6   Freddy Loix   Sven Smeets 1–2, 15
  Harri Rovanperä   Risto Pietiläinen 3–9, 11–13, 16
  Cédric Robert   Gérald Bedon 10, 14
9   Freddy Loix   Sven Smeets 10, 14
14   Sebastian Lindholm   Tomi Tuominen 9
15   Daniel Carlsson   Mattias Andersson 12
  Ford Motor Co Ford Focus RS WRC 03/04 M 7   Markko Märtin   Michael Park All
8   François Duval   Stéphane Prévot 1, 3–8, 10, 12-16
  Philippe Droeven 11
  Janne Tuohino   Jukka Aho 2, 9
11   Antony Warmbold   Gemma Price All
15   François Duval   Stéphane Prévot 2, 9
  Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports Mitsubishi Lancer WRC04 M 9   Gilles Panizzi   Hervé Panizzi 1–10, 15
10   Gianluigi Galli   Guido d'Amore 1, 3, 7
  Kristian Sohlberg   Kaj Lindström 2, 4–5, 8–9
  Daniel Solà   Xavier Amigò 6, 10, 15
14   Gianluigi Galli   Guido d'Amore 15
  Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia WRC M 11   Armin Schwarz   Manfred Hiemer 6, 9–10, 12–15
12   Toni Gardemeister   Paavo Lukander 6, 9–10, 12–15
15   Jan Kopecký   Filip Schovánek 15
17   Roman Kresta   Jan Tománek 10
18   Jani Paasonen   Jani Vainikka 9, 12
Major entries not registered as manufacturers
Team Constructor Car Drivers Co-drivers Rounds
  Bozian Racing Peugeot 206 WRC   Nicolas Vouilloz   David Fiorini 1
  Denis Giraudet 6, 10, 12–15
  Miguel Campos   Nuno Rodrigues da Silva 1, 5
  Henning Solberg   Cato Menkerud 2, 4–5, 7, 9, 12, 13
  Daniel Carlsson   Mattias Andersson 2, 4, 6–7, 9–10, 14
  Luís Pérez Companc   Jose Maria Volta 3, 5, 8, 13
  Manfred Stohl   Manfred Stohl   Ilka Minor 6, 12
  Equipe de France FFSA   Alexandre Bengué   Caroline Escudero 10, 14
Subaru Impreza WRC   Stéphane Sarrazin   Patrick Pivato 10, 14–15
  Alistair Ginley   Alistair Ginley   Rory Kennedy 5–7, 9–10, 12
  Andrea Navarra   Andrea Navarra   Simona Fedeli 13
  Jozef Béreš Hyundai Accent WRC   Jozef Béreš   Petr Starý 1–2, 6
  Jussi Välimäki   Jussi Välimäki   Jakke Honkanen 1, 3, 5–6
Ford Focus RS WRC 10
  Roman Kresta Hyundai Accent WRC   Roman Kresta   Jan Tománek 1
Ford Focus RS WRC 6
  Citroën Kronos Racing Team Citroën Xsara WRC   Juuso Pykälistö   Mika Ovaskainen 9, 13
  M-Sport Ford Focus RS WRC   Jari Viita   Timo Hantunen 2, 4, 9
  Mark Higgins   Michael Gibson 12
  Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin 12
  Supset Ford Focus RS WRC   Janne Tuohino   Jukka Aho 5–7

JWRC entriesEdit

No Entrant Drivers Co-driver Car Rounds
31   Suzuki Sport   Mirco Baldacci   Giovanni Bernacchini Suzuki Ignis S1600 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
32   Urmo Aava   Kuldar Sikk 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
33   Guy Wilks   Phil Pugh 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
35   Kosti Katajamäki   Timo Alanne 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
43   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila 9, 12–13, 15
45   Per-Gunnar Andersson   Jonas Andersson 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
34   Sab Motorsport   Alessandro Broccoli   Giovanni Agnese Fiat Punto S1600 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
36   McRae Motorsport   Kris Meeke   Chris Patterson Opel Corsa S1600 1, 6–7, 9
  David Senior 12–13
Citroën C2 S1600 15
37   Autorel Sport   Luca Cecchettini   Nicola Arena Renault Clio S1600 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13
38   Astra Racing   Abdo Feghali   Joseph Matar Ford Puma S1600 1
Ford Fiesta S1600 6–7
43   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Puma S1600 1
Ford Fiesta S1600 6–7
39   Renault Sport   Nicolas Bernardi   Denis Giraudet Renault Clio S1600 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
51   Larry Cols   Filip Goddé 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
40   Citroën Total   Guerlain Chicherit   Michel Perin Citroën Saxo S1600 1
  Mattiheu Baumel 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
41   Risbridger Motorsport   Natalie Barratt   Carl Williamson MG ZR S1600 1
Renault Clio S1600 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
42   Power Car Team   Mathieu Biasion   Eric Domenech Renault Clio S1600 9, 12–13
  H.F. Grifone SRL Fiat Punto S1600 6–7
  Philippe Coquard 1
44   Alan Scorcioni   Massimo Daddoveri 1, 6–7, 9
  Silvio Stefanelli 12
  Fulvio Florean 13, 15
47   Luca Tabaton   Gisella Rovegno 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15
46   RACC Motor Sport   Xavier Pons   Oriol Julià Pascual Fiat Punto S1600 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13
Renault Clio S1600 15
48   Birkbeck Rallysport   Conrad Rautenbach   Peter Marsh Ford Puma S1600 1
  Timothy Sturla Opel Corsa S1600 6–7
  Mark Jones 9, 12
Suzuki Ignis S1600 13
Citroën Saxo S1600 15
49   Meteco Corse   Luca Betti   Michele Rosso Peugeot 206 S1600 1, 7
  Paolo del Grande 6, 9
  Michele Rosso Fiat Punto S1600 12–13
  Paolo del Grande 15
50   Prospeed Motorsport   Oliver Marshall   Craig Parry Renault Clio S1600 1, 6–7, 9, 12–13, 15

PWRC entriesEdit

No Entrant Drivers Co-driver Car Rounds
31   Subaru Team Arai   Toshihiro Arai   Tony Sircombe Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2–4, 8, 10, 16
32   Petronas EON Racing Team   Karamjit Singh   Allen Oh Proton Pert 2–4, 8, 10, 16
33   Ralliart Italy   Daniel Solá   Xavier Amigò Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 2–4, 8, 14, 16
43   Gianluigi Galli   Guido D'Amore 2, 4, 8, 10, 14, 16
34   Syms   Niall McShea   Gordon Noble Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3–4
  Michael Orr 8, 10, 14, 16
35   Top Run SRL   Marcos Ligato   Rubén Garcia Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2–3, 8, 14, 16
  Jorge Del Buono 4
42   Mark Higgins   Michael Gibson 2–4, 8, 14, 16
45   Fabio Frisiero   Giovanni Agnese 2–4, 8, 14, 16
36   Triviño Racing   Ricardo Triviño   Jordi Barradés Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 2–3, 8, 10, 14
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII 4
37   Millbrooks World Rally Team   Joakim Roman   Ragnar Spjuth Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2–4, 10, 14, 16
38   Racing Team Bulgartabac   Georgi Geradzhiev   Nikola Popov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 2, 4, 8, 10, 14, 16
39   R.E.D World Rally Team   Alister McRae   David Senior Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2–4, 10, 14, 16
40   OMV World Rally Team   Manfred Stohl   Ilka Minor Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 2–4, 8, 10, 16
41   Jani Paasonen   Sirkka Rautiainen 2–4, 8, 10, 16
50   Sebastian Vollak   Michael Kölbach Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 2, 4, 8, 10, 14, 16
44   Autotek Motorsport   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Steve Lancaster Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2–3
  Chris Patterson 4, 8, 14, 16
46   Kuchar Team Poland   Tomasz Kuchar   Maciek Wodniak Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 2–4, 10, 14, 16
47   Ralliart Spain   Xavier Pons   Oriol Julià Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 2–4, 8, 10, 14, 16
49   Sergio Fombona   Guifré Pujol 2–4, 8, 10, 14
48   Advan-Piaa Rally Team   Fumio Nutahara   Satoshi Hayashi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII 3–4, 8, 10, 14, 16

Results and standingsEdit

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
NZL
 
CYP
 
GRE
 
TUR
 
ARG
 
FIN
 
GER
 
JPN
 
GBR
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
AUS
 
 Pts 
1   Sébastien Loeb 1 1 Ret 4 1 2 1 2 4 1 2 2 2 2 Ret 1 118
2   Petter Solberg 7 3 4 1 4 1 3 Ret Ret Ret 1 1 1 5 5 Ret 82
3   Markko Märtin 2 7 1 3 2 Ret 24 Ret 2 4 3 3 Ret 1 1 Ret 79
4   Carlos Sainz Ret 5 3 6 3 19 4 1 3 3 5 4 3 3 3 WD 73
5   Marcus Grönholm 4 2 6 2 DSQ Ret 2 Ret 1 Ret 4 Ret 7 4 2 Ret 62
6   François Duval 3 Ret 2 18 Ret 4 5 3 7 2 Ret 5 5 Ret Ret 3 53
7   Mikko Hirvonen Ret 9 5 7 5 Ret 6 4 Ret 8 7 7 Ret 10 8 4 29
8   Harri Rovanperä 10 5 DSQ 3 Ret 5 Ret 6 6 Ret 2 28
9   Janne Tuohino 4 6 7 7 5 Ret 16
10   Freddy Loix 5 Ret 6 7 Ret 9
11   Stéphane Sarrazin 9 6 4 8
12   Daniel Carlsson 8 8 5 Ret 9 Ret Ret 11 6
13   Gilles Panizzi 6 Ret 8 Ret Ret 10 Ret 7 11 Ret 12 6
14   Andrea Navarra 4 5
15   Gianluigi Galli Ret 24 Ret Ret 10 Ret 14 Ret 6 Ret 7 Ret 5
16   Chris Atkinson Ret 33 12 5 4
17   Cédric Robert 5 Ret 4
18   Manfred Stohl Ret Ret 10 6 12 32 8 Ret 4
19   Henning Solberg 6 Ret Ret Ret 10 11 Ret 3
20   Jani Paasonen 16 Ret 14 10 6 20 Ret Ret 3
21   Daniel Solà 20 11 Ret Ret DSQ Ret Ret 6 Ret 3
22   Xavier Pons Ret 46 16 16 16 Ret Ret 28 15 24 Ret 12 Ret 6 3
23   Luís Pérez Companc Ret Ret 6 Ret 3
24   Toni Gardemeister Ret 8 7 22 Ret 9 9 3
25   Antony Warmbold Ret 15 9 19 Ret 9 8 9 Ret 13 8 10 8 20 13 14 3
26   Alistair Ginley 7 11 Ret 15 Ret 12 2
27   Jussi Välimäki 11 7 Ret Ret 26 14 2
28   Cody Crocker 11 14 7 2
29   Armin Schwarz Ret 12 11 Ret Ret 8 11 1
30   Toshi Arai 26 13 15 Ret 18 9 8 1
31   Olivier Burri 8 1
32   Miguel Campos Ret 8 1
33   Aris Vovos 8 1
34   Gabriel Pozzo 8 1
Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
NZL
 
CYP
 
GRE
 
TUR
 
ARG
 
FIN
 
GER
 
JPN
 
GBR
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
AUS
 
 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
 
MEX
 
NZL
 
CYP
 
GRE
 
TUR
 
ARG
 
FIN
 
GER
 
JPN
 
GBR
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
AUS
 
Points
1   Citroën 3 1 1 Ret 4 1 2 1 2 4 1 2 2 2 2 Ret 1 194
4 Ret 5 3 6 3 6 4 1 3 3 5 4 3 3 3 WD
2   Ford 7 2 6 1 3 2 Ret 8 Ret 2 4 3 3 Ret 1 1 Ret 143
8 3 4 2 8 Ret 4 5 3 5 2 Ret 5 4 Ret Ret 3
3   Subaru 1 7 3 4 1 4 1 3 Ret Ret Ret 1 1 1 5 4 Ret 122
2 Ret 7 5 7 5 Ret 6 4 Ret 6 7 7 Ret 6 5 4
4   Peugeot 5 4 2 6 2 DSQ Ret 2 Ret 1 Ret 4 Ret 5 4 2 Ret 101
6 5 Ret 8 5 DSQ 3 Ret 5 Ret 5 6 6 Ret Ret Ret 2
5   Mitsubishi 9 6 Ret 7 Ret Ret 5 Ret 6 6 Ret 17
10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
NZL
 
CYP
 
GRE
 
TUR
 
ARG
 
FIN
 
GER
 
JPN
 
GBR
 
ITA
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
AUS
 
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)

JWRC Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver MON
 
GRE
 
TUR
 
FIN
 
GBR
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
 Pts 
1   Per-Gunnar Andersson 8 Ret 1 1 Ret 1 2 39
2   Nicolas Bernardi 1 2 Ret 3 Ret 6 1 37
3   Guy Wilks Ret 1 3 Ret 1 2 Ret 34
4   Kosti Katajamäki Ret Ret 2 2 3 4 5 31
5   Mirco Baldacci 6 Ret 6 4 Ret 3 3 23
6   Larry Cols 5 4 Ret 6 Ret 5 4 21
7   Kris Meeke 3 Ret Ret Ret 2 7 6 19
8   Urmo Aava 2 Ret 5 5 Ret Ret Ret 16
9   Xavi Pons Ret 3 Ret 7 5 Ret Ret 12
10   Alessandro Broccoli 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 8 7
11   Oliver Marshall Ret 5 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5
12   Guerlain Chicherit Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5
13   Jari-Matti Latvala Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 9 5
14   Alan Scorcioni Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 10 7 4
15   Luca Cecchettini 7 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 3
16   Luca Betti Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 10 3
17   Conrad Rautenbach Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 11 2
18   Luca Tabaton Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 1
-   Mathieu Biasion 9 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret -
-   Natalie Barratt Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 9 Ret -
-   Abdo Feghali Ret -
Pos. Driver MON
 
GRE
 
TUR
 
FIN
 
GBR
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
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)

EventsEdit

Colour Rally Surface
Gold Gravel
Silver Tarmac
Blue Snow/Ice
Bronze Mixed Surface
Round Rally name Podium finishers Statistics
Rank Driver Car Time Stages Length Starters Finishers
1   Monte Carlo Rally
(23–25 January) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:12:03.0 15 389.12 km 43 20
2   Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 03 4:13:15.6
3   François Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 03 4:13:22.6
2   Swedish Rally
(6–8 February) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:26:17.7 19 394.80 km 70 49
2   Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 307 WRC 3:27:04.1
3   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2003 3:27:39.2
3   Rally Mexico
(12–14 March) — Results and report
1   Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 03 4:06:46.2 15 394.43 km 54 26
2   François Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 03 4:07:28.7
3   Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 4:08:07.1
4   Rally New Zealand
(15–18 April) — Results and report
1   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 4:02:29.5 23 395.50 km 58 35
2   Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 307 WRC 4:02:35.4
3   Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 4:02:55.1
5   Cyprus Rally
(14–16 May) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:58:44.5 18 326.68 km 37 21
2   Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 4:59:38.5
3   Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 4:59:53.6
6   Acropolis Rally
(3–6 June) — Results and report
1   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 4:39:06.2 22 377.13 km 72 33
2   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:39:24.6
3   Harri Rovanperä Peugeot 307 WRC 4:39:34.5
7   Rally of Turkey
(24–27 June) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:48:26.8 17 383.33 km 63 32
2   Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 307 WRC 4:48:53.0
3   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 4:49:03.5
8   Rally Argentina
(15–18 July) — Results and report
1   Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 4:23:11.1 26 376.65 km 69 29
2   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:24:43.5
3   François Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 04 4:27:34.5
9   Rally Finland
(6–8 August) — Results and report
1   Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 307 WRC 3:07:16.1 22 382.17 km 68 34
2   Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 3:07:50.8
3   Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 3:09:00.6
10   Rallye Deutschland
(20–22 August) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:01:57.4 24 411.06 km 69 41
2   François Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 04 4:02:26.5
3   Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 4:03:06.9
11   Rally Japan
(3–5 September) — Results and report
1   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 3:43:50.6 27 386.68 km 83 53
2   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:45:03.9
3   Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 3:45:33.9
12   Wales Rally GB
(16–19 September) — Results and report
1   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 3:42:39.5 19 394.03 km 83 42
2   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:42:45.8
3   Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 3:45:33.2
13   Rally d'Italia Sardegna
(1–3 October) — Results and report
1   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 4:43:47.9 19 383.23 km 67 29
2   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:45:55.8
3   Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 4:47:08.8
14   Tour de Corse
(15–17 October) — Results and report
1   Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 4:11:51.4 12 387.80 km 53 35
2   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:13:53.4
3   Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 4:14:46.7
15   Rally Catalunya
(29–31 October) — Results and report
1   Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 3:40:43.8 20 384.08 km 52 36
2   Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 307 WRC 3:41:07.0
3   Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 3:41:21.5
16   Rally Australia
(11–14 November) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:39:46.8 25 388.25 km 62 29
2   Harri Rovanperä Peugeot 307 WRC 3:41:41.9
3   François Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 04 3:43:27.0

External linksEdit