2006 Cyprus Rally

The 2006 Cyprus Rally was the twelfth round of the 2006 World Rally Championship season. It took place between September 22-24, 2006. It was the last event of the season in which winner Sébastien Loeb competed, despite this he still became 2006 Champion when his points total became unassailable at the 2006 Rally Australia.

2006 Cyprus Rally
34th Cyprus Rally
Round 12 of the 2006 World Rally Championship
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Chris Atkinson - 2006 Cyprus Rally 2.jpg
Chris Atkinson at the closing ceremony.
Dates runSeptember 22 – 24 2006
Stages22
Stage surfaceGravel
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Loeb
Belgium Kronos Total Citroën WRT
Crews40 at start, 27 at finish

ResultsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën Xsara WRC 4:40:50.4 0.0 10
2   Marcus Grönholm   Timo Rautiainen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:41:11.6 21.2 8
3   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:46:06.5 5:16.1 6
4   Manfred Stohl   Ilka Minor Peugeot 307 WRC 4:47:30.8 6:39.7 5
5   Toni Gardemeister   Jakke Honkanen Citroën Xsara WRC 4:49:30.8 8:40.4 4
6   Henning Solberg   Cato Menkerud Peugeot 307 WRC 4:55:30.4 14:40.0 3
7   Xavier Pons   Carlos Del Barrio Citroën Xsara WRC 4:55:37.1 14:46.7 2
8   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills Subaru Impreza WRC 06 4:56:11.9 15:21.5 1
PWRC
1.   Fumio Nutahara   Daniel Barritt Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 5:10:43.3 0.0 10
2.   Aki Teiskonen   Miika Teiskonen Subaru Impreza WRX STi 5:15:00.8 4:17.5 8
3.   Khalid al-Qassimi   Nicky Beech Subaru Impreza WRX STi 5:16:42.5 5:59.2 6
4.   Simone Campedelli   Danilo Fappani Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 5:22:14.4 11:31.1 5
5.   Nasser al-Attiyah   Chris Patterson Subaru Impreza WRX Spec C 5:34:48.3 24:05.0 4
6.   Toshi Arai   Tony Sircombe Subaru Impreza WRX STi 5:43:47.9 33:04.6 3

Special StagesEdit

All dates and times are EEST (UTC+3).

Day Stage Time Name Length (km) Winner Time Rally leader
1
(22 Sep)
SS1 09:43 Xyliatos 1 8.90   Marcus Grönholm 7:43.3   Marcus Grönholm
SS2 10:04 Kaspouras 1 10.17   Marcus Grönholm 9:14.1
SS3 10:37 Asinou 1 25.61   Marcus Grönholm 26:52.4
SS4 12:05 Kato Amiantos 1 11.86   Petter Solberg 9:33.4
SS5 15:03 Xyliatos 2 8.90   Marcus Grönholm 7:26.5
SS6 15:24 Kaspouras 2 10.17   Sébastien Loeb 8:56.4
SS7 15:57 Asinou 2 25.61   Sébastien Loeb 26:07.1
SS8 17:25 Kato Amiantos 2 11.86   Sébastien Loeb 9:26.8
2
(23 Sep)
SS9 08:38 Kellaki 1 9.48   Marcus Grönholm 8:01.4
SS10 09:16 Akrounta 1 7.98   Marcus Grönholm 7:44.9
SS11 10:34 Foini 1 30.32   Sébastien Loeb 26:20.8
SS12 11:32 Galatareia 1 13.32   Sébastien Loeb 8:17.8
SS13 14:25 Kellaki 2 9.48   Sébastien Loeb 8:01.7
SS14 15:03 Akrounta 2 7.98   Sébastien Loeb 7:35.4   Sébastien Loeb
SS15 16:21 Foini 2 30.32   Sébastien Loeb 25:56.1
SS16 17:19 Galatareia 2 13.32   Sébastien Loeb 8:09.7
3
(24 Sep)
SS17 08:54 Vavatsinia 1 25.23   Sébastien Loeb 22:24.1
SS18 09:52 Machairas 1 12.93   Marcus Grönholm 10:56.6
SS19 10:35 Lageia 8.98   Marcus Grönholm 7:21.6
SS20 12:35 Down Town 3.40 Stage Cancelled
SS21 14:03 Vavatsinia 2 25.23   Sébastien Loeb 23:19.8
SS22 14:56 Machairas 2 12.93   Marcus Grönholm 10:48.8

External linksEdit


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2006 Rally of Turkey
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2005 Cyprus Rally
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