2006 Rally Japan

The 2006 Rally Japan was the eleventh round of the 2006 World Rally Championship season. It took place between September 1–3, 2006.

2006 Rally Japan
3rd Rally Japan
Round 11 of the 2006 World Rally Championship
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Citroën Xsara WRC05.JPG
Sébastien Loeb during one of the special stages.
Dates runSeptember 1 – 3 2006
Stages27
Stage surfaceGravel
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Loeb
Belgium Kronos Total Citroën WRT
Crews87 at start, 78 at finish

ResultsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën Xsara WRC 3:22:20.4 0.0 10
2   Marcus Grönholm   Timo Rautiainen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:22:26.0 5.6 8
3   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:25:06.9 2:46.5 6
4   Chris Atkinson   Glenn MacNeall Subaru Impreza WRC 06 3:28:28.2 6:07.8 5
5   Manfred Stohl   Ilka Minor Peugeot 307 WRC 3:29:31.1 7:10.7 4
6   Toshi Arai   Tony Sircombe Subaru Impreza WRC 06 3:31:25.5 9:05.1 3
7   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills Subaru Impreza WRC 06 3:34:04.1 11:43.7 2
8   Fumio Nutahara   Daniel Barritt Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3:45:17.8 22:57.4 1
PWRC
1.   Fumio Nutahara   Daniel Barritt Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3:45:17.8 0.0 10
2.   Gabriel Pozzo   Daniel Stillo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3:45:45.2 27.4 8
3.   Marcos Ligato   Ruben Garcia Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3:46:19.0 1:01.2 6
4.   Aki Teiskonen   Miika Teiskonen Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:49:20.4 4:02.6 5
5.   Leszek Kuzaj   Maciej Szczepaniak Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:56:37.7 11:19.9 4
6.   Stefano Marrini   Tiziana Sandroni Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII 4:19:56.1 34:38.3 3
7.   Mirco Baldacci   Giovanni Agnese Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4:24:14.7 38:56.9 2
8.   Takuma Kamada   Denis Giraudet Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:31:12.6 45:54.8 1

Special StagesEdit

All dates and times are JST (UTC+9).

Day Stage Time Name Length (km) Winner Time Rally leader
1
(1 Sep)
SS1 08:03 Pawse Kamuy 1 9.50   Marcus Grönholm 4:38.2   Marcus Grönholm
SS2 08:51 Rikubetsu 1 2.73   Marcus Grönholm 2:12.1
SS3 09:27 Kanna 1 13.85   Sébastien Loeb 8:06.3
SS4 09:50 Puray 1 34.95   Marcus Grönholm 19:45.3
SS5 14:23 Pawse Kamuy 2 36.38   Marcus Grönholm 4:32.9
SS6 15:11 Rikubetsu 2 2.73   Marcus Grönholm 2:07.9
SS7 15:47 Kanna 2 13.85   Sébastien Loeb 7:52.2
SS8 16:10 Puray 2 34.95   Marcus Grönholm 19:06.7
SS9 18:45 Obihiro 1 1.29   Sébastien Loeb 1:14.2
SS10 18:55 Obihiro 2 1.29   Sébastien Loeb 1:15.0
2
(2 Sep)
SS11 07:26 Emina 8.18   Marcus Grönholm 5:42.1
SS12 08:28 Rikubetsu 3 2.73   Marcus Grönholm 2:07.4
SS13 08:53 Niueo 1 20.75   Sébastien Loeb 12:10.6
SS14 09:25 Sipirkakim 1 22.43   Sébastien Loeb 12:17.0   Sébastien Loeb
SS15 10:35 Menan 16.25   Sébastien Loeb 10:17.3
SS16 14:48 Rikubetsu 4 2.73   Marcus Grönholm 2:04.2
SS17 15:13 Niueo 2 20.75   Sébastien Loeb 11:35.9
SS18 15:45 Sipirkakim 2 22.43   Marcus Grönholm 12:09.0
SS19 16:55 Menan Short 9.17   Marcus Grönholm 5:33.5
SS20 18:45 Obihiro 3 1.29   Sébastien Loeb 1:13.1
SS21 18:55 Obihiro 4 1.29   Sébastien Loeb 1:12.6
3
(3 Sep)
SS22 07:19 Rera Kamuy 8.76   Marcus Grönholm 5:07.2
SS23 07:44 Panke Nikorpet 1 17.40   Sébastien Loeb 9:36.8
SS24 08:20 Penke 1 24.87   Marcus Grönholm 14:44.3
SS25 11:43 Panke Nikorpet 2 17.40   Marcus Grönholm 9:13.4
SS26 12:19 Penke 2 24.87   Marcus Grönholm 14:21.5
SS27 14:09 Obihiro 5 1.29   Mikko Hirvonen 1:11.0

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