2006 Rally New Zealand

The 2006 Propecia Rally New Zealand was the penultimate round of the 2006 World Rally Championship season. It took place between 17–19 November 2006.

2006 Rally New Zealand
36th Propecia Rally New Zealand
Round 15 of the 2006 World Rally Championship
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Rally New Zealand 2006.jpg
Top three drivers celebrating on the podium.
Dates run17 – 19 November 2006
Stages17
Stage surfaceGravel
Results
Overall winnerFinland Marcus Grönholm
United Kingdom BP Ford World Rally Team
Crews43 at start, 37 at finish

ResultsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1   Marcus Grönholm   Timo Rautiainen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:02:30.7 0.0 10
2   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:03:26.7 56.0 8
3   Manfred Stohl   Ilka Minor Peugeot 307 WRC 4:05:10.0 2:39.3 6
4   Xavier Pons   Carlos Del Barrio Citroën Xsara WRC 4:05:26.8 2:56.1 5
5   Dani Sordo   Marc Marti Citroën Xsara WRC 4:05:51.4 3:20.7 4
6   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills Subaru Impreza WRC 06 4:07:27.8 4:57.1 3
7   Luís Pérez Companc   José María Volta Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:13:22.3 10:51.6 2
8   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:18:53.1 16:22.4 1
PWRC
1.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:18:53.1 0.0 10
2.   Richard Mason   Sara Mason-Randall Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:22:50.7 3:57.6 8
3.   Alexander Dorosinskiy   Dmitriy Yeremeyev Subaru Impreza WRX Spec C 4:34:39.9 15:46.8 6
4.   Takuma Kamada   Denis Giraudet Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:35:39.2 16:46.1 5
5.   Mirco Baldacci   Giovanni Agnese Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4:37:45.1 18:52.0 4
6.   Fumio Nutahara   Daniel Barritt Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4:41:37.1 22:44.0 3
7.   Nasser al-Attiyah   Chris Patterson Subaru Impreza WRX Spec C 4:47:41.9 28:48.8 2
8.   Nigel Heath   Steve Lancaster Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4:54:58.3 36:05.2 1

Source:[1]

Special StagesEdit

All dates and times are NZDT (UTC+13).

Day Stage Time Name Length (km) Winner Time Rally leader
1
(17 Nov)
SS1 09:33 Pirongia West 1 20.38   Marcus Grönholm 15:09.7   Marcus Grönholm
SS2 10:31 Te Koraha 1 43.88   Marcus Grönholm 29:44.7
SS3 14:50 Pirongia West 2 20.38   Marcus Grönholm 14:53.6
SS4 15:48 Te Koraha 2 43.88   Marcus Grönholm 29:10.2
SS5 18:00 Mystery Creek Super Special 1 3.14   Marcus Grönholm 2:59.8
2
(18 Nov)
SS6 09:23 Port Waikato 18.18   Marcus Grönholm 10:25.3
SS7 10:01 Klondyke 13.88   Chris Atkinson 11:18.9
SS8 10:34 Wairamarama 31.58   Chris Atkinson 22:23.3
SS9 15:18 Te Akauth South 31.82   Marcus Grönholm 18:37.4
SS10 16:01 Te Akauth North 32.64   Mikko Hirvonen 18:08.2
SS11 19:34 Mystery Creek Super Special 2 3.14   Marcus Grönholm 2:59.5
3
(19 Nov)
SS12 07:38 Maungatawhiri 1 6.69   Marcus Grönholm 3:40.6
SS13 08:06 Te Hutewai 1 11.23   Marcus Grönholm 7:56.2
SS14 08:34 Whaanga Coast 1 29.82   Marcus Grönholm 21:38.1
SS15 12:03 Maungatawhiri 2 6.69   Marcus Grönholm 3:37.5
SS16 12:31 Te Hutewai 2 11.23   Marcus Grönholm
  Xavier Pons
7:57.7
SS17 12:59 Whaanga Coast 2 29.82   Xavier Pons 21:09.7[1]

NotesEdit

  • Seven time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi competed in his first rally since 2002.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Propecia Rally New Zealand 2006". EWRC Results.

External linksEdit


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2006 Rally Australia
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2006 Rally GB
Previous year:
2005 Rally New Zealand
Rally New Zealand Next year:
2007 Rally New Zealand