2008 Rallye Deutschland

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The 2008 Rallye Deutschland was the tenth round of the 2008 World Rally Championship season. The event ran from August 15 to August 17 and was won by Sébastien Loeb for the seventh consecutive year.

2008 Rallye Deutschland
27.ADAC Rallye Deutschland
Round 10 of the 2008 World Rally Championship
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Loeb and Elena - 2008 Rallye Deutschland.jpg
Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena celebrating the victory.
Host country Germany
Rally baseTrier
Dates runAugust 15 – 17 2008
Stages19 (352.89 km; 219.28 miles)[1]
Stage surfaceTarmac
Overall distance1,165.09 km (723.95 miles)[1]
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Loeb
Citroën Total World Rally Team
Crews81 at start, 57[1] at finish

The rally marked the first time a driver had won a WRC event seven times in a row, and the second time a driver had won the same event seven times during his career, after Marcus Grönholm's seven wins in the Rally Finland. Loeb's teammate Dani Sordo took second place, eventually starting a series of three double wins for the Citroën Total World Rally Team.

Stobart M-Sport Ford driver François Duval beat factory Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen to the last podium place. Subaru's Petter Solberg and Chris Atkinson took the following positions, and Henning Solberg edged out Urmo Aava to take two points for seventh place. In the Junior World Rally Championship, Sébastien Ogier closed in on the title with his third win of the season.

Gigi Galli retired after crashing heavily on the fifth stage and fracturing his left femur. The recovery was expected to take five months, and he missed the five last rallies of the season.[2]

ResultsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:26:19.7 0.0 10
2.   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Citroën C4 WRC 3:27:07.4 47.7 8
3.   François Duval   Patrick Pivato Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:27:39.7 1:20.0 6
4.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:27:49.8 1:30.1 5
5.   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills Subaru Impreza WRC 2008 3:28:55.0 2:35.3 4
6.   Chris Atkinson   Stéphane Prévot Subaru Impreza WRC 2008 3:31:05.6 4:45.9 3
7.   Henning Solberg   Cato Menkerud Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:31:55.9 5:36.2 2
8.   Urmo Aava   Kuldar Sikk Citroën C4 WRC 3:31:57.5 5:37.8 1

Championship standings after the eventEdit

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos Driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
JOR
 
ITA
 
GRC
 
TUR
 
FIN
 
GER
 
NZL
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
JPN
 
GBR
 
 Pts 
1   Sébastien Loeb 1 Ret. 1 1 10 1 1 3 1 1 76
2   Mikko Hirvonen 2 2 4 5 1 2 3 1 2 4 72
3   Dani Sordo 11 6 17 3 2 5 5 4 4 2 43
4   Chris Atkinson 3 21 2 2 3 6 Ret. 13 3 6 40
5   Jari-Matti Latvala 12 1 3 15 7 3 7 2 39 9 34
6   Petter Solberg 5 4 12 Ret. Ret. 10 2 6 6 5 27
7   Henning Solberg 9 13 5 Ret. 4 7 8 5 5 7 22
8   Gigi Galli 6 3 Ret. 7 8 4 Ret. Ret. Ret. Ret. 17
9   Matthew Wilson 10 Ret. 6 Ret. 5 12 6 7 9 12 12
10   François Duval 4 3 11
11   Federico Villagra 7 6 6 14 13 9 Ret. 8
12   Urmo Aava 18 Ret. 8 4 Ret. 16 8 7
13   Conrad Rautenbach Ret. 16 16 4 26 13 10 8 10 10 6
14   Andreas Mikkelsen 5 Ret. 26 12 11 4
15   Toni Gardemeister Ret. 7 Ret. Ret. Ret. Ret. 9 Ret. 8 10 3
16   Jean-Marie Cuoq 7 2
  Matti Rantanen 7
18   Per-Gunnar Andersson 8 Ret. Ret. 24 Ret. 9 11 Ret. Ret. 15 1
  Juho Hänninen 8 21 13
  Sébastien Ogier 8 11 22 36 19
  Andreas Aigner 31 8 14 11 Ret.
Pos Driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
JOR
 
ITA
 
GRC
 
TUR
 
FIN
 
GER
 
NZL
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
JPN
 
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

Rank Team Event Total
points
MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
JOR
 
ITA
 
GRC
 
TUR
 
FIN
 
GER
 
NZL
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
JPN
 
GBR
 
1   Citroën Total World Rally Team 11 4 10 16 9 14 15 11 15 18 - - - - - 123
2   BP Ford World Rally Team 8 18 11 7 13 14 10 18 9 7 - - - - - 115
3   Subaru World Rally Team 10 6 9 8 6 3 8 3 9 7 - - - - - 69
4   Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team 8 8 3 3 7 5 3 4 4 6 - - - - - 51
5   Munchi's Ford World Rally Team 0 0 6 4 4 2 0 3 0 0 - - - - - 19
6   Suzuki World Rally Team 2 3 0 1 0 1 3 0 2 1 - - - - - 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Rallies - Rallye Deutschland 2008". juwra.com. Retrieved 2008-08-30.
  2. ^ "Injured Galli sidelined for five months". Autosport. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2009.

External linksEdit