2008 Tour de Corse

The 2008 Tour de Corse was the thirteenth round of the 2008 World Rally Championship season. The event was won by Citroën driver Sébastien Loeb for the fourth year in succession. It was his tenth victory of the season and gave him a fourteen-point lead in the drivers table with just two rallies left in the season. Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen finished in second place after team orders issued by the Ford team forced François Duval and Jari-Matti Latvala to drop behind him, in order to improve his championship hopes.

2008 Tour de Corse
52ème Tour de Corse - Rallye de France
Round 13 of the 2008 World Rally Championship
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Rally baseAjaccio
Dates runOctober 10 – 12 2008
Stages16 (359.02 km; 223.08 miles)[1]
Stage surfaceTarmac
Overall distance1,094.28 km (679.95 miles)[1]
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Loeb
Citroën Total World Rally Team
Crews71 at start, 54[1] at finish

ResultsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:42:58.0 0.0 10
2.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:46:22.7 3:24.7 8
3.   François Duval   Patrick Pivato Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:46:29.6 3:31.6 6
4.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:46:35.5 3:37.5 5
5.   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills Subaru Impreza WRC2008 3:48:33.4 5:35.4 4
6.   Chris Atkinson   Stéphane Prévot Subaru Impreza WRC2008 3:49:08.4 6:10.4 3
7.   Urmo Aava   Kuldar Sikk Citroën C4 WRC 3:50:23.2 7:25.2 2
8.   Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:52:00.2 9:02.2 1
JWRC
1. (19.)   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Citroën C2 S1600 4:04:43.9 0.0 10
2. (20.)   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Citroën C2 S1600 4:05:01.6 17.7 8
3. (21.)   Pierre Campana   Samuel Teissier Renault Clio R3 4:05:37.2 53.3 6

Special StagesEdit

All dates and times are CEST (UTC+2).

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Rally leader
1
(10 October)
SS1 9:18 Acqua Doria-Serra di Ferro 1 15.92 km   Sébastien Loeb 9:27.4   Sébastien Loeb
SS2 10:11 Portigliolo-Bocca Albitrina 1 16.62 km   Sébastien Loeb 9:21.9
SS3 11:09 Arbellara-Aullene 1 27.42 km   Sébastien Loeb 15:51.4
SS4 14:37 Acqua Doria-Serra di Ferro 2 15.92 km   Sébastien Loeb 9:32.2
SS5 15:30 Portigliolo-Bocca Albitrina 2 16.62 km   Sébastien Loeb 9:22.5
SS6 16:28 Arbellara-Aullene 2 27.42 km   Sébastien Loeb 15:48.9
2
(11 October)
SS7 8:48 Carbuccia-Scalella 1 21.88 km   Sébastien Loeb 14:26.3
SS8 10:21 Calcatoggio Du Liamone 1 24.95 km   Sébastien Loeb 17:09.2
SS9 11:19 Appricciani-Coggia 1 14:37 km   Sébastien Loeb 9:23.9
SS10 14:02 Carbuccia-Scalella 2 21.88 km   Sébastien Loeb 14:33.6
SS11 15:35 Calcatoggio Du Liamone 2 24.95 km   Sébastien Loeb 17:08.0
SS12 16:33 Appricciani-Coggia 2 14.37 km   François Duval 9:21.3
3
(12 October)
SS13 8:43 Agosta-Pont De Calzola 1 31.81 km   Sébastien Loeb 19:10.2
SS14 9:36 Pietra Rossa-Verghia 1 26.32 km   Sébastien Loeb 16:25.6
SS15 12:14 Agosta-Pont De Calzola 2 31.81 km   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Sébastien Loeb
19:22.0
SS16 13:07 Pietra Rossa-Verghia 2 26.32 km   Mikko Hirvonen 16:27.4

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 1 1 1 106
2   Mikko Hirvonen 2 2 4 5 1 2 3 1 2 4 3 3 2 92
3   Dani Sordo 11 6 17 3 2 5 5 4 4 2 2 2 Ret 59
4   Chris Atkinson 3 21 2 2 3 6 Ret 13 3 6 Ret 7 6 45
5   Jari-Matti Latvala 12 1 3 15 7 3 7 2 39 9 Ret 6 4 42
6   Petter Solberg 5 4 12 Ret Ret 10 2 6 6 5 4 5 5 40
7   François Duval 4 3 Ret 4 3 22
8   Henning Solberg 9 13 5 Ret 4 7 8 5 5 7 9 11 15 22
9   Gigi Galli 6 3 Ret 7 8 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Inj Inj Inj 17
10   Urmo Aava 18 Ret 8 4 Ret 16 8 5 35 7 13
11   Matthew Wilson 10 Ret 6 Ret 5 12 6 7 9 12 17 9 8
12   Federico Villagra 7 6 6 14 13 9 Ret 8 12 9
13   Conrad Rautenbach Ret 16 16 4 26 13 10 8 10 10 Ret Ret 14 6
14   Andreas Mikkelsen 5 Ret 19 12 11 8 11 5
15   Toni Gardemeister Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 8 10 7 13 13
16   Per-Gunnar Andersson 8 Ret Ret 24 Ret 9 11 Ret Ret 15 6 32 17 4
17   Jean-Marie Cuoq 7 2
  Matti Rantanen 7
19   Juho Hänninen 8 21 13 14 29 24 1
  Sébastien Ogier 8 11 22 36 19 Ret 20
  Andreas Aigner 31 8 14 11 Ret 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 18 18 10 - - 169
2   BP Ford World Rally Team 8 18 11 7 13 14 10 18 9 7 6 11 14 - - 146
3   Subaru World Rally Team 10 6 9 8 6 3 8 3 9 7 5 6 7 - - 87
4   Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team 8 8 3 3 7 5 3 4 4 6 0 4 7 - - 62
5   Munchi's Ford World Rally Team 0 0 6 4 4 2 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 - - 22
6   Suzuki World Rally Team 2 3 0 1 0 1 3 0 2 1 7 0 1 - - 21

Junior championshipEdit

Pos Driver MEX
 
JOR
 
ITA
 
FIN
 
GER
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
 Pts 
1   Sébastien Ogier 1 1 5 1 Ret 2 42
2   Aaron Burkart 4 3 4 2 3 5 34
3   Martin Prokop 7 10 1 Ret 1 1 32
4   Shaun Gallagher 6 2 4 5 4 4 30
5   Michał Kościuszko 3 Ret 1 3 9 Ret 22
6   Alessandro Bettega Ret 2 Ret 3 2 Ret
7   Patrik Sandell 5 Ret 7 2 5 6
8   Jaan Mölder 2 Ret 9 Ret 6 11 11
9   Stefano Albertini 5 6 13 10 7 9 9
10   Gilles Schammel 3 12 7 Ret Ret 10 8
11   Simone Bertolotti 6 Ret 10 5 8 Ret
12   Florian Niegel 4 Ret 9 8 10 7
13   Kevin Abbring Ret Ret 6 6 11 8 7
14   Pierre Campana 3 6
15   Pierre Marché 4 5
16   Andrea Cortinovis 7 11 DNS 7 DNS DNS 4
17   Hans Weijs, Jr. Ret 8 8 Ret Ret 12 2
18   Francesco Fanari 8 9 13 12 9 Ret 1
19   Miloš Komljenović Ret 8 Ret 11
Pos Driver MEX
 
JOR
 
ITA
 
FIN
 
GER
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
Pts

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Rallies - Rallye de France 2008". juwra.com. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-21.

External linksEdit