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2008 World Rally Championship
World Drivers' Champion:
Sébastien Loeb
World Manufacturers' Champion:
Citroën
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The 2008 World Rally Championship was the 36th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of 15 rallies and began on 24 January, with the 2008 Monte Carlo Rally. Frenchman Sébastien Loeb successfully retained the Drivers' World Championship, his and co-driver Daniel Elena's record-breaking fifth consecutive title, all of them attained driving Citroëns. In addition, Citroën secured their fourth Manufacturers' title, and their first since 2005, from 2006 and 2007 victors, Ford.

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Rule changesEdit

 
The banning of tyre mousse made punctures much more common (pictured Jaan Molder with a rear wheel puncture in Italy).

The running order for the first day is governed by championship position, with the championship leader running first on the road. For every other day of a rally, the order is decided by the previous end of day classification (with the leader on classification running first). The term 'leg' has been replaced by 'day' in order to sound more understandable. Extra 10-minute service prior to the finish podium has been added, intended to allow the service park to remain an attraction until the end of the event.[1]

With the switch to Pirelli tyres, tyre mousse (along with all anti-deflation devices) has been banned, and fewer compounds are available. Also the teams aren't allowed to modify tyres by themselves (e.g. by making additional cuts) anymore.[2][3] At the first event of the season, the available tires were the soft slick DS tire (Pirelli PZero[4]), the WX snow tire without studs, and the WX snow tire with studs (both variants of Pirelli Sottozero[4]).[5] The same snow tyres were used in Sweden as well. Later on loose surface tyres were introduced: Pirelli Scorpion, available in two variants – hard compound for abrasive surfaces, such as roads in Mexico or Greece, and soft one, for more muddy stages as seen on Welsh event.[4] Tire walls have been strengthened in order to endure long, rough gravel stages often full of sharp rocks. The tread on Scorpions is asymmetric and directional, as it has proven more efficient during the tests.[4]

CalendarEdit

 
Jean-Marie Cuoq and Jari-Matti Latvala on a transport section of the 2008 edition of the Monte Carlo Rally.

The 2008 season included 15 rallies, which was one less than the 2007 season. Rally Norway, Rally Portugal and Rally Ireland were dropped from the calendar for 2008. Rally of Turkey returned to the schedule, and Jordan Rally was part of the calendar for the first time. Rally Australia was planned to make a return after being absent in 2007, but the organizers submitted a request to the FIA to delay the event's return to the schedule until 2009.[6]

The events also part of the Production World Rally Championship were Sweden, Argentina, Greece, Turkey, Finland, New Zealand, Japan and GB.[7] The seven rallies also on the Junior World Rally Championship schedule were Mexico, Jordan, Italy, Finland, Germany, Spain and France.[8]

Round Dates Rally
1 24–27 January  /  Monte Carlo Rally
2 8–10 February   Swedish Rally
3 28 February-2 March   Rally Mexico
4 27–30 March   Rally Argentina
5 24–27 April   Jordan Rally
6 16–18 May   Rally d'Italia Sardegna
7 29 May-1 June   Acropolis Rally
8 13–15 June   Rally of Turkey
9 31 July-3 August   Rally Finland
10 15–17 August   Rallye Deutschland
11 28–31 August   Rally New Zealand
12 2–5 October   Rally Catalunya
13 10–12 October   Tour de Corse
14 31 October-2 November   Rally Japan
15 5–7 December   Wales Rally GB

Teams and driversEdit

In 2008 two categories are valid to compete for the Manufacturer's championship:

Manufacturer (M)

  • must take part in all the rallies of the Championship with two cars of the same make
  • must enter only cars corresponding to the latest homologated version of a World Rally Car in conformity with the 2008 Appendix J
  • must inform the FIA of the name of the first driver entered for the season at the time of registration for the Championship. No change of the first driver is authorised, except in a case of force majeure. The driver of the second car may be changed for each of the rallies in the Championship

Manufacturer Team (MT)

  • must take part in a minimum of 10 Championship rallies with two cars of the same make; those rallies must be nominated on registering for the Championship
  • cannot enter World Rally Cars homologated during the year 2008 and cannot use parts homologated after 2 January 2008
  • can only score points in the events it nominated on registering.

The teams and drivers for the 2008 season are as follows:

Manufacturers
Team Constructor Car Tyre No Drivers Co-driver Rounds
  Citroën Total World Rally Team Citroën C4 WRC P 1   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena All
2   Daniel Sordo   Marc Marti All
  BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 07
Focus RS WRC 08
P 3   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen All
4   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila 1–11, 14–15
  François Duval   Patrick Pivato 12–13
  Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRC 2007
Impreza WRC 2008
P 5   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills All
6   Chris Atkinson   Stéphane Prévot All
  Suzuki World Rally Team Suzuki SX4 WRC P 11   Toni Gardemeister   Tomi Tuominen All
12   Per-Gunnar Andersson   Jonas Andersson All
Manufacturer Teams
  Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 07 P 7   Gianluigi Galli   Giovanni Bernacchini 1–10
  François Duval   Patrick Pivato 11, 14
  Denis Giraudet 15
  Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin 12–13
8   François Duval   Eddy Chevaillier 1
  Patrick Pivato 10
  Henning Solberg   Cato Menkerud 2, 4–5, 7–9
  Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin 3, 6, 11, 14–15
  Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila 12–13
  Munchi's Ford World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 07 P 9   Federico Villagra   Jorge Pérez Companc 3–9, 11–12, 14
10   Henning Solberg   Cato Menkerud 3, 6, 11–12, 14
  Luís Pérez Companc   Jose Maria Volta 4, 9
  Barry Clark   José Díaz 5
  Paul Nagle 8
  Armodios Vovos   Loris Meletopoulos 7
Major entries not registered as Manufacturers
  Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRC 2008 P 14   Brice Tirabassi   Fabrice Gordon 12–13
  BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 07 P 19   Khalid Al Qassimi   Michael Orr 1–2, 5–7, 9–10, 12–13, 15
  Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 07 P 14   Henning Solberg   Cato Menkerud 1, 10, 13, 15
16   Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin 1, 4–5, 7–10
20   Barry Clark   Paul Nagle 13, 15
46   Valentino Rossi   Carlo Cassina 15
Focus RS WRC 04 23   Steve Perez   Paul Spooner 15
Focus RS WRC 05 24   Dave Weston, Jr   Aled Davies 15
  PH Sport Citroën C4 WRC P 15   Urmo Aava   Kuldar Sikk 2, 5–13, 15
16   Conrad Rautenbach   David Senior 3–15
17   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia 15
Xsara WRC 21   Conrad Rautenbach   David Senior 1–2
  Triviño Racing Peugeot 206 WRC P 15   Ricardo Triviño   Sergio Salom 3
  Team Rallye Cuoq Peugeot 307 WRC P 18   Jean-Marie Cuoq   Philippe Janvier 1
  Adapta World Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 P 18   Mads Østberg   Ole Kristian Unnerud 2, 6–7, 9–10, 12–13, 15
  Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 P 20   Matti Rantanen   Jan Lönegren 9
23   Andreas Mikkelsen   Ola Fløene 2, 8–10, 12–13
  Maria Andersson 6
  Van Merksteijn Motorsport Focus RS WRC 06/07 22   Peter van Merksteijn Jr.   Eddy Chevaillier 10, 12
24   Peter van Merksteijn Sr.   Hilco van Beek 2, 6, 10
  Erwin Berkhof 12
  Ipatec Racing Focus RS WRC 06 61   René Kuipers   Erwin Mombaerts 10
64   Dennis Kuipers   Kees Hagman 10
  •  – indicates a car running with varying numbers during the season

J-WRC entriesEdit

No Drivers Co-driver Car Rounds
31   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Citroën C2 S1600 3, 6, 9–10, 12–13
32   Jaan Mölder   Frédéric Miclotte Suzuki Swift S1600 3, 5–6, 9, 12–13
33   Aaron Burkart   Michael Kölbach Citroën C2 S1600 3, 6, 9–10, 12–13
34   Andrea Cortinovis   Giancarla Guzzi Renault Clio S1600 5–6, 9–10, 12–13
35   Michał Kościuszko   Maciek Szczepaniak Suzuki Swift S1600 3, 5–6, 9, 12–13
36   Vilius Rožukas   Andrius Šošas Citroën C2 S1600 5–6
37   Simone Bertolotti   Daniele Vernuccio Renault Clio R3 5–6, 9–10, 12–13
38   Francesco Fanari   Massimiliano Bosi Citroën C2 R2 3, 5–6, 10
  Dario Andrian 9
  Daniele Benedetti 12
39   Stefano Albertini   Piercarlo Capolongo Renault Clio R3 5–6, 9–10, 12–13
40   Miloš Komljenović   Aleksandar Jeremić Renault Clio R3 3, 5–6, 9
  Kris Meeke   Chris Patterson 12
  Arnaud Augoyard   Nicolas Baudin 13
41   Patrik Sandell   Emil Axelsson Renault Clio S1600 3, 5–6, 9, 12–13
42   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Citroën C2 S1600 3, 5–6, 10, 12–13
43   Florian Niegel   Andre Kachel Suzuki Swift S1600 5–6, 10, 12–13
Suzuki Swift Sport 9
44   Hans Weijs, Jr.   Hans van Goor Citroën C2 R2 5–6, 9–10, 12–13
45   Kevin Abbring   Erwin Mombaerts Renault Clio R3 5, 9, 13
  Bjorn Degandt 6, 10, 12
46   Shaun Gallagher   Michael Morrissey Citroën C2 S1600 3, 5–6, 10
  Paul Kiely 9, 12
47   Gilles Schammel   Renaud Jamoul Renault Clio R3 5–6, 9–10, 12–13
48   Alessandro Bettega   Simone Scattolin Renault Clio R3 5–6, 9–10, 12–13
Additional guest entries
59   Kalle Pinomäki   Matti Kaskinen Suzuki Swift S1600 9
59   Sergio Perez Donosti   Oriol Julià Citroën C2 S1600 12
59   Pierre Campana   Samuel Teissier Renault Clio R3 13
60   Pierre Marché   Julien Giroux Suzuki Swift S1600 13

P-WRC entriesEdit

No Drivers Co-driver Car Rounds
31   Toshihiro Arai   Glenn MacNeall Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2, 4, 7–8, 11, 14
32   Mirco Baldacci   Giovanni Agnese Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4, 7–8, 11, 14–15
33   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 4, 7–8, 11, 15
34   Gianluca Linari   Roberto Mometti Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2
  Gianni Melani 4
  Paolo Gregoriani 7
  Barbara Perugini 8
  Franco Giusti 11
  Matteo Braga 14
35   Evgeny Novikov   Dmitry Chumak Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 7
  Evgeny Kalachev 8
  Dale Moscatt 11, 14–15
36   Eyvind Brynildsen   Denis Giraudet Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 9, 14
  Maria Andersson 7–8
  Glenn MacNeall 15
37   Spyros Pavlides   Denis Giraudet Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4, 7, 11
  Steve Lancaster 15
  Oscar Svedlund   Björn Nilsson 9
  Yasunori Hagiwara   Koichi Kato 14
38   Amjad Farrah   Nicola Arena Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4, 7–8
  Patrik Flodin   Göran Bergsten 9
  Stewart Taylor   Warwick Searle 11
  Darren Gass   Neil Shanks 15
39   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Chris Patterson Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2, 4, 7–8, 11, 15
40   Stefano Marrini   Matteo Braga Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 4
  Tiziana Sandroni 14
  Loris Baldacci   Rudy Pollet 7, 15
  Riccardo Errani   Stefano Casadio 8
41   Andreas Aigner   Klaus Wicha Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 4, 7–8, 11, 15
42   Bernardo Sousa   Carlos Magalhães Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 4
  Jorge Carvalho 7–8, 11, 15
43   Evgeny Vertunov   Georgiy Troshkin Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2, 7–9, 11, 14
44   Gábor Mayer   Robert Tagai Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4, 7–8
  Liu Chao Dong   Anthony McLoughlin 11
  Patrik Flodin   Göran Bergsten 15
  Tapio Suominen   Pasi Hedman Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 9
45   Jussi Tiippana   Marko Salminen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2
  Andrej Jereb   Miran Kacin 4, 7
  Francesco Trevisin   Alessandro Biordi 8
  Teemu Arminen   Tuomo Nikkola 9, 15
46   Jari Ketomaa   Miika Teiskonen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 15
47   Fabio Frisiero   Simone Scattolin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 9
  Giorgio Bacco   Silvio Stefanelli Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4, 8
  Fabio Pizzol 11
  Jaromír Tarabus   Daniel Trunkát Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 15
48   Evgeny Aksakov   Aleksander Kornilov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 4, 7–9, 15
49   Simone Campedelli   Danilo Fappani Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 4, 7–9, 15
50   Armindo Araújo   Miguel Ramalho Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 7–8, 11, 14–15
51   Subhan Aksa   Hendrik Mboi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 2, 4
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 7, 9, 11, 14
52   Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 7, 9, 11, 14–15
53   Uwe Nittel   Detlef Ruf Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2, 4
  Michael Wenzel 7–8
  Giovanni Manfrinato   Carlo Pisano 9, 15
54   Travis Pastrana   Derek Ringer Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4, 7
  Jussi Tiippana   Marko Salminen 9
  Ken Block   Alex Gelsomino 11
  Hiroshi Yanagisawa   Osamu Yoda 14
  Mark Higgins   Rory Kennedy 15
55   Patrik Sandell   Emil Axelsson Peugeot 207 S2000 2, 4, 7–8, 15
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 11
56   Fumio Nutahara   Daniel Barritt Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4, 7, 9, 11, 15
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 14
57   Martin Rauam   Silver Kütt Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4, 7–8, 11, 14
  Egon Kaur   Simo Koskinen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 15
58   Naren Kumar   Nicky Beech Subaru Impreza WRX STI 7–9, 11, 14
  Gaurav Gill 15
Additional guest entries
59   Patrik Flodin   Göran Bergsten Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2
60   Oscar Svedlund   Björn Nilsson Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2
59   Marcos Ligato   Rubén García Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4
60   Sebastián Beltran   Ricardo Rojas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4
59   Panayiotis Hatzitsopanis   Andreas Andrikopoulos Subaru Impreza WRX STI 7
60   Lambros Athanassoulas   Nikolaos Zakheos Subaru Impreza WRX STI 7
159   Juha Salo   Mika Stenberg Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 9
160   Jussi Välimäki   Teppo Leino Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 9
59   Hayden Paddon   John Kennard Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 11
60   Chris West   Garry Cowan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 11
59   Katsuhiko Taguchi   Mark Stacey Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 14
60   Takuma Kamada   Naoki Kase Subaru Impreza WRX STI 14
59   David Higgins   Ieuan Thomas Subaru Impreza WRX STI 15
60   Guy Wilks   Phil Pugh Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 15

EventsEdit

The Rally Finland is notable this year for having dropped its famous Ouninpohja stage. This has been done for safety reasons, however this is likely to be a huge disappointment for race fans.[9]

Colour Rally Surface
Gold Gravel
Silver Tarmac
Blue Snow/Ice
Bronze Mixed Surface
Round Rally name Podium finishers Statistics
Rank Driver Car Time Stages Length Starters Finishers
1  /  Monte Carlo Rally
(24–27 January) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:39:17.0 19 365.09 km 47 34
2   Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:41:51.4
3   Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC2007 3:42:15.6
2   Swedish Rally
(8–10 February) — Results and report
1   Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 07 2:46:41.2 20 340.24 km 61 49
2   Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 2:47:39.5
3   Gianluigi Galli Ford Focus RS WRC 07 2:49:04.4
3   Rally Mexico
(28 February– 2 March) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:33:29.9 20 353.75 km 40 28
2   Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC2007 3:34:36.0
3   Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:35:09.6
4   Rally Argentina
(27–30 March) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 4:05:48.6 21 347.91 km 56 31
2   Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC2007 4:08:21.8
3   Daniel Sordo Citroën C4 WRC 4:09:53.3
5   Jordan Rally
(24–27 April) — Results and report
1   Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 4:02:47.9 22 359.26 km 54 33
2   Daniel Sordo Citroën C4 WRC 4:04:03.6
3   Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC2007 4:07:47.4
6   Rally d'Italia Sardegna
(16–18 May) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:57:17.2 17 344.73 km 57 38
2   Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:57:27.8
3   Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:57:32.5
7   Acropolis Rally
(28 May– 1 June) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:54:54.7 20 331.52 km 60 42
2   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC2008 3:56:04.2
3   Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:56:50.8
8   Rally of Turkey
(13–15 June) — Results and report
1   Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 4:42:07.1 19 360.12 km 60 37
2   Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 07 4:42:15.0
3   Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 4:42:32.8
9   Rally Finland
(31 July– 3 August) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 2:54:05.5 24 340.42 km 99 68
2   Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 07 2:54:14.5
3   Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC2008 2:57:22.5
10   Rallye Deutschland
(15–17 August) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:26:19.7 19 352.89 km 81 57
2   Daniel Sordo Citroën C4 WRC 3:27:07.4
3   François Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 07 3:27:39.7
11   Rally New Zealand
(28–31 August) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:59:18.9 18 353.04 km 57 35
2   Dani Sordo Citroën C4 WRC 3:59:36.4
3   Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 08 4:00:00.4
12   Rally Catalunya
(2–5 October) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:21:17.4 18 353.62 km 69 48
2   Daniel Sordo Citroën C4 WRC 3:21:42.3
3   Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:22:19.9
13   Tour de Corse
(10–12 October) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:42:58.0 16 359.02 km 71 54
2   Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:46:22.7
3   François Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:46:29.6
14   Rally Japan
(31 October– 2 November) — Results and report
1   Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:25:03.0 29 343.69 km 86 57
2   Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:25:34.1
3   Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 3:27:33.6
15   Wales Rally GB
(5–7 December) — Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC 2:43:09.6 19 282.35 km 78 47
2   Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 08 2:43:22.3
3   Daniel Sordo Citroën C4 WRC 2:45:30.2

StandingsEdit

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 3 1 122
2   Mikko Hirvonen 2 2 4 5 1 2 3 1 2 4 3 3 2 1 8 103
3   Daniel Sordo 11 6 17 3 2 5 5 4 4 2 2 2 Ret DSQ 3 65
4   Jari-Matti Latvala 12 1 3 15 7 3 7 2 39 9 Ret 6 4 2 2 58
5   Chris Atkinson 3 21 2 2 3 6 Ret 13 3 6 Ret 7 6 4 Ret 50
6   Petter Solberg 5 4 12 Ret Ret 10 2 6 6 5 4 5 5 8 4 46
7   François Duval 4 3 Ret 4 3 Ret 6 25
8   Henning Solberg 9 13 5 Ret 4 7 8 5 5 7 9 11 15 Ret Ret 22
9   Gianluigi Galli 6 3 Ret 7 8 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Inj Inj Inj Inj Inj 17
10   Matthew Wilson 10 Ret 6 Ret 5 12 6 7 9 12 17 9 8 7 9 15
11   Urmo Aava 18 Ret 8 4 Ret 16 8 5 35 7 DNS 13
12   Per-Gunnar Andersson 8 Ret Ret 24 Ret 9 11 Ret Ret 15 6 32 17 5 5 12
13   Toni Gardemeister Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 8 10 7 13 13 6 7 10
14   Federico Villagra 7 6 6 14 13 9 Ret 8 12 9 9
15   Conrad Rautenbach Ret 16 16 4 26 13 10 8 10 13 Ret Ret 14 Ret 15 6
16   Andreas Mikkelsen 5 Ret 19 12 11 8 11 5
17   Jean-Marie Cuoq 7 2
18   Matti Rantanen 7 2
19   Juho Hänninen 8 21 13 14 29 24 10 Ret 1
20   Andreas Aigner 31 8 14 11 Ret Ret 13 1
21   Sébastien Ogier 8 11 22 36 19 Ret 20 26 1
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

Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
JOR
 
ITA
 
GRE
 
TUR
 
FIN
 
GER
 
NZL
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
JPN
 
GBR
 
Points
1   Citroën Total World Rally Team 1 1 Ret 1 1 8 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 191
2 8 5 9 3 2 5 4 4 4 2 2 2 Ret Ret 3
2   BP Ford World Rally Team 3 2 2 4 4 1 2 3 1 2 4 3 3 2 1 8 173
4 9 1 3 7 6 3 5 2 8 7 Ret 4 3 2 2
3   Subaru World Rally Team 5 5 4 8 Ret Ret 9 2 6 6 5 4 5 5 8 4 98
6 3 8 2 2 3 6 Ret 9 3 6 Ret 7 6 4 Ret
4   Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team 7 6 3 Ret 6 7 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 7 Ret 6 67
8 4 7 6 Ret 4 10 6 5 5 3 9 6 4 7 9
5   Suzuki World Rally Team 11 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 7 8 6 11 8 6 7 34
12 7 Ret Ret 8 Ret 8 8 Ret Ret 9 5 12 9 5 5
6   Munchi's Ford World Rally Team 9 7 5 5 11 9 7 Ret 7 10 9 22
10 5 Ret 9 7 Ret 8 Ret 8 9 Ret
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
JOR
 
ITA
 
GRE
 
TUR
 
FIN
 
GER
 
NZL
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
JPN
 
GBR
 
Points
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)

Junior championshipEdit

 
Junior world champion Sébastien Ogier competing in a Citroën C2 S1600 at the 2008 Rallye Deutschland.
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   Florian Niegel 4 Ret 9 8 10 7
12   Simone Bertolotti 6 Ret 10 5 8 Ret
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

Production championshipEdit

Points table:[10]

Pos. Driver SWE
 
ARG
 
GRC
 
TUR
 
FIN
 
NZL
 
JPN
 
GBR
 
 Pts 
1   Andreas Aigner 11 1 1 1 Ret 2 38
2   Juho Hänninen 1 7 1 5 1 Ret 36
3   Jari Ketomaa 2 3 Ret 3 6 4 28
4   Patrik Sandell 3 Ret Ret 2 2 22
5   Martin Prokop 4 7 14 DSQ 1 Ret 17
6   Martin Rauam 5 DSQ 4 3 Ret 15
7   Fumio Nutahara 4 4 5 Ret 8 Ret
8   Armindo Araújo 7 3 5 12 9 7 14
9   Bernardo Sousa 8 8 2 11 7 9 12
10   Patrik Flodin 16 DSQ 1 10
11   Mirco Baldacci Ret Ret 3 Ret 6 Ret 9
12   Toshihiro Arai 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
13   Evgeny Novikov Ret 15 Ret Ret 2 Ret 8
14   Sebastián Beltrán 2
15   Jussi Välimäki 2
16   Guy Wilks 3 6
17   Evgeny Aksakov 13 12 5 Ret 7 Ret
18   Evgeny Vertunov Ret 6 6 Ret Ret Ret
19   Eyvind Brynildsen 15 Ret Ret 10 4 5
20   Oscar Svedlund Ret 4
21   Hayden Paddon 4
22   Uwe Nittel 5 Ret Ret Ret 4
23   Takuma Kamada 5
24   Jaromír Tarabus 5
25   Amjad Farrah 6 9 Ret 3
26   Spyros Pavlides 11 Ret 10 6
27   Jussi Tiippana 11 6
28   Simone Campedelli 9 9 Ret 7 8 10
29   Katsuhiko Taguchi 7 2
30   Giorgio Bacco 13 8 Ret 1
31   David Higgins 8
32   Loris Baldacci 8 Ret
33   Stewart Taylor 8
Pos. Driver SWE
 
ARG
 
GRC
 
TUR
 
FIN
 
NZL
 
JPN
 
GBR
 
Pts

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