2009 Rally Catalunya

The 2009 RACC Rallye de Catalunya was the eleventh round of the 2009 World Rally Championship season and the 45th running of Rally Catalunya. The rally consisted of 18 special stages and took place between October 2–4, 2009. Citroën's Sébastien Loeb and Dani Sordo took their fourth Catalunya double win in a row.[1] Loeb's title rival Mikko Hirvonen of Ford finished third and will head to the season-ending Rally GB with a one-point lead over Loeb. Petter Solberg made his debut in a Citroën C4 WRC, finishing fourth and recording four stage wins.

2009 Rally Catalunya
45è RACC Rally de Catalunya
Round 11 of the 2009 World Rally Championship
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Rally baseSpainSalou, Catalonia, Spain
Dates run2 – 4 October 2009
Stages18
Stage surfaceTarmac
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total WRT
Crews69 at start, 52 at finish

ResultsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Penalty Difference Points
WRC
1   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:22:14.7 0.0 10
2   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Citroën C4 WRC 3:22:26.7 +12.0 8
3   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:23:08.8 +54.1 6
4   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills Citroën C4 WRC 3:23:27.1 +1:12.4 5
5   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Citroën C4 WRC 3:23:56.3 +1:41.6 4
6   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:25:04.5 +2:49.8 3
7   Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:29:30.2 +7:15.5 2
8   Federico Villagra   Jorge Pérez Companc Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:30:42.8 +8:28.1 1
JWRC
1   Hans Weijs   Bjorn Degandt Citroën C2 S1600 3:40:25.5 0:10 0.0 10
2   Simone Bertolotti   Luca Celestini Suzuki Swift S1600 3:45:24.6 +4:49.1 8
3   Jordi Martí   Gabriel Sánchez Renault Clio Sport R3 3:45:58.3 1:00 +6:22.8 6
4   Kevin Abbring   Erwin Mombaerts Renault Clio RS R3 3:55:18.1 0:20 +15:02.6 5
5   Aaron Nikolai Burkart   Michael Kölbach Suzuki Swift S1600 4:06:48.5 +26:13.0 4

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time (CEST) Name Length Winner Time Rally leader
1
(2 Oct)
SS1 08:46 La Mussara 1 20.48 km   Dani Sordo 11:33.4   Dani Sordo
SS2 10:24 Querol 1 21.26 km   Dani Sordo 11:22.0
SS3 11:07 El Montmell 1 24.14 km   Dani Sordo 12:37.6
SS4 13:54 La Mussara 2 20.48 km   Dani Sordo 11:17.4
SS5 15:32 Querol 2 21.26 km   Sébastien Loeb 11:17.4
SS6 16:15 El Montmell 2 24.14 km   Sébastien Loeb 12:34.2
2
(3 Oct)
SS7 9:14 El Priorat/La Ribera d'Ebre 1 38.27 km   Sébastien Loeb 21:44.6   Sébastien Loeb
SS8 10:27 Les Garrigues 1 8.6 km   Sébastien Ogier 5:05.5
SS9 10:58 La Llena 1 17.12 km   Dani Sordo 9:38.1   Dani Sordo
SS10 14:17 El Priorat/La Ribera d'Ebre 2 38.27 km   Sébastien Ogier 21:46.1
SS11 15:30 Les Garrigues 2 8.6 km   Sébastien Loeb 5:06.0
SS12 16:01 La Llena 2 17.12 km   Petter Solberg 9:49.0   Sébastien Loeb
3
(4 Oct)
SS13 08:05 Riudecanyes 1 16.32 km   Dani Sordo 10:32.6
SS14 09:06 Santa Marina 1 26.51 km   Petter Solberg 15:52.3
SS15 10:02 La Serra d'Almos 1 4.11 km   Sébastien Loeb 2:37.8
SS16 12:01 Riudecanyes 2 16.32 km   Petter Solberg 10:32.8
SS17 13:02 Santa Marina 2 26.51 km   Petter Solberg 15:53.9
SS18 13:58 La Serra d'Almos 2 4.11 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 2:39.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sébastien Loeb wins in Spain to take championship contest to final race". Guardian. 2009-10-04. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-05.

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