2010 Rally Bulgaria

The 2010 Rally Bulgaria was the seventh round of the 2010 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over July 9–11, and was based in Borovets, around 70 km (43 mi) outside the capital city, Sofia. The rally was also the third round of the Junior World Rally Championship.

2010 Rally Bulgaria
41st Rally Bulgaria
Round 7 of the 2010 World Rally Championship
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Kimi Räikkönen finished in eleventh place.
Host country Bulgaria
Rally baseBorovets, Bulgaria
Dates runJuly 9 – 11 2010
Stages14 (354.10 km; 220.03 miles)
Stage surfaceAsphalt
Overall distance1,223.07 km (759.98 miles)[1]
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total WRT
Crews40 at start, 27 at finish

Rally Bulgaria made its début in the World Rally Championship, having been approved to the calendar in September 2009.[2] The event was won by Sébastien Loeb, who took his fourth win of the season, and the 58th of his WRC career.[3] Loeb was part of a 1-2-3-4 by Citroën cars, as team-mate Dani Sordo finished second, Petter Solberg finished third in his privately run car and Sébastien Ogier was fourth in a car run by the Citroën Junior Team; the first such result by any manufacturer since 1993.[3]

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:02:39.2 0.0 25
2.   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Citroën C4 WRC 3:03:08.7 29.5 18
3.   Petter Solberg   Chris Patterson Citroën C4 WRC 3:03:15.5 36.3 15
4.   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Citroën C4 WRC 3:04:34.2 1:55.0 12
5.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:05:57.0 3:17.8 10
6.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:07:07.7 4:28.5 8
7.   Per-Gunnar Andersson   Jonas Andersson Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:08:04.4 5:25.2 6
8.   Frigyes Turán   Gábor Zsiros Peugeot 307 WRC 3:09:43.2 7:04.0 4
9.   Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:12:07.8 9:28.6 2
10.   Henning Solberg   Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta S2000 3:15:45.2 13:06.0 1
JWRC
1. (12.)   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Klinger Citroën C2 3:18:21.8 0.0 25
2. (14.)   Hans Weijs   Bjorn Degandt Citroën C2 3:19:14.3 52.5 18
3. (16.)   Todor Slavov   Dobromir Filipov Renault Clio R3 3:24:38.4 6:16.6 15
4. (17.)   Alessandro Broccoli   Angela Forina Renault Clio R3 3:25:13.6 6:51.8 12
5. (18.)   Karl Kruuda   Martin Järveoja Suzuki Swift S1600 3:25:14.6 6:52.8 10
6. (19.)   Egoi Eder Valdés López   Albert Garduno Renault Clio R3 3:30:24.1 12:02.3 8
7. (21.)   Kevin Abbring   Erwin Mombaerts Renault Clio R3 3:31:55.8 13:34.0 6
8. (22.)   Mathieu Arzeno   Romain Roche Citroën C2 3:38:45.6 20:23.8 4

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
1
(9 July)
SS1 10:05 Batak Lake 1 31.77 km   Sébastien Loeb 17:33.8 108.53 km/h   Sébastien Loeb
SS2 11:38 Belmeken Lake 1 27.57 km   Sébastien Loeb 15:08.5 109.25 km/h
SS3 14:37 Batak Lake 2 31.77 km   Sébastien Loeb 17:35.2 108.39 km/h
SS4 16:10 Belmeken Lake 2 27.57 km   Sébastien Loeb 15:09.2 109.16 km/h
2
(10 July)
SS5 07:43 Sestrimo 1 27.46 km   Sébastien Loeb 16:27.4 100.12 km/h
SS6 09:36 Peshtera 1 18.13 km   Dani Sordo 10:23.6 104.66 km/h
SS7 10:54 Lyubnitsa 1 24.86 km stage cancelled
SS8 13:22 Sestrimo 2 27.46 km   Petter Solberg 16:19.5 100.92 km/h
SS9 15:15 Peshtera 2 18.13 km   Petter Solberg 10:24.2 104.56 km/h
SS10 16:33 Lyubnitsa 2 24.86 km   Petter Solberg 13:32.8 110.11 km/h
3
(11 July)
SS11 08:46 Muhovo 1 29.53 km   Petter Solberg 15:29.7 114.35 km/h
SS12 09:28 Slavovitsa 1 17.73 km   Dani Sordo 9:23.2 113.33 km/h
SS13 11:52 Muhovo 2 29.53 km   Petter Solberg 15:22.7 115.21 km/h
SS14 12:34 Slavovitsa 2 17.73 km   Sébastien Ogier 9:17.4 114.51 km/h

Standings after the rallyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Route Maps: 2010 WRC Rally Bulgaria" (PDF). World Rally Championship. Rally Bulgaria; International Sportsworld Communicators. pp. 3–7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 August 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  2. ^ "2010 World Rally Championship events agreed". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 2009-09-17. Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
  3. ^ a b "Sebastien Loeb wins Rally Bulgaria!". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 2010-07-11. Archived from the original on 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-11.

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