2010 Rally Catalunya
The 2010 Rally Catalunya was the twelfth and penultimate round of the 2010 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over 22–24 October 2010, and was based in Salou, the second biggest city in the Province of Tarragona in Catalonia. The rally was also the sixth and final round of the Junior World Rally Championship.
|2010 Rally Catalunya|
46è Rally RACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada
RACC Rally de España
|Round 12 of the 2010 World Rally Championship season|
|Rally base||Salou, Tarragona|
|Dates run||22 – 24 October 2010|
|Stages||16 (344.88 km; 214.30 miles)|
|Stage surface||Asphalt with some gravel|
|Overall distance||1,301.70 km (808.84 miles)|
|Overall winner|| Sébastien Loeb|
Citroën World Rally Team
|Crews||47 at start, 36 at finish|
After claiming the world championship at the previous round in France, Sébastien Loeb won the 61st WRC rally of his career by leading from start to finish. Second was Petter Solberg with Loeb's team-mate Dani Sordo completing an all-Citroën podium. Loeb's victory ensured that the marque's C4 would finish with a perfect record on asphalt, with it not being beaten on any WRC rally on the surface since its début in 2007.
Despite being forced to return under Superally conditions, Aaron Burkart won the JWRC championship title after Hans Weijs Jr. was slowed by a crankshaft sensor issue on the second run through El Priorat.
|Day||Stage||Time||Name||Length||Winner||Time||Avg. spd.||Rally leader|
|SS1||8:53||Terra Alta 1||35.94 km||Sébastien Loeb||24:17.2||88.79 km/h||Sébastien Loeb|
|SS2||9:51||La Ribera d'Ebre 1||14.97 km||Petter Solberg||11:18.3||79.45 km/h|
|SS3||10:34||Les Garrigues 1||12.07 km||Sébastien Loeb||7:22.9||98.11 km/h|
|SS4||14:47||Terra Alta 2||35.94 km||Sébastien Ogier||23:42.4||90.96 km/h|
|SS5||15:45||La Ribera d'Ebre 2||14.97 km||Petter Solberg||11:08.3||80.64 km/h|
|SS6||16:28||Les Garrigues 2||12.07 km||Sébastien Loeb||7:25.8||97.47 km/h|
|SS7||9:59||Santa Marina 1||26.51 km||Sébastien Loeb||15:40.8||101.44 km/h|
|SS8||11:17||La Mussara 1||20.48 km||Sébastien Loeb||11:08.7||110.26 km/h|
|SS9||12:07||Riudecanyes 1||16.32 km||Sébastien Loeb||10:22.7||94.35 km/h|
|SS10||14:11||Santa Marina 2||26.51 km||Dani Sordo||15:45.3||100.96 km/h|
|SS11||15:29||La Mussara 2||20.48 km||Sébastien Loeb||11:09.7||110.09 km/h|
|SS12||16:34||Riudecanyes 2||16.32 km||Petter Solberg||10:22.5||94.38 km/h|
|SS13||8:40||El Priorat 1||42.04 km||Dani Sordo||23:46.4||106.10 km/h|
|SS14||10:09||La Serra d'Almos 1||4.11 km||Dani Sordo||2:34.7||95.64 km/h|
|SS15||12:30||El Priorat 2||42.04 km||Dani Sordo||23:40.6||106.54 km/h|
|SS16||13:59||La Serra d'Almos 2||4.11 km||Petter Solberg||2:35.2||95.34 km/h|
Standings after the rallyEdit
- "Itinerary" (PDF). World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators; Rally Catalunya. 15 October 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
- "Loeb wins Rally de Espana!". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 24 October 2010. Archived from the original on 26 October 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
- Beer, Matt (24 October 2010). "Loeb clinches Catalunya victory". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2010.