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
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Host country Spain
Rally baseSalou, Tarragona
Dates run22 – 24 October 2010
Stages16[1] (344.88 km; 214.30 miles)
Stage surfaceAsphalt with some gravel
Overall distance1,301.70 km (808.84 miles)
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën World Rally Team
Crews47 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.[2] 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.[3]

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:32:59.7 0.0 25
2.   Petter Solberg   Chris Patterson Citroën C4 WRC 3:33:35.0 35.3 18
3.   Dani Sordo   Diego Vallejo Citroën C4 WRC 3:33:40.8 41.1 15
4.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:34:19.2 1:19.5 12
5.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:39:32.6 6:32.9 10
6.   Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:41:17.3 8:17.6 8
7.   Khalid Al Qassimi   Michael Orr Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:46:05.4 13:05.7 6
8.   Henning Solberg   Stéphane Prévot Ford Fiesta S2000 3:46:10.9 13:11.2 4
9.   Ken Block   Alex Gelsomino Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:49:00.9 16:01.2 2
10.   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Citroën C4 WRC 3:50:23.8 17:24.1 1
JWRC
1. (12.)   Yeray Lemes   Rogelio Peňate Renault Clio S1600 3:55:58.0 0.0 25
2. (14.)   Todor Slavov   Dobromir Filipov Renault Clio R3 4:01:42.5 5:44.5 18
3. (18.)   Hans Weijs Jr.   Bjorn Degandt Citroën C2 S1600 4:06:48.5 10:50.5 15
4. (26.)   Aaron Burkart   André Kachel Suzuki Swift S1600 4:24:43.1 28:45.1 12
5. (27.)   Harry Hunt   Sebastian Marshall Ford Fiesta R2 4:24:52.4 28:54.4 10
6. (28.)   Martin Kangur   Martin Järveoja Honda Civic type-r R3 4:26:03.1 30:05.1 8

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(22 Oct)
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
Leg 2
(23 Oct)
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
Leg 3
(24 Oct)
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ 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.

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